November 20, 2017

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Vanishing Veins: Dr. Katie Reigstad on Providing a Surgical Solution for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins aren’t pretty but for many of us, they’re a fact of life. Those unsightly blue veins are more common than you may have realized, with nearly 1/3 of Americans developing them throughout their lives. Unfortunately, varicose veins can be more than just a cosmetic concern. Extreme pain, swelling, itching, and achy legs have [More] ... [Read More...]

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Lily Wood

Rural Healthcare in Action: My Two Weeks in Granite Falls

Medical student, Lily Wood, spent two weeks with us for her  Summer Institute for Medical Student (SIMS) experience. This is her reflection on the time she spent at ACMC-Granite Falls.  "I arrived in Granite Falls, Minnesota after a 2.5 hour drive, mostly through corn fields and teeny towns, at the end of July. I was nervous. After all, I would be staying with … [More]

med student Noah Kelm

Music and Medicine: How Medical Student Noah Kelm Went from Singer to Surgeon

As a third-year medical student, Noah Kelm is well on his way to becoming a doctor. Although Noah felt he was always meant to be in the medical field, it wasn’t the first dream he set out to achieve. Before becoming a medical student, he pursued his dreams of becoming a professional musician. Noah has always been passionate about two things: music and medicine. Even though … [More]

Dr. Harley Pakola on His 30-Year Career as an Anesthesiologist with the Willmar Surgery Center

From the time the first Willmar Surgery Center’s doors opened in December of 1986, Anesthesiologist, Dr. Harley Pakola, has been on the surgical team. Now, 30 years later, the construction of the second-generation surgery center is underway. As Dr. Pakola prepares to transition to the new facility, he reflects on his career with ACMC and the surgical evolution he has … [More]

Meister in OR

Making His Mark on Marshall: Dr. Steven Meister on Serving His Patients and the Marshall Community

From the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota to the beaches of Guam, ACMC’s Dr. Steven Meister has lived many places during his life. But when it came time to find a home for his family and medical practice, Dr. Meister knew there was no better place than Marshall, Minnesota. Now, after spending over a decade in Southwest Minnesota, he’s found many ways to give back to the … [More]