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The Internet: Family Safety and Medical Information

      By Russell Durkee, DO Published in Healthy Viewpoints    This article is about a technology that affects everyone… the internet. Essentially all of my patients, and the health care providers that serve them, are somehow impacted by this electronic information phenomenon. I want to address some of its benefits and why we […]

What is a Family Doctor?

By Russell Durkee, DO Published in Healthy Viewpoints   The specialty of Family Medicine, also referred to as Family Practice, is a primary care specialty where the focus of care begins at birth and continues through adulthood. As in all medical specialties, Family Medicine physicians attend four years of medical school and then complete a […]

Do Your Part to Avoid the Risk of Diabetes

By Russell Durkee, DO Published in Healthy Viewpoints   Recently, I was reviewing the statistics for diabetes risk factors and was surprised by the percentage of patients that could take action to reduce their risk factors for developing the disease. These risk factors can be separated into things we can change ourselves and those factors with […]

William Hanson, DO, PhD

Dr. Hanson has a doctorate in physiology (cardiovascular) from Wayne State University-School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan and received his medical degree from College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Health, Eau Claire Family Medicine. Dr. Hanson established his practice in Eau Claire in 1984. Dr.Hanson […]

Patricia Kress, MD

  Dr. Patricia Kress obtained her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin-Health, Eau Claire Family Practice. She is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Kress enjoys working with families and focusing on patient-centered care. She believes that carefully listening to the patient and […]

Jacqueline Polus, MD

          Dr. Jacqueline Polus obtained her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed her residency through the University of Wisconsin-Health, Eau Claire Family Practice. She is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Polus enjoys working with all members of the family, especially the elderly. She has a […]

Tamara Slinkard, MD

    Dr. Tamara Slinkard received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed her residency at University of Wisconsin-Health Fox Valley Family Practice. She is Board Certified in Family Practice as well as certified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and Basic Life Support. Dr. Slinkard serves the needs of the family and […]

Russell Durkee, DO

From Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Dr. Durkee attended University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and went on to receive his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University, Missouri. Dr. Durkee enjoys working with all members of the family to encourage their good health. Dr. Durkee is Board Certified in Family Medicine and provides general […]