Primary Care

Influenza- Dispelling Myths

by Infection Preventionist/Risk Manager Angela Pagenkopf, RN One hundred years ago the 1918 influenza pandemic devastated entire communities and took an estimated 675,000 American lives.  It was the most severe pandemic in recent history, sweeping the globe quickly and killing more than 50 million people across the world. To this day, influenza poses one of [read more]

Southwest Health Welcomes New Family Physician

Southwest Health proudly announces the addition of Family Medicine Specialist Christopher Lee Wells, DO, to their growing team of primary care practitioners. With experience in general medical practice as well as obstetrical care for expectant mothers, appointments are now available for Dr. Wells who begins seeing patients February 19 at The Platteville Clinic at Southwest [read more]

Honoring Your Health Care Choices

Too often, we don’t receive the health care we wish for near the end of life or in medical emergencies. We don’t because we haven’t clarified what our wishes are. But starting a conversation about such situations can be difficult, whether with doctors, family members, religious and community leaders, or health care providers. It is, [read more]

A Proven Key to a Healthier Life

The human body is complex, so is extremely important to have someone with special expertise to help you keep you healthy and well. Family practitioners are among the most important professionals available to you to help you maintain your health and wellness. Why? These are doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are the first [read more]

Importance of knowing Infant CPR

by Rebecca L. Wylesky-Durst MSN, MHA, RN – Director of Nursing at Southwest Health As new parents, we have a mental checklist we go through to make sure our home and lives are ready for our new addition. We make sure the car seat is in place, the nursery has all the right touches and [read more]

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits – What you should know

By Kim Reuter, Clinic Manager at Southwest Health Understanding your Medicare annual wellness visit is not always easy. So, we’re here to help. Knowing how to prepare for it and what to expect when you get there is difficult if you’ve never been through the process before. Our goal is to make sure that each [read more]