WILLMAR-Dr. Nathaniel Slinkard, orthopedic surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Affiliated Community Medical Centers. He will begin seeing patients in September at the Willmar location.

Slinkard is originally from New Prague and received his bachelor's degree from St. John's University in Collegeville. He earned his doctor of medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital/ Wayne State University in Detroit.

Slinkard specializes in total joint replacement, and will also offer sports and trauma treatment, hand, spine, foot and ankle, pediatric and orthopaedic oncology care.