When Dr. Amy Cvengros joined ThedaCare Physicians-Internal Medicine in Neenah in 2012, she and her husband hoped to find a smaller town than Milwaukee to raise their family. “I was practicing Milwaukee and really loved my work,” Dr. Cvengros remembered. “But I grew up in a small community and really wanted that same experience for my children. So I started looking for a job that would not only fulfill me professionally, but provide the kind of lifestyle I wanted for our family.”
And she found both in Neenah. “The schools are great, people are welcoming and it’s a wonderful community,” said Dr. Cvengros. “We spend much time outdoors and truly enjoy being part of a community that is close to all the amenities of a larger city but has a small-town feel. I’m pleased and grateful that we decided to move to Neenah.”
Her desire to become a physician started in high school. She was interested in the science and credits a teacher with inspiring her to feed her interests in biology, anatomy and more. “While in college, I worked as a nursing assistant and began to understand more about what it means to help patients. The combination of service and the academic challenge is what drew me into medicine.” said Dr. Cvengros.
Board-certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Cvengros helps patients who are dealing with congestive heart failure, hypertension, chronic disease management, preventative care, diabetes and lipid disorders. She views her relationships with her patients as true partnerships.
When she met the people at ThedaCare, she was especially impressed with how the patient is always at the center of a clinicians’ thoughts and decisions. “Even when there are challenges, my colleagues focus on what they feel is in the best interest of the patient,” said Dr. Cvengros. “Some of my most successful days are when I can reassure someone or offer an explanation that allows a patient to leave with a better understanding about their health than when they arrived. It’s rewarding to be with an organization that keeps the patient the focus of all we do.”