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Archives for May 2011

From Dreams to Reality During First Year of Medical School

“I was excited to learn that I was a recipient of the medical scholarship from Affiliated Community Health Foundation,” stated Jonna Maas, 1st year medical student.  “Medical school is a lot of things, but cheap isn’t one of them! Between tuition, lab fees, and textbooks charges add up quickly and this is only my first [More]

Biking for a Healthy Lifestyle

Biking has always been important to me; for more than 15 years I have biked to work, weather permitting, during the spring, summer and fall.  Yesterday, I participated in the “Bike/Walk to Work/School Wednesday” in Litchfield where students and workers were encouraged to leave the car in the garage, skip the bus and instead walk [More]

HDL, LDL, VLDL, triglycerides…what’s it all mean?

Ever wonder about the alphabet soup called the cholesterol panel?  Here is the basic analogy I give my patients, and it covers 90% or more of their issues.  The more complex cases we will leave for another day. The LDL is your “bad cholesterol”, but we’re just going to call it the “garbage”.  It clogs [More]

ACMC Achieves MGMA Superior Rating

I think there are many factors that helped us achieve Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Superior Rating for the second year in a row.  The size of our organization is a huge benefit; it allows for us to get very good at administering the back room operations of the clinic in diverse areas such as coding. [More]

Medical Practice Comes to Life in Rural Setting

Heidi Lehrke, third-year medical student has been with Affiliated Community Medical Centers since August 2010 and will continue her experience through July 2011. “I am currently in my third year of medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa and am in the process of completing a medical rotation with ACMC. I really didn’t know [More]

Medical School is the Right Path for Me

Luke Radel is currently in his first year of medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth.  He received a medical student scholarship in 2010 from Affiliated Community Health Foundation. “I first discovered my interest in medicine when I took a health class at Redwood Valley Middle School instructed by Mr. Dave [More]

Casting for a Different Role

Wednesday education took on a different look and atmosphere on March 23, 2011 when our 3rd year medical students headed to the Orthopedics Department at ACMC in Willmar. Molly Orcutt (not shown) and Cassie Bulau had ‘hands on’ learning while applying and removing a cast on the arm of Sarah Eisenschenk, who played the role [More]

Growing My Practice in Marshall

“For me it was coming back home,” states Dr. Jill Vroman, when talking about how she came to work for Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC).  “My husband and I knew that we wanted to come back to Minnesota when I was done with my residency and our choice was between ACMC in Marshall and two [More]

Satisfaction in Small Town Living

“What attracted me to ACMC was that the system is physician owned,” says Dr. Ross, “I also knew that someday I wanted to live on a lake.  Lake property in the metro area was very expensive and so I decided to start looking at rural opportunities, and I gave ACMC a call. “One of the [More]