December 1, 2017
Rusk County Memorial Hospital and Prevea Health are excited to announce that Prevea is expanding its services in Ladysmith to include family medicine services.
Prevea will offer family medicine services at Rusk County Memorial Hospital – Clinics at Rusk, 900 College Ave. West in Ladysmith, starting in January 2018, with Dr. Rick Rapp. Dr. Rapp currently sees patients at the Rusk County Memorial Hospital Clinic and is joining Prevea as part of its expansion. Dr. Rapp will continue to be available to see patients in Ladysmith, alongside Rusk County Memorial Hospital Clinic providers, Dr. Michele Armstrong and Nicky Crick, NP. Appointments with Dr. Rapp, Dr. Armstrong and Nicky Crick, NP, can be made by calling (715) 532-5561. In spring 2018, Prevea will also welcome Dr. Joel D. Dekrey, family medicine physician, to see patients in Ladysmith.
Prevea, a physician-owned, multi-specialty health care organization, has more than 80 locations throughout eastern, northern and western Wisconsin. It has been providing specialty care in Clinics at Rusk since 2016, when obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Michael Tiffany of Prevea Women’s Care, began seeing patients in Ladysmith.
“Prevea is proud to be a part of Ladysmith,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO at Prevea Health. “Offering family medicine in addition to women’s care provides community members more options to receive high-quality medical care close to home. We treat all patients with passion, pride and respect – all while helping them confront, or, better yet, prevent any health challenge that may come their way.”
“Rusk County Memorial Hospital is delighted to have Dr. Rick Rapp and Dr. Michael Tiffany continue to see and care for patients within our Clinics at Rusk,” said Jeff Euclide, CEO at Rusk County Memorial Hospital. “We are excited to know that patients can continue to receive their health care locally at Rusk County Memorial Hospital – Clinics at Rusk. Dr. Rapp is an excellent doctor and local resident, and believes in keeping health care close to home. The addition of Dr. Joel Dekrey by Prevea Health in 2018 will continue Rusk County Memorial Hospital’s mission and vision to comfort, heal and empower people to be well and to sustain vibrant and healthy communities.”