Kate Schroter, MD, recently joined Stellis Health. As a pediatrician, Dr. Schroter is dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. “We’re excited to welcome to Dr. Schroter to our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “She cares for the physical, mental, and social health of all infants, children and adolescents at our Albertville-St. Michael location.”
“I feel strongly about the importance of preventive medicine and encouraging healthy lifestyles,” says Dr. Schroter. “My goal is to care for children of all ages with respect, compassion, and love.”
Jacquelyn Harman, DO, recently joined Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic. As a pediatrician, Dr. Harman specializes in the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to age 18. “We’re very pleased to have Dr. Harman join our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “From preventative health to managing acute and chronic illness, Dr. Harman cares for children at every stage of development, in both sickness and health.”
“I believe taking care of a child is a collaboration between the pediatrician, parents and the child to find a plan that is individualized for the child and the family,” says Dr. Harman. “Parenting is a very difficult and rewarding journey. A pediatrician’s job is to help you throughout that journey. I take the time to listen to every concern, no matter how big or small.”
CONGRATULATIONS Glenn Nemec, MD!! The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) recently awarded Dr. Nemec the Excellence in Teaching & Recognition of Service Award to recognize and salute his exemplary teaching and mentoring of the next generation of physicians. Thank you Dr. Nemec for all that you have done for medical students and Stellis Health!
RPAP is a nine-month, hands-on educational experience in which third-year medical students work with physicians and specialists in the clinic and hospital.
Minnesota Monthly named Jolyn Halvorson, DC, one of the Best Chiropractors in 2020. She has been caring for patients at Stellis Health for 18 years. “I’m honored and humbled to be named one of the best chiropractors in the state of Minnesota,” says Jolyn Halvorson, DC. “Being selected as a top chiropractor by my peers is so special—knowing that my peers would come to me for their own care as well as for their loved ones’ care means the world to me.”
Working side by side with the medical staff at Stellis Health, Dr. Halvorson provides well-rounded care as she helps address patients’ pain by making the patient an integral part of their own care.
Obstetrician/gynecologist Danielle Schirm, DO, FACOOG, recently joined Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic. “We’re very pleased to have Dr. Schirm join our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health.”Her special interests in adolescent health, infertility, low- and high-risk pregnancies, as well as minimally invasive surgery will play an integral part in advancing women’s health in our community.”
“I love empowering women! I enjoy helping them through all aspects of life and strive to care for all of my patients as if they were my sister or mother,” says Dr. Schirm.
Certified Physician Assistant Maura Romanshek, PA-C recently joined Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic. “We’re excited to welcome Maura to our community and medical staff,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “Her interests in women’s health and addiction medicine are a great addition to our medical team.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve members of the Monticello community and look forward to establishing caring, long-term relationships with patients and families,” says Maura.
Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) student Mariah Dahmen shadows family medicine physicians Glenn Nemec, MD, and Teresa Devine, MD, three to five days each week and experiences first-hand what it’s really like to work and live in a rural area. “The opportunity to share my experience with the next generation of doctors and help them learn, grow and be inspired is very important to me and to Stellis Health,” says Dr. Nemec.
Mariah is learning clinical medicine, procedures, community health, and the business of medicine alongside Drs. Nemec and Devine. RPAP is a nine-month, hands-on educational experience in which third-year medical students work with physicians and specialists in the clinic and hospital.
The total cost of care at Stellis Health is 15 percent lower than the Minnesota state average, according to the latest report by the Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM) nonprofit. “We strive to keep our costs down and this report shows that our providers are doing a great job at using health care resources effectively and wisely,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “We’ve been consistently ranked as a lower cost clinic by Minnesota Community Measurement.”
The report looks at the average costs for the 119 most common medical procedures and services in Minnesota. For example, the average payment Stellis Health receives for an initial physician visit by a new patient is $240 while the average reimbursement at other clinics across the state is $384.
We understand how difficult it can be to learn about the various Medicare plans. The options and choices have created uncertainty for many Minnesotans. Cost and coverage are always important for all seniors. In addition, we want you to choose a plan that offers Stellis Health as an option so you continue your care here with your provider and clinic.
In this time of changing insurance options, one thing has not changed – Stellis Health is here for you. We are recognized for significantly lowering medical care costs and have been delivering the best care to our seniors for over 65 years. Rest assured, Stellis Health is your consistent and trusted partner for health care.
Family Medicine Physician Heidi Nichol, MD, MPH recently joined Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic. “We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Nichol to our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “She is interested in practicing in a smaller community and will provide full spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics.”
“I consider is a great privilege to establish caring, long-term relationships with patients and families in order to help each person enjoy the highest possible quality of life,” says Dr. Nichol. With special interests in preventative care, obstetrics and pediatrics, she can care for the entire family throughout their lifespan.