October 22, 2018

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Litchfield, Marshall Named Best Towns to Raise a Family: ACMC Physicians Agree

When it comes to raising your family, of course you want the very best for them. Your kids deserve it! In a recent study of best towns to raise a family, Litchfield and Marshall made the top 30. We asked some of our physicians and advanced practice providers to share why they love living, working [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]

Dr. Jill Vroman: Practicing Family Medicine/Obstetrics in Marshall

It’s 3:00 p.m. and ACMC-Marshall physician Dr. Jill Vroman is headed to the hospital to deliver a baby. She has two expectant mothers in the hospital, and later tonight she’ll be welcoming another new life into the world.  It’s all part of life as a family medicine physician with obstetrics, and Dr. Vroman wouldn’t change a thing. [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]

Family Medicine Physician Dr. Daniel Fuglestad on His Medical Missions

ACMC family medicine physician Dr. Daniel Fuglestad has done his fair share of traveling. He’s been to Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala. But his trips aren’t the typical exotic getaway. They’re mission trips.  In the past 14 years, he and his family have gone on eight mission trips. “Missionary work runs in my family. [More]

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]

My First and Only Practice, ACMC-Benson Where I Wanted to Be

Though my wife Anita and I had begun dating several months before while I was finishing my family practice residency in St. Paul, I moved to Benson in 1983 a bachelor. I was 31 at the time. It was my first—and as it turns out, only—medical practice after finishing my formal medical training. From the [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]