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Nephrologist-hospitalist to join ACMC in July

WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Center announces that Carlos Franco Palacios, M.D., a physician in nephrology and a hospitalist, will join the team of health care specialists in July 2013.

Dr. Palacios received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Paraguay. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Mich.

He then completed a nephrology fellowship and is currently completing a transplant nephrology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is board certified in internal medicine.

As a medical doctor in nephrology, Dr. Palacios specializes in kidney care and treating diseases of the kidneys. He will also work as a hospitalist, focusing on the care of hospitalized patients at Rice Memorial Hospital.