Access to psychiatric care is a key priority for rural communities
[Fergus Falls, MN] Dr. Paul Wawin, Psychiatrist, has joined the team of mental health professionals at Lake Region Healthcare (LRH). His arrival marks the third new psychiatric provider at LRH this fall and further paves the way for immediate access to medical help for mental illnesses in the region.
Dr. Wawin received his Medical Degree from the Medical University of the Americans in Nevis, West Indies and completed his residency at Memorial University Faculty of Medicine in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
He has served as a contracted psychiatrist at several hospitals in Canada over the past several years. Prior to receiving his Medical Degree, Dr. Wawin operated a private psychotherapy practice in Nova Scotia, Canada and served in both Chaplaincy and Social Work roles at hospitals in that region.
When asked about choosing to join the team at LRH, Dr. Wawin said when he came for an onsite visit and met the psychiatry team, he was "inspired by the opportunity to join such a high-quality group of providers and staff."
Wawin says he chose to practice in the field of psychiatry because many people who are suffering with mental illness are forgotten or face very significant challenges. He said "when you can help them, you can really make a significant difference in the trajectory of their lives. It's so exciting when proper treatment results in a new hope."
To schedule a psychiatry appointment either in-person or through a virtual visit with Lake Region Healthcare's psychiatry providers, call 218.739.2221.
About the Lake Region Healthcare Enterprise
The Lake Region Healthcare enterprise is comprised of Lake Region Healthcare, an independent community-governed non-profit headquartered in Fergus Falls, the Mill Street Residence Assisted Living Facility in Fergus Falls, and the non-profit critical access hospital, Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services headquartered in Elbow Lake. With over 100 medical staff and over 1,000 employees, we are dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of our communities with values of Excellence, Person-Centered, Collaboration, Stewardship, Integrity, Respect and Innovation. Together we bring specialty and sub-specialty services to patients at hospital locations in Fergus Falls and Elbow Lake and at clinics in Ashby, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Evansville, Herman, Hoffman, and Morris, MN. For more information visit: www.lrhc.org, www.prairiehealth.org or www.millstreet.lrhc.org.