Mayo Clinic Health System gets new physician

Published 11:18 pm Friday, August 17, 2018

Scott Riester has joined the Occupational Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, according to a press release.

Scott Riester

Riester earned his medical degree at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. He also earned a doctorate in clinical and translational sciences at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency and a clinician investigator program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, as well as an occupational medicine residency at HealthPartners in St. Paul. 

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work closely with patients and local businesses, as well as my fellow healthcare team members at Mayo Clinic Health System, as we strive to provide the best medical care possible for our community members,” Riester said.

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Riester has a special interest in occupational related musculoskeletal disorders. He also has research interests in clinical and translational sciences. Clinical and translational science involves moving scientific research from the bench to the bedside as quickly and as safely as possible so that new treatments can be made available to help treat and cure patients.

“Dr. Riester is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced physician,” said Mark Ciota,  CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. “He will be a wonderful addition to the occupational medicine department and our community.”

Riester will treat occupational medicine patients in Albert Lea and Austin. To schedule an appointment with Riester in Albert Lea, call 507-373-2384. To make an appointment in Austin, call 507-433-8758.