Northfield Hospital + Clinics welcomes Suzanne Schaefer, MD to its Lakeville Clinic, caring for patients of all ages.
She brings 30 years’ experience, including Urgent Care expertise, to the Lakeville community.
Dr. Schaefer believes in working together with patients to promote health by preventing disease through screening, managing chronic disease, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
“I look forward to developing relationships with patients,” Dr. Shaefer says.
The growing problem – and national conversation – of opioid addiction may be affecting the way you think about your own health care. Like many people, you may feel nervous about taking pain medication when you need it.
As doctors and leaders in healthcare and government work together to address the crisis, it may help you to know how doctors and pharmacists address opioid prescriptions, and some other alternatives to managing your pain.
We’re proud to offer LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®, a therapy program to improve movement and voice for patients with Parkinson’s.
LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® is each an intensive, four-week therapy program designed specifically to help improve ease of movement and voice quality in those who have Parkinson’s. Patients work with physical and occupational therapists on the LSVT BIG® program to improve ease of movement – and separately with a speech therapist on the LSVT LOUD® program to improve voice quality.
We’re proud to offer Cancer Rehabilitation therapy for people with cancer and cancer survivors.
Our team of specially trained physical, occupational and speech therapists work with you to improve overall physical well-being and quality of life. We can help with all types of cancer and at all stages – because the side effects of cancer and its treatment can linger long after the cancer is in remission.
Therapy can help you:
Are you a member of Medicare? You’re entitled to FREE “Annual Wellness Visits.” These visits are 100% covered by Medicare with no out of pocket expense to you. You can have your Annual Wellness Visit at our clinics.
Yearly preventative wellness visits are a way to have honest conversations with members of your health care team to discuss health concerns, identify any health risks, and help you to make positive lifestyle changes so you can get or stay as healthy as possible.
Pediatrician Ben Flannery, MD helps you understand childhood vaccines – why your child needs them, when to get them, and common side effects.
The Vaccine Schedule
Vaccinations generally begin at two months of age, with one exception—the hepatitis B vaccine, which is given at birth. The two-month, four-month, and six-month vaccine installations include:
Plans are moving forward to expand both the Northfield Clinic and the Birth Center in 2019. The Northfield Clinic has outgrown its space, with new providers and more patients for family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and specialty care. We need more space for these growing services, and any new services.The Birth Center now welcomes about 550 babies a year. The current space would be great if babies came on a steady schedule two or three at a time – but babies come when they’re ready, and more space will let us accommodate more births at the same time.