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

Julie Meyer



Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Maternity Care, Pediatrics


Wadena Clinic

Board certification
American Board of Family Medicine
Special practice interests
Preventive Medicine
Women’s Health
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians
Top-5 Finalist for the 2020 Family Physician of the Year
Medical school
University of Minnesota
Sioux Falls Family Medicine
Undergraduate school
Concordia College
- Moorhead, MN
I am a native of Greenleaf, Kansas, but moved to Perham as a junior in high school. My husband, Mark, and I have three sons, as well as 40 rabbits, 15 sheep, 3 cats and 2 dogs. My sons are active in 4-H and FFA and show animals at the Minnesota State Fair. I worked at Carris Health in Willmar as a top Family Medicine and Obstetrics provider for 19.5 years.
What inspired you to get into medicine?
I wanted to help people. I have always been interested in biology and I actually struggled trying to decide if I wanted to be a veterinarian or medical doctor. What made the decision for me was that I wanted to be able to talk to and connect with my patients. However, having a hobby farm still fulfills my passion of caring for animals.
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
I have enjoyed providing care for the full spectrum of patients. What happens is I see a mother who is pregnant and deliver her baby, then provide care for the baby, and pretty soon I'm seeing the rest of the family, including her husband, siblings, parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. It really blossoms into a full spectrum of family care and that part is very fulfilling to me.
What can your obstetrics patients expect from you as a provider?
I will be there through every milestone, including the planning stage, pregnancy, delivery, postnatal care, and beyond. I make it a high priority to come in for my own deliveries. I delivered 50-70 babies per year in Willmar and have a passion for obstetrics and look forward to providing high quality care to my patients.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
I sing in the church choir and help accompany various groups on the piano and flute. I also like to volunteer in 4-H at the county fair and help my youngest son compete at various rabbit shows around the state. Other interests include playing volleyball, working in my flower gardens, and traveling to national parks.
What is one interesting, unique or fun thing that most people may not know about you?
I rode a bull in New Zealand and climbed Ayer’s Rock in Australia.

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