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Orthopedic Surgeon Joyce Tarbet, MD, joins New Ulm Medical Center

Growing up as an avid athlete, a career in sports medicine and orthopedics just made sense for Joyce Tarbet, MD, FRCSC. Dr. Tarbet began seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) in May. She joins NUMC’s two other orthopedic surgeons Mario Desouza, MD, and Angela Honstad, MD. A ...

Springfield, Lamberton Clinics open for primary, specialty care

Despite being thrown a significant curveball by the COVID-19 pandemic, Allina’s newest clinics in Springfield and Lamberton are open and thriving. The clinics, owned and run since April 1 by New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, are fully operational and provide primary, ...

A new opportunity to provide your support at NUMC

The safety and well-being of our donors and community remains a top priority for New Ulm Medical Center and our Foundation. With this in mind, our annual Golf Scramble (A group from the 2019 tournament is shown above) will not be held as scheduled. We do plan to have our 2021 Gala and Golf ...

Mental Health support services make all the difference for one family

For some kids, a full day at daycare can be exhilarating but exhausting. For Sally(not her real name), it was torture. Starting early in her life, Sally would struggle with transitions between activities and with loud noises, causing her to yell and throw things like chairs. Even when an ...

Top six things to know about Urgent Care at New Ulm Medical Center

In mid-May, New Ulm Medical Center’s (NUMC) Walk-in Clinic, a long-standing and popular care option, moved closer to our Emergency Department and re-branded under the new name of Urgent Care. The changes to the name and the location of the service were made to benefit patients and to ...

Cancer clinical trials pave the way for better cancer treatment

Breast cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers in the world, has been recorded throughout history dating back centuries. Treatments have evolved as quickly as fashions across cultures and continents. Today, breast cancer is not eradicated, but women and men who are diagnosed with it have a ...

Swimmer’s ear vs ear infection: Four ways to spot the difference

The following article was originally published on Allina Health's Healthy, Set, Go blog. It was written by Anne Lillyblad, CNP, and Emily Nelson, CNP. Find this and other helpful articles at Allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. It's summer, and the Land of 10,000 Lakes is a great place to swim and ...

End of life resources available through several avenues at NUMC

End of life situations can be extremely difficult not only for the patient but for the family and loved ones in the patient’s life. However, with a certain amount of planning and support from the resources available through Allina Health, these situations don’t have to be quite as ...

HPV vaccine for your child can prevent cancer later in life

Parents want the best for their child, including the best health they can provide for the long term, into adulthood. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is extremely common and every year, in the United States, HPV causes more than 30,000 cases of cancer in men and women. Ensuring that their child has ...

Virtual Prenatal Classes offered at NUMC

We are currently looking into providing a “Virtual Prenatal Class.” Classes would be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays for four consecutive weeks. Each week includes a speaker and education from an OB nurse. It’s recommended that families plan to attend around their seventh or ...

Advanced Practice Providers important member of team-based care model

At New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), there are different options for the care you receive. This includes Physicians (MDs and DOs) and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), which includes Nurse Practitioners and Physician assistants. Whether you are meeting with a physician or an APP the goal is ...

New Ulm Medical Center welcomes Robin Harmer, CNP, cardiology specialist

Certified Nurse Practitioner Robin Harmer, who began seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center in May, never considered a career outside of nursing. “It seemed to be my calling,” Robin said. “I started working as an RN in 1980, and after working in managerial roles for a while, decided ...

Keep walking with knee replacement surgery

More than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. One of those 600,000 knees belonged to New Ulm resident John Covington. This past February, Covington finally got to say goodbye to a life with ...

A family gift that keeps on giving

New Ulm Medical Center’s future looks bright thanks to an influential gift from a generous family. A $50,000 donation to expand the Neurology Center was made by the Fenske family. This donation was given in Harold and Betty Fenskes’ name. Harold Fenske was a long-time health care leader ...

What NOT to eat when you’re pregnant

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’s Healthy, Set, Go. It was authored by Keary Johnson, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist at New Ulm Medical Center. Read more stories like this at allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. Congratulations, you’re going to have a baby. ...

The Breast Center at NUMC

Felicia Kehoe never planned on getting breast cancer. It came to her as a scare the day after her 26th birthday. “I found a lump when I was doing a self-examination,” said Kehoe. “I went to the clinic and found out it was Stage 3 invasive breast cancer. It was terrifying.” New Ulm ...

2019 Events, Support Groups & Classes at New Ulm Medical Center

New Ulm Stroke Support Group Date/Time: Second Tuesday of each month from 10 - 11 a.m. Cost: Free Description: Come to support each other, learn, share what you have learned and encourage others. Location: New Ulm Medical Center Board Room, First floor behind Coffee Shop RSVP: Call ...

Varicose veins are easy to treat

Many people think varicose veins are just a summer problem, when you are most likely to wear shorts and skirts. However, varicose veins are more than just cosmetic challenges to be overcome. Kellie Newman, MD, general surgeon with New Ulm Medical Center, sees patients for a variety of ...

Medicare Enrollment happening now through Dec. 7

Making a decision on the type of Medicare coverage that is right for you is an important decision. Individuals should seek the advice of a licensed health insurance agent or an agency specializing in health insurance information when making a decision on the right Medicare coverage. For ...