January 20, 2019

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Two ACMC Physicians honored with RPAP Preceptor Award

ACMC family medicine physicians Dr. Daniel Fuglestad and Dr. Michael Nicklawsky were recently honored with the University of Minnesota’s Rural Physician Associate Program Preceptor Achievement Award for the 2013-2014 program year.  Both have enjoyed working with many medical students throughout the years, dedicating time to teach these students and help them grow in their medical education. [More]

Third-Year Medical Student Melissa Pavek: Hiking Adventures through Minnesota State Parks

Before starting rotations as a third-year medical student at ACMC in Willmar, Melissa Pavek had already spent some time in the Willmar area.  She and her family had hiked Sibley State Park many years before. What started out as a family vacation quickly became a family affair for Melissa and her family.  It’s become a lifelong [More]

Dr. Richard Wehseler and Gina Hatlestad, LPN: Working Side-by-Side in New London-Spicer for 16 Years

Cheering on the New London-Spicer Wildcats on a Friday night—or any night there’s a game for that matter—is a regular occurrence for Dr. Richard Wehseler. But he’s not there to cheer on his own children—they’re still a bit young for high school sports. He’s there to cheer on his nurse’s son and young patients. “That’s [More]

The Future Doctor Ashley Davenport: A Hockey Star’s Biggest Goal

Work hard and you can achieve great things.  It’s a motto Ashley Davenport lives by.  Now as a third-year medical student at DMU and currently on rotation at ACMC in Willmar, she’s learning just how true that sentiment is. Ashley is second youngest in a family of six children.  With three older brothers, an older [More]

Why is There a Medical Student in my Exam Room?

Although it was many years ago that I was a medical student myself, I still remember what it was like seeing my first patient and working with my preceptor Dr. Dale Mathias in Peebles, Ohio.  I was doing a rural medicine rotation in a small town in Southern Ohio.  It was such a rewarding experience [More]

Meet Dr. Ryan Davis, ACMC-Willmar Family Medicine

Dr. Ryan Davis first became interested in medicine in high school—interested enough that he shadowed his hometown physician in a small town in Montana to see what practicing medicine was all about. His excitement for the field grew from there. In this video Dr. Davis talks about his journey into the medical field.   While [More]

Dr. Joshua Friese: Back to His Roots: Rural Lifestyle in Redwood Falls

Dr. Joshua Friese was used to the small town life. He grew up on a farm in Russell, Minnesota: population 338. Then he went off to school first in the Twin Cities, then to medical school in Portsmouth, Dominica, at the Ross University School of Medicine, and finally residency at the University of Illinois College [More]

Preparing for a Child-Free Getaway: What Medical Information Should You Leave with Your Child’s Caregiver?

Everyone deserves a kid-free getaway every now and then. But leaving your children can be a scary experience whether you’re leaving them for the first time or the one hundredth. What happens when you drop your kids off with grandma and grandpa and there is a medical emergency? Or what if you’re relying on them [More]

ACMC Medical Student Takes a Walk Down the Aisle: Planning a Wedding While Going to Medical School

Going to medical school and training to become a doctor is a time-consuming endeavor. Throw a wedding into the mix, and life gets even busier. At least for ACMC medical student Noah Retka. Noah is a third-year RPAP (Rural Physician Associate Program) student. Growing up in LeSueur, Minn., Noah hadn’t planned on becoming a family [More]

A Medical Student’s Privilege to Serve Patients

Growing up Ingrid Anderson always knew she wanted to work in a field that allowed her to serve others especially those in under served areas.  Her parents instilled that desire in her, leading by example.  When it came time for Ingrid to go to college and pick a major, she felt drawn to the medical [More]