According to a press release, Southwest Health has officially announced the opening of the new UW Health Platteville Specialty Clinic. This partnership with UW Health is a testament to their commitment to providing top-notch healthcare in southwest Wisconsin. This new location consolidates existing UW Health specialty services at Southwest Health into a dedicated space and is hoping to ensure a seamless experience for patients.

"Southwest Health is continuing to make high-quality care more accessible for our patients. We are proud to offer these services in the area with the help of UW Health. This collaboration is creating a healthier southwest Wisconsin."

-Dan Rohrbach, Southwest Health CEO

This strategic move will not impact any of Southwest Health's services but rather enhances accessibility to the specialized care they provide. Patients can maintain relationships with their local providers, including Dr. Kyle Quillin for ENT/allergy and Dr. Eugene Kaji for cardiology, while gaining access to an expanded array of specialty services offered by UW Health without having to drive to Madison.

The UW Health Platteville Specialty Clinic is now open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. It features rotating providers in urology, oncology, hematology, adult and pediatric allergy, asthma, immunology, and adult and pediatric cardiology. In the coming months, the clinic plans to introduce additional specialty services to meet the diverse array of patient needs.

Credit: UW Health Platteville Specialty Clinic
Credit: UW Health Platteville Specialty Clinic

“Expanding specialty care options at one convenient location is a win-win for patients in southwest Wisconsin.”

-Allison Henke, vice president of regional operations at UW Health

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Located conveniently on the main level of Southwest Health alongside the Orthopedic Institute at 1400 Eastside Road in Platteville, Wisconsin, the clinic marks a significant step in making high-quality healthcare more accessible. Southwest Health CEO Dan Rohrbach expresses pride in the collaboration with UW Health, stating that it is "creating a healthier southwest Wisconsin." To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact the UW Health Platteville Specialty Clinic at (608) 330-6010.

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