Amery Hospital & Clinic doctor celebrates 38 years of gratitude


September 8, 2017

Emergency Medicine physician Paul Elbing, MD, will retire this month after 38 years of providing care at Amery Hospital & Clinic. Dr. Elbing’s celebration is less about retirement and more about gratitude. Amery Hospital & Clinic and Elbing are hosting a thank you celebration honoring his patients, staff, family and friends on Tuesday, September 19th.

Elbing says, “After 38 years of practicing medicine in Amery, I am hanging up my stethoscope. I've enjoyed being your physician and you will never know the impact you've had on my life.” He adds that many of the patients who came to the hospital have "healed" his spirit with their stories and personalities. And, celebrating them is what his retirement is all about.

“The joy of sharing the birth of your children, the tough times of illness or death, and the rewards of healing have been a blessing,” says Elbing. “You trusted me –mind, body, spirit - to help in whatever way possible and I am humbled; and grateful for that opportunity.”

Elbing’s “Thank You” celebration will be held at Amery Ale Works from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19th with a rain date of Tuesday, September 26th. Appetizers will be served. Elbing understands that some may feel obligated to bring a gift, but he insists the celebration is honoring all those who have touched his life. And, that was the gift.

Elbing adds, “If you feel compelled to give something, then please consider a donation to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. I have traveled there often and God willing more to come.” To make a donation, visit or mail a check to CHI, P.O. Box 5908, Coralville, Iowa 52241. Please note “Dr. Paul” in the comments or memo line.

For updates on the “Thank You” celebration, please visit the calendar of events or

PHOTO: Paul Elbing, MD, of Amery Hospital & Clinic is honoring all his patients, family, friends and staff with a celebration of “thanks” as he approaches retirement.

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