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Free Family Night Scheduled for July 15 at Apple Valley Medical Center

Center celebrating 40th anniversary with food, music, giveaways, reduced-cost sports and back-to-school physicals, formal presentations and health care educational materials.

APPLE VALLEY, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Apple Valley Medical Center, 14655 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, is offering a free Family Night on Tuesday, July 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The center was founded in 1974.

“We are honored to give back to the community that has been our home for the last 40 years”

“We are honored to give back to the community that has been our home for the last 40 years,” said Mike Foley, Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the family medicine clinic located there. “We want to provide a night for the whole family at a medical center for the whole family.”

Free bike helmets will be given to the first 75 children under the age of 18. In addition, physicians will perform back-to-school and sports physicals for $25, with the fees going back to local area schools. Appointments for these physicals are recommended, but not required. Patients are asked to pay with cash or checks payable to the school of their choice.

During the Family Night event, health care experts will share information on blood pressure (with free screenings), nutrition, skin care, sleep health and more. A representative from Run n Fun will provide information on running shoes, and someone from LA Fitness will conduct body fat analyses on site.

Two formal presentations will be held during the evening. Stefano Sinicropi, MD, Midwest Spine Institute, will talk about “Your Achy Back – What’s New?” at 6:30, and Kathryn Clements, RDN, will share information on “ABCs of a Healthy Diet” at 7:00.

Children can enjoy a jumping house, and attendees will be able to tour a working ambulance. The evening also will include free refreshments, drawings for prizes and music by Bob and the Beachcombers. Admission is free.

Background: The Apple Valley Medical Center opened its doors in August 1974, just six months after Apple Valley officially became a city. The four founding physicians were: E. John English, MD; Peter Frederixon, MD: David Maas, MD, and David Widdifield, MD. Drs. Frederixon and Maas still see patients at the family medicine clinic there. Today the center includes the independent Apple Valley Medical Clinic of 14 family practice physicians, serving patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., five days a week, and a 24-hour Urgent Care open 365 days a year. In addition, 30 specialty physicians see patients in the United Specialty Center, providing services in allergy and asthma; ankle and foot orthopedics; cardiology; colon and rectal surgery; dermatology; ear, nose and throat; general surgery; low back & neck care; lung care, ob/gyn; ophthalmology; orthopedics; podiatry; spinal orthopedics and urology. The Apple Valley Medical Center also houses Clinical Skin Therapeutics; United Medical Imaging for digital mammography, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans; Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy; and a full-service pharmacy.


Apple Valley Medical Center
Mike Foley, 952-953-9285
Haberle Communications
Sue Haberle, 763-550-0101