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Two new family medicine physicians join Lakewood Health System

Henning Medical Clinic hosts diabetes meter clinic

Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) is sponsoring a Diabetes Meter Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Henning Medical Clinic.

The Diabetes Meter Clinic is an opportunity for individuals to bring in their diabetic meters and have them checked. Tri-County Health Care Diabetic Educators, Pam Doebbeling and Sue Sigurdson, will be available to answer questions.

Dental Outreach Clinic to be held in New York Mills

A dental outreach clinic will be held in New York Mills for children between the ages of 1 and 12 years old who are eligible for Minnesota Care and Minnesota Medical Assistance programs. This will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Appointments must be made in advance by calling toll-free (888) 683-1038 Monday through Friday.

EMS education classes offered at Tri-County Health Care

Tri-County Hospital's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department offers a variety of classes throughout October, November and December. Classes offered are:

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid (Community Class)

• Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m. (First Aid) and 6-10 p.m. (CPR)

• Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4-6 p.m. (First Aid) and 6-10 p.m. (CPR)

• Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 4-6 p.m. (First Aid) and 6-10 p.m. (CPR)

Health Care Provider CPR

• Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. - noon

• Wednesday, Dec. 7, from noon - 4:30 p.m.

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid is for those who need or are interested in learning or becoming certified in CPR, First Aid or both. With the knowledge and skills learned in each class you can save a life! Skills taught are especially valuable for those in daycare or babysitting, firefighting, police, airline personnel, security guards and those with family members at high risk for sudden cardiac emergencies. CPR class teaches how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking. First Aid teaches skills to effectively recognize and treat emergencies within the first critical moments until EMS personnel arrive. Skills are taught for victims of all ages. Completion of either course provides a two-year certification through the American Heart Association. Cost is $50 for CPR and $25 for First Aid.

Health Care Provider CPR classes are for health care providers needing certification. Skills are taught for victims of all ages. Upon completion of the four-hour course, you will be certified for two years through the American Heart Association. Cost is $50.

As class sizes are limited, pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register for a class, call David Cuppy, EMS education coordinator, at (218) 632-8738.

Sleep Apnea Support Group presentation to be held

Lakewood Health System's durable medical equipment store, Medical Marketplace, will be hosting a sleep apnea support group on Oct. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the classrooms at Lakewood's Main Campus.

Deb Herbaugh, nurse specialist in psychiatry, will be doing a presentation titled, "Goal Setting and Life Balance." Attendees will learn to identify and set Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely (S.M.A.R.T.) Goals for healthy management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and supplies replacement.

This is one of a series of meetings that follows a nationally recognized sleep apnea program called A.W.A.K.E., which stands for Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic, and was created on behalf of the American Sleep Apnea Association.

RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by calling Rita at (218) 894-8482.

Flu shot clinics planned at Lakewood Health System

Lakewood Health System will be holding the following flu shot clinics in October:

• Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Lakewood Health System Staples Clinic

Tuesday, Oct 18, 5-7 p.m.

• Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Lakewood Health System Browerville Clinic

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m.

Appointments are not needed. Insurance billing for shots is available. Flu shots are also available during regular clinic hours. Go to www.lakewoodhealthsystem for clinic hours and locations or call (218) 894-1515 or (800) 525-1033.

Lakewood Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Berit Amundson and Dr. Jordan Moe to its team of family medicine physicians.

Amundson is originally from southern Minnesota and completed her residency at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver, Colo. She is proficient in medical Spanish and has a special interest in obstetrics and rural health care, and looks forward to working with the area's Hispanic population.

"I really enjoy full-spectrum family medicine and I am excited to meet families from Staples and the surrounding communities," said Amundson.

Amundson will see patients at Lakewood's Staples and Pillager clinics.

Moe completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Family Residency Program, Duluth. He is a former coach and science teacher with an interest in athletics and in helping both youth and senior-aged patients achieve lifestyle changes that will positively impact their health.

"I think it's my past experience as an athletic coach that makes me interested in helping people stay fit and well," said Moe. "But I'm also interested in other aspects of medicine and at Lakewood I'll have the opportunity to care for people in a variety of ways."

Moe will see patients at Lakewood's Staples and Motley clinics.