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What will be the most popular baby names for 2015?

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Let’s take a look at the 10 most popular names for babies in the U.S., based on the Social Security Administration's latest statistics (May 2014).  Is your little one's name, or the name of your baby-to-be, on this list? Girls...

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Surviving the Holiday Season by Rachael Halvorson, registered and licensed dietitian, partnered with Southdale ObGyn Consultants

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December is a month that often involves a lot of cooking and a lot of eating.  Use these tips to avoid adding any extra pounds throughout the holidays as you ring in 2015! 1.   Evaluate all of your food and b...

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Dr. Anne Meschke discusses breastfeeding choices and challenges

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There is no disputing the benefits of breastfeeding - many studies have shown breast milk to be beneficial to newborns and nursing to be beneficial to mothers.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusivel...

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Learn more about Dr. Rachel Harris

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Learn more about Dr. Rachel Harris by watching this short video which appears on the Doctors and Providers page of Fairview.org. To find out why Dr. Harris wanted to become a physician and more, click on the following link ...

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Have you gotten your Flu Vaccine yet? Read about common myths and truths

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Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control, the truth. The shot can ...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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We are proud of Megan Coleman, a lab team member at Southdale OB Gyn, for her volunteer work with Metavivor.  Metavivor is an organization dedicated to support women and men with Stage 4 breast cancer.  They are the sole US organization dedicated ...

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Dr. Jonathon Jaqua joins Southdale Ob/Gyn

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Southdale Ob Gyn is very excited to announce Dr. Jon Jaqua is joining the group in September.  Dr. Jaqua (pronounced Jake-Way) received his B.S. in Human Biology from Minnesota State University at Mankato in 2005.  He attended Des Moines Universit...

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In Memory of Carol Johnson

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  Carol Johnson passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Carol’s skills as a surgery assistant and her care for our patients will always be an inspiration to Southdale Ob Gyn phy...

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We are "Champions of Care!"

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Our doctors have been recognized by their patients as  “Champions of Care” through Fairview.org This means that our physicians have received the highest honor a caregiver can receive:  They have been recognized by a patient who made a gift...

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Long acting reversible contraception options - By Leslie Newman, DNP

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LARC is an acronym that stands for “long acting reversible contraception” and refers to intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the birth control implant.  These methods are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, last for several years, and are safe to...

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The Annual Well Women Exam: What's New? - by Dr. Rachel Harris

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The mainstay of women's preventative healthcare continues to involve a yearly visit with an OB\GYN provider.  Developing a relationship with your provider is key to ongoing heath care -- that way, when an issue arises; you already have a connectio...

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Round 2 of our elevator renovation starts this week.

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  On Thursday, August 7th and Friday, August 8th our elevator will be out of service.  The first step is upgrading the flooring.  Stay tuned for more updates...

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When one sister couldn't bear a child, another helped

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Read this beautiful story about our own Alyssa, who is our lab supervisor.  We are so lucky to have Alyssa on our staff, and proud to know her. ...

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Dr. Annelise Swigert addresses the Affordable Care Act and Contraceptive Coverage

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What do the Affordable Care Act, and the recent Supreme Court Decision about contraceptive coverage mean for you?   When the Affordable Care Act...

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Southdale ObGyn recognized as TOP DOCTORS by Mpls St Paul Magazine

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Southdale ObGyn is honored to be recognized  in the Annual TOP DOCTORS Issue of Mpls St Paul Magazine – July 2014.  ...

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New Infertility Patient Education Materials

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Family definitions are wide and varied. Sometimes when people look to expand their families with children there can be struggles, questions, frustration, tears and joy. If you are struggling to add to your family, we at Southdale Ob/Gyn would like...

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A Special Report from Dr. Kathryn Tweedy - Power Morcellation in Gynecologic Surgery

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 Power morcellation is a well established surgical technique that is sometimes used in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) gynecologic surgery to facilitate removal of the uterus or uterine fibroids through small incisions in the abdomen.   A batter...

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Check out our renovation journey

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  A lot has happened at our office in the past year.  In December we updated the mechanical components of our elevator.  In January we began our remodeling project at our Edina office.  We updated our patient exam rooms, our main lab, ultr...

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What kind of care would you want?

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Do your loved ones and your health care team know what kind of care you would want if you were unable to make your health care wishes known?   ...

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Who are the Triage Nurses?

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Did you ever wonder about the person behind the voice when you call our clinic with a question? Our Triage staff is made up of seven dedicated Registered Nurses (RN's) who each have at least 20 years of professional nursing experience.  T...

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Dr. Sheryl Louie shares the importance of keeping a healthy weight before, during and after pregnancy

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Obesity has increased in the U.S over the past 25 years. Over 1/3 of women are obese and over 1/2 of pregnant women are overweight or obese. This increases the potential of complications for both mother and baby. Risks to the mother include diabet...

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Southdale Ob/Gyn has gone MOBILE!

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      Southdale Ob/Gyn has gone MOBILE!  You can now easily access our web...

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Dr. Anne Meschke offers HPV vaccine information to parents and patients

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  We all know that our children need to get their routine vaccinations.  Adults are encouraged to get flu and Tdap vaccinations, but what about our adolescents?  Vaccinations are very important for this age group as well.  Only one third o...

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More updates on our Edina remodeling project!

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Check out Dr. Annelise Swigert in our newly updated exam ro...

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Check out our new photos!

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Updating our Edina clinic is not the only improvement we have been working on.  We recently updated our physician and nurse practitioner photos on our website.  We have a new group photo, as well as new individual photos for all of our providers.  Ch...

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Dr. David Curran talks about incontinence.

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Do you avoid the physical activities that you enjoy because you might leak urine? Are you afraid to laugh at a joke because you might leak? You are not alone!  Many women experience this common problem that can often be treated wit...

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Construction is under way at our Edina office!

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  Construc...

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Influenza Update: Now widespread

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The CDC announced last week that seasonal Influenza is now widespread in most of the country, including Minnesota.  We are now offering flu vaccine to ALL of our patients.  To learn more about this year’s Influenza fr...

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Looking for a 2014 New Year's resolution? Dr. Deborah Davenport suggests a screening colonoscopy , and here is why...

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  Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non-skin cancer in women (after breast and lung cancer).  It is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the US. Colonoscopy has the ability to both detect and pre...

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CLINIC WILL BE OPEN MONDAY, Jan 6th - Check back for updates

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Dear valued Southdale Ob/Gyn patients We have been made aware of the Governors closing of all of the schools and the predicted  dangerous cold weather for the early part of next week. We will be monitoring this situation closely an...

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Minnesota Monthly's BEST Doctors for Women

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We are extremely proud to announce that Southdale ObGyn is featured in Minnesota Monthly’s January 2014 issue highlighting BEST Doctors for WOMEN.  Click ...

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Round one of elevator work is completed

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Good News!  The elevator at our Edina office is once again functioning.  All new mechanical components have been installed and all inspections have been passed.  Look for updated cab/interiors in the Spring of 2014.    ...

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Welcome back and Congratulations Dr. Koidahl

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We are thrilled to announce Dr. Leigh Koidahl has returned to the office after the birth of her first baby.  Dr. Koidahl joined Southdale Ob Gyn in late July and was just getting her feet wet when one of life’s greatest events occurred for her. In...

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Pardon our dust, but change we must!

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We are very excited to announce that after several months of planning we are ready to kick off the renovation project at our Edina office!  Our elevator is currently being upgraded and is out-of- service until December 20th.  In January...

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Important whooping cough information from Dr. Liz Crandall

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  Pertussis, or whooping cough, is more common than you might think.  It is a disease that affects the lungs and is spread from person to person through the air.  Pertussis can be very serious, especially in babies.  Parents, siblings and ...

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We are excited to announce that our 43 year-old elevator will be replaced!

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The elevator at our Edina office will be out of service between November 12 and December 20 for a full replacement of the mechanical components.  The stairway located behind the elevator will be available for your use...

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Learn more about Dr. Annelise Swigert

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Learn more about Dr. Annelise Swigert by watching this short video which appears on the provider page of Fairview Health Services website. Find out why Dr. Swigert loves being a doctor and more. Click on the following link ...

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Are you nervous about scheduling a colonoscopy, the prep and the procedure?

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Watch this short video from the American Gastroenterological Association "Preparing for a colonoscopy" on our Helpful Links page. Click here to view...

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Dr. Judy Stark discusses menopause

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Do you have questions about menopause? About perimenopause? This time of your life can be challenging and puzzling for most women. Hormone replacement therapy is an option that can be helpful for some, but not for everyone. We are happy to help yo...

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Mandy McKenzie shares her Southdale ObGyn story

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For Mandy McKenzie, pregnancy has brought heartbreaking sadness and great joy. The doctors and nurses of Southdale Ob/Gyn helped her through the stillborn birth of daughter Ella in 2010, and shared her happiness when healthy son Hudson came into t...

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You Deserve a Ladies Night Out!

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Come join us at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 26th from 5:30 to 8:00 ...

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Come see us at the Centennial Lakes Fall into the Arts Festival

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Southdale ObGyn will have 2 nurse practitioners and a parent/grandparent educator at the Centennial Lakes Fall into the Arts Festival. ...

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What kind of care would you want?

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Do your loved ones and your health care team know what kind of care you would want if you were unable to make your health care wishes known? Learn about the advance care planning process and health care directives at a FREE group educ...

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"The flu season will be arriving soon!"

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The flu vaccine is now available at Southdale Ob/Gyn. We are now offering to all pregnant and post-partum patients. Your baby relies on you to protect them. Please get vaccinated. ...

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Dr. Leigh Koidahl - Southdale Ob Gyn's newest provider

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Please help us welcome Dr. Leigh Koidahl. We are happy to announce that she will start on Monday, August 5th. Dr. Koidahl attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed her residency at the University of Rochester Strong Memoria...

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Dr. Evie Torres recommends a recent breast cancer article

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The recent media coverage about actress Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo preventive surgery to decrease her inherited breast cancer risk has raised questions for women regarding their own breast cancer risks and what they can do for prevention...

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Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine Top Doc's

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Once again physicians from Southdale Ob/Gyn were named as Top Doc's by Mpls/St Paul Magazine. Click here to ...

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Dr. Rachel A. Harris joins Southdale Ob Gyn

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We are excited to announce that Dr. Rachel Harris is joining Southdale ObGyn starting on Monday, July 22. Dr. Harris attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville and did her ObGyn residency at Carolinas Medical Center in ...

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Updating at Southdale Ob Gyn

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Don't be alarmed if you see a large crane in front of our Edina office the first week of July. The first phase of the office renovation project is starting and involves replacing the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units. This is ...

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Dr. Annelise Swigert gives information regarding non-invasive prenatal testing

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New Non-Invasive Prenatal Test From Dr. Annelise Swigert Southdale ObGyn is excited to offer a new blood test to pregnant women that can detect trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome...

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Leslie Newman, DNP is our newest Nurse Practitioner

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Leslie Newman, a certified Women's Health and Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, earned a bachelor's degree in French and Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College and went on to earn a Master's of Nursing (MN) Degree at the University of Minnes...

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2013 Sun Newspapers Readers' Choice Award - Monday, March 25, 2013

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Southdale Ob/Gyn recently received the 2013 Readers' Choice Award from Edina and Lakeville Sun Newspapers. Hundreds of readers took the time to vote for their favorite community businesses and we were voted #1 Ob/Gyn by Edina and Lakeville readers...

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2012/2013 Flu Vaccines for Prenatal Patients - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Flu Vaccines - for prenatal patients Make sure that if you are pregnant that you have been vaccinated. We have vaccines available in our clinic.  Call 952-920-7001 to schedule or ask your provider at your next visit....

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Southdale Ob/Gyn scores highest in quality results from FHN - Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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We are pleased to report that Southdale Ob/Gyn had the highest quality scores of the twelve OB/Gyn groups in the Fairview Health Network. This was based on 2011 data collected by Minnesota Community Measurement, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesot...

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New Nurse Practitioner joins Southdale Ob/Gyn - Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Erica Scheffler, a recent Board Certified Nurse Practitioner has joined Southdale Ob/Gyn. read more... ...

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Top Doctors and Best Doctors for Women - Thursday, May 17, 2012

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The physicians at Southdale OBGYN are consistently listed among the "Top Doctors" in Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine and "Best Doctors for Women" in Minnesota Monthly magazines. ...

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Pregnancy and Nutrition Class and Weight Management through Good Nutrition Class - Thursday, January 05, 2012

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Southdale OB/Gyn is offering a monthly nutrition class for all patients The class will focus on limiting weight gain through vulnerable periods of our life- including pregnancy and menopause, by learning how to read nutrit...

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Angie's List awards Southdale Ob/Gyn SUPER SERVICE AWARD FOR 2011 - Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Southdale Ob/Gyn Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service So...

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Credit and Collection Policies - Monday, April 30, 2012

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Southdale OB/Gyn is an independent medical practice, with our own credit and collection policies.  We have no relationship with Accretive Health, nor do we follow the collection policies of Fairview.  For more information, please contact ou...

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