Dr. Steven Schultz is retiring.

    RiverView Health welcomes Dr. Samy Heshmet and Dr. Eric Schommer to its urology practice as Dr. Steven Schultz prepares for retirement.

    Dr. Heshmet received his medical degree from Ain Shams University Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his residency in urology at the University of Arkansas and has a practice with Sanford Health, Fargo. In addition to general urology, Dr. Heshmat has a special interest and experience in the treatment of cancers of the genital and urinary tract, robotic surgery, stone disease, erectile dysfunction and pediatric urology.

    A native of Munich, ND, Dr. Schommer received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota. He completed his residency in urology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He has a practice with Sanford Health, Fargo. Dr. Schommer specializes in urological surgery. His services include minimally invasive robotic surgery, vasectomy, laser stone removal, incontinence surgery and penile implants. He treats prostate and kidney cancer, erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

    “We are delighted to have collaboration agreements with Sanford Health to ensure continued local access to specialty services close to our patients’ homes,” said Carrie Michalski, president and CEO at RiverView Health. “Not only will Dr. Schultz’s patients enjoy continuation of their care here at RiverView, but Drs. Schommer and Heshmet bring additional expertise to Urology services in Crookston, expanding our capabilities to treat a broad range of urological disorders.”

    Dan Olson, executive director at Sanford Health, agrees with the benefits of staying close to home. “We know having convenient access to medical specialists is important for patients, and it’s a priority for us at Sanford to offer more local services. We’re pleased to offer additional outreach services to the Crookston community to help bring specialty care closer to home for those we serve.”

    After caring for patients in the region for more than 30 years, Dr. Steven Schultz will retire in December.

    A community open house in his honor will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hallway at RiverView in Crookston.