September 23, 2017

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Photography, Global Health Come Together for Medical Student Robin Sautter

You’ve heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” It’s one of the things ACMC third-year University of Minnesota-Duluth medical student Robin Sautter loves most about photography. Robin first got interested in photography her junior year of college. She was involved in several extracurricular organizations and found that an image was a great [More]

Medical Missions: You Can’t Do Everything, but You Can Still Help

Six days a week 17-year-old Carina gets up at 3:00 a.m., working in the coffee fields carrying 50-pound bags down the mountain until 4:00 p.m. Afterward she cleans the house and cares for her siblings before bed at 8:00 p.m.—only to do it all over again the next day. When ACMC family medicine physician Dr. [More]

ACMC Family Medicine Physician Dr. Emily Hayden on Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving – a time for family and traditions. ACMC-Willmar family medicine physician Dr. Emily Hayden shares her favorite memories and family traditions as a child and new ones she and her  family are making.  As long as I can remember, we have gotten together with my father’s side of the family for Thanksgiving in Le [More]

Caregivers: Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself

As a nurse practitioner in geriatrics and the Wound Clinic at ACMC-Willmar, I see patients in all ages and stages of their golden years. Many patients can care for themselves, but others require some help from a caregiver. For some of my patients, they may need a little bit of assistance, but for others a caregiver [More]

Shannon Elton: Crossing the Boston Marathon off Her Bucket List

It’s the stuff dreams are made of—a runner’s dream at least. Imagine running through the streets of Boston as crowds cheer you on and after 26.2 miles you cross the finish line, victorious and proud. When ACMC ob/gyn nurse practitioner Shannon Elton first began running, she never dreamed she’d be one of the 27,165 runners [More]

A Day in the Life of Medical Student

Most people will never know what it’s like to be a medical student: the long hours of studying, learning from fellow students and doctors and the rewarding time spent on different rotations. But we’re giving you a peek at life as a medical student. Every year ACMC hosts a variety of students who spend time in our clinics [More]

Medical Student Libby Feist Practicing Medicine and Spanish during RPAP Experience

Growing up in New Prague, Minn., Libby Feist loved watching the television show ER with her mom. It’s what first sparked her interest in the medical field. Science classes were her favorite, and a human anatomy class she took in high school was further proof that it may be the right career for her. But [More]

Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Autism

James is a sweet little boy, one of the many little ones I see in my pediatric practice at ACMC. He’s almost two, and he’s hit a lot of milestones, but he seems detached. He’s not as social as other kids his age. He doesn’t seem interested in things other kids find interesting. And even [More]

Dr. Jayme Van Beek: DMU Medical Student to ACMC Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Jayme Van Beek has always loved being hands-on in whatever he was doing. It came in handy around the farm he grew up on in Iowa. Being hands-on was also what drew him to cars; in fact, he very briefly considered going into a career in autobody. Though he still loves cars, the path [More]

Medical Student Allison Homstad Putting Her Education to Practice at ACMC

It was a normal afternoon in 2005 working at the hospice care facility for Allison Homstad. It was summer break between her sophomore and junior year in high school. She was happily baking cookies when one of the residents came into the kitchen and sat down. Allison tried making small talk with him, but despite [More]