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New Providers at Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fort HealthCare opened a new primary care clinic, called Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care, on September 10. The clinic is temporarily located at 426 McMillen Street in Fort Atkinson (the location that formerly housed Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates). In spring 2013, the new practice will move into its permanent location at 1520 Madison Avenue, in the building that currently houses the Goodwill Store and is adjacent to Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport.

The clinic is staffed by physicians Edwin Fischer, MD, Sara Barnes, DO, Aaron Beck, MD and pediatric nurse practitioner Laurel Runte. Drs. Fischer, Barnes and Runte were previously providing care in the Fort HealthCare Lake Mills clinic. The Lake Mills clinic and Urgent Care is still operating, with physicians Wahab Kazi, MD, James Wishau, MD, Frederick Kron, MD, Jennifer Philbin, MD and nurse practitioner Noelle Van de Kreeke providing family and internal medicine care. Jonathan Brodie, MD, Mary Miller, MD and Dr. Kazi also continue to provide urgent care services at the Lake Mills clinic.

Dr. Beck is new to the Fort HealthCare family. He recently completed his family medicine residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center Rural Program in Hendersonville, N.C. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his undergraduate degree from Concordia University Wisconsin-Mequon where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He provides family medicine care.

Drs. Beck, Fischer, Barnes and pediatric nurse practitioner Runte provide a full spectrum of preventive and medical care for all ages at the new Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care Clinic. All providers are accepting new patients, and same day appointments are available for urgent care issues.

Sarah Sisbach, executive director of physician services for Fort HealthCare, states, “The opening of the new clinic and addition of family medicine providers in Fort Atkinson is intended to compliment the wide range of services also provided by Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. The addition of physicians and nurse practitioners in the community should increase access to care and open up more opportunities for individuals to be seen by a doctor with minimal wait times, meeting the demands of our growing community.”

Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics is located at 500 McMillen Street in Fort Atkinson. Internal medicine (adult medicine) care is provided by Steven George, MD, Laura Koenig, MD, Thomas Tackman, MD, Donald Williams, MD, Geoffrey Smith, DO, and Katie Lewellin, APNP. Pediatric care is provided by Julia Dewey, MD, Katherine Lemon, MD, Prerna Sinha, MD, Sleem F’Guyer, MD, Donald Williams, MD, and Heidi Jennrich, APNP. For more information, visit or call 920-563-5571.

New patients are welcome and encouraged to call either clinic for an appointment. To schedule an appointment with doctors Fischer, Barnes, Beck or pediatric nurse practitioner Runte at the Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care clinic, please call 920-563-5500. Visit for more information. Fort HealthCare participates in most insurance plans, including Dean Care, Dean Care Gold, Unity, Physicians Plus, Mercy Care, Humana, United Healthcare and more. For a complete listing, visit

Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care and the pediatricians of Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics are hosting a family open house event for the public on Saturday, October 6 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The open house will be held at both locations – 426 and 500 McMillen Street in Fort Atkinson. Meet the doctors and nurses of the clinics and enjoy refreshments and complimentary information and giveaways. The clinics will also be giving away coupons to Busy Barns Adventure Farm in Fort Atkinson. Stop by the open house for food and fun before heading out to the pumpkin farm for the day.