November 25, 2017

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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]

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]

From the Navy to Medicine, Dr. Mark Eakes Pursuing His Dream in Granite Falls

After more than 20 years in the Navy, family medicine physician Dr. Mark Eakes finally has the opportunity to pursue his dream of being a doctor. “I went into the Navy in 1982 and met my wife Debbie after moving to San Diego to begin my Naval career. Over eight years, we had five coast-to-coast [More]