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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling Process in Siouxland

MIDLANDS CLINIC will NOT be offering the Covid-19 Vaccine. Below you will find public health information regarding the Covid-19 vaccine from the Siouxland District Health Department.

 The following information is for Siouxland area residents. Each state in the tri-state area has a different process for accessing the vaccine, but all states have qualifying criteria for who is eligible.

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Weight Loss Surgery – The Ins and Outs

Weight Loss Surgery – The Ins and Outs

Maybe you’ve heard of weight loss surgery before, and maybe you’ve thought it sounds like a pretty sweet deal for losing weight fast. This is not exactly the case. Weight loss surgery is a very comprehensive lifestyle change that takes time, effort, and discipline. Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is valuable for those who need it and are committed to being successful post-surgery. We will dive into weight loss surgery and the entire process in this blog below.

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COVID-19 Response and Screening

COVID-19 Response and Screening

With COVID-19 officially being classified a pandemic, we as a healthcare facility need to act appropriately and carefully to protect our compromised patients, staff, and every person for that matter. Effective immediately, Midlands Clinic kindly asks that all patients experiencing flu like symptoms or who have traveled overseas or to infected areas in the last 14 days call our clinic at 605-217-5500 to receive instruction on how to move forward with any appointments.

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Telehealth Virtual Visits

Right now, during the outbreak of COVID-19, we need your help to protect our ability to take care of you, your family and the patients who need us the most. We are continuing to explore ways to practice social distancing at our office and will continue to update you of these practices. One of those practices being implemented is telehealth visits.

Midlands Clinic now offers virtual visits!  If you have an upcoming appointment, our providers may be able to continue your care via a secure virtual visit. We will use a platform called Doxy.me. Doxy.me is a secure site that allows you to have a video appointment with your provider through your desktop, tablet, or smartphone. It is extremely simple and easy to use for both clinicians and patients.

If you have an upcoming appointment, a representative from our office may reach out to you and offer a virtual or telehealth visit if they feel this is a good alternative for you.
If you need an appointment or would like to reschedule your appointment, you may call us at 605-217-5500, Opt. 8, to see if you would be a candidate for a virtual or telehealth visit.

For more information on accessing your virtual appointment, click the link below.
How to access your telehealth appointment

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Your Health Matters: weight loss surgery options increase along with obesity rates

Your Health Matters: weight loss surgery options increase along with obesity rates

Our newest, FDA-approved weight loss surgery option, the gastric balloon, was featured on KCAU’s Your Health Matters segment this week.

To watch the video and read the story, click the link below:

http://www.siouxlandmatters.com/news/local-news/your-health-matters-weight-loss-surgery-options-increase-along-with-obesity-rates

To find out more about Weight Loss surgery, click here, or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars.

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Get a colonoscopy: KCAU’s Tim Seaman finds no reason to put it off

Get a colonoscopy: KCAU’s Tim Seaman finds no reason to put it off

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month, and for those who are 50 and older, it’s a good time to have a conversation with your doctor about getting a colonoscopy.

For many, just the idea of a colonoscopy produces enough anxiety to keep them from having it done. But putting it off, even for just a year or two, could mean the difference between a simple procedure to remove small polyps and having to undergo serious treatment if a polyp progresses into cancer.

In a two-part series, KCAU’s Tim Seaman shares his personal experience with this potentially life-saving screening, and assures us all that there is no reason to avoid it.

In Part One, which you can find here, Seaman talks to his doctor about the procedure, and interviews a local barber who tells a cautionary tale about waiting too long to get screened for colon cancer.

Part Two, found here, follows Seaman as he sets up an appointment with Dr. Michalak and goes through with the entire procedure, including the “dreaded” prep. Throughout it all, he found no reason to avoid getting a colonoscopy, and encourages everyone who has been putting it off to start that conversation.

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