Published on July 05, 2021

Family medicine resident physicians accepting new patients at ProHealth Care’s Barstow Street clinic

Community members are welcome to schedule primary care appointments with seven new family medicine resident physicians who have joined the Waukesha Family Medicine Residency at ProHealth Care. The physicians are located at the ProHealth Medical Group clinic at 210 NW Barstow Street in downtown Waukesha.

New Residents

Patients 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): Megan Byrnes, MD; Karolina Bulak, MD; Brant Gunderson, MD; Cody Ratermann, Gretchen Mueller, MD; Haley Bodette, MD; and Aleksander Downs, MD.

The physicians provide a wide range of services, including prenatal care, preventive care, treatment of routine ailments, and care for emerging and chronic conditions. They also see patients who are hospitalized at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

“These physicians have expertise in diagnosing and treating people of all ages for a variety of health concerns,” said Michael Mazzone, MD, residency program director. “In many cases, we can schedule and see people on the same day.”

Patients can call 262-548-6903 or visit ProHealthCare.org/ScheduleNow to book an appointment with a physician at the clinic.

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.

In addition to serving as primary care providers, residents are immersed in advanced clinical training in obstetrics, hospital medicine and caring for patients in nursing homes. Their training at the clinics and Waukesha Memorial is overseen by ProHealth’s faculty physicians.

Most family medicine providers serve a three-year residency, while a surgical residency may be five to seven years. The physicians also have an option to obtain a master’s degree in public health or business administration, or earn a surgical obstetrical fellowship and perform cesarean deliveries.

The residents also provide volunteer medical care at the Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University, which assists uninsured and underinsured people with medical care, health education and community resources.

More than half of the current residents are from Wisconsin. The residency program originated at Waukesha Memorial Hospital 44 years ago. Since then, it has launched the careers of 221 physicians, many of whom have remained in Wisconsin.

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