HEALTH FOCUS: Rettig drawn by Lions? commitment to service

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY JULIE ANDERSON
Ophthalmologist Esther V. Rettig, has been caring for patients at the Lions Eye Clinic of Marion County since January 1999.



She comes to the clinic every Friday morning. Because of her training, she can offer total eye care, including cataract surgery, treat eye diseases, and cover the gamut of needs from routine eye exams to emergency eye care.



?We enjoy serving the Hillsboro community,? said Sue Johnson, officer manager/technician for Rettig. ?We have a warm, friendly staff.?



Rettig joined the clinic after William Beck retired.



?We believe in what the Lions Club stands for and have a real heart for patients and look forward to helping people with all their eye care,? Johnson said.



Rettig works with anyone from small children to the elderly, and the clinic is open for new patients.



Johnson said she has heard patients say they are glad they don?t have to travel out of town for eye care anymore.



?Dr. Rettig is the only ophthalmologist that comes to Marion County on a weekly basis,? said Oliver Parish, eye clinic board of directors member.



He also said when a patient has surgery, she always sees the patients herself during follow up visits.



Rettig received her medical degree form the Mayo Medical School of Minnesota and completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic. She is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Kansas Medical Society.



In the past, Rettig has participated in short-term medical mission projects in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. She also is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society.



Rettig?s regular practice is located at the McPherson Medical Center.

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