August 23, 2017

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Dr. Joe Willett on 25 Years as an Internal Medicine Physician at ACMC-Marshall

Dr. Joe Willett can hardly remember a time when he wasn’t interested in medicine. One of his first jobs in high school was as a hospital patient aide. He often jokes that his role as a patient aide was really that of a glorified hospital orderly. When he graduated from high school, he went to [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]

Dr. Lucio Minces & Dr. Carlos Franco Palacios: Friends, Doctors, Colleagues

Both Dr. Lucio Minces and Dr. Carlos Franco Palacios are from South America. Dr. Minces from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Dr. Franco Palacios from Asunción, Paraguay. It wasn’t long after Dr. Minces joined ACMC’s team of health care providers that Dr. Palacios came on board, too. But their friendship didn’t start there. The Beginning of [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]

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Physician Comes to ACMC-Marshall

There is a new face and a new specialty offered at ACMC-Marshall.  Dr. Timothy Michals has started his practice in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (IM/Peds) Specialty One of the questions most often asked is what is an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics doctor?  “Often referred to as Meds-Peds, an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics doctor specializes in adult and pediatric medical [More]