To our valued Dr. Stillwell patients (letter) about what to do now: June 2019

June 3, 2019

To our valued Dr. Stillwell’s patients:

As you may have heard, Dr. Stillwell passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2019. He had been providing outreach urology services at FirstLight for over twenty years. His kindness, knowledge and empathetic patient care impacted so many folks in our communities.

FirstLight has contacted Minnesota Urology (the organization that Dr. Stillwell worked for) and unfortunately, they are unable to provide urology outreach services to FirstLight and surrounding areas at this time. We encourage you to follow up with Minnesota Urology directly to schedule new appointments:
• Minnesota Urology at the Allina Cambridge clinic: 763-689-8700 – Dr. Sovell
There are also many additional locations in the metro area: 952-927-6501

You can also reach out to the healthcare facility listed below to schedule with one of their trusted urologists:
• Fairview Clinics -Wyoming: 651-982-7690

FirstLight does offer the following services that may be beneficial to you:
• Drs. Rachel and Michael Cady, OB/GYN offer appointments for female patients struggling with urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence.
Rehabilitation services in Mora, Pine City and Hinckley offer physical therapy services relating to urinary and fecal incontinence for both male and female prospective patients. Ask your Primary Care Provider (PCP) if this option an option for you. Both Sara Estenson (PT, MA), and Julie O’Connor (PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, CWS) work with patients with continence.

Please reach out to our referral specialists at 320-679-1313 for scheduling help.

Thank you for your understanding and please don’t hesitate to call us for help on how to best handle your unique situation.

Sincerely,
Brian D. Niskanen, MD, CMO