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Physicians River Falls WI

Physicians practice medicine and promote human health through the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries. See below to find local physicians in River Falls that give access to patient care improvement, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, preventive medicine, as well as advice and content on patient's health status assessment.

NovaCare Rehabilitation - Cottage Grove
(651) 317-8562
6936 Pine Arbor Dr
Cottage Grove, MN
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
McKenzie Certified Clinic, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Lon Bradley Peterson, MD
(651) 480-4200
1285 Nininger Rd
Hastings, MN
Specialties
Family Practice, Sports Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Regina Med Complex, Hastings, Mn
Group Practice: Hastings Family Practice Clnc Regina Med Ctr

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Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC
(651) 730-7771
731 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Physical Therapist, PRCS

Nicholas Weiss, MD
(651) 439-8807
St. Croix Orthopaedics
Stillwater, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

Sister Kenny Sports & Physical
(651) 458-9446
8811 92nd St S Ste 101
Cottage Grove, MN

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NovaCare Rehabilitation - Woodbury
(651) 691-7291
1000 Radio Dr
Woodbury, MN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
McKenzie Certified Clinic, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

David Howland Wang
(651) 439-1234
1500 Curve Crest Blvd W
Stillwater, MN
Specialty
Family Practice, Sports Medicine

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Steven Meisterling, MD
(651) 439-8807
1991 Northwestern Ave
Stillwater, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

Larsen Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
(715) 386-1155
1610 Maxwell Dr Ste 240
Hudson, WI

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Institute-Athletic Medicine
(651) 702-7944
7616 Currell Blvd Ste 290
Woodbury, MN

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Miscellaneous Medical Questions

 



Fatigue

Q.I recently rode Paris Brest Paris, perhaps you know about this ultimate 1200k endurance cycling event. I did not make it to the finish but did make it 1100k, in about 82 hours (which meant I had 8 hours to do 100k...) I was not dehydrated nor was my blood sugar low. I rode 26 hours before sleeping for 5 hours (good sleep) and then 22 more before 3.5 hours of sleep. The third day I felt good, riding at dusk I became very fatigued, disoriented, even hallucinated. I made it to a control, got 4 hours of sleep, thought all would be well. Started riding at 6 am, could not stay awake, tried napping by the side of the road, and I guess did not look like I was doing so well as someone called an ambulance. My blood pressure was OK, pulse was 45, slightly low for me. As I plan to do this and make it in 2007, any advice for legally dealing with this sort of fatigue? I tried caffeine, amazing how little caffeine does once one reaches this level. Does what happened to me indicate any condition or syndrome or lack of some nutrient? Is there a quick fix when one gets this (I know sleep... other than that) low?

A. The short answer is "no". I doubt there are any supplements that would prevent this from happening. Even when you eat just right, there is a limit related to your own physiology that reflects metabolism at the cell level. On another day, it might be a breeze and yet you would have done nothing differently as far as training. Good luck in 2007.

Avoiding the Flu

Q. I bike about 100 miles a week. With the upcoming flu/cold season, will altering my diet in any way prevent or reduce my chances of catching a cold/flu? If I get a cold/flu, will altering my diet in any way reduce the length of time I have a cold or flu? Will regular moderate exercise during the time I have a cold/flu reduce the the length of time I have a cold or flu, make it worse, or do nothing at all?

A. There is no evidence that diet supplements will reduce your chances of getting a viral URI or upper respiratory infection ("the flu"), although a regular, moderate exercise program does appear to provide some protection. If you do get a viral URI, zinc lozenges will cut down the duration of symptoms. During the early phase - when you are having aches, chills, and perhaps a fever - it is best to back off on your training or riding program. There has been suggestive evidence that continuing to push during this time can lead to additional problems.

B12 Injections

Q.I am a competitive rider 46 Years old. Can you give any clarification on using large doses (3cc) at a time of B12. Are there proven benefits to this?

A.I believe any benefit would only be a placebo response. There is no physiology that would support this (unless you have pernicious anemia) not any scientific evidence.

Osteoporosis

Q.I have been told to exercise to avoid osteoporosis (which runs in my family). Will cycling do the trick?

A.We're discove...

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