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Melby celebrates 45 years at clinic

General Surgeon Neal Melby, M.D., was recognized recently for 45 years of practicing medicine in New Richmond. He originally began his practice at New Richmond Clinic in 1968.

Melby was born and raised in New Richmond, and received his medical training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a board certified surgeon serving as clinic associate, general surgeon and primary care physician at New Richmond Clinic. Areas of special interest and expertise include general surgery as well as gynecological surgery, laser surgery and laparoscopic procedures.

Active in the community, Melby currently serves on the New Richmond School Board and at his church. In the past he has served as a member of the New Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and the New Richmond Preservation Society. He is a member of the St. Croix/Pierce County Medical Society, the Wisconsin State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. His personal interests include outdoor activities, raising animals, horticultural activities and spending time with his grandchildren.

Westfields Hospital, located at 535 Hospital Road in New Richmond, is a full-service hospital offering emergency services, specialty clinics, pharmacy, as well as inpatient, outpatient and maternity care. Westfields Hospital is part of the HealthPartners family of care.

Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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