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General surgeon joins Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes

Dr. Randall Bolar, a general surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes.

Dr. Bolar is no stranger to Minnesota, having practiced in Thief River Falls earlier in his career.

“I really feel like this is home and I’m thrilled to be back,” he says. “My family and I love this area, and I never dreamed I would have a chance to live and work in a community like Detroit Lakes.”

Dr. Bolar earned his medical degree from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Ga. He served nine years on active duty in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of major.

“I find it particularly gratifying as a surgeon when I am able to sort out my patients’ problems and provide them with fast relief from pain or injury,” says Dr. Bolar. “I consider it a privilege to do what I do, and I want my patients to know I really care about their well-being.”

Paula Quam

Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.

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