Member Services Representatives unavailable May 27

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Richard Vetter, M.D.

Richard Vetter, M.D.

Provider Director

Richard Vetter, MD, Fargo, is a Family Practice Specialist and Chief Medical Officer at Essentia Health in Fargo. 

Dr. Vetter has experience in integrated health system operations, rural healthcare, multi-specialty group practice management, physician compensation, strategic planning, organizational governance, foundation development/fundraising and public advocacy. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and serves as the volunteer Medical Director at First Choice Clinic.

Dr. Vetter has served as President for the ND Academy of Family Physicians and for the ND Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, served as Past Chair on the Dakota Medical Foundation Board of Directors and currently serves as Chair of Essentia Health’s Physician Compensation Committee. He was named ND Family Physician of the Year in 2009 and Best of the Valley Family Health Physician in 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Vetter attained his medical degree at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.  Dr. Vetter joined the Board in 2020.