Dr. Wiley Comes Home to Shawano, Clintonville

Her Interests are Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Global Health

Jasmine Wiley grew up in Clintonville and graduated from high school there before heading off to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she double-majored in biology and American Indian studies. As she contemplated medical school, the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM) at UW School of Medicine and Public Health offered a very strong match for her interests, and she is now proud to be a WARM program alum. WARM medical students complete their first two years of medical school in Madison and then practice in rotation in small community settings throughout the state compared to primarily completing rotations in Madison or Milwaukee.

“I’ve always wanted to return home after training,” said Dr. Wiley. “I’m a small town girl, and WARM offered clinical training experiences that integrate doctors into smaller communities in Wisconsin. The training recognizes that rural health is different than health care in urban centers, and it gives us a chance to experience and work to overcome challenges in these settings early in our careers.” As part of the WARM program, Dr. Wiley completed her medical school clinical rotations in the Marshfield Clinic system, spending time in Marshfield, Eau Claire and Rice Lake, and also at ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano and the Menominee Tribal Clinic.

After medical school Dr. Wiley completed her residency in family medicine at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee where she received comprehensive training in full scope family medicine, a type of practice that includes obstetrics. She also pursued her passions for integrative medicine, working with underserved communities, and international medicine during which time she made several trips to Haiti. While in Milwaukee, Dr. Wiley also worked to develop a relationship between the Aurora Family Medicine residency program and the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center to help provide quality care to Milwaukee’s urban Native American communities.

Dr. Wiley joined ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano and Clintonville last fall. As she began her job search, she said ThedaCare was able to offer her “the perfect fit” with opportunities to pursue her interest in global health, practice full scope family medicine, and come back home to work with a strong team of physicians and advanced practice clinicians. “I look forward to building a career here and helping support the health and wellness of the communities that have supported me for so many years,” she said.

With a house on the Wolf River in Shawano and Molly, her rat terrier-blue healer mix, at her side, Dr. Wiley is adapting to the lifestyle of a busy primary care doctor in a bustling small town clinic. “Not all primary care doctors get to deliver babies, and that’s one of the best parts of my job here,” she said. “It feels good to be back home and meeting so many kind and welcoming people.”

For more than 100 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,700 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 31 clinics in nine counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a nonprofit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, and stroke, orthopedic and cardiac programs, as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.