The Professional Development Division (PDD) provides support and vision to achieve excellence in family and community medicine careers. Key components are Continuing Medical Education and the Faculty Development Program.
Best Doctors® 2017-2018
Family and Community Medicine physicians listed among The Best Doctors in America® for 2017-2018:
Syed M. Ahmed, MD, DrPH
Joan M. Bedinghaus, MD
Beth A. Damitz, MD
Sabina Diehr, MD
Laura Gottschlich, DO
William J. Hueston, MD
Robin L. Helm MD
Paul Koch, MD
James Sanders, MD, MPH
Kenneth G. Schellhase, MPhil, MD, MPH
John Seidl, MD
James Slawson, MD
Craig C. Young, MD
Patient Care Centers
To schedule an appointment with one of our Medical College of Wisconsin family physicians or for more information, contact one of our family practice centers.
During its long history of caring for patients, Ascension Family Health Center, All Saints has developed a tradition of quality patient care and advocacy for patients. Diagnostic and treatment facilities are readily available to patients in the adjacent hospital. Services are provided by board-certified Medical College of Wisconsin faculty, resident physicians and support staff.
- Adult medicine: prevention, health maintenance, and care of acute and chronic illness
- Family-centered maternity care/obstetrics
- Women's health/gynecology
- Minor surgery
- Sports medicine
- Annual exams and physicals
- Prenatal and family care coordination
- Free pregnancy testing on Tuesday afternoons
2400 W. Villard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 527-8191 | (414) 527-5069 (fax)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 3:00-7:00 pm
Request an Appointment:
Email Sandy Olsen
Welcome to Ascension Family Health Center, Columbia St. Mary's. We are proud to be part of Columbia St. Mary's and affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The Ascension Family Health Center, Columbia St. Mary's is a residency training program. After completing medical school, all physicians are required to spend several years in training in their chosen specialty.
- Our center functions as a training site for resident physicians seeking to specialize in Family Medicine.
- Resident physicians remain here three years before starting their own practice.
- Every patient visit with a resident physician is supervised by an experienced, board-certified family physician.
- At times, the resident physician may call the supervising physician into the exam room to see you.
- The supervising physician may watch your visit (with your permission, of course) by means of video cameras in each exam room.
Our physicians and nursing staff work as a team to give you the best care possible. When a resident physician finishes his/her training with us, your care will be assigned to another physician on the same team.
Our family physicians seek to provide continuing, compassionate and personal care to families and the community. Our family physicians understand that health and disease involve the mind, body and spirit. We have skills in diagnosing and treating illness, in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and especially in anticipating patient needs and designing services to meet those needs. Working with all ages and ethnic groups, we focus on keeping you healthy, not just helping you get well.
Our physicians provide a broad range of services including:
- Assistance with advanced directives
- Children's care
- Elderly care
- Family planning
- Lab work
- Men's health
- Minor surgical procedures
- Newborn care
- Nutrition and diet counseling
- Pregnancy and delivery
- Preventative health care
- Skin diseases, including acne
- Stress and adjustment counseling
- Women's health
- Young parents support group
Insurance and Billing
Ascension Family Health Center, Columbia St. Mary's accepts many types of insurance. You should make sure your insurance company will pay for physician visits and services you receive here. If your insurance does not pay for services or you do not have insurance and you wish to pay for services yourself, you will need to make a $40.00 payment when you register. This payment will be applied to your bill. Ascension Family Health Center, Columbia St. Mary's does offer a sliding fee for those not covered by insurance. Please ask a receptionist for more information. You may receive two bills. The physician visit bill will come from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The other bill will come from Columbia St. Mary's and is for other additional services that may have been provided during the visit. If you have any questions, please call the phone number on the bill. Electronic Health Records and Your Privacy Ascension Family Health Center, Columbia St. Mary's maintains your records electronically. Your records are confidential. Columbia St. Mary's has policies in place to protect your personal health information.
To speak with a nurse after hours, please call: (414) 267-6500. For life threatening emergencies, call 911.
Your Office Visit
The following tips will make your visit to the office easier. Please be sure to bring:
- Your insurance card and identification
- Your insurance co-payment
- All medications that you are taking (in their prescription bottles)
If you need to cancel an appointment, please call the day before your appointment to reschedule your visit.
If you are late for an appointment, it may be necessary to ask you to wait or to reschedule your appointment.
If you have more than three no-shows for an appointment in a calendar year without calling in advance, you will be discharged from our health center.
Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or have parental consent. If you need to see a specialist, our Referral Coordinators will help you with your referral before you leave the office
To request an appointment, please call (414) 267-6500 or send an email.
1121 E. North Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 267-6500 (main appointment line)
(414) 267-6560 (referrals)
(414) 267-6570 (medical records)
(414) 267-3893 (fax)
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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W180 N8000 Town Hall Rd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051