Meet Our New Psychiatrist – William Platz, M.D.

Meet the Newest Member of Our Team William Platz, M.D., Psychiatrist Meet William Platz, M.D., Psychiatry – “I think it is especially important in mental health care to look at a person’s symptoms in the context of what is going on in their lives,” says Dr. Platz, “a patient’s treatment needs to take underlying circumstances into account.” Dr. Platz joins us with 15 years in practice, following graduation from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a residency at the Mayo Clinic. With open access and expanded hours, River Falls Medical Clinic is making Dr. Platz and all our physicians available to more of the community. River Falls Medical Clinic 715-425-6701...

Meet Our New Nurse Practitioner – Nora Bennett, N.P.

Nora Bennett, Nurse Practitioner Nora partners with patients to find manageable health solutions that work with their lifestyle. “Nurse Practitioners bring a healthcare perspective rooted in nursing philosophy and focusing on the whole person,” she says. A River Falls native with over 20 years healthcare experience, Nora is excited to work in her hometown and give back to the community. She will see patients at River Falls and Spring Valley Medical Clinics. With open access and expanded hours, River Falls Medical Clinic is making Nora and all our providers available to more of the community. Call for an appointment today. We’ll review your health history before you arrive to ensure that you’re up-to-date with all health screenings and preventive measures. River Falls Medical Clinic 715-425-6701 Spring Valley Medical Clinic 715-778-5591 www.rfmc.org Meet the newest member of our team. Here for your...

Ellsworth Medical Clinic Awarded for Providing Optimal Care for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Ellsworth Medical Clinic Providing Optimal Care to Patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) (Minneapolis, Minn.) – For the third time, Minnesota Bridges to Excellence, an employer-led pay-for-performance program, has recognized physicians for providing optimal care. Ellsworth Medical Clinic was named one of twenty medical groups representing 64 clinics across Minnesota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin recognized for meeting treatment goals for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) established by Bridges to Excellence. Earlier this year, Ellsworth Medical Clinic was among those clinics Bridges to Excellence recognized for Optimal Diabetes Care. “It is gratifying to see our commitment to our patients’ health and the dedication of all who work in our clinic recognized by this award,” states Kerith Lijewski, M.D., a physician at Ellsworth Medical Clinic.  “I believe a lot of our success comes from the time we take helping our patients who have been diagnosed with a chronic disease understand the reasons for these health goals.” The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence effort involves private and public employers including State of Minnesota employees, Carlson Companies, General Electric, Honeywell, 3M, Medtronic, the Minnesota Department of Human Resources (Medicaid), Northwest Service Cooperative, Resource Training and Solutions (county, municipal and educational employees), Target, the University of MN, and Wells Fargo providing health insurance coverage for over 770,000 Minnesotans. Most of the payers are members of the Buyers Health Care Action Group (BHCAG), an employer coalition that sponsors the Bridges to Excellence program in Minnesota. The award is based on each of their CAD patients meeting all of the following Optimal Coronary Artery Disease Care clinical measures: LDL cholesterol level less than 100 Blood pressure...