September 23, 2018

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Making His Mark on Marshall: Dr. Steven Meister on Serving His Patients and the Marshall Community

From the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota to the beaches of Guam, ACMC’s Dr. Steven Meister has lived many places during his life. But when it came time to find a home for his family and medical practice, Dr. Meister knew there was no better place than Marshall, Minnesota. Now, after spending over a decade [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]

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]

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]

A Homecoming for ACMC-Litchfield’s Dr. Cassandra Bulau

Growing up in Litchfield, Dr. Cassandra Bulau—like many high school students—never imagined she’d be back. After high school she left for Boston, where she received her undergraduate degree in biology and history at Boston University. Dr. Bulau always had an interest in medicine; the sciences were her favorite in high school. So it was no [More]

Dr. Ronald Holmgren Building a Legacy of Leadership at ACMC

Family medicine physician and ACMC president and CEO Dr. Ronald Holmgren always planned on setting up practice in a more rural area. He had spent his Rural Physician Associates Program (RPAP) experience training in Clara City. As part of his rotations during RPAP, he became more familiar with Willmar, traveling to Rice Memorial Hospital to [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]

Biking through Iowa with ACMC’s Dr. Steven Meister

ACMC-Marshall family medicine physician Dr. Steven Meister always looks forward to late spring and summer in Minnesota. It means he gets to pull his bike out of storage to hit the road, trails, sidewalks—really anywhere he can ride his bike. It’s one of his favorite things to do when he isn’t in the clinic. He [More]

Preventing Drowning Incidents in Childhood and Teen Years

Drowning. It’s the second-leading cause of injury-related death in children in the United States. I know what you’re thinking. It would never happen to my child. He knows how to swim, and besides, he never swims without supervision or someone else present. But in many drowning accidents, there is an adult present.  Last year, I [More]