Family medicine resident physicians are accepting new patients at ProHealth Medical Group’s Barstow Street clinic
Community members are welcome to schedule primary care appointments with seven new ProHealth Medical Group family medicine resident physicians. The physicians are located at the ProHealth Medical Group clinic at 210 NW Barstow Street in downtown Waukesha. They see patients in the clinic and through virtual visits, as well as patients who are hospitalized at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
Patients now can receive primary care services from seven new family medicine resident physicians at the ProHealth Medical Group clinic at 210 NW Barstow Street in downtown Waukesha. The physicians are, from left: Emily Hanka, DO, Erin Glembocki, MD, Hannah Ingvalson, DO, Alexis Goss, MD, Samantha Pawela, DO, Daniel Lunetta, MD, and Adam Naker, DO.
The new physicians are Alexis Goss, MD; Erin Glembocki, MD; Emily Hanka, DO; Hannah Ingvalson, DO; Daniel Lunetta, MD; Adam Naker, DO; and Samantha Pawela, DO. All are part of the Waukesha Family Medicine Residency at ProHealth Care.
Each physician treats children and adults, providing a wide range of services, including prenatal care, preventive care, treatment of routine ailments, and care for emerging and chronic conditions.
“It is a very unique time in medicine to start residency,” said Michael Mazzone, MD, residency program director. “Everyone in medicine is learning about COVID-19, and new physicians are learning alongside them. It also provides an opportunity to see how care is provided and coordinated during a pandemic.”
Physicians receive advanced training
Eight or more years of university education and hands-on classes prepare resident physicians to provide direct patient care. They also coordinate care with medical specialists when needed.
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 Waukesha Memorial is overseen by ProHealth’s faculty physicians.
The residents also provide volunteer medical care at Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University, a nonprofit organization in Waukesha. The clinic assists uninsured and under-insured people in the community with medical care, health education and community resources.
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.
Call the clinic for care
Patients can call 262-548-6903 to schedule an appointment with a doctor at the ProHealth Medical Group clinic at 210 NW Barstow Street in Waukesha.
“Call the clinic if you have questions about your health or the health of a family member,” Dr. Mazzone said. “In many cases we can schedule patients within a day of their call. We are here to provide safe, effective and efficient care.”
ProHealth clinics are thoroughly sanitized throughout the day and overnight. Everyone arriving at a clinic, including employees and doctors, receives a temperature check and a face mask if they are not wearing their own mask. Hand hygiene is also an important part of regular clinic practices.
Anyone with infectious disease symptoms such as headache, cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, aches and pain, gastrointestinal illness, sore throat, runny nose or congestion, or sudden loss of taste or smell, should call their doctor’s office as soon as possible – before going to a health care facility. They should stay at home and schedule a virtual health care visit. Anyone experiencing severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should call 911.