Dr. David Schwartz resigns from Mayo Clinic in Waukon

The Waukon and surrounding community was taken by surprise Thursday, January 25 to learn that long-time family physician Dr. David Schwartz is no longer providing services at the Mayo Clinic in Waukon. Mayo Clinic released the following statement through its Public Affairs Department: "David B. Schwartz, M.D., has resigned his position at the Waukon Clinic. At Mayo Clinic Health System, our top priority is our patients and we remain committed to meeting the needs of our patients and communities. Plans are in place to ensure a smooth transition of care for all patients of the Waukon Clinic." In response to the development, Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon also issued the following information through the office of hospital administrator Mike Myers: "Dr. Schwartz is no longer employed by the Mayo Health System. While he is no longer employed by Mayo, it is his intention, as well as that of Veterans Memorial Hospital, to have him remain involved with the care of our patients. The hospital Board and Leadership team will be working to assess the impact to the hospital and take appropriate steps to minimize the impact to the hospital, to the providers who support us, and to the people we serve."

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