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Why Your Athlete Should Have a Complete Sports Physical

It’s that time of year for your athlete’s sports physical. A sports physical isn’t just a piece of paper the doctor signs so your child can participate in sports.  It’s a screening that allows your doctor to see what is going on with your child’s development.  If your child is injured during a game, an [More]

After 16 Years My Internal Medicine Practice at ACMC-Willmar is Still Where I Belong

After 16 years ACMC-Willmar is still everything internal medicine physician Dr. David Newcomer was looking for when he first came to Willmar and more.  Growing up the son of a gastroenterologist—and in Rochester, Minn., home of the Mayo Clinic, where my dad worked—I always knew I had an interest in medicine.  There was no defining moment when [More]

Ticks, Ticks Go Away: Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease

There are few things I dislike about the summer, but ticks top the list. Ticks thrive in humid, wet and wooded areas. Here in Minnesota, you don’t have to go far to come across them.  Like mosquitoes, ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause serious illness. There are many diseases [More]

The Grill Master’s Food Safety Guide

Grilling: the official scent of summer—at least at our home.  When it comes to grilling, food safety is just as important as grilling safety. Scrub up. Wash your hands before, during and after food preparation.  Bacteria can easily transfer from you to food and even surfaces around you. Take the time to safely thaw and [More]

My First and Only Practice, ACMC-Benson Where I Wanted to Be

Though my wife Anita and I had begun dating several months before while I was finishing my family practice residency in St. Paul, I moved to Benson in 1983 a bachelor. I was 31 at the time. It was my first—and as it turns out, only—medical practice after finishing my formal medical training. From the [More]