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Published on August 31, 2017

Gundersen Boscobel excited to welcome resident Dr. Wesley Fox

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Dr. Wesley "Wes" Fox

On Tuesday, August 22, Dr. Wesley Fox joined Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics for one month of his residency rotation. Dr. Fox is a "PG2," which indicates that he is in his second year of residency, and means his completion date of residency will be June 2019.

Wesley "Wes" Fox grew up in Arpin, Wisconsin, which is near Marshfield, and attended Pittsville High School. With a mom who was a teacher and a dad in the paper industry, Wes is the first person in his family to work in the medical field. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in 2012, where he majored in Biological Aspects of Conservation with a minor in Business. He went on to earn a medical degree with distinction in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2016. In addition to comprehensive family medicine, Dr. Fox's medical interests include sports medicine and environmental health.

In his free time, Dr. Fox loves to be outdoors, so, as you would expect, he can often be found in his tree stand, in his canoe or checking a National Park off his bucket list. Dr. Fox was recently married in nearby Eastman, WI. His wife, Brooke, is currently a teacher at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse.

While at Gundersen Boscobel, Dr. Fox will be exposed to clinic, hospital, outpatient, ER and nursing home rounds.  "With only a month at our facilities, he's had to jump right in," reported Clinic Manager Deb Randall. "As a resident, Dr. Fox is able to see patients and has done an outstanding job taking care of our patients."

Eric Swan, Director of Community Relations, added, "We are excited to have Dr. Fox here as part of the rural residency program. We appreciate having his medical expertise supporting patient care and hope the residency rotation offers him a continued quality learning experience."

Dr. Fox agrees that it will be a good, albeit quick month-long learning experience. "It's going very well, and I'm staying very busy." While there's not a lot of flexibility in the scheduling of his second year of residency, Dr. Fox said he hopes to come back to Boscobel for part of his third year.

"Please help give Dr. Fox a warm welcome to Boscobel and a great month of experiencing all rural healthcare can be—both for Providers and patients," concluded Gundersen Boscobel CEO David Hartberg.

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