June 27, 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]

Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Autism

James is a sweet little boy, one of the many little ones I see in my pediatric practice at ACMC. He’s almost two, and he’s hit a lot of milestones, but he seems detached. He’s not as social as other kids his age. He doesn’t seem interested in things other kids find interesting. And even [More]

Helping Your Child Navigate Cyberbullying

Being a kid isn’t easy. Would you want to go back to the awkward years of growing up and trying to fit in with your peers? The world today is different than the one you or I grew up in. While change can be a wonderful thing, it also brings new challenges for kids—things like [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]

Is My Child Too Sick for School?

Sometimes it’s an easy call to keep your child home from school, but other times it can be hard to figure out what to do. Ask yourself these three questions.  If you say yes to any of them, it’s best to keep your child home from school or daycare. 1)      Does my child have a [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]