August 22, 2014

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Tamara Berg, PA Student at ACMC

The Path from Dietitian to Physician Assistant

Tamara Berg—formerly Tamara Hein, she recently got married—was a dietitian at ACMC in Willmar until she decided to go to school to become a physician assistant (PA). Now she’s back completing her clinical rotations. She first got the idea of going back to school several years ago while working with Teri Larson, a former physician assistant in oncology. Teri earned her … [More]

How the New Breast Density Law May Affect You

How the New Breast Density Law May Affect You

Beginning this month health care facilities in Minnesota that perform mammography will be required by law to notify women in writing if they have dense breast tissue. Mammography is available at ACMC clinics throughout our system, and we’re taking the steps necessary to help educate our female patients about what the breast density information means. “This new law … [More]

TRI4EVR Membership Benefits Willmar Regional Cancer Center

Local Triathlon Club TRI4EVR Working Together to Raise Cancer Awareness

In 2004 Kris Kolstad knew something was wrong.  An avid biker, Kris had been racing for years.  One day he started to notice that his training was suffering. He’d experience shortness of breath which was forcing him to cut his workouts short.  At the time he attributed the problem to getting older. Without warning in March 2005, Kris became to feel sick. At first he … [More]

Dr. John Skretvedt gives a local Athlete a Sports Physical

Why Your Athlete Should Have a Complete Sports Physical

It's that time of year for your athlete’s sports physical. A sports physical isn't just a piece of paper the doctor signs so your child can participate in sports.  It's a screening that allows your doctor to see what is going on with your child’s development.  If your child is injured during a game, an athletic trainer—like me—will often communicate with your child’s … [More]