Six Questions with orthopedic surgeon Greg Erickson, MD
Dr. Greg Erickson likes fixing things. From carpentry to surgery, he makes things better for people. “It’s gratifying to take someone who has pain or an injury, and be able to fix that problem.”
Orthopedics team welcomes surgeon Greg Erickson, MD
NH+C’s orthopedics practice expands with the arrival of surgeon Greg Erickson, MD, who joins popular orthopedic surgeons Hans Bengtson, MD and Clinton Muench, MD.
Now, the full orthopedics team can care for more patients and offer more options for surgery.
NH+C’s orthopedics care covers a broad region, from the south metro to Faribault, and across southeastern Minnesota from Cannon Falls and Red Wing to Lonsdale and Montgomery. Appointments take place in five clinics across the region. Surgeries take place at Northfield Hospital.
Six Questions with Dr. Randolph Reister
Dr. Randolph Reister is a baseball fan. And a strong advocate for his patients: “I believe the needs of the patient are the only needs to be considered.”
First job? I mowed lawns in the little town where I grew up. I mowed about 20 people’s lawns and played baseball, and that was my summer.
Free time? I like to run, and play with my kids, and I’m a huge baseball fan. I used to be a player, but now I just watch.
Best part of your work? Seeing people get better.
Protecting babies and toddlers from RSV: Advice from pediatrician Ben Flannery, MD
NOVEMBER 22, 2022 – RSV is hitting our communities hard right now. RSV is a virus that infects the lungs. Kids under 2 are most at risk of serious illness.
NH+C pediatrician Ben Flannery, MD explains:
“RSV infects the microscopic airways of the lungs. It’s especially hard on small lungs: Babies and kids under 2 are at risk of severe inflammation of the lungs, so it’s hard to breathe. They can’t cough the mucus out of their lungs, which can lead to pneumonia.
Six Questions with Jeni Robinson, MD
Dr. Jeni Robinson knows patients want to be heard.
As a Family Medicine physician, she cares for patients of all ages in NH+C’s Farmington Clinic. As the parent of a medically high-needs child, she knows how important it is to have a provider who listens. (P.S. She has a soft spot for babies.)
Dr. Robinson answers six questions:
First job? I babysat in exchange for sign language lessons. (I can spell the alphabet, but didn’t get much further than that. I did teach myself to read Braille.)
Six Questions with Dr. Adrianne Westmoreland
As a Family Medicine physician, Dr. Westmoreland cares for patients of all ages in NH+C’s Farmington Clinic. (Psst: She loves babies.)
Dr. Westmoreland answers six questions:
First job? I worked for the YMCA at the front desk, in South Carolina. I was 15. My first job in medicine was as an educator in the residency program where I got my training. I like learning, and teaching.
NH+C welcomes OB/GYN specialist Ngoc Vu, MD
OCTOBER 18, 2022 -- Dr. Ngoc (pronounced “knock”) Vu believes in meeting patients wherever they are at in their lives.
Dr. Vu has joined the Women’s Health Center at Northfield Hospital + Clinics, caring for women of all ages. From delivering babies to menopause, Dr. Vu offers expert care focused on the whole person.
NH+C’s Farmington Clinic welcomes Dr. Adrianne Westmoreland
Family Medicine provider Adrianne Westmoreland, DO has joined the Farmington Clinic of Northfield Hospital + Clinics. Dr. Westmoreland cares for patients of all ages.
As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), Dr. Westmoreland is a fully trained and licensed medical doctor who takes a holistic view when working with patients.
“Truly treating the whole patient has always been important to me,” she says. “There are so many aspects of a patient’s life that affect their health.” That includes mental health.
Is arthritis inevitable? Dr. Hans Bengtson explains
As we get older, is arthritis inevitable? Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD says . . . it’s complicated.
"Arthritis is a vast diagnosis of conditions involving inflammation in the joints," Dr. Bengtson says. "The most common form is osteoarthritis, which affects millions of people worldwide.
"Osteoarthritis is inflammation in the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones, particularly the hands, knees, hips, and shoulders. It’s often the result of wear and tear over time, so it’s a general risk for almost any adult.
What it’s like to be in the hospital
Hospitalization has been headline news during the pandemic. So, what’s it like to be in the hospital – whatever your illness or injury?
At Northfield Hospital, your care is led by hospitalists, doctors who specialize in hospital care. Northfield Hospital’s seven hospitalists are family practice and internal medicine doctors with additional expertise in high-acuity care – everything from recovery after surgery to injuries to heart attacks, respiratory illness, infectious disease.