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Published on February 16, 2017

Nurse practitioner feeling right at home in Boscobel region

Ann Drayman

Ann Drayman, FNP

She's from Florida. She taught nursing and became a nurse practitioner in the Lone Star State. But, for Ann Drayman, FNP, Wisconsin feels like home.

"Hooray for the country life. I've lived in many big cities, but always wanted to get back to my roots," says Drayman. As a family nurse practitioner, she is the newest provider to care for patients at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics. She brings her medical practitioner skills to patients at Boscobel and Muscoda clinics, where she provides individualized personalized care for the entire family, including women and children.

Ann came to Wisconsin with her husband to his hometown, Milwaukee, and raised three sons. Ann considers Wisconsin her home state, though career and education pursuits took her to Texas in between.

"I taught nursing for 10-plus years and decided I wanted more direct patient contact," says Drayman. "My best option was to become a nurse practitioner and my only regret is not doing it sooner. I love the ability to provide quality care to people who would not have access to healthcare due to the shortage of doctors."

"I was planning to return to Wisconsin to be near family, so I began to look at different healthcare systems within the central/western part of the state. I heard only excellent comments about Gundersen Health System, so I pursued this FNP role in the Boscobel/Muscoda area."

"In my opinion, it is the most beautiful area of the state."

Rural healthcare is where Drayman is excited to be. "I feel that the people who have chosen to live away from big cities are great neighbors and deserve to have great medical care within easy reach," she said. "People living in rural areas are generous, caring and involved with their neighbors and I want to be a part of that community."

Drayman will be working in Muscoda alongside Kenneth Kuehnl, MD, in addition to working in Boscobel with William Fast, MD; Kurt Wilhelm, MD; and Michelle Peterson, ARNP.

To schedule an appointment with Ann, call (608) 375-4144 for the Gundersen Boscobel Clinic or (608) 739-3138 for the Gundersen Muscoda Clinic.

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