Hospital Happenings – September 2019

Welcome Dr. Eric Wiesner – General Surgeon

I have had the pleasure of getting reacquainted with the new general surgeon in town, Dr. Eric Wiesner. I knew Eric as a child from church, spending time with his family and watching him swim at Montrose High School. He has grown into a confident, thoughtful and quiet physician who has had a passion for medicine since he was a child.

Dr. Wiesner said that he has wanted to be a doctor for a long as he can remember. He was the kid who always dressed up like a doctor for Halloween and has worked hard to make his passion come true. He earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison Wisconsin and completed his Internship/Residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Wiesner joined Montrose Surgical Associates with Drs. Jay, Sharp, Millward and Judkins and is a trained robotics surgeon.

Dr. Eric Wiesner

Eric was a back to back state champion swimmer at Montrose High School. While swimming in Wisconsin, Wiesner won a Big Ten title, was selected Academic All-Big Ten, earned honorable mention All-American and was awarded Big Ten Swimmer of the Week. His siblings Andrea and Steven were also very successful swimmers at Montrose High and followed him to the University of Wisconsin to swim with the Madison Badgers.

Wiesner comes from an amazing and giving family with deep roots and connections in Montrose. His dad, Dr. Paul Wiesner was an Ophthalmologist who retired last year after 35 years of caring for patients in Montrose. His mom, Phyllis Wiesner is the current President of Bosom Buddies, our local breast cancer support group and on the Board of the San Juan Healthcare Foundation in addition to many other activities. Paul is an amazing musician and my husband and I were fortunate to share time and talent with the Wiesners at church for many years through our shared love of music.

As Dr. Wiesner settles back into our community, it should be an easy transition as he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, making homebrew and spending time with his dog. He said he doesn’t swim much anymore but loves to be outside and is happy to be back in Montrose. His parents are thrilled to have him closer and he said he enjoys dinner with mom and dad a couple times a week. Dr Wiesner is currently taking new patients and you can call 970.249.4321 to learn more.

Leann Tobin, Senior Director of Community Engagement, MMH 240-7344