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Family Medicine

We are here to care for the whole family, no matter your age.

Family medicine specialists are here to get to know your family, from babies to grandparents.
Our providers are here to help with routine physicals, regular check ups, baby wellness, school and athletic physicals, and urgent care.
Our team of Family Practice providers partner with you to maintain and improve your health. We offer knowledgeable care to all generations in the family. Whether you need a yearly physical or frequent visits to monitor a temporary or chronic health condition, we are here for you.
While working with you, we can assure you and your family receive immunizations on schedule as well as timely health screenings that prevent problems down the road. These screenings offer early detection of many health conditions that may require attention. 

Your Adult Wellness Exam

Wellness exams are based on age and general health.  They provide a opportunity to talk about your health, develop a relationship with your doctor and assess your personal health.

•  Your dietary habits and how to improve them

•  The amount of physical activity you should be getting

•  Any stress in your life or symptoms of depression

•  Tobacco, alcohol and recreational drug use

•  Safety precautions like seat belt use and helmet use for cyclers

•  Your sexual habits and any risks they pose

•  How to protect yourself from the sun

•  The need for regular eye exams

•  Any medications you are taking

•  Recommended screening tests and immunizations for your age, and risk factors for disease

General Recommended Screenings

Recommended screenings follow a flexible schedule, which can change depending on your health and family history. Here are some recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force:
General Recommended Screenings

Blood pressure – At least every two years for adults 18 and older.

Cholesterol – Regular screenings beginning at age 35 for men and 45 for women – or younger if you have risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of heart disease or you’re a smoker.

Skin Exam – Self-exams at least annually; talk to your doctor about screening, particularly if you’re fair skinned or spend a lot of time outside.

Diabetes – Regular tests if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol; talk to your doctor about other risk factors.

Colorectal Cancer – Starting at age 50; talk to your doctor about the right test for you.

Women’s Recommended Screenings

Mammogram – Every one to two years for women 40 and older, with or without a breast exam.

Pap test – Every one to three years if you are sexually active and between the ages of 21 and 70.

Osteoporosis – Screen routinely starting at age 65, or starting at age 60 for women with risk factors (like a small frame or weight of 154 pounds or less).

Chlamydia – Routine screening for all sexually active women age 25 and younger; talk to your doctor about screenings for other sexually transmitted diseases.

Men’s Recommended Screenings

]Colorectal Cancer – Starting at age 50; talk to your doctor about the right test for you.

Sexually transmitted diseases – Talk to your doctor about how often.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm – Once between the ages of 65 to 75 if you have ever smoked.

Medication Refills

Please call your drugstore and allow two full business days for medication refills.

What To Bring To Your Appointment

•  Driver’s License

•  Insurance Card

•  A list of the current prescriptions you are taking

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PHYSICIANS & Providers

RC Hospital & Clinic’s team consists of some of the finest physicians and providers in Minnesota dedicated to excellent patient care and outstanding health education. You can expect the same excellent RC Hospital & Clinic’s care you have come to trust, along with extra time and attention you want from your doctor during the visit.

Specialists

RC Hospital & Clinics’ specialty providers are a team of more than 20 physicians dedicated to providing you and your family with patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible care.

Audiology (Hearing)

  • Kristen Benjaminson, AuD

  • Rebecca Thiesse, AuD

Cardiology

  • John Bernhardson, MD

  • Jacob R. Dutcher, MD

  • Bernard R. Erickson, MD

  • John Mahowald, MD

  • Jamie M. Pelzel, MD

  • Wade T. Schmidt, MD

  • Daniel J. Tiede, MD

  • Jay H. Traverse, MD

  • Howard Zimring, MD

General Surgery

  • Jared Slater, MD, FACS

Nephrology

  • Bryan Rolph, MD

  • Erin Osmundson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Peter Sanders, MD

  • Matthew Bennet, PA-C

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Martin Janning, MD

Pathology

  • Lee L. Cafferty, MD

  • Kent Donelan, MD

  • Leah Dvorak, MD

  • Raquel Walsh Jahnke, MD

  • Steven Vanderwerf, MD

Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Bruce Neumann, MD

Radiology

  • Services provided by Suburban Imaging.

Sleep Studies

  • Martin Janning, MD

Telestroke

  • Kenneth Shea, MD

  • Muhammed Suri, MD, MBBS

  • Vikram Jadjav, MBBS

Urology

  • Neil M. Skemp, MD