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Dr. Martin joins MeritCare Perham

Elwood Martin, M.D., is a general surgeon who has joined MeritCare Perham. As a general surgeon, Dr. Martin specializes in the surgical treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions which involve the breast, stomach, esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, lower intestines, hernia and abdomen.

Dr. Martin earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus. He has special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, colon surgery and endocrine surgery. Prior to joining MeritCare, Dr. Martin completed his residency in general surgery at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

From 2004-2005 Dr. Martin was named Riverside Methodist Hospital's Emergency Department Resident of the Year.

In his spare time, Dr. Martin enjoys golfing, fishing, water sports and spending time with his family.

Dr. Martin is married to Bethanne R. Martin. The couple has four children.

One of Dr. Martin's volunteer activities for several years has been Heart of Honduras, a medical mission. This annual one-week medical mission trip to Central America is headed by Larry Lilly, M.D.

If you'd like to make an appointment with Dr. Martin, call MeritCare Perham at 218-347-1200. The clinic is located at 665 3rd St. S.W.