The North Bend Eagle

 

Dr. Eberle planning to put roots down in North Bend

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 3/21/18

Todd Eberle is familiar with North Bend. The 2006 graduate of David City High School has been here for athletic events during his high school years and driven through the town going to his grandparents home in Fremont for most of his life.

Dr. EberleDr. Todd Ebele is at home in the North Bend Medical Clinic. He has been coming to North Bend since July 2017.

Now a physician with Fremont Family Care, he chose North Bend Clinic to work when given the option.

“It’s close to my stomping grounds,” said Eberle, 30, “something I feel more comfortable with. The people are exactly the same here as in David City – everyone’s small town, gets to know each other well, good sense of humor. I feel at home.”

After high school, Eberle went to Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln. He met his wife Kirsten there and followed her to Iowa for medical school and ended up doing his residency there also. Kirsten now has her doctorate in immunology and works in Omaha researching pancreatic cancer.

Eberle first was going to specialize in hematology, but missed the kids, variety of patients and diagnosing, so he changed to general practice.

“I like challenging myself,” he said. “Small town medicine is what I looked for from the beginning. It allows me to have a closer connection with my patients. Other pieces of life contribute to your health (school, family, work, activities, etc) and being a part of that helps. It also allows me to practice in all areas of medicine so I can keep my skills sharp.”

Eberle is at the North Bend clinic Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. His first impressions of North Bend have been positive.

“It’s kind of building up trust,” Eberle said, “which is a big thing in small towns. I think we’ve had a couple providers in a row that shot off to their home states kind of year after year after year. So the plan is I’m finally the one that’s going to stick around for a little while.”

 

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