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About Dr. Wachs

Dr. Wachs started practicing medicine in Aberdeen in June of 1985. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, certified in Family Medicine in 1984.

An Aberdeen native, Dr. Wachs received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern State University. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. There he was elected to the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. His internship and residency in Family Medicine was completed at the University of North Dakota Family Practice in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Dr. Wachs is a certified medical consultant with the Creighton Model Fertility CARE System.

Dr. Wachs and his wife, Marilyn, have seven children.

Licensed States

Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Arkansas, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Kansas, Virginia 

In-Network Carriers

Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Via Wellmark, Cigna (Including Midland’s Choice in South Dakota & Nebraska), TriCare Select, South Dakota Medicaid, United Healthcare

BlueCross BlueShield Network Include: Blue Select & Classic Blue
United Healthcare Networks Include: PPO, Choice (EPO, HMO, HMO Plus, Plus POS), Surest Plan, Core (Choice Plus POS, HMO, EPO), National Ancillary All Other, NexusACo (OA, OAP, OAP, NRB, NRP, NR, EPO), Select (EPO, Plus POS), Charter (HMO, POS, EPO), Navigate & Navigate Plus, Select (HMO, and Plus), Doctors Plan (Plus HMO, Plus POS)

Accepts those who are insured with:
Christian Brothers Ministry Services Plan
Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida
Christendom College

Services Offered

  • Convenient care for minor illnesses
  • All general medical needs
  • Adult and pediatric behavioral health including depression, anxiety, ADHD
  • Women’s health and infertility from a Catholic perspective
  • Certified medical consultant with the Creighton Model Fertility CARE System
  • Geriatric care and end of life consultation


Dr. Wachs sees patients of all ages for all general medical needs and behavioral health. Dr. Wachs has a special interest in infertility care and family planning as well as geriatrics and end of life care from a Catholic perspective.
*Languages: English