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Astera Health
421 11th St. NW
Wadena, MN 56482

Joe Kreklau



Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist


Astera Health

Special interests/training
Regional Anesthesia
Graduate school
University of North Dakota
- Grand Forks, ND
- 2006
Other education
St. John University
- Collegeville, MN
- 1997
Other education
University of North Dakota
- Grand Forks, ND
- 2002
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.

Tuesday, March 26

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