January 20, 2019

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Dr. Leah Schammel and young patient Abby

When Your Young Child Has Acne

Abby was only 9 years old when she first started having issues with acne. Her mom, Liz, noticed the breakouts and bought some over-the-counter topical treatments for Abby to try, but they didn’t seem to work. That’s when they contacted Abby’s pediatrician and were referred to Dr. Leah Schammel in Dermatology. “Pediatric acne is becoming [More] ... [Read More...]

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Dr. Eric Hernandez

The Science Behind Sleep: Neurologist Dr. Eric Hernandez on His Passion for Sleep Medicine

Like many children growing up, Dr. Eric Hernandez always wanted to be like his father. As the son of a physician, Dr. Hernandez did follow in his father’s footsteps and learned that it was more than the job title that guided him. “Watching my dad in his role as a physician, my perception of what a physician was really changed over time,” Dr. Hernandez explained. “Being a … [More]

Dr. Mark Johnston

Best Foot Forward: Dr. Mark Johnston on Practicing Podiatry

When podiatrist Dr. Mark Johnston decided to go into the medical field, he imagined himself in the classroom instead of an operating room. That’s why, after completing his residency at the University of Texas, he decided to work in the collegiate setting. However, after four years at the University of Texas, Dr. Johnston realized there was something missing from his … [More]

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Putting Patients First: Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith on the Importance of Rural Health Care

From the editor of her school newspaper, to physician, to health system CEO, Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith never imagined she would have the career she does today. Growing up, she didn’t dream of becoming a doctor as many physicians do. Instead, with a passion for literature and languages, Dr. Smith had ambitions to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. But that all … [More]

dr. kevin unger

How Mission Work Strengthened My Practice: Dr. Unger’s Reflection on His Mission Trips to Haiti

“Medicine is a calling and a privilege, mission work is a reminder of that. It helps me remember why I do what I do every day.”  -Dr. Unger For ACMC Health urologist, Dr. Kevin Unger, mission work has been an integral part of his medical career for the past seven years. In 2017, he completed his fifth mission trip to Haiti where he has provided medical care to … [More]