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February 13, 2013

Kroeker clinic comes to Chouteau

PRYOR — The Kroeker Family Care clinic is opening a new location.

The 4,873 square-foot facility will have six exam rooms, a procedure room, a multi-purpose exam room, a full lab and x-ray services. The clinic will be completed in the next few months.

“We are hoping to expand our services with another provider and additional services,” said Dr. Cheryl Kroeker.  “Cheryl Florence, APRN, joined our team Feb. 1.”

Dr. Kroeker attended McPherson College in McPherson, Kan. She attended medical school in Tulsa at Oklahoma State University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2004. She completed her residency program in Durant. In June 2007, Chouteau became the Kroekers’ home. Shortly after giving birth to her first child in September, she began her practice in November of 2007.

The Kroeker name is not new to Chouteau, it has been a legacy in the area for over 60 years.

“My grandmother and grandfather, the late Elizabeth and Frank Kroeker, moved to Chouteau in 1945 and were owners of a grocery and dry goods store until 1981,” said Dr. Kroeker’s husband Karl.

According to Karl, his grandparents were involved with the city of Chouteau and public school improvement. Frank served as Chair for the Chouteau Commerce organization and was supportive of the Bank of Commerce locating in Chouteau where served as a charter member.

“In addition, my parents Dean Kroeker and Bonnie Kroeker were music teachers in the Chouteau School System for almost 30 years,” he said. “My father was the band director and German teacher before his passing in 2006. My mother retired as the K-12 vocal instructor at the end of the 2008 to take care of our son, Kaleb.”

The next chapter of the Kroeker family’s community legacy will open this spring.

 

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