To help new moms make breastfeeding as enjoyable and successful as possible, Clinic Sofia has added a lactation consultant. Kim Skavnak, RN, IBCLC, is a certified lactation consultant and is available by appointment or for phone consultations to answer questions and offer support to nursing moms. She will also work with expectant mothers interested in breastfeeding to share information and help prepare for baby’s arrival. For more information or to make an appointment, call 952.922.7600.
Dr. Jewelia Wagner, who gave birth to daughter Autumn last fall, was recently interviewed by Minnesota Parent for her insights on going back to work after having a baby. Read the article for tips on making a smooth transition.
Thanks to readers of the Great River Shopper in Monticello for voting Clinic Sofia “Best OBGYN” in an annual ballot that asks readers to select their favorite businesses in the area. Since last fall, Clinic Sofia has been partnering with New River Medical Center to offer gynecological services and specialized care to women in the Monticello community. For more information, click here.
Dr. Jewelia Wagner was recently interviewed by the Star Tribune about her workout routine and how she stays fit in her role as a new mom! Studying exercise and pregnancy in medical school, Dr. Wagner shared not only insights from her education and experience as an OBGYN but also her firsthand experience in the benefits of staying active during and after pregnancy. Read the article here.
For the second year in a row, Clinic Sofia was recognized as one of the three highest performing OBGYN groups in the state in the recently released Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM) clinical quality report. In the organization’s 2012 Health Care Quality Report, Clinic Sofia was hailed for its outstanding work in screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, chlamydia and cervical cancer. Minnesota Community Measurement is an independent, nonprofit quality measurement and reporting organization; the full report is available at www.mncm.org.
To better serve more patients across the metro, Dr. Donna Block will begin seeing patients on Thursdays at Clinic Sofia’s Maple Grove location on Aug. 29. Appointments are now available by calling 952.922.7600. Dr. Block will continue to see patients in Edina as well. Clinic Sofia’s Maple Grove office, located at 15679 Grove Circle North near Maple Grove Hospital, is open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. The new office opened last summer to help meet Clinic Sofia’s growing patient base in the west metro and has seven staff members, including Dr. Suja Roberts, who previously practiced at the Edina location. Both Dr. Block and Dr. Roberts use Fairview Southdale Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital for labor, delivery and surgical procedures.
Dr. Donna Block and Dr. Jewelia Wagner of Clinic Sofia were interviewed by Minnesota Parent for insights on how to talk to kids about puberty and what to expect. Click here to read the article.
Minnesota Monthly magazine recognizes the diverse healthcare needs of women and has once again published its list of Best Doctors for Women. We are proud that Dr. Donna Block has made the list once again in the category of obstetrics & gynecology. Results are determined from a survey of Twin Cities doctors in the Twin Cities area and narrowed down by staff at Minnesota Monthly. To see the full report, click here.
Read this Edina Magazine article about why exercising while you’re expecting can make for a happy and healthy pregnancy for both mommy and baby–with tips and insight from Clinic Sofia’s Dr. Jewelia Wagner.
In addition to our growing Edina and Maple Grove locations, Clinic Sofia is now serving patients at the New River Medical Center in Monticello, providing you more opportunities to enjoy personalized health care. See the news release here.
Mon: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tue – Thu: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – noon
24-hour phone: 952.922.7600
6545 France Avenue South,
Edina, MN 55435
15679 Grove Circle North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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