August 23, 2017

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Medical Student Brooklyn Leitch and Her Path to Pediatrics

Growing up, Brooklyn Leitch wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for a career. What she did know was that she wanted to do something where she could care for children. In high school, when classmates were getting jobs at department stores or restaurants, Brooklyn spent her time babysitting. That’s what sparked the passion that [More]

Three Doctors, A Common Interest: Pediatrics

From reading and cooking to a love of the outdoors and a family with a musical background to their styles of care and even the reasons they became pediatricians, they’re about as different as you might expect. But ACMC-Willmar’s pediatricians have one thing in common: a love of serving children and their families. Drs. KerriAnn [More]

Embracing the Rural Lifestyle: A Love of Pediatrics and the Great Outdoors

It’s no wonder Dr. Michael Hodapp decided to pursue a career in medicine; it runs in his family. One of his grandfathers was a founder of the Willmar hospital; the other practiced in Omaha. His father, Dr. Robert V. Hodapp was one of the founding physicians at Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC). His brother, Dr. [More]

Taking Temperatures and Treating Fevers with Medication

Fevers cause parents to worry about their child. Once the number on the thermometer creeps up to more than the body’s core temperature, as parents you instinctively start to try to figure out what’s wrong. How to Take Your Child’s Temperature There are many ways to take a temperature; you can take it under the [More]

How much TV is too much for your child?

There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about fast-paced cartoons and TV shows and what affect that has on our children.  TV has changed a lot over the years and even shows like Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers that have been on for decades are much different today than they were [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]