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Published on November 16, 2017

Specialty care, right in Decorah

People in the Decorah area know Gundersen Decorah Clinic will serve all of their family's medical needs. What might surprise you is the comprehensive range of specialty services and convenient testing available, too.

Dan Wientzen, DO

Gundersen Decorah Clinic medical director, Dan Wientzen, DO, is also a father of three. He feels blessed to have a great range of specialty care—and medical testing services —mere minutes away from his home.

For the many Northeast Iowa families who choose the Gundersen Decorah Clinic for their care, specialty medical services so close to home saves time and expense, accelerates access to advanced care and provides nearby peace of mind.

Because it is a Gundersen clinic, medical specialists and experts who ordinarily see patients at Gundersen's La Crosse, Wis., campus come to Gundersen Decorah Clinic regularly. Dr. Wientzen says that in travel time alone, specialty outreach saves patients and their families a three-hour round trip to see their doctor.

Among the more than 20 outreach medical specialties available in Decorah are:

Hjalti Gudmundsson, MD

  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology and interventional cardiology
  • Psychology
  • Cancer and blood disorders
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Dermatology (skin cancer)
  • Otolaryngology and head and neck surgery
  • Audiology
  • Vascular surgery
  • Wound care
  • Nutrition and family medicine
  • Rheumatology

Gundersen interventional cardiologist Hjalti Gudmundsson, MD, sees heart patients several times a month in Decorah. Outreach allows him to consult with patients—and their primary care providers—locally. Most all the necessary noninvasive medical tests can be done right at our Decorah Clinic, too.

"It is an important part of my practice and makes care easier for patients—some might not even seek medical care for their conditions if it wasn't for our outreach services," he says. "Patients tell me all the time that they want to be seen locally in Decorah rather than come to La Crosse if possible for their routine care."

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit or call (563) 382-3140.

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Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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