November 19, 2017

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Dr. Ronald Holmgren Building a Legacy of Leadership at ACMC

Family medicine physician and ACMC president and CEO Dr. Ronald Holmgren always planned on setting up practice in a more rural area. He had spent his Rural Physician Associates Program (RPAP) experience training in Clara City. As part of his rotations during RPAP, he became more familiar with Willmar, traveling to Rice Memorial Hospital to [More]

After 16 Years My Internal Medicine Practice at ACMC-Willmar is Still Where I Belong

After 16 years ACMC-Willmar is still everything internal medicine physician Dr. David Newcomer was looking for when he first came to Willmar and more.  Growing up the son of a gastroenterologist—and in Rochester, Minn., home of the Mayo Clinic, where my dad worked—I always knew I had an interest in medicine.  There was no defining moment when [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]

A Medical Student’s Privilege to Serve Patients

Growing up Ingrid Anderson always knew she wanted to work in a field that allowed her to serve others especially those in under served areas.  Her parents instilled that desire in her, leading by example.  When it came time for Ingrid to go to college and pick a major, she felt drawn to the medical [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]

Educating Medical Students about Hearing and Balance at ACMC

Our weekly medical student education program took Kelsey, Libby and Neil to ACMC’s Hearing and Balance Center in Willmar on May 9th. They each remarked on the value this session provided them. They appreciated Tami’s time to educate them on this health care avenue that is not always available to them as medical students. Patients [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]

Neurology, Technology and Variety – All at ACMC!

Practicing neurology in a rural setting has many rewards. Unlike in metro locations where so many doctors have to pick sub-specialties, what Dr. Nelson likes about working at ACMC is that he sees a little bit of everything here.  “It isn’t like when you are in a big city where you are sent to all [More]