Entries by Myranda Nerud

DocTalk: Health Centers serve a purpose

August 6-12 was nationally recognized as Health Center week, at the state level Governor Pillen signed a proclamation recognizing National Health Center week in the state of Nebraska as well. Although this week has come and gone, we can still use this time to recognize all that the Health Centers of Nebraska do for our […]

DocTalk: Diabetes prevention and education

About one in five Americans are living with diabetes and don’t even know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of people living with diabetes is higher than ever, but the more you are aware of diabetes and the effect it can have on you the more you are able […]

DocTalk: Well-Child visits more thorough

Summers are busy with many activities, but it is never too early in the summer to start thinking about your student’s school physical. At Midtown Health Center we are always preparing for the next round of school physicals to make sure every student receives the quality care they deserve. Jenny Staman, Family Nurse Practitioner and […]

DocTalk: Oral Cancer Awareness

April is oral cancer awareness month, many people are probably aware that oral cancer can be caused by tobacco use but, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The CDC states that there are more than 100 types of HPV and […]

DocTalk: Women’s Health

At Midtown Health Center we are always seeking ways to get quality affordable care to our patients. Our women’s health services have continued to grow for over the past ten years according to Mary Smith, APRN-NP. Midtown’s women’s health includes women’s health exams, birth control, STI testing, visits regarding menopause and many other visits women […]

DocTalk: Healthy New Year resolutions

Midtown’s behavioral health provider, Jessica Sotelo, LIMHP, LADC, wanted to remind everyone that New Year’s resolutions do not have to be hard, or take a toll on your mental health. She says the biggest suggestion she can give anyone when setting goals for the New Year is to start small. Sotelo offered the following message […]

DocTalk: Appreciating our employees

Midtown Health Center would not be where it is today without its wonderful staff. This year Midtown decided to recognize some of its staff members, and employees were able to nominate anyone they felt best embodied each category. Some categories were fun and others were more serious. The main categories and their winners were: “Your […]

DocTalk: Sweet treat dental tips

Halloween is near, and with that follows the sweets of the holiday season as well. Keeping up your oral hygiene is a must year round but Midtown Health Center’s Chief Dental Officer, Dr. David Seger has some tips during this extra sweet time. Some people might think it is OK to consume sugar as long […]

DocTalk: Flu season is near

It’s that time of the year, seasons are changing and as the weather gets cooler, it seems everyone is getting sick, flu season is coming. This is the perfect time of year to get your vaccinations to make sure you’re prepared for the upcoming flu season. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Midtown Health Center receives national recognition for quality

Midtown Health Center was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its quality by receiving the Community Health Quality Recognition awards. These awards recognize health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the […]

DocTalk: Back to school with Behavioral Health

In May Midtown’s behavioral health team talked about the importance of keeping children mentally healthy during the summer months. Now that school is back in session our behavioral health team wants to make sure students are thriving throughout the year as well. Midtown’s primary therapist for Norfolk Public Schools, Michael Saegebarth, PLMHP, offered some insight […]

DocTalk: What is an FQHC?

A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), as defined by the Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN), are non-profit, community-directed providers that remove common barriers to care by serving communities who confront financial, geographic, language, cultural and other barriers. Midtown Health Center is an FQHC and will be celebrating National FQHC week on August 7 through […]

DocTalk: School physicals are just around the corner

Summers are busy with many activities, but it is never too early in the summer to start thinking about your student’s school physical. At Midtown Health Center we are always preparing for the next round of school physicals to make sure every student receives the quality care they deserve. Jenny Staman, Family Nurse Practitioner and […]

DocTalk: Keeping children mentally healthy

May is mental health awareness month. At Midtown Health Center we take mental health very seriously as we have therapists, medication providers, a psychologist and four case managers to help anyone in their journey. This month our behavioral health team is focusing on the importance of mental health in children. For most children, school has […]

Midtown partners with Norfolk Area Sculpture Walk

Each year Midtown Health Center partners with the Norfolk Area Sculpture Walk committee to encourage those in the Norfolk area to be healthy and enjoy the sculptures in Norfolk. “We are excited to be partnering with Midtown Health Center again this year to promote healthy living while appreciating art in the Norfolk area,” Traci Jeffery […]

DocTalk: The Importance of a medical home

A medical home is what serves as a primary care facility for a patient. Ideally, your primary care would service the patient as a whole, meaning medical, dental and behavioral health. Dr. Emily Vuchetich, Midtown Health Center’s Chief Medical Officer, says a medical home is important because all of a patients’ care is coordinated from […]