September 23, 2018

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Finding His Calling: Dr. Atul Mishra’s Journey to Pediatric Care in Marshall

Most kids have posters of their favorite athlete or singer but Marshall Pediatrician, Dr. Atul Mishra, grew up with a picture of India’s Surgeon General on his wall. Growing up in Allahabad, India, he received the picture as a gift from the president of his local medical school when he was thirteen years old.  “I decided [More]

Making His Mark on Marshall: Dr. Steven Meister on Serving His Patients and the Marshall Community

From the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota to the beaches of Guam, ACMC’s Dr. Steven Meister has lived many places during his life. But when it came time to find a home for his family and medical practice, Dr. Meister knew there was no better place than Marshall, Minnesota. Now, after spending over a decade [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]

Protecting Your Baby From Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the recommendation that all infants should sleep on their backs.  Since then, there has been a decrease in the amount of infant deaths caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Unfortunately there has been an increase in sleep-related deaths caused by things that are considered preventable.  What [More]

Mammograms, Breast Ultrasounds and MRI’s: What’s It All Mean?

The key to saving lives from breast cancer is early detection.  When women reach the age of 40 (or earlier if at high risk), it is recommended that an annual mammogram test is completed.  Mammograms can’t keep women from getting breast cancer; their primary purpose is to assist in detecting breast cancer sooner than it [More]

Reducing Your Exposure to Radiation

Sixteen slices, sixty-four slices, what does all of that mean and does it increase the amount of radiation I am exposed to during a CT scan?  That’s a question I hear all of the time when it comes to the different types of CT scanners that are available at different medical facilities and what is [More]

From Dreams to Reality During First Year of Medical School

“I was excited to learn that I was a recipient of the medical scholarship from Affiliated Community Health Foundation,” stated Jonna Maas, 1st year medical student.  “Medical school is a lot of things, but cheap isn’t one of them! Between tuition, lab fees, and textbooks charges add up quickly and this is only my first [More]

Medical Practice Comes to Life in Rural Setting

Heidi Lehrke, third-year medical student has been with Affiliated Community Medical Centers since August 2010 and will continue her experience through July 2011. “I am currently in my third year of medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa and am in the process of completing a medical rotation with ACMC. I really didn’t know [More]

Growing My Practice in Marshall

“For me it was coming back home,” states Dr. Jill Vroman, when talking about how she came to work for Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC).  “My husband and I knew that we wanted to come back to Minnesota when I was done with my residency and our choice was between ACMC in Marshall and two [More]