Dr. Stevens Joins Board of Directors for Haven Housing08.29.2019
We are happy to share that Dr. Erin Stevens has been named a board member for Haven Housing, a Twin Cities non-profit that helps women in crisis or transition by providing a stable environment and a range of support services. Dr. Stevens is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and ensuring all women have access to services to help them live a happy and healthy life—including those experiencing transition or homelessness. In addition to her new role with Haven Housing, she organizes an annual donation drive that collects period products to share with local homeless shelters, and she recently contributed an opinion piece in the Star Tribune about the need for more services to help individuals experiencing homelessness. We are so proud of you Dr. Stevens!
Welcome Dr. Pamela Jordi07.31.2019
We are excited to announce a new addition to our growing practice! Dr. Pamela Jordi, whose official start date is Aug. 12, was drawn to Clinic Sofia's holistic approach to women's healthcare and looks forward to "the opportunity to connect with women in every stage of life." A Minnesota native, Dr. Jordi completed her undergraduate education in Biology at the University of St. Thomas, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, before attending medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. There she made “a decision of the heart” to explore women’s health, completing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During the third year of residency, Dr. Jordi had her son, gaining an even greater appreciation for a healthy pregnancy, the labor process and parenthood. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jordi back to Minnesota and to the family of care providers at Clinic Sofia,” said Clinic Sofia’s Clinic Administrator Katie Sexe. “With her patient-centered approach and dedication to helping women with everything from pregnancy assessment to surgical management, Dr. Jordi will be a wonderful resource for women throughout the Twin Cities.” Read her complete bio here.
Dr. Block Recognized as "Top Doctor"06.24.2019
Even in retirement, Dr. Donna Block, the founder of Clinic Sofia, continues to be recognized for her passion and dedication to women's healthcare. In the July issue of "Mpls/St. Paul Magazine," Dr. Block is featured among the annual honorees in the publication's annual "Top Doctors" list. The top doctors are nominated by their peers, more than 5,000 doctors and nurses in the metro area, who were asked which physicians they would choose if they or a loved one needed medical care. At Clinic Sofia, we are honored to call Dr. Block our founder, visionary and friend!
Dr. Stevens talks to Parents.com about Fertility Apps06.19.2019
Fertility apps can be a convenient way to track your monthly cycle and fertile periods – and they are more popular than ever with women trying to get pregnant and trying not to get pregnant. However, one app, Femm, is funded by anti-abortion groups. Dr. Erin Stevens recently talked to “Parents.com" about such apps, noting that many anti-abortion groups are against hormonal birth control. Dr. Stevens believes in counseling patients on all birth control methods and encourages patients to not put all of their trust in apps, since they don’t have a high success rate. Read more here.
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!