• Keith’s Run For Your Life! Aug 13, 2015

    Sign up today! Keith’s Run For Your Life – Kickin it for Kidneys, in memory of Keith Novotny will be held on August 13, 2015 on Main Street in Appleton. Escape Fitness is hosting the ELECTRIC run (or walk!) and donating proceeds to Appleton Area Health Services Foundation to use towards adding a dialysis unit. The cost is $25 per person ($20 for families of 4+ participants). Register by 8/5 to guarantee t-shirt and glow stick. The run will be lit up with all different colors – it’s going to be electric!! Register at or call Ashley at 320.808.4267.


  • Sports Exams

    To: Parents of Students entering Grades 7 and 10.
    Appleton Area Health Services will be providing Sports Examinations to students for the upcoming 2015-2016 sports seasons. The Sports Exam will be offered at a reduced rate of $45 starting Wednesday July 1st through Monday August 31st. The exam is a 30 minute appointment. Immunizations are not included in the reduced rate. If your child needs immunizations, they will be billed separately. Please alert the receptionist when scheduling the appointment if immunizations are needed.
    Your insurance will not be billed for the Sports Exam. Payment of $45 must be made at the time of your child’s visit. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete physical, only a Sports Exam. If you would like your child to have a complete physical, and the visit billed the insurance company, please let the receptionist know that when scheduling the appointment. We will allot for a longer appointment time.
    Please complete and sign the Sports Examination form. Download Physical Exam Form This signed form must be brought with you to your clinic appointment.
    We look forward to providing excellent healthcare to you and your family. We encourage you to call the Clinic at 320-289-1580, to schedule your child’s appointment as soon as possible.

    The Clinic Staff
    Appleton Area Health Services

  • Golf Tournament – Save the Date – 7/30/15

    The date has just been sent for the Appleton Area Health Services’ Foundation 4th Annual Golf Tournament! The AAHS Foundation is currently working on raising money to use towards a dialysis unit. More details about the event and how to register to follow. Hope to see you there!

    Save the Date 2015

  • New Outreach Doctor to AAHS

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    Dr. Michael Bess has many specialties including General Surgery, Gastroenterology, and Wound Management. Dr. Bess and his nurse Penny Hormann, BSN are coming to us from Avera Medical Group, Milbank, twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Dr. Bess started his education in 1964 in an undergraduate program at Bradley University in Peoria, IL for Mechanical Engineering, then Graduate School at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN for Biomedical Engineering, obtained his Doctor of Medicine with special study in Rural Physician Associate from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, and finished his residency in 1980 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN with Special study in Trauma/Burns, and Medical Gastroenterology.

    His Additional Professional Training includes Microvascular Surgery, Implantable Hepatic Artery Chemotherapy, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty, Laparoscopic Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Endo-rectal Ultrasound, Endoscopic Surgery, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, and Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access. He has been involved in research, been published, and has done many presentations. He also has many Honors, Accomplishments, and Activities he has completed including an award for One of America’s Top Surgeons in 2009.

    Dr. Bess has Licensures in South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota and is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management. He is also a Diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and an ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) instructor. His professional memberships include the American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, South Dakota State Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Missouri Chapter American College of Surgeons, South Dakota Chapter American College of Surgeons, American Society of General Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Priestly Society, American Gastroenterologist Association, Western Surgical Association, American College of Certified wound Specialists, and the Wound Healing Society.

    Penny is a BSN with long standing ties to the Milbank and Ortonville Communities. She is not only a nurse but is a Certified Case Manager, a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse, and a Certified Foot Care Nurse. She is the mother of 5 children, is very active in the Milbank/Ortonville community, and runs small hobby farm outside of Ortonville with her husband Curtis. They have no shortage of critters with horses, mules, goats, chickens, a dog kennel, and breading pups.

    Dr. Bess and Penny specialize in General Surgery and are more than willing to perform any surgery/procedure here that we are equipped to handle. We are excited to add Dr. Bess to our team and look forward to utilizing all of his expertise especially in Gastroenterology and Wound Care as well as Penny’s experience as a Certified Wound Care Nurse.

  • Community Diabetes Night

    The Lac qui Parle Health Network and Medtronics  would like to invite you to a FREE Community Diabetes Night! The event will cover basic insulin management & pump therapy. If you’re tired of the ups and downs of using insulin injections, want to learn more about what a pump can do, or just want to meet your local diabetes providers – this event is for you! Join us on Thursday, October 16th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm in the education room at Appleton Area Health Services. Food and refreshments will be provided. Let us show you how easy managing your blood sugars can be!

    Diabetes Night Flyer

    RSVP: 800-646-4633 ext. 62648

  • Now Scheduling Sports Physicals

    AAHS is now scheduling sports physicals for the 2014-2015 school year. Call us at 320.289.1580 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $45, due at the time of exam; insurance will not be filed for these. Signed MN State High School Qualifying Form is required. Sports Physical Exam Form 2014-2015

  • AAHS 3rd Annual Best Ball Golf Tournament

    Save the Date! AAHS’ Golf Tournament will be Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Appleton Golf Course.

    4 Person Team – $260 includes:

    • 18 holes of Golf (2 rounds of 9 holes) – begins at 10:30 am
    • Dinner ticket for each player
    • Drink ticket for each player
    • Chance to win door prizes of $500, $250, $100 in cash
    • AAHS Gift

    This event is for golfers at all levels. If you’re not a golfer, participate in the silent auction and join us for dinner at 5:30 pm. Dinner tickets will be available at Appleton Area Health Services for $12. Proceeds from the event will be put towards creating a Dialysis Unit.

    Pre-registration is required for all participants by August 21, 2014.  Download Registration Form. For more information or sponsorship opportunities contact:

    Jessica at 289.8510, c

    Kris at 289.1580,