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.
Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who just likes to keep active, you don’t want pain from an ACL or a meniscus tear to keep you out of the game.
Hand or wrist pain makes it hard to manage daily tasks.
Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about carpal tunnel and trigger finger – the causes and treatment options for these two common conditions.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, caused by aging and sometimes by injury. When the protective cartilage between the bones of your joints wears down, it’s painful. It’s progressive. And it’s treatable. Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about the causes of osteoarthritis, and options to treat it.
If your shoulder hurts when you swing a golf club or tennis racket – or even just reach for something on a high shelf – you may have injured your rotator cuff. Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about what causes rotator cuff pain, who’s at risk (spoiler alert: painters and athletes), and options for treatment.
If you're pregnant, you may be wondering: Should I get a flu vaccine while pregnant?
Yes, you should.
Our OB/GYN team in the Women’s Health Center explains why:
Influenza causes severe cough, fever, sore throat, body aches, sometimes nausea/vomiting. This is NOT the stomach flu.
It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Drs. Bob Shepley and Brad Wille met on their first day of medical school in 1980. They’ve worked side by side for the past 30 years, building a first-class orthopedic practice based in Northfield – with 25,000 surgeries and about 150,000 patient visits between them.
Now, they retire together.
We’re proud to introduce plastic surgeon Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH who is working with our general surgeons to provide breast reconstruction at Northfield Hospital. It’s part of NH+C’s complete breast cancer care.
First job? I was a hostess at a golf course restaurant all during high school. I learned customer service, and how to work with people – good skills that still serve me well.
Free time? I love gardening; flowers, vegetables, all of it. I like getting my hands dirty and making things look beautiful. My husband and I like to go camping; the North Shore is one of our favorite spots. Our dog Esther sometimes goes camping with us.