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FamilyHealth class to cover health, nutrition, sleep

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic will host “Sleep, Rattle and Roll,” an educational evening for mothers of young children, on Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the FamilyHealth Clinic in Lakeville off CR 70 near Lakeville South High School.

There will be three presentations:
• “Steps to Take if Your Baby Is Ill” – Ben Flannery, MD, a FamilyHealth pediatrician
• “Eat Great with MyPlate” – Kristi Winkels, RD, LD, a nutrition therapist from Northfield Hospital & Clinics
• “Tips for Helping Your Child Sleep” – Gerard O’Halloran, MD, an ENT specialist with FamilyHealth Medical Clinic

There is no charge for the evening, but please call 952-469-0500 to reserve your space.
Refreshments will be served.

Hospital’s Breast Care Center offers spa experience

Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Those scheduling mammograms October 1,2, 9,10,16,17,25,26, 29 and 30 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. will be treated to a mini-massage, complimentary specialty beverages and treats, and a parting gift.

     Sandy Mulford, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “spa event” is an effort to encourage women to have an annual exam. Early detection can save lives and increase treatment options, she said.

     The Breast Care Center features a direct-digital mammogram unit with a mammo pad for extra comfort. The direct digital system provides a clearer image and more detail. This leads to more accurate diagnoses and the ability to detect cancers at an earlier stage.

    “The goal of screening exams is to find cancer before symptoms are expressed,” Mulford said. “Early detection saves many thousands of lives each year. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for screenings improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.”

      For an appointment, call 507-646-1143.

Flu Shot Clinics

Happy Couple 30s-40sFlu shot clinic dates have been announced for each of our clinics. Follow these links to learn the dates for the clinic nearest you:

Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone six months of age and older. If you have an appointment with a provider, you can get your flu shot during your regular appointment.

Flu shots will cost $30 ($35 for flu mist), or can be processed via your insurance.

 

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic coming to Elko New Market

Northfield Hospital & Clinics will open a new primary care medical clinic next July in Elko New Market, Minnesota.

The practice will initially be located in leased space in the center of the commercial district. Long-range plans call for building a new clinic on four acres north of Elko Speedway off County Road 2.

This will be the fifth FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in the Northfield Hospital & Clinics network. The others are in Northfield, Lonsdale, Lakeville and Farmington.

 

New Family Physician in Lakeville

Family physician Subhadra Chereddy, MD, is now seeing patients at FamilyHealth–Lakeville.

Dr. Chereddy sees a full range of patients of all ages. She is a graduate of  Guntar Medical College and completed her residency at the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program through the University of Minnesota. She enjoys working with families, and her professional interests include management of chronic conditions and preventive medicine.

To make an appointment with Dr. Chereddy, please call 952-469-0500.

New Providers in Farmington

Kerry Ace, DOFamilyHealth–Farmington has welcomed two pediatricians and a family physician to the medical staff in the past few weeks.

Kerry Ace, DO, sees patients from birth through adolescence. She is an experienced, board-certified pediatrician who spent 11 years in Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  A graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato,  and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ace completed her pediatric residency at the Universityof South Florida.

Kristine Matson, MDKristine Matson, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician with 20+ years of clinical experience. A graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, and the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota. Recently she also completed her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Matson has been practicing at FamilyHealth–Northfield for the past several years. She has special expertise and experience with mental health concerns and is an advocate for patients of all ages with attention deficit disorder.

Paul Jacobonson, MDPaul Jacobson, MD, is an experienced, board-certified family physician. Like Dr. Matson, he is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead. He completed his medical training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his family practice residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He served with the United States Navy from 1972 to 1983. Before coming to FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, he practiced for several years with Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minn.

These physician services are provided by:

Mayo Clinic Health System

New Family Medicine Provider in Lakeville

Jay Charles, PAJay Charles, PA, a certified family medicine Physician Assistant with more than 20 years of experience, is now seeing patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic–Lakeville.

Before coming to FamilyHealth, Jay Charles was with Quello Clinic in Burnsville. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.

His special interests include the areas of pediatrics, chronic diseases and men’s health.

Breast Care Center offers ‘spa’ experience

Spa ambience - towels and candlesNorthfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Schedule your mammogram October 3 & 4, 11 & 12, 18–20, or 26–28 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and you will be treated to a mini-massage, complimentary specialty beverages and treats, and a parting gift. Evening appointments are available on Thursday, Oct. 27, but the massage will not be available.

Sandy Mulford, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “spa event” is an effort to encourage women to have an annual exam. Early detection can save lives and increase treatment options, she said.

The Breast Care Center features a direct-digital mammogram unit with a mammo pad for extra comfort. The direct digital system provides a clearer image and more detail. This leads to more accurate diagnoses and the ability to detect cancers at an earlier stage.

“The goal of screening exams is to find cancer before symptoms are expressed,” Mulford said. “Early detection saves many thousands of lives each year. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for screenings improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.”

The American Cancer Society recommends annual screening beginning at age 40, or earlier for women with certain risk factors. More information on screening guidelines is available here.

To make your “spa event” mammogram appointment, call the Breast Care Center at 507-646-1143.

Photos from Lakeville Night to Unite

Lakeville Night to Unite brought 300+ friends and neighbors to the FamilyHealth Medical Clinic grounds. It was a beautiful night!

Click on any of the photos below to see a larger version; then use your browser’s “back” button to return to this page.

Introducing Pediatrician Ben Flannery, MD

Ben Flannery, MDMayo Clinic Health System pediatrician Ben Flannery, MD, has joined the medical staff at our Northfield clinic.

Dr. Flannery is a graduate of Saint John’s University and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He recently completed his pediatric residency at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

He sees a full range of pediatric patients, from newborns to young adults. His professional interests include immunizations, diagnosis and management of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and counseling parents on children’s normal growth and development.

Dr. Flannery and his wife, Ali, have one son and live in Northfield.

To make an appointment with Dr. Flannery, call FamilyHealth Medical Clinic at 507-646-1494.

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