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New internal medicine physician joins Stellis Health

Monticello, Minnesota (November 28, 2022) — Internist Carla Schultz, MD, recently joined Stellis Health to care for adults ages 18 plus. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Schultz to our medical team and community,” says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health. “Her teaching expertise and approach to providing holistic healthcare with joint patient-doctor decision making are a perfect fit with Stellis Health.” “I want my patients to feel heard and valued,” says Dr. Schultz. “My goal is to help patients live their best possible lives with the support of medicines and treatments when appropriate. My style is collaborative, not paternalistic.”

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Tony Lesch, PA-C, named 2022 Clinical Instructor of the Year

Augsburg University is proud to award the 2022 Clinical Instructor of the Year award to one of our 1999 alumni: Tony Lesch. Each year, Augsburg University awards one of their preceptors with the Clinical Instructor of the Year. This award celebrates the positive impact a professional clinical preceptor has had on our students throughout the course of the clinical rotations. Tony Lesch, PA-C said, “I enjoy precepting and giving back to individuals who are eager to learn. It helps me stay abreast of all the new and changing medical knowledge. I also really appreciate the patients I see who are

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Stellis Health named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Star Tribune

Stellis Health has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces award recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. “We value our employees’ opinions and listen to what matters most to our team,” says Lindsay Reiter, Human Resources Director at Stellis Health. “We use that insight to make decisions as we strive to make Stellis Health the preferred place to work and practice healthcare.” Seventy-seven percent of Stellis Health employees participated in this year’s survey which was collected by Energage, an independent

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Stellis Health Author for Patient care

Independent Group Practices = Personalized, Quality Patient Care

How independent practices benefit patients. Navigating the complex healthcare system is undoubtedly a difficult feat. Having options and the ability to make choices that best fit your medical needs is empowering and reassuring. Working with and seeking medical advice from an Independent Group Practice provides an extra level of care and flexibility, while still having all the benefits of a large medical group. Says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health, “I began my career in the big health systems, including Fairview and the University [of Minnesota], and bigger has not proven to be better. We as consumers need more independence….”

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New Orthopedic Surgeon for Stellis Health

New Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Stellis Health

Fellowship trained sports medicine and adult reconstruction orthopedic surgeon specialist Jim Lorge, DO, recently joined Stellis Health. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Lorge to our medical staff and community,” says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health. “His patient-first approach to care complements our orthopedics team and clinic philosophy perfectly.” “I enjoy taking care of the athlete, weekend warrior and the construction worker whose job is probably more physical than half the sports out there,” says Jim Lorge, DO, orthopedic surgeon at Stellis Health. “When considering surgeries like an ACL or meniscus repair, first and foremost I consider their quality

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Steliis Health March Colonoscopies Blog

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Screening Options

When searching for birthday cards at the store, especially for a 50th birthday, inevitably you will find at least a handful with jokes regarding colonoscopies – “Look who’s all grown up and ready for a colonoscopy! Happy 50th Birthday!” There are a multitude of jokes, comics, and memes on the topic, but colorectal care and cancer prevention is no laughing matter. It is estimated that colon cancer causes 50,000 deaths annually. However, if detected early, it is also one of the most treatable forms of cancer.

 

It may be an uncomfortable topic, but colorectal care and cancer screening should never be

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Monticello Reopens March5 When it's Urgent We Provide Care

Urgent Care Reopens in Monticello on March 5

We are excited to announce that we are resuming Urgent Care services at our Monticello Clinic effective March 5, 2022! Back in December 2020, we temporarily closed operations in our Monticello Urgent Care due to staffing shortages while we kept our Buffalo Urgent Care open so we could continue to provide this important service for our communities.

 

Due to ongoing staffing shortages, we will continue requiring reservations at each location. Please note the updated operating hours at both locations effective Saturda

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Mammography ACR Accreditation Facility

Stellis Health Earns ACR Accreditation

Stellis Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

 

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

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Stellis Health Welcomes Family Medicine Physician Emily Lawrence, MD

Stellis Health Welcomes Family Medicine Physician Emily Lawrence, MD

Family Medicine Physician Emily Lawrence, MD, recently joined Stellis Health – Buffalo Clinic. “We’re excited to welcome Dr. Lawrence back to our medical staff and community,” says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health. “She is already a familiar face here as she spent nine months in training through the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) and loved our clinic and community so much she wanted to return.”

 

“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Stellis Health to practice family medicine,” says Dr. Lawrence. “I felt so lucky to complete my RPAP training here and really wanted to return to build my practice.

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Brent Wilde Named CEO of Stellis Health

Brent Wilde Named CEO of Stellis Health

Brent Wilde was recently named chief executive officer of Stellis Health, succeeding Douglas Hanson who is retiring later this month. “We are excited to introduce Brent Wilde as our CEO,” says Jason Halvorson, MD, president of Stellis Health. “With nearly 30 years of hospital and clinic operations experience, Brent is an accomplished executive with proven success who truly complements our clinic and community.”

 

Brent is a visionary, values-driven leader who creates strong, sustainable partnerships. He has outstanding interpersonal communication skills and is committed to results-oriented leadership and team building. “Stellis Health is a high performing organization with a tremendous 70-year legacy of caring,”

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