Siouxland Medical Education Foundation

February 26, 2023
Residency at the Siouxland

Michael Kloess, MD, AAFP
NFP Medical Consultant

  • Bachelor of Science
    Southern Illinois University, 1995
    Summa Cum Laude
    Department of Psychology
  • Doctor of Medicine,
    Southern Illinois University, 2000
  • Family Practice Residency,
    Siouxland Medical Education Foundation
    Sioux City, Iowa, 2000-2003
  • Board Certified, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2003 to present
  • Catholic Medical Association Member
  • Creighton Model FertilityCare® System NFP Medical Consultant, 2005 to present

At the completion of his training, Dr. Kloess worked as a family practice physician in Richland Center, Wisconsin for three years. Following his work in Richland Center he joined the Marshfield Clinic where he worked in urgent care from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Kloess's medical interests include natural family planning, women’s healthcare, wilderness medicine and medical ethics. He also participates in medical mission trips to Central America.

Dr. Kloess and his wife Laura have seven children. They enjoy family time by being involved in their parish, bike riding, hiking, and downhill snow skiing.

Patrick Bertz MSN APNP
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Bachelor of Science
    Saint Leo University, 1987
    Cum Laude
  • Masters in Nursing Advanced Clinical
    George Mason University, 1994
    Graduate Clinical Practice Award
  • Masters in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner
    Uniformed Services University, 1996
    Distinguished Clinical Practice Award

Patrick retired from the US Army in 2010 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He worked as a family practice provider in the military for 14 years providing quality health care to patients throughout the life spectrum. Following the military he worked for the VA and in Hospice. Patrick’s medical interests include internal medicine, orthopaedics, and family medicine. He is looking forward to a medical mission trips to Mexico in March of 2014.

Patrick and his wife Lorinda have two children. Sarah (25) lives in North Carolina and Sam (24) is married with one child currently stationed in South Korea.


Family Medicine focuses on caring for common problems uncommonly well. The physicians at Our Lady of Hope Clinic are Board Certified and members of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Our Lady of Hope Clinic provides quality comprehensive primary care to men, women and children of all faiths, traditions and backgrounds.

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