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Allina Health Ramsey Clinic
Allina Health Ramsey Clinic
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Allina Health Ramsey Clinic designed for patients by patients
When patients enter Allina Health Ramsey Clinic for the first time, it may seem familiar. The clinic was designed and built with input from patients themselves.
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Allina Health Ramsey Clinic
Narrator: Comfort. Convenience. Specialty Care. The Allina Health Ramsey Clinic is the new face of health care—an innovative facility that meets the needs of a rapidly growing community, while still being energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Visitors will notice architecture designed to be warm and inviting. But most importantly, families will recognize the same commitment that every Allina Health facility promises: to provide an excellent health care experience.
Becky Forsell: We sought input from our patients and held a patient-focus group. And we had great participation to give us wonderful feedback, that helped design many of the features in this clinic.
Eric Barth, MD: The features that the patients requested were things like more natural lighting. Anywhere you turn in the building, you're not that far away from where they're natural light streaming into the building. A little girl this morning came in and said that it feels like – she felt like she was more in a hotel, or something like that. And the mother of that patient commented too, said that the colors were warm and friendly and it was a very comfortable atmosphere.
Anne Madison, patient: They really want my opinion. You know, I'm not just a patient. It's more like the feeling you would get walking into a major department store – you're a client, you're a customer. And that's how I felt – that I am a customer here, and my comfort matters.
Narrator: In addition to providing a calming and welcoming atmosphere for visitors, Allina Health Ramsey Clinic was built according to the Green Guide for Health Care, a blueprint for healthy building that further addresses the needs of the community. This provides for not only a more environmentally responsible and sustainable facility, but also one more energy-efficient and cost-effective.
Becky Forsell: We've gotten really good feedback from our patients. They're appreciating the larger sized exam rooms, seven of which are family-sized.
Eric Barth, MD: As a pediatrician, I frequently see mom and dad coming in with several children. With the family exam rooms, we can accommodate those types of family groupings, and the doorways are wider as well – to accommodate wheelchairs or wider strollers, so that they can more easily get into the room.
Becky Forsell: Some technology improvements in our new clinic is a printer in every exam room, which now a physician does not need to leave the exam to go get the after-visit summary, or prescription, or anything else that might have been printed during the visit. They can stay right in the visit with the patient and provide that information. We have lab on-site, we have x-ray services on-site, as well as ultrasound on-site.
Narrator: Allina Health Ramsey Clinic provides complete services in family medicine, with specialty care in the areas of pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology, with expanded availability of OB/GYN appointments. The entire lifespan of care and the wellness of the community is the focus at the clinic, with an emphasis on preventive health care and patient education.
Becky Forsell: MyChart is available to any patient that has Internet access. It allows a patient to conveniently access their health care needs and information online, any time of day. There are a lot of functions that are available on MyChart.
Narrator: Allina Health Ramsey Clinic is designed to grow with the community it serves. Yet regardless of the changes the future holds, it is the relationships formed between patients and care givers that will continue to fulfill the Allina Health mission.
Becky Forsell: We look forward to seeing out patients every day. We have a lot of patients that have been seeing us since we opened in 1979. And they have developed this relationship over time, and we are excited to see new patients and develop that same relationship.
Eric Barth, MD: One of the reasons that I got into pediatrics was that I enjoyed getting to know the families and seeing the children grow up – see them from when they're a little baby in for their first well-check after they were born, all the way up to, you know, high school graduation.
Anne Madison, patient: I felt at home with Mary Jane – that she cared not just about me, but about what was going on with me, and how it affected my family. I just got a connection when I first met her, and it's just kind of stayed there. Now I just keep calling Mary Jane whenever I have a problem.
Mary Jane Reiss, PA-C: The more I know about a human being, both medically and personally, the better I can take care of them. And that's what I try to do – I try to know my patients, so that when I give advice, when I order tests, I'm not putting them in a position where they're uncomfortable.
Anne Madison, patient: It's made the world of difference to me. It's made my personal health care easy, because she cares the way she cares – about me.
Eric Barth, MD, pediatrician and lead physician, discusses why he serves patients at Allina Health Ramsey Clinic and how everyone has benefitted from patients' influence on the design of the clinic building.
Anne Madison has gone to Allina Health Ramsey Clinic for more than 15 years. Mary Jane Reiss, PA-C, her primary care provider talks about the importance of getting to know patients so that she can give them the best care possible.
Primary care providers
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)?
Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)
Some women choose an obstetrician/gynecologist as a main health care provider. OB/GYNs are doctors who specialize in the care of the female reproductive system, including pregnancy and childbirth. Nurse practitioners also can specialize in women's care.
Pediatricians are doctors who care for children. They specialize in the emotional, physical and social growth of babies to teens.
We work with Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, to promote good health habits and information about medical procedures and services.
Prescription Assistance Program
Need help paying for prescription medicine? Ask your Allina Health provider to refer you to the Prescription Assistance Program.
Diabetes education equips you with the knowledge and tools to live well with diabetes. Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, our classes and support services help patients manage diabetes every step of the way.
Pregnancy care can help you give your child the best possible beginning. Many moms from our clinic deliver their babies at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Need help managing your medication? Meet with a pharmacist at your clinic to have a comprehensive medication review.
When you need help managing pain or improving range of motion after a sports injury or because of a medical condition, we can help. You'll receive one-to-one care and a personalized home exercise program.
A doctor's referral is needed to make a first appointment. Call 612-262-7900 or 888-691-0045.