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Board Certified General Surgeon Thomas Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified General Surgeon Thomas Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S., will soon begin providing surgical services in Onamia and Crosby...

Mille Lacs Health System Home Care program has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS HONORS recipient.

HHCAHPS Honors is a prestigious, annual honor recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the patient’s point of view.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) states that flu activity has increased in Minnesota over the last couple weeks. There have been more hospitalizations from flu, positive flu tests, and outbreaks of influenza-like illness. According to the MDH, Minnesota is experiencing widespread transmission.

Deadline is Dec. 15, but you can still apply through Feb. 15.

Mille Lacs Health System is still offering free, in-person MNsure help with trained assisters, even though the Dec. 15 deadline for Jan 1 coverage has passed. The Dec. 15 deadline applied to people who want coverage that starts Jan. 1, but open enrollment stretches through Feb. 15, after which point people can buy policies through the exchange only in special circumstances.

It’s almost time for the start of the upcoming open enrollment period for MNsure. Minnesotans are encouraged to make a plan to shop again on MNsure to make certain they are getting the most comprehensive health coverage for the best price.

Flu shots may be a bit confusing this year. That’s because there are several different kinds of flu vaccines, and there have been delays with all seven of the manufacturers of flu vaccine, to the tune of 10 million doses, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) website.

October 17, 2014
“I'd like to provide some basic but important facts about Ebola and its transmission. Although Ebola is

Enterovirus 68 has been receiving a lot of media attention. It is not a new virus ̶ it has been around since 1962. This year, however, the virus

September 8, 2014

Mille Lacs Health System announced that a new regulation from the U.S. DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) resulted in a change to the prescription called Hydrocodone (also called Vicodin, Endocet, Lorcet, Norco or Hycet)  ̶  from a Schedule 3 class of drug to a Schedule 2 class of drug.

What it means to patients is that beginning Oct. 6 of 2014, you will now need a written prescription for any Hydrocodone drug. You will still need to call your pharmacy to request it, and the pharmacy will call MLHS with the request. An MLHS nurse will inform you when that written prescription is ready to be picked up by you. You will then need to pick up that prescription at your clinic.

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