Routine check-ups are an important part of maintaining overall health and wellness.
Get certified for your CDL!
Take a pro-active approach to your heath by talking to our team about steps you can take to stay well.
Make sure your body is ready for sports season! We will check and provide documentation so you can get in the game.
We assess your symptoms and provide a diagnosis and a care plan.
Routine lab work and analysis is available on site.
Get your prescription at the same time and in the same location as your appointment.
We offer a wide variety of other services. If you have questions please give us a call.
Dr. Richard Brandner
Dr. Brandner has worked at the Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic for nine years. He has held several titles including Medical Director, Family Doctor, Family Doctor, and Pharmacist. Recently, Dr. Brandnew has become Lab Director and oversees lab policies and procedures. He began his career attending the Medical College of Wisconsin and become a Pharmacist in 1970. He has been working in Family Practice since 1978 as a Board-Certified Family Practice Doctor. Dr. Brandnew is passional about providing care for both Tribal and community members. You can find him filling in as the Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic Pharmacist.
Bobbi Jo Bissonette
MSN, APNP, NP-C
Bobbi is a family nurse practitioner who enjoys caring for patients of all ages. She believes in providing individualized care for each patient. She values preventative care and promoting wellness. She is passionate about providing quality care for Sokaogon Tribal members and community members. She is competent in providing chronic care for diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia. She enjoys caring for women and women’s health needs too. She is certified in Nexplanon insertion and in performing CDL exams. Bobbi is also one of our providers that will be assisting in the Tribal medication assisted treatment program.
MSN, APNP, FNP-C
Suzette grew up in southern Wisconsin on her family’s beef, pork, and dairy farm. She worked as a CNA in a developmentally delayed nursing home and fell in love with medicine! More recently, she has been a nurse practitioner for nearly 15 years! She enjoys working in a partnership style of care with her patients and families to optimize their overall health. She has a strong emphasis on preventative and wellness management while coordinating and managing treatments for chronic disease conditions. For many years she was a provider in an internal medicine
clinic working exclusively with diabetics of all types, ages, and stages. This included type 1, type 2 gestational as well as transplant patients. She is passionate about providing comprehensive care for
Tribal and community members.
Outside of work she enjoys traveling, hiking, sewing, swimming, reading, and learning new languages and cultures.
HEALTH CARE EXPERIENCE:
• 18 years of experience in an SICU setting/Level II trauma setting in Chicago’s Resurrection Hospital system.
• 20 years of experience in ED setting at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, WI.
• 2 years of experience working with tribal members at Forest County Potawatomi
• Adjunct clinical nursing instructor at Nicolet College.
• Master’s of science as a nurse practitioner at Concordia University.
• Bachelor’s of Science degree at UW
• Advanced practice nurse practitioner in
Wisconsin and Minnesota.
• Registered nurse Wisconsin and Illinois.
• Longstanding member of American Diabetes Association and Association of diabetic care and education specialist.
• Wisconsin nurses Association.
• Sigma Theta Tau.
• American Nurses Credentialing Center.
• Preparing for BC-ADM certification for
advanced diabetes management.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept all medical and dental insurance plans.
Do you treat emergencies
If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911 immediately. For non-life threatening medical ailments we do accept walk-in appointments daily from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes! Please call us and we will be happy to get everything set up.
Do you Offer covid-19 testing?
Yes. Please contact us directly for the latest information on our availability and testing capacity.
What to Expect From Your Visit
Our kind and attentive staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you arrive. We are passionate about your health and wellness and take pride in working with each patient on individualized care plans.
A negative Covid-19 test is required before any patient will be allowed to enter the clinic for an appointment. We ask that all patients observe 6 ft. social distancing when they visit our clinic. Masks are required. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask please call us before you arrive so we can make arrangements for your appointment.