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Dr. Richard Jantz Retires After 35+ Years

Party At Hillside GC Attended by Friends, Co-Workers and Patients

Mike Motz, Sun-Telegraph

Sidney and the medical community will have to do without the steadfast medical services of Dr. Richard Jantz, as he has decided to retire from medicine and spend more time with family. Jantz is a very well-respected cardiologist and had affiliations with many Denver metro-area hospitals, and provided outreach services to Sidney. He was a staple in the Sidney medical community for over 35 years, with numerous patients offering the highest praise with comments like "he saved my life."

Jantz grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and was the first in his family to attend college. He received his Bachelor of Science from Wichita State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas-Kansas City and completed his internship , residency and fellowship at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Co. From there, he went on to excel in cardiology in the Denver area and also served the Sidney community for over 35 years. Over the years, he developed a reputation in the Sidney area as a man who truly cared about his patients and always had put their best interests first.

On Thursday, March 2, Hillside GC's Banquet room was packed with well-wishers, from former and current patients and co-workers and friends enjoying a delicious spread of refreshments and the company of a doctor that had made a tremendous impact on the Sidney community for a generation. All wished Dr. Jantz and his wife the best for the future, and thanked the Doctor for his tireless efforts for Sidney's residents

Dr. Jantz said after retirement, he was going to spend more time with his family, which he said often had to go for long stretches at a time without seeing them. So now, he's going to make up for that lost time by being there and more involved with them. Jantz and his wife, Kelli, live in the Denver Metro area. Jantz also said that he was finally going to learn how to play the guitar. "I have nine beautiful guitars, but I really don't know how to play. I'm going to focus on that for a while," he said.

 

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