Eric Svestka, M. D., joins WMC Decorah Clinic

Mayo Clinic Health System and Winneshiek Medical Center are pleased to welcome Eric Svestka, M. D., to Decorah Clinic.

Dr. Svestka provides full spectrum family medicine care from birth to your senior years and will

begin his practice at Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic mid -May.

Svestka is a Decorah native who has relocated from Florida, where he was an owner-physician in a multi-specialty private practice in Gainesville. Dr. Svestka provided acute care, managed chronic medical issues -including hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, kidney disease, thyroid disorder and heart disease -as well as routine wellness exams and annual Medicare visits.

“I enjoy building relationships with my patients more than anything; getting to know them as a person and their family,” Svestka says. “It’s what fuels my passion to help my patients optimize their health and well-being. Those relationships are also what drive me to continuously improve my practice and serve as a source of solid, evidence-based advice as the ‘noise’ around health continues to rise.”

Svestka says he is excited to join Winneshiek Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Health System because of “their strong reputation and commitment to continually grow and learn with the evolving world we live in. With my wife and I both growing up in Decorah we are well aware of how special the area is. From education and outdoor recreation to the strong sense of community we look forward to the opportunity to experience this area with little ones of our own now.”

Svestka graduated from University of Wisconsin -La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. He completed his family medicine residency at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, Fla.

To make an appointment with Eric Svestka call 563-382-2911, or to learn more visit