August 24, 2016

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Otolaryngologists (ENTs) Enjoy Best of Both Worlds at ACMC

Both Dr. Jonathan Mellema and Dr. Jennifer Pesola, two Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC) ear, nose and throat specialists (ENTs), started their careers with general practice in mind. Both, however, were drawn to the challenges of the operating room. During their residencies, each discovered a specialty that allowed them to pursue their two passions at once—ENT … [More]

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Drs. Michael and Noelle Lee: Love Thy Neighborhood

When Drs. Michael and Noelle Lee moved from Pennsylvania to Minneapolis three years ago for Michael’s hand surgery fellowship, they moved into a 550-squarefoot apartment, where many of their neighbors were Somali immigrants. “I was home alone with a baby,” says Dr. Noelle Lee, a family physician, “and so were a lot of our neighbors, so we became friends.” The Lees … [More]

Molly Manthe, Third-Year Medical Student

Traveling, Medicine and Third-Year Medical Student Molly Manthe

Whether it’s a cross-country trip or a trip overseas, Molly Manthe has always loved traveling.   As a third-year Des Moines University medical student, Molly is spending the school year on rotation at ACMC in Willmar. Although with her busy medical student schedule, it’s been impossible to pack up and hit the road lately—other than a few trips home to Avon, … [More]

Kellie Prentice, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE and Margaret (Peggy) Johnson, M.D.

Bringing Prediabetes Care to Willmar

Bill was 52 when he learned he was prediabetic. It came as a shock to him. He felt fine. He wasn’t really sure if there was something he should be doing about his prediabetes. Bill is one of the estimated 79 million adults in the U.S. that have prediabetes. When someone has prediabetes, it means their blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Having prediabetes raises … [More]