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Family Medicine

Care for children and adults of all ages including annual exams, well-child visits, diagnostics, screenings and referrals.

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Residency program in Eau Claire ranked by Doximity

The Family Medicine Residency Program has been ranked the No. 1 program in the Midwest and Wisconsin, and No. 6 in the U.S.

October 11, 2021

From The Blog

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The itchy truth: What to know about head lice

Hearing the words "head lice" may make you want to scratch your head. Knowing how to prevent and treat head lice can ease your family's scratching.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm October 25, 2021
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Get your flu shot, COVID-19 vaccine at the same time

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. Learn why and how you can get both shots at the same time.

October 18, 2021
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5 tips to keep burnout at bay

We aren't programmed to go through life without rest, solitude or downtime. With everything going on, it’s easy to get blindsided by stress and burnout. Here are 5 tips for keeping burnout at bay.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper October 8, 2021
Child and parent sitting on floor, leaning against sofa and talking

9 tools for helping your child manage anxiety

Anxiety in children is normal. It can help with motivation and avoiding danger. But if your child's anxiety seems excessive, use these tools to work through it, restore confidence and know when to seek professional help.

Ali McCormick DO By Ali McCormick August 31, 2021
Deirdre Paulson, Ph.D. By Deirdre Paulson August 31, 2021
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Helping your child's education through an IEP or 504 plan

Two U.S. programs give students with a disability equal access to education. Learn about the differences between plans, and the role of your child's primary care provider.

Michelle Olson MD By Michelle Botts Olson August 16, 2021
Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar August 16, 2021
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Self-care tips for moms

Being a mom is hard. You care for everyone else and often neglect yourself. But self-care is essential. These quick tips can help you relieve stress and improve your wellness.

Kristen Bowe CNP By Kristen Bowe August 10, 2021
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Promoting healthy body image in children, teens

The quest for a perfect body can take a heavy toll on your child. Learn how to help them develop and maintain a healthy body image and self-esteem.

Sasha Ulrich MD By Sasha Ulrich August 9, 2021
Deirdre Paulson, Ph.D. By Deirdre Paulson August 9, 2021
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3 sun safety reminders

Skin cancer is among the most common and preventable types of cancer. Learn how to protect your skin from the sun while you enjoy summer.

Graham King MD By Graham King August 6, 2021
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Is your child getting enough sleep?

Summertime can significantly change children's sleep habits. As your family prepares for a new school year, consider sleep routines and if your children are getting enough sleep.

Karley Mecko, D.O. By Karley Mecko August 2, 2021
Deirdre Paulson, Ph.D. By Deirdre Paulson August 2, 2021
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Back-to-school checklist: Are your kids ready?

As your family gears up for another school year, use this checklist to address the health and well-being of your children.

Terri Nordin, M.D. By Terri Nordin July 29, 2021
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Create an asthma action plan for your child

Asthma is a common chronic condition of childhood. If your child has it, the back-to-school season is a great time to develop an asthma action plan. Here's what to include.

Katie Swanson, C.N.P. By Katie Swanson July 28, 2021
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Can children develop Type 2 diabetes?

Over the past 20 years, Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, especially in children. Get the risk factors, and learn steps to take to prevent your child from developing it.

Katie Swanson, C.N.P. By Katie Swanson July 26, 2021