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Riverwood welcomes family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Dr. Melissa Herbranson, family physician, to its medical staff, which now totals11 physicians, six nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one nurse midwife who deliver primary care in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. She will practice primarily in Aitkin. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Herbranson with her passion for delivering rural […]

Riverwood welcomes new family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Austin Krohn, M.D., a family physician who will begin seeing patients in Aitkin in September. “We are pleased to welcome Austin to our medical staff and some may remember him from his RPAP medical student experience here five years ago,” says Dr. Mark Heggem, Riverwood chief medical officer. […]

Garrison Commercial Club donates to support clinic

The Garrison Commercial Club donated $3,800 to purchase several medical equipment items for the Riverwood Garrison Clinic, including a fetal doppler, an electric medical cast cutter, an audiometer and parallel bars for rehabilitation. Pictured accepting this donation, from left, is Riverwood Foundation Director Jodie Johnson  with Garrison Commercial Club officers  Myron Stevens, Kelly Lingwall, Polly […]

Riverwood welcomes new family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Aaron Jordan, M.D., a family physician who will begin seeing patients the first week in December. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jordan to our medical staff,” Dr. Mark Heggem, chief medical officer at Riverwood. “With clinical experience at the Moose Lake health system and growing up just […]

Riverwood welcomes two nurse practitioners

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome two new family nurse practitioners to its medical staff. They include Jan Hegman and Lisa Heikkila. “Jan and Lisa all have many years of hospital nursing experience at Riverwood,” Dr. Mark Heggem, chief medical officer at Riverwood. “So they will be familiar faces to many of our patients […]

New nurse practitioner brings diabetes care expertise

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Melissa Magnuson, adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, to its family practice staff. She brings16 years of nursing experience and eight years of managing Riverwood’s diabetes education program to her new role.   Over the past eight years, Magnuson has not only provided individual and group counseling to diabetes patients but coordinated […]

Riverwood welcomes new family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Jessica Hodson, DO, family medicine physician who will begin seeing patients in mid-August. “We are excited to welcome Jessica to our family practice medical staff,” says Dr. Mark Heggem, Chief Medical Officer. “With her osteopathic degree and training, she brings to Riverwood an extra level of expertise in the treatment of […]

Physician in training will join Riverwood medical staff

Dr. Austin Krohn, who trained at Riverwood Healthcare Center through the Rural Physician Associate Program from October 2008 through June 2009, returned for a week of family medicine clinical training July 16-20. Krohn, in his third year of residency training at North Memorial Medical Center in the Twin Cities, will join the family practice medical […]

New RPAP medical student

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Cory Buschmann, a third-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School who is participating in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). Through the RPAP program, a third-year medical student lives in a rural community for nine months and participates in rotations of hospital and clinic care […]

New nurse practitioner at Riverwood clinics

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner Jackie Barney is now available to see patients in Aitkin and McGregor. In addition to seeing patients several Saturdays a month in Garrison, she recently began seeing patients in Aitkin and McGregor one day a week on Thursdays. “Jackie joined Riverwood’s healthcare team six […]

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