Clay, Hammers and Stevens Named Rising Stars03.19.2021
Clinic Sofia is proud to announce that Dr. David Clay, Dr. Amy Hammers and Dr. Erin Stevens have been named to Mpls/St. Paul's 2021 Top Doctors Rising Stars list. Each year the magazine celebrates a prestigious group of doctors who have been in practice for 10 years or less but are making names for themselves in their respective fields. Nominated by their peers in the medical communities, doctors on the Rising Stars List were selected based on their professional achievements and review by an expert panel. Check out the April issue of Mpls/St. Paul magazine for more information.
Clinic Sofia Visitor Policy Update03.10.2021
Clinic Sofia remains committed to providing the safest environment possible for patients and staff. Thus, we will continue to conduct Covid screenings before each patient visit and require masking of all patients and visitors. However, we are updating our visitor policy to permit one support person over the age of 18 to accompany patients during appointments at both of our locations. Please read the following for more information and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
- --We continue to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 at appointments, with the exception of post-partum appointments. For your post-partum appointment (up to 6-weeks post-partum), you are permitted to bring your infant with you to your appointment if childcare cannot be arranged.
- --For patients with appointments at our Edina location, your support person may enter the clinic at the same time as you.
- --For patients with appointments at our Maple Grove location, due to the size of our waiting room, please enter the clinic like normal to check in for your appointment, but have your support person wait in the car until your name is called by our Medical Assistant. At that time, please call your support person to enter the clinic to accompany you to your visit.
Read about Dr. Stevens' book in Maple Grove Magazine01.11.2021
We are so proud of Dr. Erin Stevens who wrote a book called "Unexpected: A Postpartum Survival Guide" last year. She was recently featured in the latest issue of Maple Grove magazine discussing some of the myths about the postpartum experience and sharing what new parents can expect, what questions to ask their doctor and more. She also outlines symptoms of postpartum mood disorder to watch for and when to seek out help. You can read about the article here.
Dr. Clay Talks to CCX Media about Pregnancy During the Pandemic11.30.2020
CCX Media, Northwest Community Television serving the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, recently talked to Dr. David Clay and one of our patients talking about what it's like to have a baby during the COVID-19 era. You can see the story here.
Crimson Kits COVID-19 Edition11.17.2020
For the past three years, Clinic Sofia has hosted the Crimson Kit Collection Drive to gather period products for area women experiencing homelessness or displacement due to domestic violence. Due to COVID-19, we have to switch things up this year. While we won’t be accepting product donations at our clinic locations, we have created a Go Fund Me page to collect financial contributions that will go to support Haven Housing—a wonderful local organization that provides women in crisis or transition with housing and resources to put them on the path to independence, stability and wellness. We hope you will check it out and consider making a donation if you can. Thank you for your support. Learn more here.
Dr. Stevens talks with with Bustle about breast self-exams10.20.2020
Dr. Erin Stevens recently spoke with Bustle, an online magazine, for an article that explores breast self-exams and why they aren't actually recommended anymore. “Unfortunately, breast self-exams haven’t been shown to be particularly helpful — with no change in breast cancer survival rates — and may be harmful,” she says. The article goes on to talk about how the thinking on self-exams has evolved and the importance of breast self-awareness. Dr. Stevens says, “instead of promoting this really intensive examination regimen, it's better to simply try to be in tune with your own body, having a general idea on the baseline look and feel of your breasts. It's not uncommon for people to have breasts that are ‘lumpy-bumpy,’ unequal in size, or changing in texture through various times of the month.” Read the complete article here.