Huron Regional Medical Center

Winter 2012

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Winter •2012 + Connection D Welcome, A PUBLICATION FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT HURON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER + r. Barrette! Last fall, Huron Regional Medical Center welcomed a surgeon with extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions to the region: Ronald J. Barrette, DO*. Dr. Barrette, board-certified cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgeon, grew up in Michigan shadowing his father, who was a physician in a rural area. The young man followed in his father's footsteps in more ways than one. "During my undergraduate education at Michigan State University, the institution added a college of osteopathic medicine," says Dr. Barrette. "My dad was a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), so I decided to pursue that degree, too." As a DO, Dr. Barrette has received additional + inthisissue + WELCOME, DR. BARRETTE! 1 THE HEART OF THE MATTER 4 NEWS AND BRIEFS 5 LADIES – DON'T MISS GO RED FOR YOUR HEART! SEE PAGE 4 FOR DETAILS. training and instruction to provide a more holistic level of care and treat the whole patient as opposed to just an illness or condition. Building on this foundation, Dr. Barrette completed a residency in general surgery and fellowships in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at hospitals in his home state before embarking on a career that led him across the country. After working at a hospital in Richmond, Va., for the last two years, Dr. Barrette learned of an opening at HRMC, and his love of the Midwest and its history brought him to South Dakota. A Versatile Surgeon Dr. Barrette assumed the role of medical director of the HRMC Surgical Clinic – located at 172 4th Street SE in the Central Tower, Suite 501, in Huron – in September 2011. Some of the conditions Dr. Barrette diagnoses and treats include continued on page 2 Ronald J. Barrette, DO

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