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Spine Surgery at CMH

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CMH is proud to partner with the region’s only independent neurosurgeons, Dr. Matthew Davies of Orthopaedic Associates and Dr. Jared Broadway of Northern Neurosurgery & Spine. 

Spine surgery is usually reserved for patients who have exhausted all non-surgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pain management interventions (including injections).  Dr. Davies and Dr. Broadway are board-certified neurosurgeons who utilize minimally invasive techniques to help patients recover more quickly and maintain a higher level of mobility.  

Surgical treatments include: 

  • Disk replacement 
  • Minimally invasive decompression 
  • Minimally invasive lumbar microdiscetomy 
  • Carpal tunnel release 
  • Minimally invasive SI-Joint Fusion 
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 
  • Laminectomy 

View a full list of spine surgeries at CMH.

Why CMH?  

As an independent hospital located in Cloquet, MN, CMH is proud to be the inpatient facility of choice for Dr. Davies & Dr. Broadway. Our state-of-the-art surgical suites, private inpatient rooms, and dedicated team of nurses, therapists, and other staff provide a comfortable, low-stress environment for patients to recover.  

Patients travel from around the region to access excellent care from Dr. Davies, Dr. Broadway, and CMH’s staff.  

“I had spinal fusion surgery with Dr. Davies. I can’t possibly say what a wonderful experience it was. All the staff were extremely pleasant, professional, and knowledgeable.”
—Ronna V. 

“The care at CMH was totally awesome. Everyone was so supportive and helpful. Every nurse was so friendly and kind. Dr. Broadway was so professional and caring. He went the extra mile to make sure [I] understood everything that they did during the operation. I’ve been around the block when it comes to hospital care, and Dr. Broadway and the CMH crew are hands down the best”
—Pete P.

Learn more about Dr. Matthew Davies. To book a consult, please call Orthopaedic Associates at  218-722-5513. 

Learn more about Dr. Jared Broadway. To book a consult, please call the CMH Specialty Clinic at 218-878-7626.  


The Importance of Well-Child Visits

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Does it ever feel like your child grew an inch seemingly overnight? Children grow and change at a rapid pace. That’s why it’s important to have an annual check-in with your child’s healthcare provider.

A well-child visit is an opportunity to track your child’s physical, mental, and social development during the years when their brain and body are constantly changing.

Here’s what to expect at a well-child visit:

  • A head-to-toe physical examination
  • An opportunity to share successes and document milestones
  • Support and advice for any challenges your child is facing
  • Updates to required immunizations

How to prepare before the visit:

  • Make notes about changes you’ve noticed in your child’s health and development, including changes in behavior or routines.
  • Create a list of questions. If you have concerns or questions about your child’s health, write them down beforehand so you can make the most of your time with their healthcare provider.
  • Talk to your child about their upcoming visit. Prepare them by explaining that the doctor’s office is not a place to fear, but rather a place to check-up on their amazing growth.

Your child’s physician or provider is a partner in helping your child succeed. An annual visit helps you develop a parent-physician relationship based on respect, trust, and honest communication.

Ready to establish with a CMH Raiter Family Clinic provider? Click each name below to learn more about our providers:

To make an appointment, please call 218-879-1271.

Get Your Sleep Studied at CMH

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month—a perfect time to reflect on the quality of zzzZZs you’re getting. Getting adequate sleep is critical to your wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

The average adult needs between 7-9 hours of sleep per night to be properly rested. However, many people experience trouble sleeping or wake up feeling tired. This could be due to sleep apnea—a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Symptoms of sleep apnea may include loud snoring, awakening with a dry mouth, daytime headaches, daytime sleepiness (regardless of how long you slept), or irritability.

When properly diagnosed, sleep apnea is easily treated. Diagnosis includes a sleep study, where your sleep will be monitored at our Sleep Clinic or from the comfort of your home. After being treated for sleep apnea, many people report a significant improvement not only in their sleep quality, but in their energy levels during the day.

If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, talk to your primary care provider about a sleep study. The current wait time for a sleep study at CMH is 30 days. Questions? Call our Sleep Clinic at 218-878-7043. 


Time for a Colonoscopy?

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re over the age of 45, now is a great time to ask your primary care provider about a colonoscopy.

Earlier onset is on the rise

According to an American Cancer Society study, the number of people under age 55 diagnosed with colorectal cancer has nearly doubled since 1995 despite this age group shrinking in the overall population. The cause of this rise is undetermined, but could be due to numerous genetic and/or environmental factors. That’s why it’s important not to delay screening.

  • Adults over the age of 45 should ask their primary care provider about colorectal cancer screening. A colonoscopy is recommended once every 10 years beginning at age 45.
  • Adults under the age of 45 with an increased risk of colorectal cancer should also talk to their provider about getting screened.
  • Adults of any age who are experiencing a change in bowel habits, blood in the stool, or abdominal pain that does not go away should talk to their provider about getting screened. 

Screening saves lives

Many cases of colorectal cancer are preventable. Routine screening by colonoscopy can detect cancer in its early stages, when treatment is more likely to be successful. Any precancerous polyps discovered during a colonoscopy can be removed during the procedure, so they don’t develop into cancer later on.

A colonoscopy is a short, out-patient procedure. Most patients are at home resting within a matter of hours.

CMH’s current appointment wait time is one week for colonoscopies. Not a CMH patient, but want to take advantage of a short wait time? Ask your primary care provider about a referral to CMH. 

Questions about scheduling a colonoscopy at CMH? Call 218-499-6793. 

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