DR. STEPHEN VEIT TO JOIN CHEROKEE REGIONAL CLINIC
Local family practice physician to start seeing patients at CRC on October 1st Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Veit, will be joining Cherokee Regional Clinic (CRC). He will start seeing patients at the 300 Sioux Valley Drive location in Cherokee on October 1, 2020.
Serving the Cherokee area as a family practice physician for over 40 years, Dr. Veit has amassed a vast medical knowledge and experience beginning with his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University earning a double major in Chemistry and Psychology. He then attended medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine where he received his M.D. degree. After medical school, he interned with the United States Public Health Service in San Francisco, California. He then served on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine for three years while also working in several hospital based emergency departments.
Following his time in California, Dr. Veit moved to Cherokee where he and his wife, Nancy, raised their four children who have since grown and relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During that time he worked as a family practice physician with offices in Peterson and Cherokee, Iowa. Having been in independent family practice the majority of his career, he sold his clinic practice to MercyOne in 2019, but remained as the primary physician for the clinic.
Recently, MercyOne announced they would be closing some of their clinics including the Cherokee location. This development opened the door for Cherokee Regional Clinic to secure the services of Dr. Veit.
“When we heard that the Cherokee MercyOne Clinic would be closing, we started to put our heads together to come up with a plan for Dr. Veit to continue serving the Cherokee area while also providing a smooth care transition for his patients that he has so conscientiously cared for over the years,” says Gary Jordan, CEO/ President of Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Stephen J. Veit, M.D.
Joining Cherokee Regional Clinic was a perfect opportunity for Dr. Veit at this stage of his career. “I am not ready to retire at this point as I feel that I still have much to offer to the health care needs of Cherokee and the surrounding area,” says Dr. Veit. “Joining the CRC team will allow me to slow down a little but still give me the opportunity to provide quality health care services to my patient base.”
Perhaps more importantly, Dr. Veit’s arrival at Cherokee Regional Clinic will grant his patients more time to assess the changes taking place so they are not rushed to make decisions regarding their future health care needs.
“We have many great providers currently on staff at Cherokee Regional Clinics to care for the MercyOne clinic patients. These include family practice physicians Dr. Wes Parker, Dr. Tim Rice, and Dr. Seth Winterton as well as a talented group of nurse practitioners,” says Jordan. “In addition, we are excited that Cherokee native Dr. Nick Loughlin will also be joining us in October. We feel that Dr. Veit will be a tremendous complement to our medical team. He looks forward to working with all of our providers, especially Dr. Loughlin who has been a friend of the Veits for many years.”
Dr. Veit agrees with Jordan’s assessment. “I am excited to begin this new phase of my health care career and continuing to care for my patients at Cherokee Regional Clinic while also going through transitions in my practice,” says Dr. Veit. “My surroundings will be changing, but my philosophy of individualized, patient centered care in a warm, relaxed setting will remain constant.”
Dr. Veit is currently scheduling appointments for his October arrival at Cherokee Regional Clinic. Anyone looking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Veit, or any of the current CRC providers including Dr. Loughlin, may call 712.225.6265.
Photo- Dr. Stephen Veit has greeted his patients with a smile and a warm, caring demeanor for over 40 years in the Cherokee area. He looks forward to continuing to care for his patients when he joins Cherokee Regional Clinic in October of this year.