News

New provider joins FamilyHealth

Carrie Gray

Carrie Gray

Physician Assistant Carrie Gray will join FamilyHealth Medical Clinic January 5.

She will be part of the clinic’s Family Medicine practice and see a full range of patients of all ages. Her areas of professional interest include preventive medicine, women’s health and pediatrics.

Carrie comes to FamilyHealth with 15 years experience in Family Medicine. Most recently she practiced in a primary care clinic in St. Paul. Prior to that, she practiced for nine years at a clinic in Washington, Iowa. For the last five years, she has also served in an academic capacity, providing instruction to aspiring physician assistants at Augsburg College for four years and now at St. Catherine’s University.

Family medicine gives Carrie an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her patients. She enjoys building relationships with individuals and families and helping them make informed decisions about their healthcare.

“I care deeply about the health and well-being of my patients,” she said. “I want to be a partner in their journey to achieve and maintain a happy, healthy life.”

For an appointment, call FamilyHealth Medical Clinic at 507-646-1494.

Nurse practitioner joins FamilyHealth

Ashley Gilland, MSN, FNP-BC, a family medicine nurse practitioner, will join FamilyHealth Medical Clinic December 1.

She will see a full range of patients of all ages. Her areas of professional interest include preventive medicine, women’s health and management of chronic diseases.

Healthcare has long been her calling. Prior to coming to FamilyHealth, Ashley spent nine years in nursing. She has worked in a variety of settings, including surgery centers, inpatient settings and home health.

Ashley has always been fascinated by the physiology of the human body. The advanced training as a nurse practitioner allows her to do more diagnostics work and problem-solving.

Her practice will revolve around preventive and maintenance care. She said she will promote vaccinations, regular screenings and healthy lifestyles. For those with chronic conditions, she will work to prevent further complications.

And she practices what she preaches. Ashley leads an active life that keeps her moving and being mindful of a healthy diet.

“I try to be active and live a healthy lifestyle,” she said, “and I want to share those goals with others.”

For an appointment, call 952-469-0500 for Lakeville, 507-646-1494 for Northfield or 651-460-2300 for Farmington.

 

 

More flu clinics added

Due to high demand for flu vaccinations, FamilyHealth Medical Clinic is offering additional extended-hour flu clinics at both Elko New Market and Lonsdale.

Elko New Market’s (952-461-5200) will be Thursday, Nov. 5, to 7 p.m.; Lonsdale’s (507-744-3245) Thursday, Nov. 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Call for an appointment.

A flu vaccination is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza, according to public health officials.

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 health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

Flu clinics announced

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic has established specific dates and times for seasonal flu clinics this fall.

In Northfield, flu shots are available by appointment:

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 a.m. – noon.
Friday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. – noon.
Monday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. – Noon.
Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to noon.
Monday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 Call 507-646-1494 and ask for a nurse only appointment.

For dates and times at other FamilyHealth clinics, go to www.familyhealthclinics.org for information for the clinic nearest you.

A flu vaccination is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza, according to public health officials.

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 health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

Other preventive steps to protect you from the flu are:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

Flu clinics announced

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic has established specific dates and times for seasonal flu clinics this fall.

In Lakeville, flu shots are available by appointment:
Monday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Call 952-469-0500 and ask for a nurse only appointment.

For dates and times at other FamilyHealth clinics, go to www.familyhealthclinics.org for information for the clinic nearest you.

A flu vaccination is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza, according to public health officials.

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 health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

Other preventive steps to protect you from the flu are:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

Flu clinics announced

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic has established specific dates and times for seasonal flu clinics.

Special evening flu clinics will be held at Elko New Market (952-461-5200) Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:30 to 7 p.m. and at Lonsdale (507-744-3245) Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Call for an appointment.

A flu vaccination is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza, according to public health officials.

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 health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

Other preventive steps to protect you from the flu are:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

Flu clinics announced

FamilyHealth Medical Clinic has established specific dates and times for seasonal flu clinics this fall.

In Farmington, flu shots are available by appointment:
Monday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – 3:30 P.M.
Monday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Call 651-460-2300 and ask for a nurse only appointment.

For dates and times at other FamilyHealth clinics, go to www.familyhealthclinics.org for information for the clinic nearest you.

A flu vaccination is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza, according to public health officials.

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 health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

Other preventive steps to protect you from the flu are:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

 

 

 

Sleep Center offers informational session

The Northfield Hospital Sleep Center will host a free informational session on sleep disorders Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to noon in the Conference Center in the lower level of the hospital.

“Lights Out: The Path to Successful Sleep,” will feature presentations on the latest research and practices in the field of Sleep Medicine. Bryan Hoff, MD, Director of Northfield Hospital Sleep Center, will speak about “Shift Work and Circadian Rhythms; Gerard O’Halloran, MD, an ENT specialist with certification in Sleep Medicine, will speak about “Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” and Dr. William Hoekstra, a psychologist with Allina Medical Center, will speak about “What is Normal Sleep and Insomnia.” In addition, Robert Hoover, a representative from Allina Health Home Oxygen and Medical Equipment , will be there to speak about “Taking the Mystery Out of PAP Therapy.”

There will be time for questions and conversation with sleep specialists. Continuing education credits are available.

One in four people is at risk for sleep disorders, with 90 percent of those still unidentified. The Sleep Center can help patients uncover their specific barriers to sleep through clinical study.

The informational session is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail to: hjelmgrenk@northfieldhospital.org.

 

 

Grief counselor to talk about ‘reclaiming hope’

Chris Dooley-Harrington, a grief counselor with Fairview Home Care and Hospice, will be the featured speaker at a bereavement informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Northfield Hospital Conference Center.

Dooley-Harrington’s talk, “Living after a Loss: Reclaiming hope, joy, and resilience,” is a prelude to an optional six-week grief support group offered by Northfield Hospice. Both events are free and open to the public. Read more »

Northfield Hospital expands surgical practice

General surgeon Katya Ericson, MD, is joining Surgical Care Consultants, P.A., a general surgery practice that serves both Northfield Hospital & Clinics and Allina Medical Clinic.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Ericson comes to Northfield from Hennepin County Medical Center, where she recently completed a five-year residency in general surgery. She will work closely with Jose Fulco, MD, and Chris Nielsen, MD.

  Dr. Ericson performs a full range of general surgery services, including colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and advanced laparoscopic procedures. She will see patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic and perform surgeries at Northfield Hospital.

   “We are delighted to attract a surgeon of Dr. Ericson’s caliber to Northfield Hospital,” said Dr. Fulco.  “She will bring an element of diversity to our practice and provide greater access for patients, especially in the Lakeville and Farmington communities.”

    A native of Belarus, Dr. Ericson came to the United States at the age of 20. She knew she wanted to be a practicing physician.  A surgical clinical rotation in medical school convinced her she belonged in the operating room.

  “What attracted me to surgery is that the surgeon not only needs to know how to perform the procedures,” Dr. Ericson said, “but must also manage many conditions both before and after surgery.”

 The challenge and the opportunity to serve fuels Dr. Ericson’s passion for medicine.

“I like medicine because of the impact I can have on a person’s life,” she said. “And I love the
challenges that medicine presents.”

 Dr. Ericson is joining an established general surgery practice that provides around-the-clock surgical support for Northfield Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Fulco has practiced for 22 years, 14 of those in an academic setting. Dr. Nielsen has 18 years of experience and is certified in Critical Care Surgery. 

 

 

News archive »

News Feed

Sleep Center offers informational session
September 30, 2014

News Archive »

Read Our Magazine


Familyhelath Newsletter Fall 2013