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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.
Substance Abuse Counselor
Karen was born and raised in Eagle River. She came to the Clinic from the Forest
County Potawatomi Community Health and Wellness Center, where she worked for two years. Prior to that, Karen worked in the medical field in emergency medical services and phlebotomy.
“This was an opportunity to grow a new behavioral health department and that was very intriguing to me,” Karen said. Karen primarily does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on changing thinking to change behavior, self-esteem building, strength-based motivations, and individualized care. “Everyone has an individual story and it’s important to know where they’re coming from and where they want to go.”
When looking to the future, Karen shared that something she and the new Behavioral Health Counselor would like to incorporate is grief groups. “There is so much unresolved grief in this community and that leads directly into substance abuse.”
“This is a special community. I learn a lot from my patients by just listening to them. They’ll teach me what they need from me,” Karen continued.
Karen has been married to her husband for 20 years, and they have five children whose ages range from 11 to 22 years old. She loves to farm, garden, and play outside.
Dianna (“Di”) Koch
Behavioral Health Manager
Dianna (“Di”) Koch, the Behavioral Health Manager and Behavioral Health Nurse Case Manager, joined the Clinic in January. “I wanted to work here because of the solid leadership I saw. During the pandemic, this Clinic stood out as stable and supportive due to the quality of leaders it has,” Di said.
Di lives in Three Lakes, has been married for 15 years, and has two children.
She worked in Forest County as a Behavioral Health Registered Nurse and Case Manager for 10 years. “I have a passion to help people who struggle with mental illness and/or addiction. I strive for mental and physical health in my personal life and try to exemplify healthy goals,” she shared.
She is focused on supporting and growing the Behavioral Health services that the Clinic offers, which include mental health and substance use services. “I want to get to know this community more and be supportive however possible.”
“I got into nursing after joining a humanitarian aid agency at 18 years old for a year. I was part of a medical relief team that sailed to Honduras and hosted a summer-long mobile medical clinic all around the country. It was there I was inspired to spend my life helping people. There’s too much hurt in the world and if I can do my part to make it slightly better, then that’s what I’ll do.”
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.