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Michael R. Rich, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
    • Board Certified:
      Cardiovascular Disease
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care is to provide confident, empathetic, honest, and compassionate care to my patients. My clinical interests include coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and advanced diagnostic cardiac imaging.

    Why I Love My Work
    I have always had an interest and aptitude in the sciences. I love working with people. Medicine gives me the opportunity to merge both passions. Cardiology is a diverse specialty ranging from prevention to the care of acutely ill patients. Decisive action can have a very dramatic impact. The ability to have an important contribution in a patient’s life is very special.

    I chose to join CentraCare because they are the premier Cardiology group in Minnesota. What I like about Central Minnesota is that patients are not pretentious. They are honest and trusting. I enjoy developing close patient-physician relationships with my patients.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I love the outdoors, sports, friends, and family. One of my hobbies is flying and I have been a pilot for most of my life.

    Education
    • College
      Southern Illinois University, Bachelor of Science, Biology, Highest Honors
    • Medical School
      Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine
    • Residency
      Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
    • Fellowship
      Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Professional Memberships
    American College of Cardiology, Fellow