September 24, 2017

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Otolaryngologists (ENTs) Enjoy Best of Both Worlds at ACMC

Both Dr. Jonathan Mellema and Dr. Jennifer Pesola, two Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC) ear, nose and throat specialists (ENTs), started their careers with general practice in mind. Both, however, were drawn to the challenges of the operating room. During their residencies, each discovered a specialty that allowed them to pursue their two passions at once—ENT [More]

Childhood Experiences Led ACMC Physician Dr. Jennifer Pesola to ENT

There are a lot of things about ACMC physician otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat or ENT) Dr. Jennifer Pesola that you might not know. You’d never know she was in and out of the hospital because of a rare bone disease as a young child. Or that those early experiences with the medical field were [More]

Does My Child Need Tubes in Her Ears?

Recurrent ear infections can take a toll on the entire family.  You might think your child has an ear infection so you go to the doctor, the doctor confirms that there is an infection, the medicine runs its course and yet soon it seems you are back for the same reason.  What can you do? The [More]

Ear Infections

Is your child pulling on their ears, fussy or running a temperature? They just might have an ear infection. Ever wonder what causes an ear infection and why kids are so prone to getting them? What Causes Ear infections? Ear infections usually start with the Eustachian tubes not functioning properly.  Inflammation leads to pressure, fluid [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]