Photo Caption: Paul Stevens, MD, recently joined ThedaCare Physicians-Appleton West as a family practice physician. He and his wife Elizabeth enjoy year-round outdoor activities with their two children.
October 12th, 2018
PAUL STEVENS, MD, JOINS THEDACARE PHYSICIANS
IN WEST APPLETON
Lawrence University Alumni Return to Appleton
Paul Stevens, MD, once played in a cover band comprised of UW medical students in Madison called The Arrhythmias. He was the drummer, a role befitting the Lawrence University undergraduate who majored in biology and was passionate about percussion. Now a new family practice physician at ThedaCare Physicians-Appleton West, he’s returned to Appleton with his wife Elizabeth, whom he met 10 years ago; coincidentally, on their first day at Lawrence. Elizabeth, an Iola native, is now an elder law attorney and together the couple has two young children. They have a home near Plamann Park.
Dr. Stevens earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, where he also completed his residency within the Baraboo Rural Training Track, an opportunity to serve in the smaller community’s hospital and clinic settings in addition to larger urban hospitals in Madison. Having grown up in Suamico, very near Green Bay, he follows in his father’s footsteps as a family practice physician. “I am drawn to the challenges of helping my patients navigate the health care system and improve their health,” Dr. Stevens said. “The essence of family medicine is getting to know my patients over time and caring for their total well-being to improve their quality of life.”
Still a musician, there remains a steady rhythm to Dr. Stevens’ life. He and his wife like to run for exercise with their children along for the ride, strapped in their jogging stroller. In the winter, they cross-country ski and have rigged up a cozy contraption to pull the kids behind them in the snow. Recent vacations have included kayaking in the Apostle Islands and a train trip through the Canadian Rockies. No one sits still for long, and they like it that way; there’s lots to be done: caring for patients, raising children, and settling in to the place they call home.
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization annually serves more than 200,000 patients and employs more than 6,700 healthcare professionals. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London, and Wild Rose and 31 clinics in nine counties.
ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on patient care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center; comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs; and a foundation dedicated to community service.