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Making Life a Whole Lot Better

Posted on March 3rd, 2020

I injured my back by moving a large cement cover weighing about 125 lbs. After three weeks, I made an appointment to see my physician at Lakewood Health System. He referred me for physical therapy at Big Stone Therapy [Lakewood’s …
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Sister Act

Posted on October 3rd, 2019

Betty Shamp and her sister, Sandy, are Dr. Thompson’s greatest fans at Lakewood Inside their kitchen in a cozy home they share in Bertha, MN, Betty and Sandy bake cookies and make homemade caramel rolls for a person they both …
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Let’s Do It Again!

Posted on July 22nd, 2019

“Let’s do it again!” were the first words out of Jonna Seibert’s mouth after giving birth to her first child on January 4th, 2019. (The next day she had a few other words, but her love of the experience hadn’t …
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They Think of Everything!

Posted on June 24th, 2019

Choosing a healthcare provider to accompany you on your pregnancy journey is a big decision for most women. Mackenzie Determan of Nisswa, MN, was no exception. She and her husband, Dan, were having their first child and making the right …
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Exploring Possibilities

Posted on April 29th, 2019

After hearing about a midwife experience from her cousin, Caitlin Moore and her husband, Nathan, choose Lakewood and certified nurse midwife, Jessica Wilmes, to guide them through their own pregnancy journey. “We were visiting family in New Jersey where I’m …
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British Roots, American Knees

Posted on March 14th, 2019

  In my early 20s, a U.S. Marine swept me off my feet, proposed, and convinced me to move 3,998 miles from where I lived near Buckingham Palace, England to settle in the little community of Staples, MN. That was …
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Posted on January 7th, 2019

The Incredible Shrinking Woman How bariatric surgery at Lakewood Health improved one woman’s life.  Heidi Windschitl got a new photo ID. It wasn’t because her driver’s license expired, or that she accidentally put it through the washer and dryer. No, …
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Bariatric Surgery Patient Talks Weight-Loss

Posted on July 17th, 2018

It was the classic summer trip. Chris Brown, his wife Bambi, and their children were at the Six Flags theme park in Missouri. They were waiting in a long line for a popular ride and, two hours later, they were …
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