Two ThedaCare physicians were recently recognized for their dedication to patients and families, and mentoring those who will soon become caregivers.
Eric Winkel, DO, an Internal Medicine Hospitalist at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton was awarded the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency and Mosaic Family Health’s “Outstanding Physician Teacher Award”. David Schiedermayer, M.D., a Hospice & Palliative Care Physician at ThedaCare, was awarded the Special Recognition of Teaching and Mentorship Contribution award.
The doctors were nominated by Family Medicine resident physicians from Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency and Mosaic Family Health who do various rotations at local hospitals.
In June, seven residents completed their three-year Family Medicine Residency Program. During their graduation program, they honored local physicians and nurses they feel have made outstanding contributions to their education.
“For me, this award is a terrific validation that the residents and students are learning every single day, gaining valuable experience,” said Dr. Winkel. “It also shows me that they are having as much fun learning how to provide the best care possible, as I am in the teaching role. The residents and students keep me on my toes, and provide me a strong infusion of the idealism that every doctor starts out with in their career.”
Dr. Winkel earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He then switched paths and pursued his medical degree at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has co-authored multiple medical publications and served as a research assistant.
Dr. Schiedermayer is set to retire soon. He provided specialized medical care for those living with serious illness. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and has more than three decades of medical experience.
For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 600,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 health care professionals. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including seven hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their unique best lives. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. 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 a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.