We offer a full range of diagnostic procedures on site by skilled technologist under the direction of a radiologist.
- 16-Slice CT Scanner (Computed Tomography)
- Digital Mammography
- Bone Densitometry
- Mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) available to you on a weekly basis by Central Minnesota Diagnostic Imaging (CMDI)
- Nuclear Medicine available to you on a weekly basis by CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center.
For additional information, call CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre Imaging at 320-352-2221.
Patient Instructions (learn about your procedure)
For more information, call 320-320-352-2221.
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages do daily activities. Our occupational therapist can help people whose ability is impaired by:
- Physical illness or injury
- Congenital or developmental disorders
- Social or emotional problems
- Aging process
Receiving Occupational Therapy
Individuals receive occupational therapy on an inpatient or outpatient basis, at the long-term care facility, and through home health care services. Treatment is initiated upon the order of a physician. Following an evaluation, treatment objectives are identified and coordinated with the patient and/or family, and other members of the health care team.
Activities evaluated by occupational therapists:
- Activities of daily living
- Range of motion
- Visual-perceptual skills
- Cognitive skills
- Muscle tone
Occupational Therapy Treatments
- Daily living activities training
- Instruction on use of assistive devices
- Balance retraining
- Coordination training
- Cognitive retraining
- Visual-perceptual training
- Sensory stimulation
- Joint protection
- Energy conservation/work simplification
Physical therapy is the treatment of disability and pain through physical means such as exercise, heat, cold, electricity, etc. It can help a patient recover from an illness, injury or surgery or it can help maintain mobility in people with disabilities and birth defects.
Treatments can help a patient gain strength, relieve pain, regain use of an affected limb or relearn daily living activities such as walking, dressing or bathing.
Speech therapy at CentraCare Health-Long Prairie provides diagnosis and treatment of communication and speech disorders.
Speech therapy includes the diagnosis and treatment of:
- Speech and Language
- Swallowing disorders
- Cognitive Impairments
Athletic Training Services
Most athletes and active individuals will have to deal with some aches, pains or injuries over the years. Some injuries will require special care for the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Our athletic trainer:
- Prevents, recognizes and evaluates athletic injuries
- Provides emergency care and first aid
- Manages and treats athletic injuries
- Rehabilitates and physically reconditions athletic injuries
Our athletic trainer is educated and trained in injury and illness prevention strategies that focus on optimizing health to improve an individual’s quality of life.
Our athletic trainer works alongside Dr. Joel Dunn, CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre Clinic, who has a special interest in sports medicine, to provide quality service and training.
Sports Medicine Staff
Joel E Dunn, DO
Holley Terres, Athletic Trainer
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Certified
For more information, call 320-352-2221.
Visiting specialists provide the following specialty services. A referral by your primary health care provider may be needed. Please call 320-352-2221 to make an appointment or to find out what days providers are available.
Allergy & Asthma
Board certified Edward Green, MD, allergist, from Stevens Community Medical Center, provides monthly outreach allergy and immunology clinic at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre.
Ruth Schaefer, MA, from Audiology Center, provides bi-weekly outreach hearing services at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre.
Chemotherapy / Oncology
Intravenous chemotherapy at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre allows patients to receive cancer treatments closer to home and work closely with referring oncologists to make your chemotherapy treatments as convenient as possible – saving travel time and costs.
In addition to administering chemotherapy treatments, nursing staff also update the patient’s oncologist and call to check on the patient. They provide emotional support, education about side effects and additional resources that may be of help.
Follow-up lab work can be done at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre as well as CT, MRI and other diagnostic tests.
Hilary Ufearo, MD, an oncologist from Coborn Cancer Center visits the CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre outreach clinic on a monthly basis to see patients.
Gastroenterologists from CentraCare Digestive Center provide digestive care services weekly at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre.
Services provided at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre include:
- Clinical consultations
- Colonoscopy screenings
- Endoscopic procedures
Ear, Nose & Throat
Todd Magnuson, MD, a board certified ear, nose and throat physician from St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat, provides bi-weekly outreach services at CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre.
John Dvorak, MD, an ophthalmologist from Eye Surgeons and Physicians of St. Cloud, provides monthly outreach clinic and surgery to CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre.
We address a variety of eye concerns, including:
- Cataract surgery
- Vision correction
Kevin Holton, DPM, podiatrist, provides bi-weekly outreach foot care services. He specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the foot and ankle, including medical and surgical treatment.
We address a variety of podiatric concerns, including:
- Heel pain
- Sports injuries
- Ingrown toenails
- Fractures and injuries
- Flat feet
- Diabetic foot problems
- Ankle sprains and fractures
- Routine foot care
Heart & Vascular Care
Neurologists from Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology offers monthly neurology services to patients at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre with brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle disorders.
We provide comprehensive clinic evaluations for patients with any neurological complaints including:
- Neuropathic pain
- Blurred or double vision
- Visual loss
- Facial weakness
- Language difficulty
- Gait or balance difficulty
- Radicular pain
- Muscle pain
- Facial pain
- Loss of consciousness
- Abnormal movements
- Memory deficit
David Jorgensen, MD, and Paul Johnson, DO, orthopedics from Little Falls Orthopedics, provide weekly outreach care at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre.
Together we provide a full range of orthopedic services including:
- Joint Replacement
- Sports Medicine
- Trauma/Fracture Care
- Hand/Arm/Shoulder Care
- Foot/Ankle Care
To make an appointment, call 320-352-2221. No referral necessary.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can be easily identified through sleep diagnostic testing at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre. Testing is performed overnight in a private sleep room. Sensor as attached to the body to monitor breathing, heart rate, brain activity, muscle activity and oxygen levels while the patient sleeps.
Once a sleep disorder has been identified, treatment can be prescribed to help improve the amount and quality of your sleep.
A provider’s order is required to schedule a sleep study. CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre works in collaboration with St. Cloud Hospital’s Sleep Center to provide this service locally.
John Matsuura, MD, a urologist from Adult & Pediatric Urology, provides monthly outreach urological health care at CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre.
We address a variety of urological concerns, including:
- Kidney stone removal
- Urinary incontinence
- Prostate and bladder cancer
- Prostate removal