Spring 2024 Newsletter


If you have RISK for Coronavirus,

Do NOT just show up at the ER or clinic, CALL first!

If you have any of these risks:

  • Recent Travel
  • Exposure to an infected person
  • Fever and cough


This is what you should do:

  • You MUST Self Quarantine at home ASAP!
  • Call ND Hotline 866-207-2880 or call your local clinic for what to do next
  • Treat symptoms with over the counter medications such as Tylenol.
  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of fluids
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
  • WASH YOUR HANDS or use hand sanitizer!

Go to the ER IF & WHEN you have shortness of breath


On December 14, 2019 I graduated from the Duke School of Nursing Endocrinology Specialty. This specialty is a rigorous yearlong program that focuses on diabetes management and other endocrine problems like thyroid, bone disorders, obesity, pituitary/adrenal and other endocrine disorders. This program was created to meet the demand of a shortage of endocrine specialists in the country and it is the first of its kind in the USA. Ninety percent of this program focuses on diabetes management since this is among the endocrine disorders on the rise throughout the country. At the end of this program, candidates are required to spend time in endocrinology clinics managing endocrinology disorders. I did spend some time from September to the end of November, 2019 at the Sanford Diabetes Center in Bismarck, ND where I was learning more in diabetes management. This was very beneficial not only for a future endocrine provider, but also for a primary care provider who sees some of the disorders in our clinics, mostly diabetes and thyroid disorders. This program uses evidence based current guidelines from the American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.


Vanessa Lennick, a registered dietitian from Proximal50 Life Center in Bismarck, will present the “Power of Food for Prevention.” Vanessa will explain how eating habits and behaviors can promote life-long healthy living. After the presentation, Vanessa will lead a grocery store tour at Stan’s Super Market. She will teach us how to build a healthy plate and will keep things simple by focusing on improving the quality of your food choices, not eliminating food groups.

She is committed to helping people live enjoyable lives through tasty and nutritious food.

Join us Tuesday, January 7, 2020
5:30 p.m. – Presentation
6:30 p.m. – Grocery Store Tour
Raile Insurance Conference Room