Raiter Clinic Physicians pair up with New Perspective and Evergreen Knoll
Physicians at Raiter Clinic now care for the residents at both New Perspective Senior Living and Evergreen Knoll in Cloquet. Our Physicians make weekly trips to provide the best care for the residents at these facilities.
October 01, 2018
Extended Hours Monday Evenings
Reminder: Since October of 2018, patients can schedule appointments to see the Raiter Clinic Physicians until 5:30 pm on Monday evenings.
April 22, 2016
Jessica Laveau won the Raiter Clinic's 1st ever MN Twins ticket giveaway.
December 03, 2015
Raiter Clinic’s Dr. Ripp honored as Physician of the Year
Dr. Kenneth Ripp of the Raiter Clinic was recently recognized as “Physician of the Year” by the Lake Superior Medical Society Alliance. This award is given to a member physician who consistently demonstrates qualities that patients and physicians recognize as defining excellence in medical care delivery.
Dr. Ripp was honored and presented with the award at a ceremony on December 3. He said the support from others was overwhelming. “Receiving this award was a wonderful surprise,” he said. “I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family and staff.”
The Lake Superior Medical Society, Inc is a local alliance with member physicians in Carlton, Cook, Lake and South St. Louis counties. The organization’s mission is to collaborate with physicians to promote the good health of the community and support medical families. Since 1886 the LSMS has upheld the tradition of providing a local forum for physicians in the Northland to provide community education, philanthropy and express concerns with the practice of medicine.
May 01, 2015
Dr. Jody Smith joins Raiter Clinic group of physicians
Raiter Clinic is pleased to welcome Dr. Joanne (Jody) Smith to its group of family practice physicians. Dr. Smith may be a new to Raiter Clinic, but her face is familiar to many local residents who have visited the emergency rooms at Cloquet Community Memorial or Moose Lake Mercy hospitals, where she’s worked as an ER physician for the last 13 years. In May, Dr. Smith began her practice at Raiter Clinic, where she’ll work three days each week – Tuesday through Thursday. She’ll see patients with a full scope of medical issues, with the exception of obstetrics.
Dr. Smith grew up in southern, Minnesota, where her father was a solo practitioner. She spent her first two years of medical school at the University of Minnesota Duluth before transferring and graduating from the U of MN Twin Cities campus. She returned to Duluth to complete her family practice residency and then spent about a year working as a family practice physician in Aitkin before moving to the northland and her position with CMH. She currently lives in the area with her husband, Mike Randall, and their 11 year-old daughter.
She is a member of the American Medical Association, the Minnesota Medical Association, the American Association of Family Practitioners and the Minnesota Association of Family Practitioners.
Dr. Smith is looking forward to returning to a family practice setting. “I’m excited to be back in the clinic setting working with the superb staff at Raiter Clinic and developing relationships with my patients,” she said.