Two experts on food allergies will provide a free educational session for parents Monday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dakota County Heritage Library in Lakeville, 20085 Heritage Drive.
Nancy Ott, MD, a Mayo Clinic pediatric allergist who sees patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, and Nona Navaez, executive director of Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota (AFAA), will combine for a session called: “What Parents Need to Know.” They will provide an overview of food allergies, talk about the latest research, and offer helpful tips on how to handle emergencies. More »
Excavators began clawing dirt from the north wall of the hospital Thursday in preparation for construction of a two-level expansion. Nine thousand square feet on the upper level will provide two new endoscopy suites, an additional multipurpose procedure room, a common registration and waiting area for endoscopy and surgery, and additional pre and post-operative rooms. It will be built on top of 8,000 square feet of unfinished space that will be available for future growth.
The $6.3 million project is designed to address growth in both the hospital’s endoscopy practice and its surgical services department. The project is expected to be completed in August of 2015.
Northfield Hospital and its Long Term Care Center are asking visitors to stay home as a precautionary measure if they have any flu-like symptoms.
Influenza can be serious and even life-threatening for the elderly and for those who are already hospitalized with an illness, and it spreads quickly, said Ann Reuter, Director of Quality at Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
Prospective visitors are asked to stay away if they have any of these symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Fever, or
- Body aches.
Physician Assistant Carrie Gray will join FamilyHealth Medical Clinic January 5.
She will be part of the clinic’s Family Medicine practice and see a full range of patients of all ages. Her areas of professional interest include preventive medicine, women’s health and pediatrics.
Carrie comes to FamilyHealth with 15 years experience in Family Medicine. Most recently she practiced in a primary care clinic in St. Paul. Prior to that, she practiced for nine years at a clinic in Washington, Iowa. For the last five years, she has also served in an academic capacity, providing instruction to aspiring physician assistants at Augsburg College for four years and now at St. Catherine’s University.
Family medicine gives Carrie an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her patients. She enjoys building relationships with individuals and families and helping them make informed decisions about their healthcare.
“I care deeply about the health and well-being of my patients,” she said. “I want to be a partner in their journey to achieve and maintain a happy, healthy life.”
For an appointment, call FamilyHealth Medical Clinic at 507-646-1494.