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MetroDoctors THE JOURNAL OF THE HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY MEDICAL SOCIETIES

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New Directions in Health Care Purchasing Minnesota Community Measurement Project 2005 HMS/RMS Resolutions MRSA/ Pertussis Awareness


Physicians don’t prescribe the same treatment for everyone. Neither do we. Physicians and the employee benefit professionals at Schwarz Williams Companies agree: It’s impossible for one treatment to fit all. Just as each patient receives a prescription for a specific health problem, every employer — including your clinic — deserves an employee benefit and strategic HR plan designed to meet the specific needs of its staff. Group health plans are now available through Schwarz Williams, the endorsed broker of the Minnesota Medical Association, Hennepin Medical Society and Ramsey Medical Society. The benefit and HR specialists at Schwarz Williams can tailor a plan to help you reward your staff and manage your costs. They offer broad experience in conventional, HSA/HRA consumer-driven, flexible, and voluntary health plans. Schwarz Williams is also your one-stop source for individual insurance products and financial services for you and individuals on your staff: life and long-term care insurance, long-term disability, retirement plans, and financial and estate planning. For more information, call Schwarz Williams at 763-591-5822 or 800-422-0504 or the MMA at 612-362-3746.

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Mediterranean Urban Villa

Exceptional Renovation

Spectacular Lake Views!

Charming Dean Parkway

Lowry Hill Masterpiece

Perched overlooking Lake of the Isles sits this stately home completely renovated with spectacular views of the water and downtown Minneapolis. Features include dramatic fit and finish throughout, a rare 3car garage with handsome 2-bedroom carriage house, barrel entries, wrought iron accents, gourmet eat-in kitchen, main floor study or family room and more! 5 bedrooms, 7 baths.

A magnificent renovation with sophisticated spaces and rich, quality craftsmanship throughout. Features include a gorgeous master suite with elaborate bath and large study, gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, adjoining main floor family room encased windows that overlook the patio & much more. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths.

Completely renovated home with wonderful views of Cedar Lake and downtown Minneapolis. Features granite kitchen with breakfast bar and maple cabinets, main floor family room, beautiful stone fireplace, paver patio, and hardwood floors. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.

Fantastic Mediterranian just steps from three city lakes, entertainment and shopping. Features spacious main floor family room, large backyard, flowing public rooms, and delightful sunroom. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths.

A historic antebellum architecture set in Lowry Hill. This romantic and graceful home affords rich turn-of-the-century architectural details, grand entertainment sized public rooms, flowing spaces, gorgeous chandeliers and an updated eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances and more. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths.

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Location, Location! Fantastic family home in Parkwood Knolls of Edina. Features spacious public rooms, crisp eat-in kitchen, main floor family room with beamed ceilings, updated baths, lower level amusement room 5 bedrooms, 5 baths.

Go West Young Family We saved the best for last! Build the home of your dreams on a choice cut of the last piece of Prime Edina Real Estate. This is no East Edina, this is the West. These are the homes where the open spaces roam, and the lofty and soaring vaults tray. Don’t tell us about the Old World Charm. Heck, we built that, too. “Your investment will be significant in your next home, it may as well be on a home that you custom design!” There are 23 lots now available to turn your dreams into reality.

Call Scott Card John Shaw

612.209.6455

or visit us on the web at

612.720.4678

www.ParkwoodKnolls.com

Bruce Birkeland 612-925-8405 www.brucebirkeland.com


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