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Allina Health Savage Clinic
Allina Health Savage Clinic
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Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Same-day appointments are available.
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Keep them healthy as they grow
Before the start of a new school year is the perfect time to make sure your child is current on their immunizations and physical exam. Call the clinic to schedule an appointment today.
We were showcased in a promotion about primary care throughout the Allina Health family of clinics. Two primary care providers at Allina Health Savage Clinic share their approaches to patient care.
Our clinic location is featured in this commercial about primary care services throughout the Allina family of clinics.
Three of our doctors share what they appreciate about their patients and why they chose a medical career.
Allina Health family of clinics
Narrator: Take control of your health and begin a relationship with a doctor today. With more than 50 Allina Health clinics, there's one near you.
Carlos Adams, MD: The Allina Health family of clinics, together we can make health care, your care.
Michelle Johnson, MD
Sometimes the best part is the baby who comes in, sometimes the best part is the 96-year-old woman who comes in living on her own, and sometimes the best part is figuring out a difficult clinical problem. So I think that every day the best part is different.
My goal for every patient is to help them make the best decisions for them and their family and my goal as a provider is to give them the information they need to make that decision. My other goal as a provider is to respect whatever decision they make because I know that I am not them and different people have different decisions and I only have parts that they tell me about.
I do feel that I am a partner with the patient in making the right decision for them and my goal is every day to help the family make the best decision.
I think that the easiest health tip is … one of the major problems in family practice is that people complain of foot pain. As long as you don't have foot pain, you can wear whatever shoes you want. But if you have foot pain, you probably should be changing your shoes every three months and that would save you one trip to see me and by the time you see me we can take the next step.
Sumner T McAllister, MD
Sports medicine: I've been physically active and I enjoy sports for myself as well as for my family. And so I like to see other people actively participating in sports in a safe way, and recovering from injuries that might happen as quickly as possible. So that's an area of interest I have. I spent three years serving as an air force physician, so I saw a lot of young healthy people with some injuries that might come from the job or other pastimes, so I got a lot of experience with sports-related injuries and want to keep people active. And then allergies, I also did that in the air force; so I have some special areas of interest and some more experience in that area, so I like keeping people doing as well as they can from seasonal allergies, and from that kind of perspective as well.
The thing I like most about my job is the diversity. Each patient is a new opportunity to meet somebody, to learn something more about them, or yourself. It's never routine; there are so many different things that can come up in the course of a visit with a patient. And it's getting to meet all kinds of different people with different backgrounds, different experiences, that help me learn more about my community, and also how I can be a better physician for those patients.
I'm sort of a coach at times, I'm a teammate at times, I'm a student at times. And so I have to be willing to change my role in order to work well with a patient to get them to the level that they want to be at, and I think they can be at, and so it's best done in a cooperative fashion. The patient has to live with his or her own body and tone conditions, and I have very limited opportunities to do as much as I can, so I really have to be encouraging them to take responsibility for their care, absolutely working with them, but it's a team approach.
Primary care providers
A primary care provider is also called a general practitioner, general doctor or family doctor. He or she is the main medical professional you go to for your health needs.
Family medicine ?
A family doctor is concerned with the general health needs of people of all ages. Focusing on the primary care of you and your family, he or she can refer you to a specialist or community resources when appropriate.
Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)?
We work with St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota, to promote good health habits and information about medical procedures and services.
Prescription Assistance Program
Need help paying for prescription medicine? Ask your health care provider to refer you to the Prescription Assistance Program.
An adult health maintenance exam is a medical appointment that provides preventive services, counseling, education and disease screening, based on your age and gender.
As you grow older, your body and health needs change. Our providers know the aging process and how it affect the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions common to the elderly.
We offer health care designed around the unique needs of children.
We can help you give your child the best possible beginning. Many moms from our clinic deliver their babies at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.
To help children and teens grow into healthy adults, we recommend well-child exams (also called checkups, wellness exams, or annual physicals).
International travel clinic
International travelers can contract illness from eating certain foods, drinking water and even from an insect bite. Our travel medicine experts will help you prevent bothersome or dangerous illnesses during your trip.
Please call 952-428-0200 to schedule an appointment four to six weeks before your departure.
Yellow fever vaccine
How do I know which immunizations I will need?
Our travel medicine providers individualize travel medicine recommendation to your specific medical history, itinerary and planned activities abroad to help minimize your risk of exposure to infection.
This individual assessment is especially important as vaccine recommendations can change rapidly.
Your complete evaluation will provide you with:
When should I schedule an appointment?
It is important to complete your immunizations four to six weeks before your departure. This allows time for good levels of antibodies to build up in your system by the time you leave. Please call 952-428-0200 to schedule an appointment.
Will this appointment be covered by insurance?
While many services are covered by insurance, it is important for you to check with your insurance provider to determine whether these travel medicine services are covered by your plan.
Yellow fever is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes. This disease is common in South America and in sub-Saharan Africa.
Yellow fever vaccine
Yellow fever vaccine is used to prevent infection by the yellow fever virus. This vaccine is given only at authorized Yellow Fever Vaccination Centers, such as Allina Health Savage Clinic.
Malaria is a parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia. Malaria can be carried by mosquitoes in temperate climates.
Traveler's diarrhea is loose, watery stools. People can get traveler's diarrhea when they visit places where the water is not clean or the food is not handled safely. This can include third-world or developing countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.Learn more about traveler's diarrhea in our health library.