Dr. Dvorak concludes medical career in Humboldt


Marj and Dr. Laine Dvorak have given over 37 years to the community and now are saying goodbye with Dr. Dvorak’s announced retirement on Jan. 18. An open house will be held today (Thursday) from the hours of 2-4 p.m. in the conference room of Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
Small town boy meets big city girl, starts a medical practice in Humboldt, raises a family, and 37 years later will be putting away his stethoscope for the last time on Friday, Jan. 18.
That would be a very simple summation of the life Dr. Laine Dvorak and his wife Marj have enjoyed in this north central Iowa community. But the real story is more complicated, but also more fun.
Dvorak began his medical practice in Humboldt in August 1981, but he worked in the community for a short time during his residency in 1980. He has practiced in the same building throughout his career, a building that will be coming down later this year, when the UnityPoint Clinic becomes part of the new Humboldt County Memorial Hospital addition.
Dvorak has seen many changes during his 37-year medical career. When he first came to Humboldt there was no blood storage capabilities. When a transfusion was needed, doctors had to look for a local donor match.
Dvorak said the methods and technology may have changed over the years, but the desired outcome remains the same, to help those in need.
Read more about Dr. Laine and Marj Dvorak in this week's Humboldt Independent. Get the full story by subscribing by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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