Rachel Reitan of New Orleans with her parents, Ruth and Phillip Reitan of Decorah. (Photo by Sarah Strandberg)
Rachel Reitan of New Orleans with her parents, Ruth and Phillip Reitan of Decorah. (Photo by Sarah Strandberg)

When Rachel Reitan became a doctor after six years as a nurse, one thing she missed was the time she was able to spend educating her patients.

But during the past year, she's been able to fill that void through her own television segment, "Rachel Reitan-The Teaching Doctor," on New Orleans' WGNO-TV. Saturday night, she was recognized for her accomplishments with an Emmy award in the On Camera Talent-Medical Reporter Category from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter in Hollywood, Fla.



For complete story, see Tuesday's Decorah Public Opinion