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Crosslake Clinic doctor deployed to second tour

CROSSLAKE — Dr. Sara Lokstad, at the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Crosslake Clinic and an active duty Army major was recently deployed for her second tour of duty.

The Crosslake Clinic team, caring for both residents and the many visitors the summer season brings, will continue to be open five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Joining the Crosslake Clinic team for the summer is recently retired family medicine physician Dr. David Boran.

Boran has years of experience, including serving as the recent chief medical officer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. He will be at the clinic two days a week. In addition, physician assistant Joyce Larson who has more than 15 years of experience in rural family medicine in both Minnesota and South Dakota will be caring for patients as well. She has a special interest in women and children’s health. Rounding out the team is family medicine physician Dr. Shamoli Patel.

Physical therapy services for most orthopedic diagnosis, including spine, shoulders, and knees will also continue at the Crosslake Clinic. Care is provided by Essentia Health licensed physical therapists who are also STAR certified for treating cancer patients.

Lokstad is expected to return in August and is expanding her care to patients at the new Emily Clinic opening in the fall of 2014.

During Lokstad’s previous tour, she was the primary care provider for the Warrior in Transition Unit, which cared for soldiers injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and received an Army commendation medal for her service at the 115th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. In addition she served as deputy commander of clinical services for which she received a Meritorious Service Medal.

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