Clinic Sofia Adds Functional Medicine Consulting10.17.2017
We are so thrilled to announced that Clinic Sofia patients now have access to a functional medicine specialist. Physician Assistant Allie Nowak recently completed training and received certification from the prestigious Kresser Institute. “At Clinic Sofia, we’ve always taken a very thorough approach to women’s healthcare, to address the myriad factors that impact their health and happiness,” said Dr. Donna Block, founder of Clinic Sofia. “With Allie’s new functional medicine certification, we are pleased to offer our patients another level of support on their journey to better health.” Read the complete news release here.
Clinic Sofia Talks with Minnesota Parent Magazine about HPV10.11.2017
Dr. Erin Stevens recently spoke to Minnesota Parent magazine to help clear up confusion around the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and answer parents' questions about who should be vaccinated and when, how the vaccine is administered and why it is recommended in order to prevent multiple types of cancer in both men and women. Click here to read the article.
Read Dr. Stevens’ Published Research in Healthcare for Women International09.14.2017
Clinic Sofia’s Dr. Erin Stevens completed a research project on birth spacing and postpartum contraception in India that was recently published in Healthcare for Women International. Through her research, Dr. Stevens found that simply having healthy goals is often not enough if one is not utilizing the appropriate tools to achieve them. For instance, making a plan for postpartum contraception is a big step in maintaining good health for both women and their children. The study also helped confirm that it is important for each woman to learn about the wide scope of contraceptive methods in order to determine which is best for her. “I have always been passionate about contraception. The ability to choose if and when to have children is crucial for women’s health and success,” said Dr. Stevens. “Certainly, there are barriers that exist for womeneverywhere in obtaining the method of contraception that suits them best, and it is helpful to examine what these barriers are and how we can overcome them.” Dr. Stevens also has a deep interest in international health, which lead her to use her elective time during her third year of residency to complete a project joining these interests. She was able to connect with researchers at a site in India where her residency program had had a longstanding relationship. This ultimately led to a month-long experience in India during which she worked on this project. Click here to read “Family Planning in Southern India: A Survey of Women’s Attitudes.”
TeamWomenMN Talks to Dr. Block09.13.2017
Clinic Sofia is a proud member of TeamWomenMN, a non-profit organization that inspires, encourages and supports women to reach their full potential. Recently, the organization profiled Dr. Donna Block who shared her thoughts on what makes this organization so unique and how it aligns with Clinic Sofia's own mission to empower women to be as healthy, happy and successful as they can be. Read the complete article here.
Edina Sun Current Showcases Clinic Sofia09.07.2017
Pick up the September 6th issue of the Edina Sun Current to read an article about Clinic Sofia that discusses the clinic's continued growth and success, as well as how new staff and added services such as functional medicine are helping the clinic to meet the comprehensive health needs of even more women in the metro.
Clinic Sofia Featured in Story About Helping New Moms08.30.2017
Dr. David Clay from Clinic Sofia, and one of our lovely patients, were interviewed by CCX Media (Cable channel 12, serving residents in the Northwest suburbs) for a story about the importance for new moms, and all mothers, to make their own health a priority. Patient Renae Frederick shared her own experience, giving credit to Clinic Sofia for the ongoing support she received throughout her pregnancy, during labor and since giving birth to her son Avari earlier this month. You can watch the segment here.