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Published Date: 11 - 29 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians Welcomes Chris Eatherton, Director of Operations

We are excited to announce that Chris Eatherton has joined our team as Director of Operations. With the incredible growth we continue to experience, having someone with Chris' experience is a huge plus for Twin Cities Physicians. Prior to his time in Minnesota, Chris served as General Manager for Rocky Mountain Senior Care, an onsite primary care provider based in Colorado with a model of care similar to ours. He knows that we stand in a unique position of providing care to our patients in the comfort of their senior communities, and finds it very fulfilling to play an important role in making this happen.


Published Date: 11 - 03 - 2017
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS named to MMDA Board of Directors

Congratulations to our own Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS. who has been named to the Board of Directors for the MMDA. The Minnesota Medical Directors Association is a professional association representing physicians who provide medical direction, chronic care and geriatrics services. 

Published Date: 10 - 05 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians at Fall Aging Conference

We're excited to participate in the Fall Aging Conference on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8am - 4:30pm at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The Minneapolis Area and St. Paul Senior Workers' Associations always produce such a fantastic event. This year's theme is LIFE in aging: Learning. Inspiring. Feeling. Excelling. Warren Wolfe, long time Star Tribune reporter and aging services advocate, will be a featured speaker on: Evolution, Trends, Perspectives on Changing Aging Services.  

Published Date: 09 - 15 - 2017
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS to speak at CEU at Nagel Assisted Living in Waconia, MN

This Wednesday, September 20th, Twin Cities Physicians’ lead provider Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will speak at a CEU event at Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care in Waconia, MN. Steven will speak on “Understanding & Ethically Managing Challenging Geriatric Behaviors". Tours of the new memory care wing will be available to attendees. 

Published Date: 08 - 01 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians Welcomes Heather Arechigo, MSN, AGNP-C to the Provider Team

We are excited to welcome our newest provider now in the field seeing patients, Heather Arechigo, MSN, AGNP-C. Heather holds her Master’s Degree in nursing and is also a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in adult-gerontology. As our patient census grows, Heather’s skills will be a great addition to our team of primary care providers.

Published Date: 07 - 20 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians to be the Official Golfzilla & Tee Sponsor for this year’s Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation 2017 Golf Tournament

We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation Golf Tournament. On Thursday, July 26 Twin Cities Physicians and other senior care professionals from across the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota will meet at Bunker Hills Golf Club of Coon Rapids, MN for their annual golf tournament. We will be hosting a contest where golfers will have the opportunity to chip Twin Cities Physicians branded golf balls into the belly of a large Godzilla-like creature – truly a unique experience! Then while on the course, golfers will have the opportunity to play another interactive game at the hole we will be sponsoring. We are excited to be able to support the efforts of this worthwhile foundation that focuses on the career development of current and future senior care professionals!

Published Date: 07 - 17 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians to Bring Meet & Greet with Kingsley Shores of Lakeville, MN

We are excited to meet with the residents, families, and staff at Kingsley Shores of Lakeville, MN! Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will meet with those at Kingsley Shores this Wednesday, July 19 to share how Twin Cities Physicians provides onsite primary care to residents. We also look forward to answering questions about the importance of geriatric primary care from those in attendance.

Published Date: 07 - 10 - 2017
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS to speak at CEU at St. Johns Hospital of Maplewood, MN

This Thursday, July 13 Twin Cities Physicians’ lead provider Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will speak at a CEU event at St. Johns Hospital of Maplewood, MN. Sponsored by Home Health Care, Inc., Steven will speak on “Keys to Understanding & Ethically Treating Geriatric Depression & Anxiety” and share new ways for staff to address these issues.

Published Date: 06 - 27 - 2017
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS to Join Tradition Independent and Assisted Living for CEU on “Understanding & Ethically Managing Challenging Geriatric Behaviors”

Twin Cities Physicians’ Lead Provider and Administrator Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will be on-site at Tradition Independent & Assisted Living on Thursday, June 28 to speak on “Understanding & Ethically Managing Challenging Geriatric Behaviors”. We’re excited to be welcomed into the Tradition community as we build a strong relationship with staff, residents, and the greater community!

Published Date: 06 - 26 - 2017
Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD to Join Home Health Care, Inc. for CEU on Wheels

This Wednesday, June 28 Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD of Twin Cities Physicians will join Home Health Care, Inc. to present a CEU on “Ethical Practices in Geriatrics.” During the ride, attendees will receive valuable information, lunch, and a tour of Ecumen North Branch Living Community! Twin Cities Physicians is proud of our relationship with Home Health Care, Inc. and excited about continuing to partner with this top-rated local Medicare Certified home care provider.

Published Date: 06 - 19 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians to Hold Resident Meet & Greet and CEU with Summit Hill Senior Living on “Understanding & Ethically Treating Geriatric Depression and Anxiety”

This Thursday, June 22 lead provider Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, will join residents and area senior care workers at Summit Hill Senior Living to present a Resident Meet & Greet and a CEU on “Keys for Understanding & Ethically Treating Geriatric Depression & Anxiety.” We are excited to partner with Summit Hill Senior Living and provide high quality on-site care to their residents while also offering great educational opportunities to area healthcare professionals. 

Published Date: 06 - 16 - 2017
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS to Speak for Elmore Assisted Living 2017 Senior Care Insights CEU Event

As a part of their free 2017 Senior Care Insight CEU Series, Twin Cities Physicians’ Lead Provider Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will join Elmore Assisted Living as a speaker for their next CEU event in Albert Lea, MN on June 21 from 4:00 - 5:15pm. He will present on “Understanding & Ethically Managing Challenging Geriatric Behaviors.” Atkinson’s appearance at this event is just one more indication of the growth that is happening for Twin Cities Physicians not only in senior communities around the Twin Cities, but stretching deep into southern MN as well.

Published Date: 06 - 08 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians joins Silver Creek on Main for Their First Active Aging Resource Expo and Open House!

On June 13, administrator and lead provider Steven Atkinson PA-C, MS and Operations Manager Meg Petrich will be joining other providers and healthcare professionals at the first Annual Active Aging Resource Expo at SilverCreek on Main! We are excited to share our knowledge in senior care and meet with other attendees!

Published Date: 05 - 15 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians Prepares Their Booth for the Care Providers Senior Housing and Home Care Summit

We are excited to be a part of the Senior Housing and Home Care Summit next week! Twin Cities Physicians team members Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, Operations Manager, Meg Petrich, and Director of Marketing, Jeff Johnson will be in attendance sharing their model for providing the best continuous care to their patients. We hope to see you there!

Published Date: 05 - 01 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians to be a Silver Sponsor at the Training to Serve Gala This Week

We are proud to be a silver sponsor at the annual Training to Serve benefit gala! Training to Serve has been working with senior service providers for over 10 years, helping them develop better skills when working with the LGBT community. Thank you for allowing us to support your efforts!

Published Date: 04 - 24 - 2017
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS and Jeannine Phillips, PA-C, MS Prepare for the 41st Annual Minnesota Gerontological Society Conference

Twin Cities Physicians is thrilled to set up their booth at the Annual Minnesota Gerontological Societies 41st Annual conference! Providers Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS and Jeannine Phillips, PA-C, MS cannot wait to meet with other Minnesota healthcare professionals and share how they provide excellent continuous care. 

Published Date: 04 - 21 - 2017
Twin Cities Physicians and Home Health Care, Inc. Partner for CEU on Wheels

We are thrilled to have provider Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD work with Home Health Care, Inc. for their CEU on Wheels next week! Attendees will receive a complimentary lunch, tour of The Legacy of St. Anthony, and presentation from Dr. Rasquinha on ‘Graceful Aging with Quality.’ 

Published Date: 04 - 03 - 2017
Steven Atkinson PA-C, MS, to Speak on Challenging Geriatric Behaviors at the Long-Term Care Association of Social Workers

We’re excited to have the opportunity to meet with so many social workers from the state of Iowa! Administrator and lead provider Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS is putting his finishing touches on his presentation for the Long-Term Care Association of Social Workers which will cover ‘Challenging Geriatric Behaviors.’ 

Published Date: 03 - 10 - 2017
Lead Provider Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, Preparing to Speak at the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference

Our administrator and lead provider Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will be attending and speaking to hundreds of healthcare professionals at the bi-annual Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants. As a published author and speaker, both nationally and internationally, his expertise in geriatrics will make for a very engaging presentation. We’re excited to see over 25 Minnesota Healthcare professionals speak at this two-day event! 
MAPA 2017 Spring Presenters Bio and Objectives

Published Date: 03 - 03 - 2017
Staff Training on Dementia Care at BridgeWater at Hanover

We were thrilled to provide staff training recently to the care team at this brand new senior community opening in Hanover, MN. As this community features robust memory care services, we were happy to provide additional knowledge, information, and insights from our dementia-trained provider team. We also look forward to serving the residents of this growing community over the next several months.

Published Date: 02 - 02 - 2017
Steven Atkinson PA-C, MS Provides CEU on Geriatric Depression at Olive Branch Estates

It was a pleasure to provide a CEU event for area healthcare professionals last week at Olive Branch Estates, a memory care community in Chanhassen, MN that we are proud to serve. We experienced great hospitality from the community and great questions were asked by attendees as well. We look forward to continuing the strong relationship that we’ve developed with the staff and residents at Olive Branch Estates.

Published Date: 01 - 24 - 2017
Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD Speaks at New Perspective Senior Living

It was an honor to meet and chat with residents at New Perspective Senior Living in Eagan, MN recently. Excellent questions were asked about the differences between geriatric and generalist primary care. Additionally, we had the opportunity to meet several residents in this community who have now become new patients. It is our pleasure to serve New Perspective Senior Living.

Published Date: 12 - 15 - 2016
Castle Ridge Senior Living Hosts Twin Cities Physicians Meet & Greet

Last night we enjoyed a great reception from the residents and their families at Castle Ridge Senior Living in Eden Prairie, MN. Residents were excited to learn about the opportunities for onsite primary care provided by Twin Cities Physicians. We are confident that this meeting is the beginning of a wonderful new relationship with this community.

Published Date: 11 - 30 - 2016
Meadow Ridge Senior Living Hosts CEU with Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS

It was our pleasure to speak for several healthcare professionals who attended a special CEU on Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s presented by our Administrator and Physician Assistant Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS. We loved the opportunity to share stories and examples of practical steps to take with seniors to assist them in reducing the risks of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Special thanks to our hosts at Meadow Ridge Senior Living in Golden Valley, MN for your fabulous hospitality.

Published Date: 11 - 09 - 2016
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS to Present CEUs on Geriatric Depression for Sunflower Communities

Our own Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will be presenting his new CEU designed specifically for social workers and nurses entitled “Keys to Understanding & Ethically Treating Geriatric Depression & Anxiety” at two sponsored events by Sunflower Communities one in Elmore, MN and the other in Waconia, MN. RSVP lists are already filling up as many local healthcare professionals are looking forward to this new presentation.

Published Date: 10 - 28 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians Participates in Vendor Night at The Rivers

Jeannie Phillips, PA-C, MS & Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS of Twin Cities Physicians attended and exhibited at Vendor Night, a community celebration at The Rivers Senior Living Community in Burnsville, MN last night. They had the opportunity to see many of their patients and chat with several folks who showed up for the event. Twin Cities Physicians values the strong connections and relationships that they’ve developed with The River’s residents, staff, and families over this past year.

Published Date: 10 - 03 - 2016
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS to Present Geriatric Depression CEU at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities Physicians Geriatrician Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will present a continuing education event for staff at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Residence on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Through his presentation, he will highlight some of the causes and treatments of depression in older adults. Additionally, while he speaks to the hospice staff he will connect his own experiences caring for past patients and family members on hospice with the topic. He looks forward to presenting an informative and helpful event for all staff involved.

Published Date: 09 - 30 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians Holds Meet & Greet at SilverCreek on Main

Our primary care provider team enjoyed a warm reception at SilverCreek on Main senior living community in Maple Grove, MN. At the event they met several residents interested in partnering with the team to receive quality on-site primary care services in the comfort of their homes. The team is excited about the opportunities available for them to serve residents within this community.

Published Date: 09 - 17 - 2016
Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD to Present an Ethics CEU at North Memorial Medical Center

Twin Cities Physicians Geriatrician Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD will be presenting a CEU on Ethical Decision Making in Dementia for a group of nurses and social workers at North Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 21. In recent months, Dr. Rasquinha has been asked to present for the staff of several Twin Cities’ hospitals and healthcare systems as she brings some unique and valuable geriatric care perspectives to medical professionals.

Published Date: 08 - 22 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians to Present Alzheimer’s CEU Event for St. Joe’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN

Our own Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will be providing a CEU event for healthcare professionals from St. Joe’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 23. Steven is excited to share new research and findings regarding proper care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease at this event sponsored Home Health Care, Inc. 

Published Date: 08 - 17 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians Expansion Continues South with Recent Mankato Events

Primrose Independent & Assisted Living is a Mankato senior community that our team has recently started serving in conjunction with The Complete Care Group, a non-profit senior healthcare coordination organization. Through this organization, we look forward to working alongside Primrose staff to bring quality services to residents. We recently provided a CEU event for staff members on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and also held a very successful Meet & Greet event with residents on Aug. 16. We’re excited about continuing to deepen our relationship with Primrose in the coming months.

Published Date: 07 - 25 - 2016
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS Selected to Provide Care to Olympic Athletes in Rio

We just received the exciting news that our own Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS has been selected as one of a handful of primary care providers to serve the athletes at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. Steven will be working alongside top providers chosen from around the world and will be stationed in the Olympic Village in a state-of-the-art clinic designed to quickly treat athletes needing medical care and attention. We are honored that one of our own providers would be selected for this prestigious opportunity.
 

Published Date: 07 - 18 - 2016
Formal Continuity of Care Philosophy Announced

Earlier this spring, our key providers began meeting with the leadership of several local transitional care and skilled nursing environments to develop partnerships to serve their geriatric population most effectively. As a result of these conversations, we have formalized our Continuity of Care Philosophy that allows our provider team to follow our patients into every senior living environment that they call home including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Transitional Care, Memory Care, and Long-Term Care. We are proud to be one of the only Twin Cities on-site primary care providers that follows patients through the continuum of care, regardless of their living situation.
 

Published Date: 06 - 27 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians Welcomes Gyam Boampong, MA to the Team!

As our practice continues to expand throughout the Twin Cities and into southern Minnesota, we have realized the need to expand our medical assistant team. Gyam Boampong, MA is the most recent addition to our team. She will be responsible for processing orders from our provider team and assisting the senior community residents, their families, and staff with their needs. Welcome Gyam!
 

Published Date: 06 - 20 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians Welcomes Rachel Pearce, DNP, FNP to the Team!

As our patient census continues to grow, our provider team is expanding as well. We are thrilled to welcome our newest provider Rachel Pearce, DNP, FNP to the Twin Cities Physicians family. Rachel brings a passion for providing quality care to senior adults. Prior to receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree earlier this year, Rachel served as an RN in long-term geriatric care and home care. We’re excited to have Rachel on the team!
 

Published Date: 06 - 13 - 2016
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS to Present Medication CEU at Sunrise of Edina

Our own Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS will be lecturing on the Top 10 Medications Seniors Should Avoid at a special CEU event designed for the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living in Edina, MN this Wednesday, June 15. Steven has conducted extensive research into the harmful effects of some of the most commonly prescribed medications to the geriatric population and plans to present new findings during this event. This event will also be open to interested residents and family members of the Sunrise of Edina community.
 

Published Date: 05 - 21 - 2016
Meet & Greet Family Night Hosted at Brookdale Champlin

Our partnership with Brookdale Senior Living continues to grow as we hosted our first Meet & Greet Family Night this past Wednesday, May 19. The event drew dozens of residents and their family members interested in how Twin Cities Physicians could provide quality on-site primary care to them in their community. At the end of the evening, five residents signed up to start working with Twin Cities Physicians. We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with Brookdale Champlin in the future.

Published Date: 04 - 27 - 2016
Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD to Present Ethics CEU at Sunrise of Minnetonka

Our own Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD will be presenting a special CEU on Ethics at Sunrise of Minnetonka on Thursday, May 12. This event will be held for staff members and is a great example of the strong partnership that is being built between the Sunrise Communities within the Twin Cities and our provider group. We look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with Sunrise of Minnetonka through this event and future opportunities.

Published Date: 03 - 10 - 2016
Brookdale Senior Independent Living Partnering with Twin Cities Physicians this Spring

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Brookdale Senior Independent Living to provide an educational event focused on the “Top 10 Medications to Avoid for Seniors” on May 2. This session is designed for staff, residents, and families. Additionally, we will be partnering to provide two CEU events in April and June focused on the needs of social workers and nurses facing the challenge of caring for patients with comorbidities. We’re looking forward to an exciting new relationship with Brookdale Senior Independent Living here in the Twin Cities.

Published Date: 03 - 07 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians Welcomes Dawn Williams, MA to the Team!

We’re excited to announce that Dawn Williams, MA has joined our team as we continue to grow our patient census. Dawn will be providing support to our providers, patients, their families, and the staff in the senior communities that we serve as we continue to grow our practice. Dawn brings years of experience as a medical assistant to the table and is thrilled to join our team.

Published Date: 03 - 06 - 2016
Twin Cities Physicians Welcomes Jeannine Phillips, PA-C, MS to the Team!

We’re thrilled to announce that Jeannine “Jeannie” Phillips, PA-C, MS is our newest provider to join our team. Based in the Mankato, MN area, Jeannie will be providing care to the senior communities we serve in the south metro and as we continue our expansion into southern Minnesota. Jeannie brings extensive experience in geriatric care and is excited to become a member of our team!

Published Date: 03 - 05 - 2016
Educating Home Health Aides at The Waterford – March 3, 2016

Our very own Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS provided a training for home health aides at The Waterford Senior Living Community in Brooklyn Center, MN. His presentation was on Managing Behaviors in Dementia. Dozens of aides benefited from the time he spent with them. We’re proud to call The Waterford a valued partner and are excited about the growing list of residents who they are now providing with primary care services.

Published Date: 03 - 03 - 2016
Social Hour with Dr. Clemencia at The Rivers – March 2, 2016

Residents and staff at The Rivers Senior Living Community in Burnsville, MN enjoyed a time of informal conversation and refreshments with our Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD. Residents loved the opportunity to ask her questions and get to know her better. Our patient census at The Rivers continues to grow as more residents realize the convenience of receiving primary care services in the comfort of home.

 

Published Date: 03 - 01 - 2016
Meadow Ridge Announces Two Upcoming Presentation Dates – March 24 & April 28

Our partners at Meadow Ridge Senior Living in Golden Valley, MN are hosting two Twin Cities Physician educational events this spring featuring our providers. Both events will be held from 3-4pm and topics include:
•    March 24 – Incontinence in Geriatrics – Featuring Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha, MD, CMD
•    April 28 – Top 10 Medications to Avoid for Seniors – Featuring Steven Atkinson, PA-C
We are excited to partner with Meadow Ridge to provide these important events for their staff, residents, families, and the greater community.

Published Date: 02 - 20 - 2016
CHOOSING WISELY Education Series Announced – Spring/Summer 2016

Our provider team will be partnering with select Twin Cities Senior Communities to provide several interactive educational sessions for staff, residents, and families on a variety of geriatric health topics including dementia, depression, and pharmacology. These events are open to the public. We are still solidifying a few remaining dates for our April – August schedule. For more information or to be considered a possible host site for one of these events, contact us at: info@twincitiesphysicians.net

 

Published Date: 02 - 16 - 2016
Information Session for Residents at The Waterford – February 15, 2016

Dozens of residents showed up to meet our key providers including Dr. Clemencia Rasquinha and Steven Atkinson, PA-C at The Waterford in Brooklyn Center, MN. Questions about how Twin Cities Physicians will provide care throughout their community were answered and many are excited to welcome us into their homes. We look forward to a wonderful relationship with this prestigious senior community in the north metro.    

 

Published Date: 02 - 10 - 2016
Steven Atkinson, PA-C to Be Featured at MAPA Event – March 16-18

Our lead physician assistant will be speaking both in a general session and breakout workshop at the MN Academy of Physician Assistants Spring 2016 Conference to be held at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest. Steven will be presenting on the “Top 10 Medications to Avoid in Geriatrics” and “DEMENTIA: The Foundation to its Understanding”. For more details or registration info, please contact us at: info@twincitiesphysicians.net

 

Published Date: 01 - 29 - 2016
Dementia CEU Event Held at Meadow Ridge – January 28, 2016

Healthcare professionals, staff, residents, and family members all benefited from an in-depth continuing education event and social opportunity with our own Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS. Participants learned about the warning signs of dementia and specific treatment options and enjoyed fabulous refreshments as well. Meadow Ridge Senior Living in Golden Valley, MN is a strong partner of Twin Cities Physicians and we are excited that we’re able to work with so many of their residents.