March 21, 2018

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Melanoma – An Increasing Epidemic in Young Adults

As a dermatologist my concern for your skin is year-round, but as spring and summer approach it’s important to start thinking about sun and skin safety. Skin Cancer is Attacking our Young! At ACMC, we have three dermatologists and we are all seeing the same trend that is being reported nationally; skin cancer is on [More]

My Life Exploration Led Me to Medical School

Sometimes our path isn’t always clear and you have to experience life a bit to help see where you belong and my journey to medical school certainly didn’t start in the traditional sense. Finding My Way After high school, I went to college and studied at the University of St. Thomas where I majored in [More]

Setting Goals for the New Year

Can you believe that it’s already March? How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? Have you lost your 10 pounds or joined the gym? Many people have given up on resolutions as they realize they are not a real solution in the long run. Doing nothing however, is not the answer either if [More]

Medical Students Educated about Abuse Assessment – Safe Avenue

At ACMC, ongoing education is a must for all providers and staff. We also offer weekly ‘classroom’ education sessions onsite for students rotating within our organization. These sessions have included a variety of specialties available locally. The programs are presented on a rotating basis by providers from ACMC, Rice Memorial Hospital and community health care [More]

Shape Up Your body!

Can you get in better shape without changing your shape? The answer is “yes.” Most often my patient’s true desire when beginning an exercise program is to change their shape. They want to lose weight, drop a few sizes, look better and feel more confident. Sometimes after working on their exercise program for six months [More]

Insulin: The Fuel Line for Your Body

Where does your car go when it’s out of gas?  You might get down the block on fumes, but you won’t go very far.  Your body works the same way. In your car fuel is stored in the gas tank, but without a fuel line to get the gas to the engine it won’t help [More]

Winter Skin Care Tips

Dealing with skin care issues in the winter can be no fun.  The air is cold and dry and our skin seems to suffer.   Does your skin feel dry and rough?  Do you have places where it cracks and peels or maybe you have a rash and wonder what you can do?  I’ve put together [More]

RPAP – the Cornerstone of My Medical Training

I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised when I opened up the envelope in the mail this past summer to find out that I had been chosen to be the Rural Physicians Associate Program (RPAP) Student of the Year!  It’s really a tribute to my colleagues Dr. Richard Wehseler, my primary preceptor, and Gina Hatlestad [More]

Breast Cancer Risk and Screening Guidelines

October is National Breast Cancer month and while we see many sports organizations and other groups in the area are wearing pink to show their support to help raise awareness, at ACMC we want to start with you! Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States [More]

A Different Test – Climbing Mt. Rainier

Jeff Kennedy is an exercise physiologist at ACMC.  Jeff and two colleagues climbed Mt. Rainier in Seattle, Washington on Memorial Day weekend. Staying motivated to train is always easiest when your program culminates with an event.  Having completed countless runs from marathons to 5k’s, in climates from tropical to desert and everything in between, my [More]