Archive for January 2010

Childhood aspirations leads to long-term career

Ever since he was a young boy, Gary Carton aspired to be a doctor.

“I’ve known I wanted to be a doctor since I was seven or eight years old because they help people out and are someone everybody seemed to look up to,” said Carlton, general surgeon at Midlands Clinic, Dakota Dunes. “I knew I wanted to have that kind of occupation.”

Fifty-five years later Carlton is living that dream that began as a youth.

Read the rest of this article featuring Dr. Carlton here.


Endocrinologist encourages screening for osteoporosis

If you are of advancing age, you may be at risk of developing osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. Bone thinning renders a person more susceptible to fractures, which may be multiple, silent or occurring because of low trauma.

Dr. Tareq Khairalla, an endocrinologist at Midlands Clinic in Dakota Dunes, said osteoporosis is a threat for more than 50 percent of the population over age 50.

Read the rest of this article featuring Dr. Khairalla here.


Midlands Clinic Newsletter

The Siouxland area is blessed with a variety of gifted primary care doctors, but when a patient’s health care needs become more specialized, the physicians and surgeons on Midlands Clinic, P.C. in Dakota Dunes have the skill and experience to pick up where primary care leaves off.

This team of seven board-certified general surgeons, two endocrinologists, a dermatologist and three physician assistants have built a reputation as a diverse practice ready to tackle health problems ranging from diabetes to obesity, rashes, wrinkles, and cancer, all within a compassionate and efficient environment.

Read the rest of our newsletter here.