Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast

Join Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas as he discusses a number of topics and specialties within health and wellness from expert providers.

Michael Douglas, MD, MBA

Associate Chief of Staff | Redefining Rural Healthcare Podcast Host

HSHS Closures with Pederson 2024
Eilidh Pederson
Eilidh PedersonChief Executive Officer
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with CEO, Eilidh Pederson with a special edition podcast.
In this episode, Eilidh and Dr. Douglas discuss the recent HSHS (Hospital Sisters Health System) closures. They discuss the impact this will have on WWH and how it will affect the capacity here. We cover topics such as what it means for our patients and community, how will we respond and much more.

Lifestyle Medicine with Findlay 2024
Kathleen Findlay
Kathleen FindlayLifestyle Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Family Medicine Physician
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Katie Findlay.
In this episode, Dr. Findlay discusses her medical background including her Family Medicine residency at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, TX and the 7 years of active duty in the US Army at Fort Hood, Fort Sill, OK, and Iraq.
Dr. Findlay has a passion for providing patients with lifestyle medicine/integrative medicine services through our Simple Health program. She discusses this program and MUCH more!

WWH Board of Directors 2024
John Buelow
John BuelowWWH Board Chair and owner of Flagship Ford of Baldwin
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with WWH Board Chair and owner of Flagship Ford of Baldwin, John Buelow.
In this episode, John discusses his interest in joining the board and what role he plays in WWH’s governance. With his minimal experience in the healthcare field, how has John adapted and brought his business mindset to setting up WWH for the present and future. Dr. Douglas and John discuss the challenges WWH faces, but with a dedicated team of staff, board members like John, and many others; WWH continues to strive for success.

Family Practice with Roloff 2024
Russell Roloff
Russell RoloffMD, Family Practice Provider
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with this year’s Reid Berger Memorial Medical Staff Award recipient, Family Practice Provider – Russell Roloff, MD.

In this episode, Dr. Roloff briefly touches on his transition of practicing overseas in Africa and what challenges he would experience during his stay. Dr. Roloff also manages multiple roles such as teaching Nurse Practitioners and Physican Assistants students as well as handling the Clinical Director for the Rural Health Clinic role. He walks through these processes and what resources are provided to succeed.

Women’s Health with Brown 2024
Sara Brown
Sara BrownCNM, CNP, APNP - Women's Health Provider
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with the Women’s Health Provider, Sara Brown, CNM, CNP, APNP.
In this episode, Sara dives into her background and what steps she had to take to find a home at WWH. She also praises two former functional medicine providers that paved the way for her to find success here. Does Sara notice any insurance barriers with her functional medicine services? She covers all that and much more!

Clinic Services with Douglas 2024
Michael Douglas
Michael DouglasMD, MBA - Associate Chief of Staff
In this episode, we flip the script as CEO Eildih Pederson sits down and interviews our podcast host and associate chief of staff, Dr. Michael Douglas.

We learn about what inspired Dr. Douglas to pursue a medical career and how his background and personal values aligned with the responsibilities of a physician. Is artificial intelligence diving into the medical field and how will that affect clinical trials? As an author of two novels, Dr. Douglas discusses how he effectively manages his time behind a multitude of interests.

Rehabilitation with Wunrow 2023
Ben Wunrow
Ben WunrowDoctor of Physical Therapy
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with the Manager of Rehabilitation Services, Ben Wunrow, PT, DPT.
In this episode, Ben discusses his background and why he chose to dive into a rehabilitation career, the capabilities of our physical therapists having a close-knit relationship with providers on-site and much more!

Endocrinology with Lau
2023
Kheng Joe Lau
Kheng Joe LauDoctor of Endocrinology
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with Endocrinologist, Dr. Kheng Joe Lau, MD
In this episode, Dr. Lau discusses his transition from coming into the US from Malaysia in 2015 and how he ended up here at WWH.
Will changing your lifestyle help manage your diabetes? Obesity is a growing issue here in the US and taking control of your diet and exercise should be one of your primary focuses in improving your everyday life.

General Surgery with Liu 2023
Wendy Liu
Wendy LiuDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with General Surgeon, Dr. Wendy Liu, D.O..
In this episode, they discuss Dr. Liu’s journey coming from the province of Haibei, China, the advancements in technology, her mindset going into procedures and much more!

Midwifery Services with Tyler-Peterson 2023
Sarah Tyler-Peterson
Sarah Tyler-PetersonCertified Nurse Midwife
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with Certified Nurse Midwife, Sarah Tyler-Peterson.

They discuss Sarah’s journey of transitioning into a midwife, how midwives and primary care providers work together, the process of she handles each patient differently, and much more!

Behavioral Health with Veldhuis 2023
Michael Veldhuis
Michael VeldhuisLPC - Behavioral Health Counselor
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health sits down with Behavioral Health Counselor, Michael Veldhuis.
They discuss Michael’s transition to a rural setting, the services offered here at WWH, his background in substance abuse counseling and much more!

Orthopedics with Brehmer
2023
Jess Brehmer
Jess BrehmerMD, FAAOS
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health interviews Orthopedic Surgeon, Jess Brehmer. We welcome Dr. Brehmer to WWH by discussing his services, background and how he is transitioning to a rural health hospital setting.

Redefining Rural Healthcare 2023
Eilidh Pederson
Eilidh PedersonChief Executive Officer
Redefining Rural Healthcare podcast host and Associate Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Douglas of Western Wisconsin Health interviews Chief Executive Officer, Eilidh Pederson. They discuss how WWH is finding ways to offer a variety of specialty health and wellness services from expert providers to provide high end healthcare for our rural community.

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