Lakeville Medical News

Welcom to Lakeville Dr. Alice Mann

Dr. Alice Mann joins FamilyHealth

 Alice Mann, MD, a Family Medicine physician, has joined FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics.

Beginning January 27, Dr. Mann will see a full range of patients at FamilyHealth’s Lakeville clinic. Her physician services are provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Dr. Mann is board certified in Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee and performed her residency with Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, Wis. She has a special interest in women’s health, geriatrics, pediatric and adolescent care, management of chronic diseases, and sports medicine

Dr. Mann says she went into medicine to make a difference in the lives of people. A solid relationship built on trust and mutual respect is the foundation of good medical care, she says.

International health is one of her passions. She has spent time providing medical care in under-served populations around the world.

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic provides both primary and specialty healthcare through partnerships with a variety of premier providers. Specialties include pediatrics; orthopedics; OB/GYN; ear, nose and throat; and general surgery. It also offers Urgent Care at its Lakeville clinic.

For an appointment with Dr. Mann, call FamilyHealth Medical Clinic at 952-469-0500.

Hospital to open urgent care in Lakeville

Northfield Hospital & Clinics is bringing urgent care to Lakeville.

Beginning October 15, urgent care providers will be available to see walk-in patients at Urgent Care Lakeville, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, at the corner of Jacquard and County Road 70. Hours will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No appointments are necessary.

The new “urgent care” clinic services will be located side-by-side with the existing primary and specialty care clinics already in place at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic. Urgent Care Lakeville will be staffed by physicians who have backgrounds and experience in emergency medicine, which will be a benefit to diagnoses and to referrals, if they are necessary.

“We think the urgent care model meets a community need,” said Kathleen Meier, Division Administrator for Clinic Services. “Patients often can’t anticipate their need for medical care. This will give them an important option when the need is now.”

Urgent care is defined as the delivery of ambulatory medical care outside of a hospital emergency department on an unscheduled, walk-in basis. The scope of service is greater than that of a retail minute clinic, but more cost-effective and timely than a visit to a hospital emergency department.

Urgent care medical services are similar to those of a primary care clinic, but available even when your regular primary care provider is not. Urgent care is equipped with radiology and laboratory services. Procedure rooms allow for treatment of minor and moderate-severity lacerations

Urgent care is not designed as a replacement for developing a relationship with a primary care provider, Meier said. An urgent care center is a convenient option when someone’s regular physician is on vacation or unable to offer a timely appointment. Or, when illness strikes outside of regular office hours, urgent care offers an alternative to waiting for hours in a hospital Emergency Room.

In addition to urgent care, Northfield Hospital & Clinics also offers primary and specialty care at its clinic. Specialists include OB/GYNs, ENT, and orthopedics. For an appointment with any of these clinicians, call 952-469-0500.

Lakeville Flu Shot Clinic hours for 2103

Happy Couple 30s-40sA flu vaccination each year is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health are recommending anyone six months or older be vaccinated.

Those most at risk for becoming seriously ill from the flu include:

  • people age 65 and older
  • young children
  • pregnant women
  • people with certain conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic has established specific dates and times for seasonal flu clinics during the months of September and October. Call 952-469-0500 for your appointment.

Flu Clinic dates in Lakeville are:

  • Monday, September 16, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 30, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 1, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 11, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 17, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 22, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pediatrician joins FamilyHealth Medical Clinic

Kelly Meyer, DO, has joined the pediatric practice at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic. She will be seeing patients at our clinics in Lakeville and Farmington beginning August 5.

Dr. Meyer will see a full range of pediatric patients from infants to 18-year olds. Her areas of professional interest include newborn care, preventive health and mental health. Her physician services are provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Dr. Meyer received her medical degree from the Des Moines University and an undergraduate degree from Union University. She recently completed her residency at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

For an appointment with Dr. Meyer in Lakeville, call 952-469-0500. For an appointment in Farmington, call 651-460-2300.

Make spring screening your spring ritual

Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is inviting women to combine an important Spring Screening with their seasonal Spring Cleaning.

T hose who schedule mammograms on eight select days in May — May 1, 8, 9, 13, 14, 22, 23 and 28 — will receive a complementary potted plant and treat. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 7:30-4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-4 p.m. Evening appointments are available until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. For an appointment, call 507-646-1143.

Early detection of breast cancer is known to save lives and increase treatment options. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammogram screenings beginning at age 40 for women at average risk of breast cancer.

Sandy Mulford, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “Spring Screening” is an effort to encourage women to have their annual mammogram.

“It’s easy to remember the importance of annual mammography during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, but this important screening can be tended to year-round,” said Mulford..

All mammography exams are performed on a direct digital system, utilizing advanced Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) software and skilled radiologist interpretation. Patients benefit from a padded mammogram table that makes the screening as comfortable as possible, and from supportive, experienced technologists who have specialty certification specific to mammography.

Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s Book Raid

Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s 52st annual Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Raid held at the Northfield Ice Arena.

Sale dates are Tuesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 27. Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 24 – April 26; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

Proceeds from this year’s book sale will go to the Cancer Care & Infusion Center.

Flu outbreak requires caution

Healthcare providers are seeing a widespread outbreak of influenza in our communities. We have individuals admitted to our hospital and being treated for the flu. FamilyHealth Medical Clinics and the Emergency Department are seeing many patients with flu symptoms, which include fever, dry cough, sore throat, headache, extreme tiredness, stuffed-up nose, and body aches, it is important to note Influenza symptoms come on quickly. These symptoms can be severe and put you in bed for several days

Community members are advised not to visit friends or relatives in the hospital if you have a fever or a cough.

  • 1) Stay home when ill.
  • 2) Cover your cough
  • 3) Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • 4) Treat symptoms with over the counter medications.
  • 5) Only individuals at high risk of complications (over age 65, under age 2, or with chronic diseases) should seek prescribed medication treatment such as antiviral (Tamiflu).


All healthy visitors are reminded to:

  • 1) Clean your hands after arriving and before departing;
  • 2) Use a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze;
  • 3) Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.


It is not too late to be vaccinated for the seasonal flu. Appointments can be made at any of our clinics for a flu vaccination.

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.

Audiologist begins at FamilyHealth

Audiologist Jennifer Bormann, MS, CCC-A, is now seeing patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in both Northfield and Lakeville. She evaluates and treats people with impaired hearing  

    Bormann is certified by the Minnesota Department of Health. She received her training from the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, finishing with a M.S. in Audiology in 1998. She did her undergraduate work at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She is a member of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association and the Minnesota Academy of Audiology.

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.

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Welcom to Lakeville Dr. Alice Mann
January 10, 2014
Hospital to open urgent care in Lakeville
September 26, 2013
Lakeville Flu Shot Clinic hours for 2103
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