Hospitalist Joins Riverside Medical Center

Paul Smullen, MD

Paul Smullen, MD, joins staff as hospitalist

ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca and Riverside Medical Center welcome Paul Smullen, MD, as a hospitalist.

A hospitalist is a medical specialist who provides medical care to patients while they are in the hospital. Because the hospitalist doesn’t have a private practice, they can devote their time to caring for patients while they are in Riverside Medical Center. The hospitalists manage and coordinate patient care, working closely with their primary care physician.

Board-certified through the American Board of Family Practice, Dr. Smullen has special interest providing care in the hospital setting. He earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio, his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Family Medicine. 

A thorough clinician who takes a team approach to hospital care, Dr. Smullen strives for a successful transition from the hospital to the primary care provider.

ThedaCare™ Physicians includes more than 144 employed physicians and 70 nurse practitioners and physician assistants at 22 locations throughout the region and includes specialists in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine, rehabilitation, orthopedics and general surgery. Also, two FastCare clinics are located in the Fox Cities, and another FastCare clinic is located in Shawano. According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, ThedaCare Physicians is also the nation’s leader in implementing Open Access, same-day appointment services for its patients.  ThedaCare Physicians is also the leader in implementing an electronic medical records system, including a patient portal called MyThedaCare, that allows patients to access their medical information, request appointments, refill prescriptions, and consult their physician from their home computer.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.