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12/24/2018 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
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A Familiar Face Joins the Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Team

Clinton, MO – (Dec. 21, 2018) – Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) is pleased to announce that a familiar face has joined the surgical team. C. Robert Wetzel, M.D. will see patients at Golden Valley Medical – Clinton beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Dr. Wetzel has worked in general surgery for more than 25 years. The addition of his experience allows GVMH to provide a better coordination of care in surgical services. Dr. Wetzel’s focus is on general surgery and gynecologic surgery.

“Dr. Wetzel, or Dr. Rob as many know him, is an active member of the Clinton community. We couldn’t be more pleased to add his expertise to our skilled surgical team,” said Craig Thompson, GVMH Chief Executive Officer. “We are dedicated to continue building an experienced team of surgeons. We know Dr. Rob will provide the best healthcare for our families, friends, and neighbors.”

Dr. Wetzel attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency in general surgery with Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He also received additional training in a fellowship for pelvic surgery following residency. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Wetzel has lived in Clinton his entire life. His wife, Allison Wetzel, is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at GVMH. They have three children - Casey, Janie and Camille.

Dr. Wetzel will maintain office hours at Saint Luke’s Primary Care in Clinton.