How to Get the Most Out of Your Annual Exam

Whether you dread or look forward to your health report card and check-up, if this is the one time you see your doctor each year, try to make the most of it!

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Do I Still Need an Annual Exam after Menopause?

Yes, at Clinic Sofia we like to see our patients – no matter what your age – once a year. While the focus of your annual visit will change over time, we still perform preventative screenings such as breast exams, mammograms, screenings for colon cancer and ovarian cysts, and cholesterol checks, among others.

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A Day in the Life at Clinic Sofia

Vital signs and a vital culture. Patients and providers. Exams and education. A typical day at Clinic Sofia includes a lot of activity, connection and conversation. Before the doors open, the front desk team is already handling calls, fulfilling medical records requests and planning for the day ahead.

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Your Satisfaction is Our Top Priority

If you had an appointment at Clinic Sofia this past winter, you were most likely mailed a patient satisfaction survey. We would like to thank everyone who completed a survey. At Clinic Sofia, patient satisfaction is our top priority and we value your feedback to help identify ways we can improve.

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Get to Know: Dr. Donna Block

The founder and visionary of Clinic Sofia, Dr. Donna Block simply wanted “to provide women with nurturing care in a supportive environment” – something that continues to guide Clinic Sofia’s staff in everything we do today. Since 2004, she has worked to provide a better healthcare experience for women across the Twin Cities, serving, connecting and caring for them throughout every stage of life.

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Get to Know: Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Knapp

his month, we showcase another familiar face at Clinic Sofia. Nurse practitioner Jennifer Knapp has been at Clinic Sofia for more than eight years and tends to come in contact with most patients at some point during their pregnancies or annual visits. With her constant smile and friendly demeanor, Jennifer exudes a passion for women’s healthcare that brings Clinic Sofia’s mission to life.

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Advanced Health Care Directives

While your new year might be filled with travel plans, positive goals and hopes for a wonderful 2015, there is one item you might not have considered yet: the importance of an advanced health care directive, often known as a living will.

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Ask Sofia: How Do I Use the New Patient Portal?

The new Clinic Sofia patient portal was designed to make it easy, secure and convenient for you to access your medical information. All you have to do is register.

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Get to Know: Dr. Smolinski

Dr. Jennifer Smolinski says her journey to Clinic Sofia and relocating to Minnesota last year felt like coming home. Even though she was born and raised in Michigan, her family relocated here about 10 years ago while she was in college. Since then, she has made the Twin Cities her home base, and we are so excited to have her on staff at Clinic Sofia.

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Get to Know: Dr. Wagner

Even though Dr. Jewelia Wagner is a native of Nebraska, she embodies the spirit of a true Minnesotan. Since moving here in 2002, she has learned to enjoy the great outdoors in every season, including winter—embracing the cold and finding fun ways to keep busy such as skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.

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Get to Know: Dr. Kellie Stecher

Dr. Kellie Stecher moved to Minnesota to join Clinic Sofia in 2013 and has already established strong roots—growing her patient base and the Clinic Sofia community as well as expanding her own family. Dr. Stecher and her husband Joe, who have a 20-month-old son, are expecting a daughter in January!

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Ask Sofia: When Should I Bring My Daughter in for the First Time?

Girls now start puberty as early as age 8 and often begin menstruating around age 12, so this is a great, thoughtful question. Dr. Donna Block says that unless your daughter is having menstrual or gynecological issues or is sexually active, most girls don’t have their first pelvic exam until later in high school or […]

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The Questions You Should Be Asking Your Doctor

If you are experiencing certain symptoms or reaching a milestone in your life or your health, you might already have a few questions in mind for your next doctor’s visit. We are always here to listen and to answer your questions and provide information as best as we can.

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Making Sense of the Latest Health Studies

One day eggs are amazing and the next they’re a hazard to your health. And so it goes with coffee, vitamins, fats, TV viewing, stretching, soy…trying to determine what is truly healthy for you can be overwhelming and even discouraging. The good news? You don’t have to be an expert, doctor, or scientist to determine […]

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Maple Grove Open House

Celebrate health, community and the season at Clinic Sofia Maple Grove’s Holiday Open House and Celebration, Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m. Join our staff and enjoy complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and chocolates in our beautiful new location. You can also register to win a $500 Shoppes at Arbor Lakes gift card. “If you haven’t been […]

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Clinic Sofia Partners with New River Medical Center

Clinic Sofia patients now have even more options when it comes to health care: Clinic Sofia and New River Medical Center recently partnered to bring gynecological services and specialized care for women in the Monticello community. Appointments begin Oct. 26. Clinic Sofia will also provide both gynecological and obstetrical services at the New River Medical […]

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Welcome to Maple Grove!

On June 4, Clinic Sofia opened the doors of its brand-new
clinic in Maple Grove.

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Contact Us

We use Fairview Southdale Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital for labor, delivery and surgical procedures.

Edina

  • Clinic Sofia OBGYN, PA
  • 6545 France Ave South, Edina, MN 55435
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Maple Grove

  • Clinic Sofia OBGYN, PA
  • 15679 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
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Clinic Hours

  • Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tues-Thurs: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 12:00pm
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