November 19, 2017

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Juggling Medical School and a Family Illness

ACMC medical student Emily Korman had a normal childhood. She grew up in Cold Springs, Minn., with her mom, a teacher, and dad, a farmer, and her older sister. By the second grade, Emily knew she wanted to be a doctor. Now she’s making that dream come true as a medical student at Des Moines [More]

A Typical “On-Call” Weekend in Minnesota Lake Country

I’m a family medicine physician with an ACMC affiliate in Litchfield, Minn., – a town of about 6,500 people.  I’m often asked what the lifestyle is like in Litchfield, especially from other physicians living in metro areas. Here’s the key – I live on a lake inside the city limits and it takes me about two minutes to [More]

I Care for the Community that Cares for Me!

I guess when I look back you could probably ask my classmates and they would tell you that it was as early as sixth grade that I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I grew up in rural Spicer, Minn., and I knew that this was the size of community I wanted to [More]

ACMC Offers Flexibility for my Medical Career and Family

I start my day at 5:30am with a cup of coffee relaxing, thinking about the events of the day while listening to the still of the house.  As the pitter patter of little feet come down the hall, the mom hat goes on as I help my boys Camden (7) and Kilen (5) get ready [More]

Small Town Medicine Gives Big Rewards

Small town gives big rewards to Dr. Arthur Rillo who is a family medicine physician at ACMC-Granite Falls.  Dr. Rillo has been with ACMC since 1997 and finds comfort in being a part of a smaller community where he treats generations of family members from birth to the elderly. Seeking a new direction I came [More]

My Roots and My Passion Have Always Been with Rural Medicine

A native of Litchfield, MN, Dr. Ronald Holmgren’s first experiences with Willmar Clinic (now known as ACMC) were as a third year medical student participating in the Rural Physicians Associate Program (RPAP).  In 1977, Dr. Holmgren returned to Willmar to start his practice and today is currently the President and CEO of Affiliated Community Medical [More]

Neurology, Technology and Variety – All at ACMC!

Practicing neurology in a rural setting has many rewards. Unlike in metro locations where so many doctors have to pick sub-specialties, what Dr. Nelson likes about working at ACMC is that he sees a little bit of everything here.  “It isn’t like when you are in a big city where you are sent to all [More]

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Physician Comes to ACMC-Marshall

There is a new face and a new specialty offered at ACMC-Marshall.  Dr. Timothy Michals has started his practice in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (IM/Peds) Specialty One of the questions most often asked is what is an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics doctor?  “Often referred to as Meds-Peds, an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics doctor specializes in adult and pediatric medical [More]

Hyper-what? Why Does My Doc Keep Hounding Me about My Blood Pressure?

Hyper-what?  Why does my doc keep hounding me about my blood pressure? Let’s take the confusion out of high blood pressure by pretending your cardiovascular system is nothing but a system of the following three parts: Pump Pipes Filter The Pump: If any pump is required to push against higher pressures long enough, it is [More]

Getting Those Eye Drops in your Eyes!

Has your doctor ever prescribed eye drops for you? Are you tired of trying to hold your eyelids open with one hand while attempting to land a drop in the eye? It seems many times patients blink just at the wrong time, or land the drop on their forehead or nose. Here’s the trick. Tip [More]