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Sanford Bemidji to host Doc Talk about vascular disease & treatment options

Event is free and open to the public

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Sanford Health Bemidji is hosting a Doc Talk discussion to educate the public about vascular disease and various treatment options on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne Street NW, Bemidji, Minn.

Dr. Kevin Schoepel, MD, Sanford Health vascular surgeon with over 20 years of experience, will discuss how to diagnose and treat vascular conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA); venous disease and varicose veins; and peripheral and carotid artery disease. He will also share information about the noninvasive vascular lab he uses to diagnose vascular disease early with the help of ultrasound technology.

“Our biggest battle is always awareness,” said Dr. Schoepel. “It’s making people aware that these problems are not insignificant, and they have significant, bad consequences if ignored.”

Sanford Health is dedicated to providing the communities it serves with relevant and up-to-date health information. Doc Talk is a free educational series where Sanford physicians present and answer your questions on a wide variety of topics.

There is no cost to attend, however registration is required. To register, call (218) 333-5862 or visit

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health's commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at or Sanford Health News.


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