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Business Briefs for July 28, 2013

--PULLOUT--Affinity adds representative

BEMIDJI -- The Affinity Plus Investment Center introduces a new registered representative, Shelly DeJean, to their Bemidji location.

She will be able to provide members in the community with guidance about investment services such as mutual funds, IRAs, life insurance, retirement planning and 529 plans.

DeJeans' qualifications include FINRA registrations to sell securities and life and health insurance licensure.

--PULLOUT--Sanford adds new staff

BEMIDJI -- The Sanford Bemidji Main Clinic recently expanded its staff.

Dr. Chad St. Germain, recently joined Sanford as a full-time radiologist. He received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and is originally from Argyle, Minn. He completed his radiology residency at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Dr. James Dewar recently joined the Sanford Bemidji Heart & Vascular Center as a full-time interventional cardiologist. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. He completed an Internal Medicine residency and an internship at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Peoria, Ill. Most recently, Dewar completed fellowships in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Dr. Samar Malaeb recently joined the Internal Medicine staff as a full-time endocrinologist. She received her medical education at the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed an Internal Medicine internship at the American University of Beirut and an Internal Medicine residency at Tufts University in Boston, Mass. Most recently, Malaeb completed a fellowship from the University of Minnesota in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Dr. Rawad Nasr recently joined the Internal Medicine staff as a full-time rheumatologist. He received his medical education at the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon and completed a residency at the same university and then moved to the United States, where he completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and also served as Chief Resident. Nasr was awarded a Rheumatology fellowship with the University of Minnesota.