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Joe Kreklau, CRNA

Joe Kreklau, CRNA

Tri-County Health Care
415 Jefferson St. N.
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-631-3510

Joe Kreklau, CRNA

Specialties: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Locations: Tri-County Health Care

Graduate school:
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND – 2006

Other education:
St. John University, Collegeville, MN – 1997
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND – 2002

Special interests/training:
Regional Anesthesia

Why did you decide to pursue a career in medicine?
I have always liked science and disease study. I also like to help people with their medical issues. One reason I love anesthesia is that I enjoy being able to help people during their surgery or procedure and then be comfortable when they are done.

What can patients expect from you?
That I am very knowledgeable and stay up to date on the latest anesthesia practices. I am constantly observing to keep them safe during their surgery. I want them to be confident that I am capable of helping them make the best choices for their anesthesia needs. The anesthesia provider does not get to spend a lot of time with the patient beforehand so we must build a level of trust that puts the patient at ease in a short amount of time.

What do you like to do in your downtime?
I love spending time with my family. I enjoy coaching youth sports, particularly little league. I enjoy being outside, hunting, and fishing. I also like to read.