MD/DO - Family Medicine - Waupaca

Facility: ThedaCare Physicians Waupaca 
Address: 710 Riverside Drive 
Waupaca, WI 54981 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty:Family Medicine 
Candidate Type:MD, DO 
Visas Accepted:No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment:Not Specified
Salary Range:Not Specified
Employment Type:Not Specified
Bonus Offered:None
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Job Description

ThedaCare, a highly successful northeast Wisconsin non-profit health system, seeks a BE/BC Full Scope Family Medicine Physician (OB and C-Section optional) for our Waupaca, WI location.

  • 1.0 FTE
  • 4 or 4.5 days, patient contact hours 32 or 36 hours per week
  • Average Patient Census: 18-20 per day
  • Call Group consists of 4 clinics: Waupaca, Iola, Wild Rose and Plainfield
  • Call coverage includes weekdays, weekends and holidays which rotate within the group
  • Inpatient coverage at ThedaCare Waupaca Medical Center and Wisconsin Veteran's Home
  • Clinic support staff includes MA and RN's.  Hospital support staff includes CNAs, RN, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy and Care Management.
  • EPIC EMR utilized across the system

Offer Details

  • Income Details: This is an employed position with a flexible two-year salary guarantee based on a four or four and a half day work week with OB optional.  After the 2 year period of time, the physician will move to an incentive compensation plan.  There is an option to go on the compensation plan after one year if the physician meets financial targets.
  • Vacation: Paid Time Off: 35 days, including vacation, CME and holidays
  • CME: $4,500/year
  • Other Benefits:
    • Health/Dental/Vision
    • Short Term & Long Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Malpractice & WI Patient Compensation Fund
    • Licensing/Board Fees
    • 403b and 457b Retirement Plans
    • Legal Plan Option

ThedaCare Physicians Waupaca Services

  • Family Medicine
  • Lab
  • X-ray
  • OB Care
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Mammogram
  • MRI
  • CT
  • General Surgical Procedures

Primary Care Team

  •  Zachary Baeseman, MD  Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School; Residency: UW Fox Valley Family Medicine; Fellowship: Swedish Hospital Medical Center (WA)
  • Michael Bauer, MD  Medical School: University of Minnesota; Residency: Duluth, MN
  • Gil Burgstede, MD  Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin; Residency: University of Illinois
  • Russel Butkiewicz, MD  Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Sarah Durst, MD  Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Fellowship: Tacoma Family Medicine Rural/OB Fellowship
  • Ashley Garavet, MD Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Services St. Kitts, WI Residency: North Caddo Medical Center, Vivian, LA 
  • Dorrie Happ, MD  Medical School: University of Wisconsin; Residency: Duluth Family Practice 
  • Kelly Pucillo, MD  Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Residency: University of Wisconsin Madison/Baraboo Rural Training Track
  • Charles Rathjen, MD  Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine; Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Paul Sletten, MD  Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia; Residency: Fairview-University Medical Center - Minnesota
  • James Spencer, MD  Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison); Residency: Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency
  • Michelle Soto, MD  Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School (Madison); Residency: Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
  • Dan Sutton, MD  Medical School: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Residency: University of Wisconsin, Baraboo, WI
  • Katherine Miller, PA - Concordia University
  • Wendy Buck, APNP, FNP-BC- University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Stephanie Doine, NP - George Washington University
  • Tammy Sue Elergsma, PA - Marywood University
  • Kara Enerson, PA - Marquette University
  • Deb Ferguson, MSN, CNM, FNP - American College of Nurse Midwives, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, WI
  • Blair Rathjen, PA-C - Rosalind Franklin University
  • Nancy Pejsa, NP - Marquette University
  • Heidi Schaefer, PA - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Carmen Miller, FNP-BC - Concordia University 
  • Christine Burnett, APNP - Walden University 
  • Hannah Jochman, APNP - Bellin College
  • Heather Gruszynski, FNP - University of Oshkosh
  • Joy Kobiske, NP - University of Oshkosh
  • Wendy Johnson, NP - University of Oshkosh

Community Overview

Waupaca is a long time vacation spot, rich in specialty shops, a variety of restaurants, golf courses, and outdoor activities.  The Waupaca area supports a service area of over 30,000 people within a 15-mile radius of the city and is known for its lakeside beauty!

Waupaca is located in east central Wisconsin at the junction of US Highway 10 and State Highway 22, 49, and 54, and is the heart of the famous "Chain of Lakes" area!


Appleton International Airport located in Appleton, and Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay offer modern facilities and convenient access to all the Midwest hubs. A few additional airport hubs in the region are Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, and Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. 


Modern interstate highway systems provide quick, easy access to larger metropolitan areas:

  • Appleton: 35 miles
  • Chicago: 180 miles
  • Green Bay: 60 miles
  • Madison: 100 miles
  • Milwaukee: 120 miles
  • Minneapolis: 230 miles
  • Stevens Point: 26 miles

System Overview

ThedaCare is a community-owned, non-profit health system consisting of seven hospitals and 30+ ,,,,,,primary care clinics, comprising of 225 primary care providers, serving 14 counties with a population of 1,236,305 and a projected growth rate of 1.3% by the year 2023. ThedaCare is a Next Generation ACO with 900 provider affiliates. In addition, we offer services with ThedaCare At Work, ThedaCare At Home, and other healthcare services. ,,,,,,

  • Hospital Locations:
    • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton, ,,,,,,147 Bed Acute Care
    • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah, 151 Bed Acute Care, Level II Trauma Center
    • ThedaCare Medical Center-New London, 25 Bed Critical Access
    • ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca, 25 Bed Critical Access
    • ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, 25 Bed Critical Access
    • ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin, 25 Bed Critical Access
    • ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose, 25 Bed Critical Access

ThedaCare is the third largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with ,,,,,,about 6,800 employees. ,,,,,,

Through our 100-year history, ThedaCare has woven itself into the very fabric of the communities we serve. For our employees, ThedaCare offers an environment that not only welcomes but also encourages innovative thinking and fresh approaches to today’s health care challenges.

We’ve improved the health of thousands of individuals. We know this because we track our quality and constantly seek to improve our care and services for the members of our communities.

ThedaCare is the first healthcare system in Wisconsin to be selected as a Mayo Clinic Care Network member.


This job posting is available in other languages besides English free of charge. ,,,,,, Please contact the ThedaCare Employment Center to make your request at 920-830-5800 and then prompt “1”. ,,,,,, ThedaCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ,,,,,, ThedaCare complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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Contact: Becky Inniger 
Phone: 920-454-4216
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