June 25, 2017

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Dr. Ryan Lussenden Shares His Passion for Weight Loss Surgery and its Many Benefits

The process of bariatric surgery begins far before a patient ever enters the operating room. With an emphasis on improving overall health, patients spend time with their surgeons, dietitians, and other team members to create a lifestyle centered on weight loss. These routines will accompany the physical changes occurring, helping the patient reach their weight [More]

Putting the Family in Family Medicine: Dr. Pietka’s Transition to Granite Falls

Cold winters and humid summers, the weather in Minnesota is something many of us dread; but for Dr. Magdalena Pietka it’s what makes her feel at home. Spending a majority of her life in Poland, Dr. Pietka and her husband moved to the United States 15 years ago after deciding they wanted to see the [More]

Jim Andresen Shares His Memories from 29 Years as a Physical Therapist with ACMC

After 29 years at ACMC, physical therapist Jim Andresen is hanging up his lab coat and taking his first step into retirement. As a beloved member of the ACMC physical therapy team, Jim will be greatly missed for his ability to provide professional care with a hint of humor.  During his time at the clinic, [More]

Finding His Fit: Dr. Nathanial Slinkard on Building an Orthopedic Practice in Willmar

If you ask Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Nathanial Slinkard where he saw himself after medical school, ACMC Health would be it. His checklist included finding a rural healthcare facility that offers high quality care for everyone from athletes to the elderly. At ACMC, he has found just that. With a focus on joint repair, total joint [More]

Crossing Off Her Bucket List: Dr. Jill Vroman’s Ironman Moment

“Jill Vroman, you are an Ironman.” This announcement rang out at the finish line of the 2016 Ironman in Tempe, Arizona on November 20th of 2016. After 14 hours and 32 minutes, ACMC Marshall’s Dr. Jill Vroman crossed this athletic accomplishment off her bucket list. Complete an Ironman. The Ironman is known as the most [More]

Beyond the Track: Kendra Mooberry’s Transition from Athlete to Physical Therapist

As a former high school and collegiate athlete, Kendra Mooberry, DPT had a remarkable career on the track and in the gym. Now, Kendra has transitioned her passion for sports into her profession as a physical therapist at ACMC Health. With a new perspective on injury prevention and healing, Kendra is using her past experiences [More]

From the West Coast to Willmar: Dr. Katie Reigstad’s Road Back Home

It has been nearly 14 years since Dr. Katie Reigstad graduated from Willmar High School. Since leaving her hometown, Dr. Reigstad experienced California, Ohio, and Utah before deciding there really was no place like home. Now, with medical school behind her and a bright future ahead, Dr. Reigstad has returned to Willmar to move forward [More]

Horses as Healers: Dr. Mary Vomacka on Her Passion for Psychiatry

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Mary Vomacka knows her role in patient’s lives often goes beyond the walls of her office. With a practice unlike others in the system, Dr. Vomacka combines medication management and therapy to help her patients reach milestones in mental health. She has also taken a keen interest in a therapy that [More]

From Teacher to Physician Assistant: Roxanne Schmiesing’s Journey to ACMC

The journey to becoming a physician assistant at ACMC for Roxanne Schmiesing was different from many others in her field. Beginning her career as a high school science teacher, Roxanne decided to take a new path, combining her passion for science, education and the well-being of others into a career in healthcare. As a child, Roxanne [More]

Dr. Joe Willett on 25 Years as an Internal Medicine Physician at ACMC-Marshall

Dr. Joe Willett can hardly remember a time when he wasn’t interested in medicine. One of his first jobs in high school was as a hospital patient aide. He often jokes that his role as a patient aide was really that of a glorified hospital orderly. When he graduated from high school, he went to [More]