René Milner, MD
Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Length of time at OMC: Before coming to OMC in 2006, I worked as a family doctor in rural Manitoba, Canada, then in a group and solo practice in St. Croix Falls, WI.
Why do you like working at OMC? I find that OMC gives me the opportunity to do what I feel God has called me to do in an area of the country that is beautiful and filled with interesting people. The people of the surrounding area still have trust in their caregivers and are somewhat more oriented toward health and well-being than to medicines and medical procedures.
What is your philosophy of care? I believe the human body is a complex organism which should be cared and nurtured for in a very humble fashion. Death and disease is a part of life and no one has all the answers to easing this burden. By working together, a patient and clinician can find answers that work for them and improve their health and well-being. These answers should fit into the patient’s philosophy of care, the framework of their family/community, and their desire for their life.
What do you like to do when you’re not at OMC? I like to gather with fellow believers in Bible study and Worship. I enjoy dates with my wife and spending time with my eight children. I like to read books on leadership and spiritual growth. My favorite activities are hockey, camping, hunting and working in my yard.
Fun Fact about me: I have always wanted to go hang gliding.
- Emergency medicine
- Family medicine
- University of Manitoba Medical School: Winnipeg, Manitoba: M.D. (1988)
- Kildonan Medical Center: Family Medicine Residency (1988-1990)