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Humboldt Reminder

Humboldt Reminder

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Health Guide Spring 2013
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HEALTH
HEALTH
CARE
CARE
GUIDE
GUIDE
FEBRUARY 13, 2013
 
Page 2 HUMBOLDT REMINDER HEALTH GUIDE, Humboldt, Iowa, Wednesday, February 13, 2013
WE SPECIALIZE IN YOU!
 WE SPECIALIZE IN YOU!
YOUR
 
FAMILY
 
HEALTHCARE
 
PROVIDERS
 
IN
 
HUMBOLDT
YOUR
 
FAMILY
 
HEALTHCARE
 
PROVIDERS
 
IN
 
HUMBOLDT
1010 N. 15th Street, Humboldt • (515)332-2015
OFFICE HOURS
:
M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christy Vitzthum, ARNP,Family PracticeKeri Benjamin, ARNP,Family PracticeTheo Barley, M.D.,Family PracticeLaine Dvorak, M.D.,Family PracticeSharmini Suriar, M.D.,
Internal Medicine · Pediatrics
 
Publisher ......................................................................................................Jim GarganoEditor ...........................................................................................................Jeff GarganoAdvertising Design Manager................................................................Rachel Boelman
Advertising Design .................................. Jen Jensen, Sue Ann Reimers, Janette Schaumburg
Sales ...................................................................... Brandy Satern, Jaime ZweibohmerBookkeeping ...............................................................................................Debbie KileyEmail: independent@humboldtnews.com The Humboldt Reminder is published by Perri Communications,512 Sumner Avenue, Box 549, Humboldt, IA 50548, (515) 332-3425.Published weekly. Postage paid at Humboldt, IA.
HUMBOLDT REMINDER HEALTH GUIDE, Humboldt, Iowa, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Page 3
Trimark Family Practicein Humboldt consists of phy-sicians and midlevel health-care providers who take careof the whole family. Our fam-ily healthcare team strives tocreate caring relationshipswith our patients and fami-lies. We really get to knowour patients by listening tothem and helping them makethe right health care deci-sions. Our providers helpyou stay healthy with an in-dividualized plan of care. Re-search shows that people whohave an ongoing relationshipwith a primary care provider have better overall health out-comes; lower death rates andlower total costs of care.
Trimark PhysiciansGroup in Humboldt provid-ers include: Laine Dvorak,Sharmini Suriar, Theo Bar-ley, Christy Vitzthum andKeri Benjamin.Our family healthcareproviders are dedicated totreating the whole person.We take care of the physical,mental and emotional healthof both our patients and our patients’ families. We knowyour family’s health historyand how it can affect you.We are trained to care for youthrough all stages of your lifeand in all areas of medicine.Our providers can diagnosisand treat the full range of problems. We know when totreat you, and, if necessary,when to bring in another spe-cialist that you can trust.Laine Dvorak, M.D.,A.B.F.P., F.A.F.P., receivedhis medical degree fromthe University of Iowa. Hecompleted his residency inWaterloo at the BlackhawkArea Family Practice Resi-dency Program. Dr. Dvorakis board certified in Fam-ily Practice. He is a member of the Trimark PhysiciansGroup Board of Directors.Dr. Dvorak is a fellow of theAmerican Academy of Fam-ily Practice (A.A.F.P.) andPast President of the IowaAcademy of Family Prac-tice. He is current chair of the Humboldt County Boardof Health. Dr. Dvorak is alsochair of the Rural Healthand Primary Care AdvisoryBoard for the State of Iowa.He is A.C.L.S. certified. Dr.Dvorak is accepting patientsto his established medicalpractice.Sharmini Suriar, M.D.,received her medical degreefrom St. George’s UniversitySchool of Medicine in Gre-nada, West Indies. She com-pleted a combined InternalMedicine-Pediatrics Resi-dency at Bridgeport Hospital,an affiliate of Yale Universityin Bridgeport, Connecticut.Dr. Suriar is board certifiedin both Internal Medicine andPediatrics. Dr. Suriar is theChief of Staff at HumboldtCounty Memorial Hospital.She is A.T.L.S., A.C.L.S.,N.A.L.S., and P.A.L.S. certi-fied. Dr. Suriar is acceptingpatients to her establishedmedical practice.Theo Barley, M.D., re-ceived his B.S.N. from theUniversity of Alabama inHuntsville. He received hisMedical Degree from RossUniversity School of Medi-cine in Dominica, West In-dies. Dr. Barley began hisresidency program at Physi-cians Medical Center-Car-raway, Birmingham, Ala-bama, and completed it at theTuscaloosa Family MedicineResidency Program, also inAlabama. He is board cer-tified in Family Medicine.Dr. Barley is A.C.L.S. andP.A.L.S. certified. Dr. Barleyis accepting patients to hisestablished medical practice.
Christine Vitzthum,ARNP, received her Nurs-ing Degree (BSN) from theUniversity of Iowa in 2008.While in graduate schoolpursuing her Nurse Practi-tioner degree, she workedat the University of IowaEmergency Treatment Cen-ter. Christy earned her Ad-vanced Registered NursePractitioner degree in Au-gust, 2011. We are pleasedto offer her as a healthcareprovider to Trimark Physi-cians Group Humboldt Fam-ily Practice. She is acceptingpatients to her establishedclinic practice.
Keri Benjamin, ARNP, joined Humboldt FamilyPractice in 2012. Prior to her advanced degree she was aCritical Care nurse for Trin-ity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. She receivedher degree from Allen Col-lege in Waterloo, Iowa and isa board certified nurse practi-tioner. We are excited to haveKeri as part of our healthcareteam. She is currently accept-ing new patients to her clinicpractice.Our family healthcare pro-viders are specially trained inpreventive medicine. We be-lieve that preventing a healthproblem is better than havingto overcome one and that wecan help you make the righthealth choices to keep youand your family healthy.Family doctors knowthe most current treatmentsand technologies. Followingmedical school, family phy-sicians complete a formalthree-year residency duringwhich they receive trainingin several major medical ar-eas and patient populationsincluding, but not limited to,the following:• Care for all ages frominfants to elderly• Care for chronicconditions, such asdiabetes, asthma andheart disease• Ear, nose and throat care• Emergency medical care• Minor surgical procedures• Mental and behavioralhealth care• Bone and joint care• Eye care• Care of the urinary system• Well-woman care,reproductive counseling,family planningFamily Practitionersadhere to the highest stan-dards of medical care. De-pending on their particular medical degree (M.D., P.A.,A.R.N.P.), the providers arerequired to recertify their board specialty by complet-ing many hours of continuingeducation and taking exams.Family practitioners recer-tify more frequently than anyother medical specialty. Thisallows them to apply the lat-est medical breakthroughs tothe everyday care of their pa-tients.Remember that it takestime to build a relationshipwith your family healthcareprovider. During appoint-ments make sure:• You are comfortable talk-ing to your provider.• They answer all of your questions.• They explain things sothat you can understand.
Before Your Appointment
To each appointment, pleasebring your insurance cards,medication list, co-pays andany additional important in-formation.Trimark PhysiciansGroup office hours are Mon-day through Friday from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone number is (515) 332-2015.
Trimark Family Practice in Humboldt
- taking care of the whole family 
 
 
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