Enjoy a Wide Breadthof Practice. Practice withGreater Autonomy.
As a leading provider of healthcare services in East-Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, our hospital and clinics are known for our approach to care. It’s no secret what sets us apart: personalized attention, a wellness focus, and a deep sense of community.
If you’ve ever considered venturing to a new location to practice medicine, rural medicine offers a rewarding experience with distinct benefits from other environments:
Feel appreciated. While about 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, barely one-tenth of physicians practice there. In communities where the potential for provider shortages are real, your choice to practice here could make a significant difference, because your services are needed.
Avoid burnout. While our providers are in demand, stress levels tend to decrease while quality of life tends to increase. You’ll breathe fresh air, enjoy wide-open spaces and leave the traffic behind.
Get to know your patients. The sense of community in small towns often translates to increased loyalty among patients. Doctors and other healthcare providers are highly thought of and find that valuable in establishing a continuity of care.
Expand your skills. As a rural doctor, you will find yourself wearing many hats and managing a wide range of cases on your own. You’ll hone your skills will becoming more adaptable and confident in practice areas you may not experience otherwise.