Blogs

New Mental Health Therapist Now Available At Stellis Health

Sarah Janzen, MSW, LICSW, recently joined Stellis Health as a clinical social worker, providing both group therapy and individual therapy to adolescents and adults. “Caring for your mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health, P.A. “With 1 in 20 people living with serious mental illness and 1 in 10 young people experiencing major depression, we’re working to ensure mental health care and support are available locally in our community.”

 

For the past 10 years, Janzen has worked at a private mental health agency in Plymouth that specialized in intensive outpatient therapy. “I always feel privileged to be invited into someone’s journey and allowed to help them reach their goals and recognize their own strengths,

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Stellis Health prescribes food to improve health

More than a half million Minnesotans are food insecure meaning they suffer from health challenges due to a lack of healthy food. “We recently partnered with Second Harvest Heartland’s FOODRx program to deliver healthy food every month to patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health, P.A.

 

The FOODRx boxes were built by registered dietitians and contain approximately 25 meals each. The boxes are designed to meet dietary and nutritional needs and contain healthy food items like canned fruits and vegetables, whole grains and quality protein sources. For culture specific diets, the boxes are available in three different versions—traditional American, Somali and Hispanic.

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Stellis Health’s New Physician Assistants Return Home to Provide Care

Four new Physician Assistants (PA) who recently started practicing at Stellis Health have one thing in common—they wanted to come back to live and work in, or near, the communities where they grew up. Stellis Health strives to be a part of the community beyond medical care. “Our providers have deep roots in the communities we serve and the new physician assistants deepen those roots even further,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health, P.A. “Our community connections allow us to know our communities’ needs first-hand and most of our providers are actively engaged in community organizations like Rotary, Lions, local churches and more, where we know you by name.”

 

All of the new PAs completed the Physician Assistant Master’s degree from Bethel University and are board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

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Dr. Glenn Nemec voted to serve as President of the Minnesota Academy of Family Practice Physicians

Glenn Nemec, MD, was voted by colleagues from around the state to serve as President of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians that supports over 3,200 passionate family doctors as they provide high quality, comprehensive medical care for patients of all ages. Dr. Nemec will serve as president of this prestigious state association through June 2019.

 

“My goal for the year is to increase awareness that family physicians are trained differently than any other specialty,” says Glenn Nemec, MD, family medicine physician at Stellis Health. “Because our training is focused on the whole patient

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Michael O’Borsky, DPM, and Foot & Ankle Specialists join Stellis Health

Beginning August 15, Michael O’Borsky, DPM, and Foot & Ankle Specialists will become part of Stellis Health. “I’m excited to be joining Stellis Health and provide more comprehensive care for all my patients’ foot and ankle conditions,” says Dr. O’Borsky. “I will be working closely with Dr. Mark Nelson as well as all the family medicine, internists and orthopedic surgeons at Stellis Health.”

 

Dr. O’Borsky will be expanding beyond the Buffalo area and plans to provide care at all three Stellis Health locations in Buffalo, Monticello and Albertville. He will be performing most of his surgeries at the Monticello Surgery Center to ensure his patients receive high-quality,

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Stellis Health designated a ChiroCare Center of Excellence

The ChiroCare Centers of Excellence (CCoE) Program was developed by Fulcrum to recognize clinics that use standardized clinical protocols and an integrated, collaborative approach to achieve positive outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. Using best practice approaches, Stellis Health provides patients with a consistent, high-quality experience. The CCoE program highlights ChiroCare clinics who achieve and maintain the highest standards of patient-centered care through record keeping, documented outcome measures, and collaboration with other health care providers to achieve the Triple Aim in health care.

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Mahoney Award

Stellis Health doctors invest time in the future of medicine

Pediatrician Joseph Mahoney, MD, was recently honored with the Preceptor of the Year Award at Bethel University where he precepted nine of the 31 graduates. Selected by the physician assistant students to receive this distinct award, Dr. Mahoney was recognized by the graduating class and faculty during their White Coat Graduation Ceremony on August 5th.

 

Stellis Health has a long history of mentoring medical students through various schools including the Rural Physician Assistants Program (RPAP) at the University of Minnesota.

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Mom and Baby

Stellis Health-Monticello Clinic designated breastfeeding friendly workplace by MDH

Stellis Health is committed to supporting nursing mothers and assuring they have the needed support and resources to continue providing breast milk to their babies after they return to work from parental leave. “Healthy families are at the core of our mission and breastfeeding is vital to the health and development of children and families,” says Douglas Hanson, CEO of Stellis Health.

 

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recognizes workplaces that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers by creating a workplace lactation support program and Stellis Health-Monticello

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A Trio of Locations

We provide care when you need it, where you need it, at our three convenient locations in Albertville-St. Michael, Buffalo, and Monticello, with convenient access to Primary Care, Skin Care, Urgent Care and more.
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