Jolyn Halvorson, DC, Named a Best Chiropractor in MN

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.

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Meet Danielle Schirm, DO, new OB/GYN at Stellis Health

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.

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Maura Romanshek, PA-C Now at Stellis Health

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.

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Drs. Nemec and Devine mentor RPAP student Mariah Dahmen

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.

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Stellis Health Ranks Among Lowest Cost Clinics in Minnesota

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.

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To Our Seniors and Medicare Enrollees

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.

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Heidi Nichol, MD, MPH Now at Stellis Health

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.

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Beth Brinkman, MD, Joins Stellis Health

Family Medicine Physician Beth Brinkman, MD, recently joined Stellis Health – Buffalo Clinic. “We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Brinkman to our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “Her focus on prevention, women’s health and caring for chronic diseases is a great complement to our medical staff.”


“My goal is to partner with my patients and together come up with the best plan to optimize their health,” says Dr. Brinkman. With special interests in preventative care, chronic disease management, women’s health,

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Nausea and Vomiting In Pregnancy

By Lindsey Latteman, MD, OB/GYN at Stellis Health


One of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy is the dreaded morning sickness – sudden bouts of nausea and even vomiting that can happen all hours of the day and be provoked by the smallest things.


Many women have trouble with these feelings of nausea, but there are plenty of remedies that are safe in pregnancy and proven to work.

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