Giving patients quality medical care


I attended medical school at the University of Minnesota from 1980-1984 and then completed a family practice residency through 1987. During my training, I did clinical rotations at HCMC. Now, as a practicing emergency medicine physician at Essentia St Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, MN, I still come to HCMC for educational opportunities such as the CALS lab and primary care and emergency medicine conferences, including ultrasound training. I also routinely transfer patients down to HCMC for those who have experienced serious trauma or are critically ill. HCMC has helped me, throughout my training and practice, to stay current in my field and give my patients quality medical care.

- Dr Michael "Joe" Walz, Brainerd, Minnesota