December 19, 2018

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Nurse Practitioner Tanya Smith: Finding Her Work/Life Balance

If you live in the Willmar community, you may know the name Tanya Smith. However, how you know her may vary depending on who you are. For many, Tanya is a Nurse Practitioner in the clinic’s Internal Medicine department. For others, you know Tanya as the owner of Patina Marquet, a local craft and gift [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]

I Care for the Community that Cares for Me!

I guess when I look back you could probably ask my classmates and they would tell you that it was as early as sixth grade that I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I grew up in rural Spicer, Minn., and I knew that this was the size of community I wanted to [More]

ACMC Offers Flexibility for my Medical Career and Family

I start my day at 5:30am with a cup of coffee relaxing, thinking about the events of the day while listening to the still of the house. As the pitter patter of little feet come down the hall, the mom hat goes on as I help my boys Camden (7) and Kilen (5) get ready [More]

Surgical Mission in Haiti a Memorable Experience

Imagine yourself in a third world country practicing medicine. The medical compound serves 30,000 or more people that depend on one medical staff person and traveling surgical teams to help people in need of care. In April 2011, Dr. Kevin Unger, a Urologist at ACMC in Willmar, gathered a team of local medical experts and [More]

Why Does My Child Keep Getting Ear Infections?

Why does my child keep getting ear infections?  I’m a parent too, so I feel your (and your children’s) pain! Here’s a simple analogy.  Let’s pretend the eardrum is the bottom of an open, empty bottle.  The space in the bottle is filled with nothing but air.  If infection begins to accumulate in the open [More]