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Dr. Richard Glad & Rich Robertson

​A surgeon and an LPN who became friends, then doctor and patient.

Rich Robertson is a patient at SSM Health Dean Medical Group - Baraboo, but he also works there. Rich has been an LPN for four years. That's how the Dells native first got to know Dr. Richard Glad. "Rich was working in the clinic when I first got here. So that's how I got to know him," Dr. Glad said.

Back then neither one of them suspected that one day Dr. Glad, who is an orthopedic surgeon at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, would operate on Rich. "Dr. Glad replaced my knee three months ago," said Rich. "Today, I'm doing fantastic. I would recommend him to anybody."

However, the two of them share more than a common interest in orthopedics. "I like to canoe and fish and hunt," says Rich, who has been a sportsman his entire life.

"I enjoy fishing too," said Dr. Glad. "I almost enjoy fishing more than hunting, at least that's been more productive for me."

Both also have an affinity for music. "He sings in a band and I like to play guitar so that's one other commonality that we have," said Dr. Glad.

"We're both Packer fans I think," Rich said.

"That says it all right there," says Dr. Glad. 

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