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Get to Know ThedaCare’s Newest Providers

Last updated: April 10, 2024

ThedaCare is thrilled to introduce our newest providers. Here, we learn what inspires them to improve the health and well-being of our patients, and empower them to live their unique, best lives.

Catherine Allen, APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management, ThedaCare Orthopedic Care

“Chronic pain is debilitating. I believe it’s crucial to actively listen to patients and assist them in finding a path to improve their daily lives and functionality. Finding options to reduce their symptoms and increase function is key to improving their overall well-being.

“I love that I have an opportunity to assist a patient with improving their quality of life. From a young age, I have felt a strong inclination to lend a helping hand to those around me. Choosing a path of nursing has allowed me to touch many lives.”

Jennifer Anderson, DNP

Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management, ThedaCare Orthopedic Care

“My approach to care is patient-centered, emphasizing a personalized and manageable care plan. It is important that patients actively participate and make informed decisions regarding their medical care.

“The most gratifying aspect of my role is addressing patients’ acute and/or chronic pain, helping them achieve the highest quality of life and promoting independence.”

Brittany Goodrich-Braun, MD

Family Medicine, ThedaCare Urgent Care-Appleton and ThedaCare Urgent Care-Neenah

“My primary goal is to provide timely and effective care, addressing the whole patient and including them in the decision-making of their health. It’s important to me to educate patients about their diagnosis, treatment options, and preventive measures.

“The variety of meeting the unique needs of patients from various age demographics in an urgent care setting makes the day both challenging and incredibly rewarding.

“I specialize in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), transgender services, and women’s health.”

Dessia Laxton-Reinke, BA, BSN, MSN

Nurse Practitioner, ThedaCare Cardiovascular Care

“I encompass a comprehensive care strategy, viewing the patient holistically and designing their treatment to support them in reaching their goals. It’s important to not only treat their physical health but also their emotional and mental state.”

Julia Prosser, PA-C

Physician Assistant, ThedaCare Urgent Care-Appleton and ThedaCare Urgent Care-Neenah

“I recognize and understand the diverse experiences and backgrounds of each patient. I take a holistic approach to care, ensuring that every aspect of their well-being is addressed, whether it’s discussing lifestyle modifications or providing support.

“I enjoy building genuine connections with my patients and take the time to actively listen to their specific concerns and goals, which I find helps to make a strong patient-provider relationship.”

Jagdeep Sabharwal, MD

Cardiologist and Director of Structural Cardiology, ThedaCare Cardiovascular Care

“Interventional cardiology allows me to be at the forefront of medical innovation. I believe in empowering and educating patients with the continuous advancement in technology and procedures in this area.

“My special interests include minimally invasive TAVR heart valve treatment, Watchman, MitraClip, PFO/ASD closure, complex coronary interventions, and peripheral vascular procedures.”

Ashley Thomas, DO

Family Medicine, ThedaCare Physicians-Clintonville

“My approach to patient care is from a holistic perspective, where I consider all aspects of a patient’s life to deliver personalized and comprehensive care. Additionally, I value collaboration and actively engage patients in the decision-making process, working together to create a medical plan that aligns with their preferences and that they have a sense of ownership in their health care journey.

“I value the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with my patients. I believe it enriches both my practice as a health care provider and the lives of those I have the privilege to serve.”

Maria Wedig, OT, BS

Occupational Therapist, ThedaCare Physical Therapy-Shawano

“I believe in providing patient-centered care where the patient is the main focus of therapy. I collaborate with them to develop strategies that achieve their important goals.

“My approach involves building and nurturing relationships with my patients. I aim to create an environment of trust, friendship, and independence that supports their recovery journey.”

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