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ACMC Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

John F. Wechter, MD


Orthopedic Surgery

(320) 231-5021
(888) 225-6580 (Toll-free)

Education & Training

Undergraduate: Kinesiology, Michigan State University, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Hand Surgery, Regions Hospital, MN

Certifications & Licensure

Board certified by ABOS (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)
MN State Medical License

Scope of Practice

Dr. Wechter treats a wide variety of orthopedic issues including:

  • shoulder, elbow, and hand problems
  • sports injuries
  • trauma and fractures
  • joint replacements for arthritis (shoulder, hips, knees)


I'm one of 12 children and grew up in Michigan, then moved to Minnesota to do my orthopedic residency at the University of Minnesota where we had training in a wide range of orthopedic problems. I then stayed for a year of subspecialty fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Outside of orthopedics I enjoy spending most of my time with my wife Katie and our three children Daniel, Evie, Naomi. I was involved in the sport of wrestling for many years and currently help coach kids including my son.