November 13, 2018

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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]

The “P” Word: Is Puberty Starting Earlier?

A national study by the American Academy of Pediatrics recently found that boys are entering puberty at earlier ages – anywhere from six months to two years earlier than previously assumed.  Former studies have shown that girls also appear to be hitting puberty earlier, but this is the first time an accurate study has been [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]