Choosing a primary care provider

David Rushlow MD"As a family physician, I recognize the importance of a positive relationship between a patient and their physician. Everyone has their own unique preferences and needs when it comes to how they receive their care. As a new patient at Franciscan Healthcare we will respect your preferences and work hard to find a physician with whom you will be comfortable for many years to come. My colleagues and I welcome you to Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare."
David Rushlow, M.D., Chief Medical Officer


Finding the right primary care provider for you is an important first step.

You may wish to consider the following criteria as part of your selection process:

  • Age (yourself or your preferred provider)
  • Gender (yourself or your preferred provider)
  • Clinic/office location
  • Specialty (family medicine, internal medicine, a physician who specializes in care for women, etc.)
  • Existing medical conditions (matching the interests or expertise of the provider)

To learn more about our providers, browse our directory of medical staff (be sure to select your preferred location). Primary care providers can be found in the following medical services: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women's Health. If you’d like additional assistance, call 608-392-9868 to speak with one of our knowledgeable referral coordinators who can help you find the provider that best meets your needs.

When you call, you will speak with a Referral Coordinator or Registered Nurse who will ask a short series of questions to help identify and connect you with an appropriate provider. If you are currently having a health concern, registered nurses are readily available to do an assessment right over the phone.


Caty in Call CenterI enjoy talking to the new patients like you who call our Assistance in Selecting a Provider line and helping them find the right provider to meet their individual needs. Our One Call line makes it convenient for you to get helpful, resourceful and friendly service. And with our support, you can be confident in your choice of a provider.
Caty, Patient Referral Coordinator