As Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and Pawnee Valley Medical Associates continue to grow to meet the community’s needs, they are proud to welcome Arlo J. Reimer, MD, MHCDS, and his family to Larned, Kan. A Kansas native, Dr. Reimer was born in Ulysses, grew up in Satanta, and has practiced in Kansas his entire medical career.
Within his offices at Pawnee Valley Medical Associates, Dr. Reimer will provide a full spectrum of family health for all ages, including all clinic procedures and women’s health needs. He begins seeing patients on November 28.
“I love living and practicing medicine in small Kansas communities, and rural healthcare has always been my passion,” Dr. Reimer said. “I chose to join the Pawnee Valley team because I was most attracted to the hospital’s great reputation, facility and leadership. This is a wonderful organization and community, and the partnership with HaysMed is a terrific model for keeping healthcare local, while always ensuring access to high-level specialized care.”
Dr. Reimer treats the complete range of family health needs. He sees patients of all ages, ranging from infants and children to tweens, teens and adults at every stage of life – from the routine wellness exam to those with conditions that require specialized care, like diabetes, heart disease and pregnancy. For all patients, Dr. Reimer says it is very rewarding to get to know them and help them achieve and maintain good health.”
Encouraging healthy habits like regular check-ups and smart lifestyle choices is an essential aspect of family medicine. “An ounce of prevention, we’ve all heard, is worth a pound of cure – and there’s no doubt that’s true,” Dr. Reimer said. “It’s always better to prevent illness than treat a more serious condition down the road. Healthcare is most effective when it’s approached as a partnership, and I’m here to be that partner.”
Dr. Reimer earned his medical degree in 1997 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine after graduating with honors in 1993 from Friends University in Wichita, Kan. He completed his residency at Via Christi in 2000 and is board certified in Family Practice.
In 2017, Dr. Reimer received a master’s degree in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. Before joining the Pawnee Valley team, he practiced at two Kansas hospitals: Herington Municipal Hospital and Kearny County Hospital. He also served as Chief Medical Officer in Kearny, and he was Chief of Medical Staff at both hospitals.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Reimer has chosen Larned and Pawnee County as his new home for practicing medicine,” said Melanie Urban, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Administrator. “His impressive credentials and experience will be of great value to our hospital, our clinic and our community. We look forward to his leadership and care.”
Dr. Reimer and his wife, Angela, have two sons, Daniel and Nathaniel, both now in college. In his spare time, he has a broad range of interests, from athletics to woodworking and singing.
Pawnee Valley Community Hospital and Pawnee Valley Medical Associates currently have openings for clinical and non-clinical positions across a variety of shifts and departments. Visit pawneevalleyhospital.com/careers to learn more and apply.