Dr. Joshua Pogorelec, DO, MHA, FACOS

Divine Savior Portage Clinic
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SPECIALTIES

General Surgery

EDUCATION

Medical School
A.T. Still, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency
Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, Ohio, General Surgery

LOCATION

Divine Savior Portage Clinic
2817 New Pinery Road Suite 101

MY STORY

“When a patient comes to see me, I hope they can sense that I truly am treating them as if they were a member of my own family.”

 

— Dr. Josh Pogorelec

 

 

The decision to practice medicine and raise a family in the Portage community was an easy one for Dr. Josh Pogorelec and his wife Divine Savior family physician Dr. Jill Pogorelec. Originally from Ohio and Minnesota, they both knew they wanted to live and work in a place where they could make a difference in the health and quality of life of their friends and neighbors. A place to raise their family that has great schools, recreational opportunities and people who have a deep sense of community. Needless to say, the two are happy with their decision to make their home here.

Dr. Pogorelec was introduced to the field of medicine by his father, a family medicine physician in Ohio. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Pogorelec continued his education in Kirksville, Missouri where he acquired his Masters of Health Administration. He then made the decision to continue on for his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. That choice led not only to his current career, but introduced him to his future wife with whom he now raises their two children.

Dr. Pogorelec and his wife began practicing medicine in his home town in Ohio. After the completion of his General Surgery Internship and Residency, the two chose Divine Savior Healthcare as their home.

"Divine Savior Healthcare offers the area not only excellent medical care, but compassion," Dr. Pogorelec says. "I personally try and treat all of my patients as if they were members of my own family."

Today, Dr. Josh Pogorelec is a talented member of the General Surgery team where he uses his talents to provide compassionate care to our community. He is especially passionate about caring for patients with breast and colon cancer. Being able to care for people from diagnosis, to surgical treatments, to continued care over their lifetime is very important to him.

"It's very rewarding to help people get better," he tells us. "I chose medicine because of my desire to improve the quality of life for others. I also enjoy the complexity and variety of cases I am able to treat as a surgeon."

Dr. Pogorelec's personal interests include spending time with his family and two children, as well as outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and boating.