Dr. Wagner Jury Duty Status06.17.2019
6/17 6p update: Dr. Wagner was not selected for Jury Duty for Tuesday, June 18th. Dr. Wagner will be in clinic to see AM patients on Tuesday, June 18th. Please check website at 12:30 Tuesday, June 18th for updates regarding Dr. Wagner’s PM jury duty status.
Read Dr. Stevens' Latest Column for Minnesota Parent magazine06.13.2019
While most people are familiar with postpartum depression, not everyone recognizes the signs of depression or anxiety during pregnancy. In her recent article for “Minnesota Parent” magazine, Dr. Erin Stevens highlights the signs and treatments for mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, encouraging anyone experiencing these symptoms to get the support they need immediately. Read the full article here.
Allie Nowak delivers “Gut Check: The Key to Good Health”05.23.2019
Physician Assistant Allie Nowak recently shared “Gut Check: The Key to Good Health” in partnership with TeamWomen at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. Her illuminating presentation noted that many of the issues women struggle with on a daily basis – anxiety, fatigue, weight management, skin disorders and many more – can result from an unhealthy or imbalanced gut. Drawing on her background in functional medicine, Allie explained how important the gut is in our overall health, tips for optimizing the gut for better health, with a focus on diet and supplements, and invited a recent patient, who delivered a testimonial on how shifting her gut health has changed her entire life. Thanks to all those who were able to join us!
Dr. Block: Where is she now?04.30.2019
Based on your questions and comments, we know how much many of you miss our founder, Dr. Donna Block, who retired and moved from the Twin Cities about a year ago. We had a wonderful time catching up with her on where she is, what she is doing and what she is enjoying! Dr. Block moved to Raleigh, N.C., to be closer to family (chiefly her two grandkids) – naturally, she loves the winters but missed Minnesota in the summer. She is also focusing on travel, wellness and thoughtful determining “what is next.” Read our full interview here.
Two Clinic Sofia Doctors Named Rising Stars03.25.2019
Clinic Sofia is proud to share that Dr. Erin Stevens and Dr. David Clay have been named to Mpls/St. Paul magazine's list of 2019 Top Doctors Rising Stars. The annual award recognizes Twin Cities' doctors for significant achievements in the first decade of their profession. Honorees are selected by their peers who are asked to nominate one or more doctors they would go to if they or a loved one were seeking medical care. For more information, check out the April issue of the magazine.
The Latest on Zika03.15.2019
With many Minnesotans taking spring vacations to warmer climates, we’ve heard from several patients who wonder if the Zika virus is still a concern. You may recall that Zika is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, which generally breed in warmer climates like the Caribbean and other popular vacation destinations, and can lead to miscarriage or birth defects in babies born to mothers who have contracted the virus while pregnant. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently issued a Zika Travel Update, and we wanted to pass some of the information that was shared.
- --While the spread of Zika has slowed, it does not mean that the risk is gone. The virus is still present in many countries across the world.
- --Pregnant women and couples planning to become pregnant with three months should talk to their healthcare provider before a trip to any affected area.
- --The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and MDH continue to recommend that pregnant women do not travel to any areas currently experiencing a Zika outbreak. For more information on affected areas, please visit the CDC's website.
- --Last, please don’t hesitate to contact Clinic Sofia to discuss further if you have questions about an upcoming trip, or if you have recently returned from an affected area. We are happy to help share additional details to help you make informed decisions about your health!