November 14, 2018

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Best Foot Forward: Dr. Mark Johnston on Practicing Podiatry

When podiatrist Dr. Mark Johnston decided to go into the medical field, he imagined himself in the classroom instead of an operating room. That’s why, after completing his residency at the University of Texas, he decided to work in the collegiate setting. However, after four years at the University of Texas, Dr. Johnston realized there [More]

Jim Andresen Shares His Memories from 29 Years as a Physical Therapist with ACMC

After 29 years at ACMC, physical therapist Jim Andresen is hanging up his lab coat and taking his first step into retirement. As a beloved member of the ACMC physical therapy team, Jim will be greatly missed for his ability to provide professional care with a hint of humor.  During his time at the clinic, [More]

From the West Coast to Willmar: Dr. Katie Reigstad’s Road Back Home

It has been nearly 14 years since Dr. Katie Reigstad graduated from Willmar High School. Since leaving her hometown, Dr. Reigstad experienced California, Ohio, and Utah before deciding there really was no place like home. Now, with medical school behind her and a bright future ahead, Dr. Reigstad has returned to Willmar to move forward [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]

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]

ACMC Hearing & Balance Center: Celebrating Five Years of Success, Part 2

Creating Balance for Our Patients ACMC’s Hearing & Balance Center, in Willmar, Minn., filled a big gap in vestibular medicine when it began treating dizziness and balance disorders five years ago. Prior to 2007 the nearest balance center was more than 70 miles away and required a referral to make an appointment. ACMC’s Hearing & [More]

ACMC Hearing & Balance Center: Celebrating Five Years of Success, Part 1

One minute you’re fine. The next minute you feel dizzy, the room is spinning, you can’t see straight, you’re nauseated and you may even lose your balance. At some point in our lives most of us have had some sort of experience with dizziness. Dizziness can occur from simply standing up too quickly after sitting [More]

Radiologic Tech Graduating with Help from ACHF Scholarship

I broke my collar bone when I was 13 and ever since that day, I’ve known that I wanted to work in the medical field. I had X-rays taken and I just thought the images looked so cool on the screen and I thought it would be an interesting job. Every day I would get [More]

My Life Exploration Led Me to Medical School

Sometimes our path isn’t always clear and you have to experience life a bit to help see where you belong and my journey to medical school certainly didn’t start in the traditional sense. Finding My Way After high school, I went to college and studied at the University of St. Thomas where I majored in [More]

Medical Students Educated about Abuse Assessment – Safe Avenue

At ACMC, ongoing education is a must for all providers and staff. We also offer weekly ‘classroom’ education sessions onsite for students rotating within our organization. These sessions have included a variety of specialties available locally. The programs are presented on a rotating basis by providers from ACMC, Rice Memorial Hospital and community health care [More]