Author: Glacial Ridge Health System (Glacial Ridge Health System)

Help for 8 Common GI Issues
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Help for 8 Common GI Issues

By Elizabeth Colsen, MD, General Surgeon On the annual Ladies on the Lake excursions, our topic of discussion this year was digestive health. Everyone has a digestive system, so everyone deals with at least one of these issues at some point. Here are the 8 most common gastrointestinal issues, and what you can do to...

Hernias are More Common Than You Think
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Hernias are More Common Than You Think

By Elizabeth Colsen, MD, General Surgeon You lifted something heavy and now you are in pain. If it is painful to flex your abdominal muscles, it must be a muscle strain, right? Or is it a hernia? Symptoms of a hernia and muscle strain are similar, except a hernia presents as a bulge on the...

Family Medicine Physician Dr. David Polzin Joins Glacial Ridge
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Family Medicine Physician Dr. David Polzin Joins Glacial Ridge

Glacial Ridge Health System welcomes Dr. David Polzin to the team of family medicine physicians. He is experienced in preventive health, disease management, colonoscopies, minor dermatology, joint injections, medical acupuncture, allergy care, and more. Dr. Polzin enjoys all aspects of primary care—problem solving, relationship building, and complete healing. He knows people are different, bodies are...