Buffalo Hospital Physician Bios

Date:  Saturday April 19. 2014
Physician: Dr. Renae Dorrity
Topic:  Why Walk?

Dr. Dorrity graduated from St. Olaf College in 1994 with a degree in Sport Science-Athletic Training.  She then attended Boise State University where she completed a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies.  She then worked for the Air Force at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for 6 years as an exercise physiologist and a Certified Athletic Trainer.  After earning her medical degree in 2006, Dr. Dorrity completed her residency at the Grand Forks Family Medicine Residency in Grand Forks, North Dakota when she also served as a resident physician for the University of North Dakota Athletic teams. She sees patients at the Allina Medical Clinic-St. Michael. She is also an avid skier. She has published research through the American College of Sports Medicine. When away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, and walking the family dog.  In the summer, you will find her hiking in the National Parks.

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Dietitian: Annette Fideldy
Topic:  Nutrition 101

After earning her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Minnesota, Annette completed a Clinical Internship and the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan.  She has years of dietetic experience including working in Clinical Dietetics at Immanual-St. Joseph's Hospital (Mankato), Fairview system (Mpls), and Allina Health (Mercy-Unity Hospitals – for 24 yrs).  Currently she works as a diabetes educator in the Allina Health Clinics at Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Champlin and Westhealth, casual dietitian at Buffalo Hospital, and casual position with MHVI counseling patients in the Heart Power and Phase 2 programs in Cardiac Rehab at Mercy-Unity. Annette is passionate about healthy eating and trying new recipes with a variety of foods.  She enjoys biking with her husband on bike paths all over the state!  She also enjoys walking, and listening to classical and jazz music.

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Physician: Dr. Glenn Nemec
Topic: But Exercise Hurts!!  How to avoid, minimize, and treat Delayed Muscle Soreness

After earning his medical degree in 1984 at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Nemec completed a Family Medicine residency at Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colorado.  He sees patients at the Monticello Clinic and also works part time as a Hospitalist at both Monticello and Buffalo. . He is also an avid cyclist, mountain hiker, downhill and cross country skier, and scuba diver.   He has climbed Long’s Peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park (14,100+ft elev.), and ridden his bicycle across Colorado in the Ride the Rockies Tour twice, (once with his very pregnant wife).  When away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Caren, son Gregg, daughter Jackie, and especially his grandson Liam;  and getting away for bike rides, fishing, kayaking, and “fix it projects” at the family cabin in northern Wisconsin.

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Physician: Dr. Brent Simons, Adult Cardiology

Topic: Dehydration and Summer Safety
After earning his medical degree from the University of Manitoba Medical School.  He completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic and his cardiology fellowship at the University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Simons has been in private practice since 1194 and is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Nuclear Cardiology.  Dr. Simons sees patients in general cardiology and has a particular interest in echocardiography and nuclear cardiac imaging.  He sees patients at Mercy and Buffalo Hospitals.   He enjoys staying active with his wife and twin sons playing and watching hockey.

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Physician: Dr. Anne Marie Lee
Topic: Apps and technology in diabetes care

After earning her medical degree at University of South Florida, Dr Anne Marie Lee completed the Internal Medicine Residency at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon GA, followed by Diabetes and Endocrinology Fellowship training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio.  She sees patients at Allina Health Buffalo and Elk River. She is interested in Technology and its application to Wellness and Health. She participates in the MyChart committee with Allina. When away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family, and playing tennis.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Physician: Dr. Krista Honsey
Topic: Healthy living for prevention of gynecologic disease

After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology, Dr. Honsey completed medical school at Des Moines University. She then did her OBGYN residency training at the University of Missouri – Kansas City at Truman Medical Center and St. Lukes Hospital. She sees patients at Allina Health in Buffalo and St. Michael. She is also passionate about staying active and encourages others to do so as to improve their health and wellness, especially women’s health and preventative medicine.   When away from work, she/he enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, and her dog Zoey. I enjoy the Buffalo Community and have met a number of motivated people who have inspired me to do Triathlons and my first Marathon last year.  She also enjoys watching the Minnesota Vikings and the Twins!

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Physician: Dr. Dana Harms
Topic: Joint Health

Special Event: Allina Health and Healthy Powered Kids
Dates: Tuesdays, June 3, July 8 and August 5, 2014
Physician: Dr. Lisa Herman
‚ÄčTopic: Stress and Anxiety

After earning her degree in clinical psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (now called Argosy University-Twin Cities), Dr. Lisa completed a 2-year child/adolescent fellowship at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She later became Clinical Director of a substance abuse program for teens at St. Luke’s as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor (in Psychology) at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons teaching and supervising trainees. Dr. Lisa currently sees patients at the St. Michael clinic and helps kids, teens and adults learn coping skills to better manage their depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. She was recently featured on Twin Cities Live (a local television show) talking about the Allina Health Powered Kids program and anxiety/stress in kids. Dr. Lisa is also currently a research consultant for the University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry working to implement a family-based program that increases family communication and reduces substance use risk factors. She also has her own online private practice (DrLisa-Etherapy.com) that offers residents of Minnesota and New York therapy by email, phone or web chat. When away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors: fishing/boating, biking, running, and enjoying cuisine from around the world.