DOCTORS

North Dakota medical board disciplines 11 doctors this year

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The state Board of Medicine brought 11 formal disciplinary actions against North Dakota doctors this year, including three sanctions that resulted in physicians losing their license to practice in the state, the watchdog panel reported Wednesday. Figures released to The Associated Press show the number of disciplinary actions in 2021 was two fewer than the previous…

Fargo family raises money for toddler’s medical expenses

"It's been a hardship, we had a very complicated pregnancy and then the loss of our son Carter, but we just try to focus on Brooks and keeping him healthy."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo couple is calling on people’s support for help with their son’s medical challenges. With the help of Lend a Hand Up, Dakota Medical Foundation and Drumconrath Brewing Company, the Thiesen family is hoping for community support at their Brews for Brooks fundraiser. “We’re having a benefit for my son Brooks, who’s been having some…

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

An already essential job taking a whole new meaning during the height of COVID-19.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — They are some of the most important and often overlooked essential workers. Those working the front lines alongside doctors and nurses. Making sure every inch at Sanford Broadway Clinic in Fargo is kept clean and safe. “We kind of look at ourselves as the caretakers of the caretakers where we try to facilitate for the actual…

Doctors Face Violence Over Opioids, Underscored By Clinic Shooting

Doctors say they’re facing increasing threats of violence for refusing to prescribe opioids or trying to wean patients off the addictive painkillers. The issue was underscored by this weeks shooting at a Buffalo, Minnesota clinic that left one person dead and four injured. Authorities say 67-year-old Gregory Ulrich was angry about his medical treatment and had threatened a similar mass…

Fergus Falls couple welcomes New Years Day baby at Sanford Medical Center

"It feels good. It's exciting. Yeah, it's a good way to start 2021 for sure."

FARGO, N.D.- 2021 is already off to a good start for a Fergus Falls couple who welcomed a son at Sanford Family Birth Center in Fargo on New Year’s Day. “I’m John Walvatne, this is my wife Ahna and this is our new little man Asher John.” As the world celebrated the new year, a Fergus Falls couple welcomed an…

Elective Surgeries to Resume in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has provided guidelines for hospitals and clinics to safely resume elective surgeries starting the week of May 11. Healthcare professionals such as doctors, dentists and veterinarians will be required to create a plan for keeping patients and employees safe before offering elective procedures. Healthcare providers will also be responsible for determining what procedures will be…

Doctors Believe Coronavirus Will Lead Youth Towards Careers in Medicine

FARGO, N.D. – Epidemiologists think that the Coronavirus will spark an interest in many students to pursue infectious disease careers. Dr. Paul Carson of NDSU says that the need is there in the future for doctors to specialize in learning how to combat infectious disease on the front lines. There is also a great need for doctors who research infectious…

Sanford Hosts Dancing with the Doctors at the Fargo Theatre

This is the second year of the event

FARGO, N.D. — A visit to the doctor’s office may not be enjoyable for everyone, but tonight it was all smiles as the doctors put on their dancing shoes. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sanford Health Foundation which helps cancer patients with lodging, meals and transportation. The events have been so popular that there’s already…

Where’s the meat? Fargo-Moorhead reacts to meatless burger

FARGO N.D – It’s not beef, pork or turkey but a plant patty Burger King is dishing out to customers across the country with its Impossible Whopper. And while people may be taking a bite into the food trend health experts are saying switching from plant to meat may not make much of a difference at all but you can…

Sanford Health Celebrates New Veterans Square Clinic

Lab and X-rays can be done on the same day

FARGO, N.D. –Sanford Health is celebrating the opening of the new Veterans Square Clinic. The clinic is on the corner of 40th Street and Veterans Boulevard in Fargo. It offers primary care services, along with pediatrics, women’s health, and pregnancy care. You can get lab and X–rays done on the same day there. Those at Sanford say this clinic is…