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About Doug Moericke, PA-C
Doug Moericke, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a Physician Assistant with 33 years of Rural Emergency Department/Acute Care, Clinical Primary Care and General Surgery/First Assist experience.
He comes to Neighborhood Family Clinics after 33 years of Emergency Medicine at Tri County Hospital and Clinics in Whitehall, WI. He has also served in the Emergency Department in Black River Falls Memorial Hospital, Trempealeau County Health Care Center, and UW-LaCrosse Student Health Center.
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is a Founding Member of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA), serving in all capacities on the Board of Directors. He has achieved Diplomat status with SEMPA. Doug is a graduate of UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program.
His interests include stewardship of the Wisconsin Timberwolf in the wilds of Wisconsin since 1974. Doug’s enjoyment of the outdoors is through the silent sports of backpacking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
What is a Physicians Assistant?
Physician Assistants (PAs) are licensed health care providers who are qualified by academic and clinical training to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. Modeled on physician training, PAs undergo intensive education in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and medical/surgical specialties.
PAs provide comprehensive medical care including:
- Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions
- Prescribing medications
- Conducting health histories and physical examinations
- Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests
- Performing procedures and treatments
- Managing patients in clinics, hospitals and rural areas.
PAs practice in all specialties, write more than 330 million prescriptions and see more than 257 million patients each year.