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Crossing Rivers Health Clinic Welcomes New Family Practitioner

Hospital news | Thursday, May 17, 2018

Prairie du Chien, WI – Crossing Rivers Health Clinics of Prairie du Chien and Fennimore welcome Dr. Walter Downey, Board-Certified Family Physician and Clinic Medical Director.

Dr. Downey has a strong background with rural clinics and critical access hospitals in many locations across the United States.

“When I decided to train in Family Medicine, I did so because I liked the variety of problems that are treated,” stated Dr. Downey. “As my career progressed, I discovered I had a passion for rural medicine in particular. This passion spurred me to work in many different roles of primary care over the years in a variety of settings.”

Dr. Downey previously served as an Instructor and Consultant for Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and Osseo, Wisconsin. He received his training from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and performed an internship and residency in family practice with a rural tract emphasis with the East Kentucky Family Practice Residency.

Dr. Downey believes everyone should have access to world class healthcare, no matter where they live.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to do just that and expand access to primary care right here in Prairie du Chien. I look forward to working with an outstanding team at Crossing Rivers Health to improve all aspects of primary care and better serve our community.”

In addition to serving as the Clinic Medical Director, Dr. Downey will begin accepting new patients of all ages in June. Appointments can be made by calling 608.357.2525.