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Welcome to a Trio of New Practitioners

Southwest Health is pleased to welcome three new health care practitioners: general surgeon Scott Houghton, MD; psychotherapist Lacy Taylor, MA, LPC; and orthopedic physician assistant Andy Stader, PA-C.

Dr. Houghton is a highly experienced, board certified general surgeon. He earned his medical degree in 2001 from Creighton University Medical School and performed his residency training at Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota. Having practiced in both referral centers and critical access hospitals, he brings a large body of knowledge and wide ranging skills to his new practice at the Platteville Clinic at Southwest Health. His specialties include office-based, complex open, complex laparoscopic, and endoscopic procedures.

Ms. Taylor recently joined the team at Southwest Behavioral Services as a psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor, providing therapy to both adults and adolescents, ages 13 and above. Her treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, stress management, and art therapy. With art therapy, Taylor promotes insights, fosters self-esteem and self-awareness, and engages the body, mind, and spirit in a way that verbal articulation alone cannot achieve.

Mr. Stader joins Dr. Joshua Lindsey and Phil Burr, PA-C at the Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health. He is familiar face to many as he performed his Emergency Medicine Clinical Rotation at Southwest Health in 2016. In addition to seeing orthoptedic patients, Stader will be assisting the Urgent Care team on a part-time basis. His special interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, and joint pain management.

“We are honored to continue bringing health care professionals of this high caliber to southwest Wisconsin,” says Southwest Health Chief Operating Officer Steve McCarthy. “They are each tremendous additions to our professional staff and to our local communities.”

“Our continued ability to recruit and retain experienced professionals is a source of pride for us at Southwest Health. By maintaining the highest standards for our organization and for our care, we remain a highly attractive place to work for the best candidates, and that enables us to better serve the people of our area.”

About Southwest Health

With its fast growing range of providers and services, Southwest Health is a high performing regional health care system dedicated to putting patients’ needs first. The organization is also the area’s second largest employer. On their hospital campus in Platteville, Southwest Health provides wide-ranging, high quality acute care services, including medical and surgical care, emergency and urgent care, orthopedics, women’s health, specialist clinics, cancer care, a comprehensive eye center, the area’s largest family medical clinic, Emergency Medical Services, and a retail pharmacy. Also in Platteville, Southwest Health operates an outpatient behavioral health clinic providing counseling and other mental health services as well as a separate inpatient behavioral health facility. In Cuba City, their Epione Pavilion offers long-term skilled nursing care, outpatient rehabilitation, memory care, and a family medical care clinic all under one roof.

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