Vitamin D Benefits

Vitamin D is essential for our health. It promotes calcium absorption and keeps the proper balance of calcium and phosphate in our blood. This helps bones grow and stay strong, while also helping prevent muscle cramps. Adequate vitamin D helps safeguard children from brittle and misshapen bones. In adults, it prevents bone thinning. Additional roles in the body include immune function, blood sugar metabolism, decreased inflammation, as well as affecting cell growth.

Connection to Care

Submitted by Nate Roberts, Director of Community Support Program Community Health Workers are an important part of public health and healthcare systems. They are the bridge between you and the resources available in your community, helping you navigate and connect to resources and systems to help you live a healthier life.  Health is influenced by…

Addiction is Complicated

Addiction is a brain-based disease. It changes the brain’s neurological structure, which can impact how an individual acts and their decision-making process. Addiction affects the entire family unit, bringing chaos and instability to the whole family. At NorthLakes, we recognize the impact addiction has which is why our Recovery Program works with individuals struggling with substance use and family members affected by the addiction. Both are working on their recovery process and developing skills to decrease the risk of relapse during stressful situations. 

Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Hayward Clinic

Family Nurse Practitioner, Ashli Srmek has joined the medical team at NorthLakes Community Clinic – Hayward. Ashli is seeing patients of all ages and is a welcome addition to the staff. She earned her Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degree from Chamberlain University in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Matt Digirolamo Joins NorthLakes

NorthLakes Community Clinic has added another member to the team providing Behavioral Health services. Behavioral Health Therapist Matt Digirolamo sees patients ages fifteen and older at both the Ashland and Iron River Clinics. Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana and his Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Draper, Utah.

NorthLakes Welcomes Three New Board Members

Iron River, Wisconsin – NorthLakes Community Clinic (NLCC) recently welcomed Nick Eliot and Lisa Kingfisher of Ashland and Jason Martell of Chippewa Falls to its Board of Directors. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, NorthLakes is governed by a patient majority Board of Directors. This volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership and guidance in support…