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northfield_hospital1_MG_7223[1]Northfield Hospital & Clinics provides a wide spectrum of medical services to residents of Rice, Dakota, Scott and Goodhue counties. Combining advanced technology with personalized, patient-centered care, we strive to create a healing environment where patients feel safe, secure and supported. 

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Be a lifesaver: Check that car seat

We’re hosting an Open House as part of this month’s Car Seat Safety Clinic.

A certified technician checks your child’s car seat (or booster) to insure that it’s safe, fits your child, and is properly installed. This is a free service. Grandparents and expectant parents are welcome, too.

Refreshments served. Enter to win a free car seat!

Saturday, October 10

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Northfield Hospital EMS Station

1600 Riverview Lane, Northfield

Bring your child and car seat (and owner’s manual, if you have one).

Appointments: northfieldcpst@gmail.com or 507-646-1534. Walk-ins are welcome.

Meet Dr. Sara Hernberg

Hernburg, Sara_4Sara Hernberg, MD, a Family Medicine physi­cian, has joined FamilyHealth Medical Clinic.

Dr. Hernberg began seeing patients of all ages at FamilyHealth’s Northfield clinic on August 20. She comes to FamilyHealth from Aberdeen, SD, where she practiced at Sanford Health.

A native of Finland, Dr. Hernberg earned her medical degree from University of Helsinki. She did her Family Medicine residency and graduate work at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Hernberg is fluent in English, Finnish, Swedish and German.

Dr. Hernberg said she is fascinated by the science of medicine; her father was a physician, too. Dr. Hernberg’s goal is to provide individualized care to all her patients, and to make the best decisions possible to maintain health and reduce suffering.

Dr. Hernberg’s expertise complements that of Family Medicine providers at FamilyHealth, including Adam Ailabouni, MD; Internal Medicine specialists Katie Helgen, MD, and Randolph Reister, MD; plus pediatricians Ben Flannery, MD, and Todd Amunrud, D.O.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Hernberg join our practice here in Northfield. She brings many years of experience to our group, and expands the schedule we’re able to offer patients in our Northfield clinic,” said Dr. Flannery, Medical Director for FamilyHealth Medical Clinics.

For an appointment, call FamilyHealth in Northfield at (507) 646-1494.

Northfield Hospital Dietitians Host “Mindful Eating” Seminar on Sept. 24

With the chill of Fall approaching, eating habits start to change – whether we notice or not.

The dietitians of Northfield Hospital & Clinics will host “Mindful Eating,” a seminar designed to help participants shift out of a diet mentality, and enjoy eating instead.

The one-hour session will be led by Kristi Von Ruden, RDN, LD, registered dietitian nutritionist coordinator at Northfield Hospital. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred; walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

Mindful Eating

Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Northfield Area Family YMCA Community Room

To register: Sue Pokorney, (507) 646-1534 or pokorneys@northfieldhospital.org

Often when people think about food and health, they focus on diet and weight control. Mindful eating is a different perspective that helps people approach nutrition and wellness from a positive viewpoint.

Northfield Hospital & Clinics collaborates with the Y to promote wellness in the community. All participants for “Mindful Eating” will receive two free days at the Y.



Meet Dr. Nicole Dohm-Palmer

DOHM-PALMER, Nicole-5Nicole Dohm-Palmer, MD, an Obstetrics and Gynecology physician, joined Women’s Health Center on September 8. She will see women and adolescent patients at Women’s Health Center Northfield and FamilyHealth Medical Clinic – Farmington.

Dr. Dohm-Palmer comes to Women’s Health Center from United and Abbott Northwestern Hospitals, where she was an emergency obstetrician. She is board-certified as a Fellow in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Dohm-Palmer earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and did her resi­dency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also a graduate of Carleton College.

“I see myself as a partner with my patients to optimize health, choose treatments for problems, and promote healthy pregnancies for both moms and babies,” she says.

Dr. Dohm-Palmer learned early on that medicine allows her to apply her love of science with people.

“I am an extrovert at heart and love people. The most rewarding part of medicine is that I get to es­tablish life-long relationships with my patients and positively impact their lives,” she says.

Her professional interests include delivering babies, minimally-invasive surgery including lapa­roscopy, endometrial ablations, and treatment for urinary incontinence.

For an appointment, call Women’s Health Center Northfield at (507) 646-1478, or FamilyHealth Medical Clinic – Farmington at (651) 460-2300.

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