Lesley Fuerst, APNP, Specializes in Family Practice for ThedaCare
Lesley Fuerst of New London feels right at home at ThedaCare Physicians-Clintonville. Fuerst, a family practice nurse practitioner, was familiar with the clinic through her clinical rotation while in school.
“I knew it was a good clinic,” said Fuerst, who joined the family practice in April. “I like working in my own community.”
Fuerst specializes in family care for every age. She is also on rotation at Shawano Medical Center. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, with an emphasis in family practice. Board-certified, Fuerst has special interest in women’s health and chronic disease as well as pediatric and elderly care. Her past experience includes serving in the Air Force. Fuerst said serving in the Air Force “has helped me become a very well rounded provider.”
Previously Fuerst worked at Community Care in Waupaca County before returning to ThedaCare. “It’s a very close knit clinic,” she said “It’s smaller and very community oriented. The people who come here generally know all the providers here. Everybody is very nice and very respectful of each other.”
Fuerst enjoys the variety of care she can provide to patients young and old. “I like treating patients, keeping our community healthy,” she said. “I like to take time with my patients and feel like they have the time they need. I listen to them, make sure they know they’re important and their concerns are important to me. I like working on a plan of care for them that works for them individually.”
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. There is also a FastCare clinic 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.