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Family Medicine in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Family medicine services are available from two practice areas:
Department of Family Medicine
Let our family care for your family!
Family Medicine is dedicated to promoting the total well-being of people of all ages; our patients, their families and the community. We do so in a compassionate manner as part of an integrated system of health professionals committed to excellence in patient care.
Specially trained in all aspects of family medicine, our staff provide personalized care and develop relationships with all members of your family that will last a lifetime. Whether you require specialized treatment for a health condition, or if it's time for your physical, we'll work together with you to determine the best treatment plan and establish a wellness strategy to help you stay healthy.
When the need for specialized care arises, our providers are experts at matching patients with the specialized care they require. They'll assist with coordinating care to ensure all your health care needs are met.
Family Health Clinic
The Family Health Clinic is the "practice" arm of the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program. The residency is a three-year training program for medical school graduates to learn all aspects of family medicine. Faculty members and residents work together in the clinic to care for patients of all ages. Many residency graduates go one to take full-time positions across Mayo Clinic Health System.
Check symptoms to reduce worry
Check Symptoms is a free online symptom evaluation tool available 24/7/365. It can give you peace of mind when symptoms start to worry you. Located within Mayo Clinic's patient portal, it allows you to answer a series of targeted questions to evaluate your symptoms and receive a care recommendation.
Disease prevention is crucial to your health. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to maintain good health, and protect you and those you care about against infectious diseases. Vaccinations offer protection against serious diseases by stimulating the immune system to create antibodies against certain bacteria or viruses.
Get vaccine guidance from Mayo Clinic, including benefits, safety, side effects and what to know about recommended vaccines for babies, children, teens, adults and during pregnancy. For recommended vaccines based on age, refer to the adult or child and adolescent schedules.
Review the history of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines timeline for information about major disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, and the impact of vaccines and research.
For information about the flu or getting your flu shot, visit our Influenza page.
Your care team
We offer a team-based approach to support you and your health care needs. This model of care is defined by high quality, compassionate medical care delivered by a team of experts focused on getting you the right care at the right time to support your health and wellness. Care teams are your home base for getting the care you need in the most convenient and supportive ways possible.
Members of your care team
At the center of the care team is you, and your primary care team members will include a physician, nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants, nursing staff, and care team support staff. Each care team member has a specific role in supporting and managing your health and care. Depending on the health situation, additional care team specialists may be included, such as a pharmacist, behavioral health specialist, patient educator, social worker or dietitian. Through collaborative teamwork, your care will be delegated to the most appropriate team member to provide the medical attention and care needed.
The benefit of having a care team
A care team improves your care in several ways. Rather than depending on just one clinician, you now have an entire team supporting you. When you need to see a specialist, your care team will connect you to the right person. When it’s time for a preventive exam or health screening, your care team notifies you to keep you on track with recommended checkups and assessments. You also will have the ability to access care more quickly and efficiently because you now have a team of health care professionals prepared to meet your needs.
Seeing a nurse instead of your primary care clinician
Your appointment and the care team professional you see are tailored to address your specific health need and its complexity at that moment in time. This allows you access to the right health care professional for the right care at the right time. For example, some registered nurses are specifically trained to provide care related to recurring high blood pressure visits and Medicare annual wellness visits. If the nurse determines your condition has become more complicated, you will be referred to a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or physician for the appropriate care needed.
Accessing the care you need
Access to your care team is available in several ways for your convenience. You will be connected to the appropriate care team member and through the best care pathway to meet your individual needs. This may occur through a phone call, an in-person visit or through Patient Online Services.
Clinic800 West Ave. S., La Crosse, WI 54601
- Family Medicine Hours:
- Mon-Fri:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family Health Clinic815 Tenth St. S, La Crosse, WI 54601
- Clinic Hours:
- Mon-Fri:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM