December 19, 2018

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Nurse Practitioner Tanya Smith: Finding Her Work/Life Balance

If you live in the Willmar community, you may know the name Tanya Smith. However, how you know her may vary depending on who you are. For many, Tanya is a Nurse Practitioner in the clinic’s Internal Medicine department. For others, you know Tanya as the owner of Patina Marquet, a local craft and gift [More]

Dr. David Newcomer Looks Back on His Time as ACMC’s Chief Medical Officer

It’s been nine years since ACMC internal medicine physician Dr. David Newcomer became chief medical officer (CMO) of ACMC. When he was first approached about taking on the role of CMO, he said no. Twice. Though he was very interested in being a part of the leadership one day, he wasn’t sure he was ready [More]

Be Stroke Savvy: Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

It’s the third leading cause of death in the United States; in fact, every year approximately 600,000 of these are reported. It’s also a leading cause of long-term disability in adults. It’s stroke. And it’s something that ACMC-Litchfield internal medicine physician Dr. Dexter Casta sees far too often in his practice. Most commonly, a stroke [More]

A Change of Pace: Dr. Dexter Casta’s Internal Medicine Practice in Litchfield

Growing up in the Philippines near Manila, Dr. Dexter Casta never imagined he’d be living in Litchfield, Minn.  He didn’t really know where he’d end up. But he was sure of one thing. He knew one day he wanted to be a doctor.  As he settles into his role as the new internal medicine physician [More]

After 16 Years My Internal Medicine Practice at ACMC-Willmar is Still Where I Belong

After 16 years ACMC-Willmar is still everything internal medicine physician Dr. David Newcomer was looking for when he first came to Willmar and more.  Growing up the son of a gastroenterologist—and in Rochester, Minn., home of the Mayo Clinic, where my dad worked—I always knew I had an interest in medicine.  There was no defining moment when [More]

What are Shingles?

It started with those little red bumps and a rash. Then those bumps got itchy and your mom covered you from head to toe with Calamine lotion so you wouldn’t scratch and spread the rash to other parts of your body or worse yet to your siblings.  What am I talking about?  I know you [More]