A Life-Changing Partnership for Our Community
Door County Medical Center (DCMC) has partnered with Prevea Health to supplement the sorts of high-quality specialty surgical and medical services that are rarely available in rural settings. This partnership means incredibly positive things for residents of Door County and is yet another example of how DCMC distinguishes itself from hospital systems in similarly sized communities throughout the country. The partnership between DCMC and Prevea is a testament to their commitment to encouraging health and wellness in our community.
The Lack of Specialty Care in Rural Communities
If we’ve learned anything since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that time is always of the essence when it comes to the health and wellbeing of our community members. A lack of access to high-quality specialty healthcare services affects millions of Americans in rural communities every year. It is estimated that roughly 60 million people – virtually one in five Americans – call rural and frontier communities throughout the United States home. For many of these citizens, receiving high-quality specialty medical services requires long journeys to crowded urban areas for treatment. Additionally, since 2010, at least 136 rural hospitals have had to close their doors, and it is estimated that as many as 1 in 4 hospitals located in rural communities are in danger of permanently shutting down. It effectively goes without saying that for rural populations across the nation, conveniently reachable health services are a top-of-mind concern.
What Makes Door County Different
Fortunately, accessibility to a wide variety of high-quality specialty healthcare services need not be a concern for Door County residents. Thanks to their valuable partnership, the Prevea Specialty Clinic – located within the Door County Medical Center Clinic – is now offering our community members greater access to high-quality specialty services including Asthma & Allergy, Audiology, ENT, Endocrinology, Heart & Vascular Care, Ideal Weigh (weight management) Neurology, Rheumatology, Physiatry & Pain Management, Urology, & Vascular Surgery.
Below, you’ll find important information regarding each service and provider,making specialty medical services more accessible throughout the county. Read on to discover the high-quality aid you, your family members, and your friends can receive thanks to the partnership between Door County Medical Center and Prevea.
Bradley Locke, DO
Key Services: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever, pet allergy, etc.); allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies); food allergies; bee sting allergies; medication allergies; asthma; atopic dermatitis (eczema); hives (urticaria); anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions); angioedema; recurrent infections.
Amanda R. Hallas Huff, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Key Services: Comprehensive diagnostic testing; adult and pediatric hearing aid evaluations, fittings, modifications, and repairs; adult hearing aid counseling; balance assessments; tinnitus management; custom hearing protection.
Scott Hunt, MD
Key Services: Pediatric and adult otolaryngology/ENT; head and neck surgery; thyroid disease; parathyroid conditions; laryngitis; throat cancer; skin cancers of the head and neck; tonsillitis; snoring; chronic sinusitis; nasal obstruction; hearing loss; ear infections.
Jaclyn Wirkus, DNP, APNP
Key Services: Pediatric and adult otolaryngology, including sinusitis, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), ear problems, and assisting with head and neck surgeries.
Gayle Kasdorf, MD, FACE
Key Services: Thyroid disease; thyroid cancer; radioactive iodine treatments for hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer; calcium disorders; osteoporosis; pituitary disease; adrenal disease; diabetes and gestational diabetes.
Megan Gilfillan, APNP, FNP-C
Key Services: Diabetes screening and education including risk management and prevention; management of prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes for patients 18 years and older; insulin, insulin pump, and continuous glucose sensor management; hypertension management; kidney monitoring; neuropathy management.
Anas Sarhan, MD
Key Services: cardiovascular disease prevention and screening; management of coronary artery disease, valve disorders, heart failure, and heart rhythm disorders; cardiac catheterization; coronary angioplasty and stenting; peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting; high-risk coronary intervention; congenital heart defect repair; aortic balloon valvuloplasty; transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion; transcatheter mitral valve replacement; transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale; nuclear stress testing; echocardiography; vascular imaging interpretation.
Kari Gondeck, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC
Key Services: Cardiovascular disease prevention and screening; management of coronary artery disease, valve disorders, heart failure, and rhythm disorders; lifestyle modification including healthy eating, weight management, exercise, and tobacco cessation; cholesterol and blood pressure management.
Kendra Marsh-Kates, MD, FACC
Key Services: Cardiovascular disease prevention and screening; specialist in heart failure; management of coronary artery disease, valve disorders, and heart rhythm disorders; women’s cardiovascular health; cardio-oncology; nuclear cardiology; echocardiography; coronary CT angiography.
Emily Hammann, Ideal Weigh Coach
Key Services: Weight management including nutrition guidance and body composition measurement.
Sheila Teddy, PA-C
Key Services: Botox injections for chronic migraine; occipital nerve blocks for occipital neuralgia; trigger point injections; memory assessment; adult neurology, including diagnosing and treatment of: multiple sclerosis, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, epilepsy and seizures, Parkinson's Disease, dementia, essential tremor and neuropathy.
Donald Massenburg, MD, PhD
Key Services: Arthritis, muscle and joint pain care; rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis; psoriasis; psoriatic arthritis; uveitis and other inflammatory eye disorders; lupus; gout; polymyalgia rheumatic; ankylosing spondylitis; polymyositis and dermatomyositis; sarcoidosis; scleroderma.
Alyxandria Andrus, PA-C
Key Services: Arthritis, muscle, and joint pain care; rheumatoid arthritis; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; psoriasis; psoriatic arthritis; lupus; gout; polymyalgia rheumatic; ankylosing spondylitis; sarcoidosis.
James Kribs, DO
Key Services: Neuromusculoskeletal medicine; pain medicine; interventional pain management; medical orthopedics; osteopathic manipulative medicine for pain, sports medicine, concussions, headaches, low back pain, scoliosis, COPD, asthma, newborns and infants, pain-related to pregnancy; infections: nerve blocks, epidurals, lumbar facet blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, trigger point injections, joint injections
Lauryn Carlson, APNP, FNP-C
Key Services: Pediatric and adult urology; Follow up for urinary tract cancer treatment; chronic pelvic pain; chronic prostatitis; management and treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), sexually transmitted infections, interstitial cystitis, kidney stones, and urinary incontinence.
Rishi Subbarayan, MD
Key Services: Peripheral artery bypass procedures; peripheral artery angioplasty, atherectomy, and stenting; endovascular repair of a thoracic and abdominal aneurysm; open aneurysm repair; management of carotid disease (surgery and stenting); dialysis access; thoracic outlet syndrome; varicose vein procedures (surgery laser, and sclerotherapy)