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Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Clinics expands Ophthalmology services

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Anna Kitzmann, MD

Ophthalmology and an expanded scope of eye care returned to Wabasha last week with the arrival of Gundersen Ophthalmologist Anna Kitzmann, MD. Dr. Kitzmann joins Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Clinics as an outreach provider and will collaborate with the local healthcare team, including area optometrists, to improve access to vision care.

Dr. Kitzmann specializes in the care and treatment of a wide range of eye conditions. Initially, her outreach practice in Wabasha will focus on cataract surgery. She plans to offer medical care and injections to treat macular degeneration and other eye disorders in the future.

"Ophthalmology offers me the opportunity to care for patients of all ages and the diversity to provide clinic and surgical services," she said. "I look forward to serving Wabasha and surrounding communities because I understand the importance of offering needed services in rural areas."

Dr. Kitzmann earned her medical degree and completed a residency in Ophthalmology from Mayo Clinic and obtained a fellowship from the University of Iowa. Before joining Gundersen Health System, Dr. Kitzmann practiced in Fairmont, Minn., where she gained an appreciation for the importance of rural healthcare and how quality care close to home enhances community health and well-being.

"Our communities have been patiently waiting for eye care to return," said Dennis Spano, MD, vice chief medical director. "Our affiliation with Gundersen Health System is fueling the opportunity for us to bring more specialty care to our patients. We are grateful that Gundersen is committed to expanding access to these services and look forward to partnering with Dr. Kitzmann to meet the vision needs of our communities."

Patients in need of Ophthalmology services can request a referral from their optometrist or make an appointment with Dr. Kitzmann by calling Gundersen St. Elizabeth's at (651) 565-5600.


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