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Corpus family working together

December 13, 2013
Pierce County Tribune

Dr. Ian Manuel Corpus always wanted to join his father Dr. Ed Corpus Jr. in the medical field and the 34-year-old is now living the dream.

The younger Corpus grew up in Rugby, where his father practiced for 11 years while raising five children with wife Rachel (pronounced Raquel). After school in Utah, residency in the Caribbean and stops in Miami, New York and Ohio, Ian moved back to the Midwest this summer to join his father.

Corpus Clinics, which had a grand opening last week, is made up of two locations (Minot and Fargo) and provides care specializing in varicose or spider veins. The elder Corpus has worked with veins for years and his son is adding another element to the clinics. Ian, a Rugby High School graduate, is specializing in treatment with botox and laser hair removal.

"People were a little more conservative and cautious with these new services, but nowadays with the media, in general, they're a lot more familiar with these procedures too," Ian Corpus said. "I think if anyone is truly interested they can research the company and come visit our clinic."

Ian is commuting from Blaine, Minn., for now, but doesn't mind the lengthy trips because of the opportunity to work with the man who inspired him to go into medicine. A four-wheeling accident in 1987 resulted in serious injuries for Ian and his father was there to mend him.

"He operated on my forehead and I required 40 stitches," Ian said. "I've always looked up to him in that regard because it's a really grueling process with residency and school.

"It came ingrained in me you have to sacrifice some social, personal things in life to achieve the goals. It's really a lifelong commitment. I've always looked up to him since."?Ian has fond memories of growing up in the country around Rugby, where he and his brothers played sports and hunted. Ed Corpus Jr. is 67 and plans to continue working for about five years or more, according to his son.

"Going back to work with my dad is such a great opportunity," Ian said. "It's really one-on-one teaching I get from him. To have somebody who's been doing it for such a long time and for it to be your father too it's a blessing to have that mentorship."

Rachel serves as the office manager to make it even more of family affair.

The clinic in Minot is located in Dakota Square Mall and can be reached at 852-7588.



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