New doctor enjoys small town

This article submitted by Molly Connors on 8/21/96.

Instead of receiving welcomes on his first day at work, Dr. Tim Malling did his own welcoming and delivered a baby.

Malling has been at the Paynesville Area Medical Clinic for nearly a month.

And he likes it here. Paynesville ÷ the town and the clinic ÷ are "good, real good."

Working in Paynesville is "a lot different than residency. There are people who do the busywork for you · leaves more time to see patients," Malling said.

Malling recently finished his residency in Eau Claire, Wis. Malling did his undergraduate studies at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. His first two years of medical school were at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The third year was in Crookston and the final year was "in the Twin Cities."

Malling, who is a family practice doctor, deals with people from "womb to tomb." His days include everything from obstetrics to well child checks to "regular adult care."

Paynesville's clinic and hospital are unusual. At many hospitals, doctors will only stay for two or three years, and staffs are constantly changing. Here, doctors stay "for the long haul," Malling said.

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