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July 1 2019
 

ProHealth family medicine resident physicians are accepting new patients at Barstow Street clinic

Patients are now welcome to schedule primary care appointments with seven new family medicine resident physicians at the ProHealth Medical Group clinic at 210 NW Barstow St. in downtown Waukesha.

The new physicians are Matthew Andreoli, MD, Brian Kroll, MD, Lauren Thomas, MD, Trevor Argall, MD, Colin Millar, MD, Sanam Salimi, MD, and Christopher Kordick, DO. All are part of the Waukesha Family Medicine Residency at ProHealth Care, and all of them are accepting new patients.

Each physician treats children and adults, providing a wide range of services, including preventive care, treatment of routine ailments and care for emerging and chronic conditions.

The new physicians are among a total of 19 residents currently in the ProHealth residency program. Together they represent nine medical schools in six states. Nearly half of the residents are from Wisconsin.

“Our program is designed to provide high quality medical care to people of all ages,” said Michael Mazzone, MD, who leads the residency program. “ProHealth resident physicians come to understand the diverse needs of patients and our community.”

Eight or more years of university education and hands-on classes prepare resident physicians to provide direct patient care. They can also coordinate care with medical specialists when needed.

The residents also provide 150 hours of volunteer medical care each year at St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic, a nonprofit organization in Waukesha. The clinic assists uninsured and under-insured people in the community with medical care, health education and community resources.

Unique residency program

Along with serving as primary care providers, residents are immersed in advanced clinical training in family medicine and obstetrics, as well as clinical rotations in their medical specialties. Their training at the clinics and ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is overseen by ProHealth faculty physicians.

The length of residency varies by specialty. Most family medicine providers serve a three-year residency, while a surgical residency may be five to seven years.

ProHealth’s residency program is unique in that physicians have an option to pursue a fourth year of residency. The fourth year allows them to obtain a master’s degree in public health or business administration, or to earn a surgical obstetrical fellowship and perform Cesarean sections. The ProHealth program is the only one in Wisconsin and one of just a few in the U.S. to offer a fellowship in surgical obstetrics.

Many resident physicians decide to remain in the area and continue to be part of the medical community after completing the program.

“The Waukesha Family Medicine Residency program is known for training physicians who want to stay in Wisconsin,” Dr. Mazzone said. “When our residents stay on at ProHealth Care, they already have had three years or more of training in our system, developed relationships with referral sources and have become immersed in our community.”

Since 1978, a total of 210 physicians have been part of the residency programs at Waukesha Memorial. Sixty-six percent have opted to practice medicine in Wisconsin. Twenty-four percent remained at ProHealth Care.

Patients can call 262-548-6903 to schedule an appointment with a doctor at the ProHealth Medical Group clinic at 210 NW Barstow St., Waukesha.

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