Choosing a Primary Care Physician

Choosing a primary care physician is one of the most important decisions you will make when you move to the area. Your selection will impact the health and well-being of you and your family. In southeastern Wisconsin, most physicians are affiliated with one of the region’s integrated health systems, so when you select a physician you are selecting a health system as well.

  • Health systems have web-based tools (including videos) that can help you find and evaluate physicians (please see health system listings below for website information)
  • myhealthwi.com rates primary care physicians on both quality and efficiency by geographic area
  • wchq.org rates physician groups and health systems on quality measures

Medical Society of Milwaukee County: Telephone: (414) 475-4750. Website: www.medicalsocietymilwaukee.org

Waukesha County Medical Society: Telephone:  (262) 695-7412. Website: www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org

Area hospital systems and health care providers have Internet sites that allow you to search for a physician based on specialty and the community where you plan to live. You can also call the hospital’s general number for information.

Aurora Health Care www.aurorahealthcare.org
Children’s Hospital www.chw.org
Columbia-St. Mary’s (Ascension Health)
www.columbia-stmarys.org
Froedtert Health www.froedterthealth.org
ProHealth Care www.prohealthcare.org
Medical College of Wisconsin www.mcw.edu
United Health Care www.unitedhospitalsystem.org
Wheaton Franciscan (Ascension Health)
www.mywheaton.org

 

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