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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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New OB/GYN specialist now available at Stellis Health

Lindsey Latteman, MD, recently joined Stellis Health as an OB/GYN specialist caring for women at all stages of life from adolescence and pregnancy through menopause. “We’re excited to welcome Dr. Latteman to our team of OB/GYN providers,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health, P.A. “She is another great provider choice for area women seeking quality obstetric and gynecological care.”

 

“I became an OB/GYN because I loved talking to my friends about their health, and believe that women should feel comfortable talking to their health care providers about anything,” says Dr. Latteman.

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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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