Avera Medical Group Milbank announced                               Thomas Lechner, MD, will... New Doctor To Serve Milbank Area

Dr Lechner (1)Avera Medical Group Milbank announced                               Thomas Lechner, MD, will join the clinic effective Feb. 29.

As a family practitioner, Lechner will provide medical care for patients of all ages, from birth through end of life. He will offer care for acute injury and illness as well as chronic conditions, wellness exams, and women’s health care.

Lechner holds a medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and completed residency in family practice and community medicine at the University of Minnesota. He has 25 years experience in family medicine, and most recently practiced with Prairie Lakes Healthcare.

“I have practiced medicine in several settings, and enjoy practicing in a community where you get to know patients and their families and form long-lasting relationships. I look forward to serving local and area residents with their health care needs,” Lechner said.

“Dr. Lechner is a well-trained, experienced physician. He comes to us well recommended for his skills and expertise, as well as the compassionate care he provides his patients. We are fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Lechner’s caliber as part of the Milbank medical community,” said Natalie Gauer, Administrator of Milbank Area Hospital Avera.

Lechner and his wife, Chala, have four children. In his free time, he enjoys golf, woodworking, cooking, gardening, and biking.

Avera Medical Group Milbank provides primary care, family practice, general surgery, and obstetrical services. Hospital care includes 24-hour emergency room care; critical care; diagnostic imaging, including CT, MRI and ultrasound; digital mammography; mobile nuclear medicine; OB/GYN services; same day and inpatient surgery; and more.

Lechner joins other Milbank primary care providers, Paul Denna, MD; Nanci Van Peursem, MD; Kevin Bjordahl, MD; Crispin Webb, MD; and Lisa Bucklin, CNP; as well as general surgeon Michael Bess, MD and providers in the satellite clinics, Brenda Holscher, PA-C, Waubay; Patrick Dreis, PA-C, Big Stone City; Susan Leddy, CNP, Wilmot and Peggy Schuelke, CNP, Revillo.

The clinic is located at 803 E. Milbank Ave. Please call 605-432-4587 to make an appointment.

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