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Classes & Events


Foot & Nail Clinic


Glenwood City, WI
Call for an appointment.
Albert Lea, MN
6 - 8 p.m.
Lake City, MN
7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Fairmont, MN
12-1 p.m.

New Mom and Baby Group

Support Groups

La Crosse, WI
Every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Eau Claire, WI
10-11:30 a.m.
Glenwood City, WI
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Mondovi, WI
During clinic hours
Rice Lake, WI
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cameron, WI
Weekdays during regular clinic hours
Elmwood, WI
Weekdays during clinic hours

From The Blog


Top 10 essentials to pack for your outdoor winter adventure

Venturing outdoors for recreation during winter months can be an exhilarating, if a little chilly, experience. While this can be fun, the nature of the outdoors in winter adds extra challenge and danger to be weary of.

Doug Larsen PA By Doug Larsen February 23, 2017

Chin up — This disappearing act can be your secret

While not harmful, a double chin can make people appear older than they are, and few people want that. Surgery is an option, but there now is an option that is not as costly and is less invasive.

James Banich, M.D. By James Banich February 22, 2017

Skipping sedation: A quicker colonoscopy

Deb Gunderson has natural curiosity and a love of medicine. It was for those reasons that the licensed practical nurse opted for a sedation-free colonoscopy when she was due to receive the important colon cancer screening.

February 21, 2017

Q & A: Falls and fall prevention

Falls can happen to people of all ages and for a great variety of reasons. Unfortunately, the older we get, the more brittle our bones can become, so the severity of injury from even a simple fall can be more debilitating. Here are a few common questions about falls and fall prevention.

Jacqueline Corona MD By Jacqueline Corona February 21, 2017

New option for seizure answers closer to home

For anyone who has epilepsy or a seizure disorder, life can be a challenging and uncertain journey. Every person with epilepsy has a unique life situation, and the cause for their seizures may or may not be known.

February 20, 2017

Monday Run Day 5: Staying motivated

Are you finding times when you look at the long road ahead and wonder how you’ll maintain this pace until you reach the finish line? A slight shift in perspective might help.

February 17, 2017

Healthy habits before and after bariatric surgery

Weight loss surgery is not the best option for every person, but incorporating healthful habits is good for everyone. We have some tips to get you started living more healthfully.

Wendy Payson, R.N. By Wendy Payson February 16, 2017

Easing labor pain with inhaled nitrous oxide

Increasing numbers of expectant moms are requesting nitrous oxide for pain relief during childbirth. Answers to some common questions may help you decide if this comfort measure is right for you.

Jennifer Meyers CNM By Jennifer Meyers February 15, 2017

Heart disease in women: Symptoms and risk factors

Pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest is not always severe or even the most prominent heart attack symptom, particularly in women. That’s why it’s important for women to understand their unique symptoms and work to reduce their risk of heart disease.

Stacy Blackburn DO By Stacy Blackburn February 14, 2017

Not quite as planned: When your child needs surgery

Just the thought of your child having surgery is something most parents don’t even want to consider, but surgeries, procedures or tests are sometimes necessary. Being proactive and educating yourself about scenarios in which your child might need to have surgery can make the process less stressful for both you and your child.

Denise Klinkner MD By Denise Klinkner February 14, 2017

First patient has TAVR heart surgery in Eau Claire

Until recently, 87-year-old Charles Kaeding of Augusta considered himself to be in fairly good health. However, that quickly changed when he noticed getting increasingly tired and becoming short of breath when exerting himself.

February 13, 2017

Monday Run Day 4: Recipe for recovery

Another week of training is behind you. Good work! You’re getting closer to your goal, and you can do it. Make sure you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs to recover between workouts.

February 10, 2017

In The News

New Family Medicine physician joins practice in Owatonna

Katie McKenzie, M.D. welcomed to Mayo Clinic Health System

February 23, 2017
Local pediatric provider attends Baby Café in Cannon Falls

The Cannon Falls Area Baby Café is a drop-in café for new mothers and their newborns as well as family members.

February 22, 2017
Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin rates among top rural and community hospitals nationwide

Hospitals named to this list are recognized as top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost tha...

February 22, 2017
Scholarships offered to Springfield area students

The Springfield Area Health Care Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from students who attend Cedar Mountain, Comfrey, Red Rock Central, Springfield or Wabasso High School.

February 17, 2017
First patient has TAVR heart surgery at in Eau Claire

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive procedure perfect for higher risk patients, like Charles Kaeding.

February 17, 2017
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Eau Claire heals patient’s wounds

The treatment involves lying in a pressurized tube for about 2 ½ hours, breathing pure oxygen.

February 17, 2017
Energy therapy techniques offered through Healing Touch course

Course is designed for those with a desire to learn more about energy therapy and healing techniques.

February 16, 2017
Team registration opening for Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival in Eau Claire

Online team registration begins Wednesday, March 1, for the Aug. 5, event supporting hospice services.

February 15, 2017
Bariatric surgery has life-changing benefits for Bloomer man

Carrying extra pounds was costing Scott Decker money, and the extra weight was on track to cost him a lot more.

February 14, 2017
Ophthalmologist discusses vision function with astronaut at Florida conference

Leonid Skorin Jr., D.O. talked with conference keynote speaker about how space travel can affect eye health and visual function.

February 13, 2017
Care center residents have a primary care team available 24/7

Lake City primary care team manages each resident’s routine care, evaluates and treats unexpected illnesses, and coordinates specialty care.

February 13, 2017
Barron-based community paramedic program cares for patients in their own homes

In-home assessments include health and physical examinations, medication compliance checks, safety evaluations and hospital discharge follow-up care.

February 13, 2017


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