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Springfield, Lamberton Clinics open for primary, specialty care

Our talented team of nurses is ready to care for youl

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, specialty, and support services to the surrounding communities.

The Lamberton Clinic is open one day a week, alternating between Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the safety of our patients, the clinic is only seeing individuals without respiratory symptoms at this time.

The Springfield Clinic is open five days a week, with safe care options available for patients with or without respiratory symptoms.

Primary care services are offered at both the Springfield and Lamberton clinics by three Nurse Practitioners: Valerie Folkens, Christie Vogel, and Ashley Schmitt. Kristina Carlson continues to provide care to patients at area nursing homes. Additionally, Annette Schmit-Cline, MD, an NUMC primary care physician, sees patients in Springfield once a week.

The Springfield Clinic also offers:

New signage marks the transition at the Springfield Clinic.

• Basic radiology services such as x-ray, mammography and EKG

• Lab services

• INR (coumadin)

• Diabetes education and management

• Nutrition education with a dietitian

Kim Fox, RT (R) (M) (CT) provides imaging services at the Springfield Clinic.

• DOT physicals

• Rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy

We are thrilled to announce that the following specialists are also now offering their services at the Springfield clinic.

Corinne Jordan, MD, a general surgeon, provides consults, wound care, and small procedures such as mole removals. Dr. Jordan will be available at the Springfield clinic twice a month.

Ken Bentson, PA, will provide clinic-based neurology (no procedures) including care for stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, migraine, seizures, post stroke neuropathy, etc.

Medical Lab Tech Chastity Schultz is one member of our talented lab team.

Keary Johnson, MD, OB/GYN, will offer appointments at Springfield once a week for OB/GYN care, including some small procedures such as endometrial biopsies and colposcopies.

Joyce Tarbet, MD, will provide orthopedic care once a week at Springfield, including general orthopedic consults, surgery follow-ups, sports medicine and more.

Telecardiology and other telehealth offerings will be available soon.

The Springfield Clinic, much like the NUMC clinic, is currently offering drive-up lab services for those who have regular lab needs such as maintaining their A1C, and who are fearful of coming into the clinic due to the Coronavirus.

“All of our clinics hold themselves to the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization, so people should not be afraid to come in for appointments,” said NUMC Primary Care Manager Stacey Heiling. Virtual and phone visits are offered at all locations as well. “We offer a variety of options to ensure people are not delaying care due to concerns with Coronavirus.”

Dr. Corinne Jordan and her nurse, Krisi Hoffmann, LPN, provide general surgery outreach.

The clinic had hoped to host a grand opening, open house, or some sort of similar celebration, but due to COVID-19, has put those plans on hold indefinitely.

“Instead, we will be making efforts to interact with the school and local community groups,” Heiling said. “Our goal is to be a community partner offering support for health and wellness activities and programs throughout the area. We are excited to be here.”

To schedule an appointment at the Springfield or Lamberton Clinic, call 507-723-6201. *Please note, due to COVID-19, visitor restrictions are still in effect.

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