William E Cayley Jr MD, MDiv

Residency: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health—Eau Claire Family Medicine
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduate school: Fuller Theological Seminary
Undergraduate: St Olaf College

Dr. Cayley practices at the Prevea Augusta Health Center and also teaches at the Prevea Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire. Professional interests include medical missions & global health, evidence-based medicine, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Dr. Cayley is an active member of World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). He is the “Book and Media Reviews” editor for the journal Family Medicine and an editor for the Cochrane Heart Group.

Dr. Cayley is the medical director of the Augusta Health and Rehabilitation nursing home.

Kathleen Ertz MSSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Graduate school: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Undergraduate: Viterbo University

Kathy Ertz joined the residency program in July of 2007. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1980. She then moved to Madison and completed her master’s degree in social work from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Her career has focused on clinical social work services, administration, teaching and research. She is familiar with and enjoys being involved in teaching environments and has worked at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics-Madison, WI; Mayo Clinic-Rochester, MN and Marshfield Clinic-Eau Claire, WI. She teaches doctor-patient communication to both residents and medical students and provides co-counseling in the clinic with residents. She also coordinates the behavioral science curriculum for the program.

Mark Gideonsen MD

Fellowship: West Suburban Hospital Maternal-Child Health Fellowship
Residency: West Suburban Hospital Family Practice Residency Program
Medical school: Rush Medical College
Undergraduate: Northwestern University

Dr. Gideonsen practices at the Prevea Augusta Health Center and also teaches at Prevea Family Medicine Residency–Eau Claire. Prior to joining the residency as faculty, he served the inner city Chicago population and directed a maternal-child health fellowship.

In 2006, Dr. Gideonsen was named Educator of the Year by the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Gideonsen is active with local and regional Amish communities and provides training for Amish traditional birth attendants. He is the co-chair of the Eau Claire Healthy Communities Council.

Joan Hamblin MD – Program Director, Eau Claire Family Medicine Program

Fellowship: Michigan State University
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School: Northwestern University
Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Dr. Hamblin joined the Eau Claire faculty in 1997 and was named program director in 2012. She practiced with the Indian Health Service in Oklahoma and served on faculty at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, the Medical College of Ohio, and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She has an added certification in geriatrics and is the medical director of the Prevea Health Family Medicine Geriatric Assessment Clinic, which is a member of a consortium of memory clinics of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.

She has published several cancer screening articles and writes a monthly column for the Senior Review, a local senior newsletter.

Nadin Nixon, MDNadine Nixon MD

Residency: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health—Eau Claire Family Medicine
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate: University of Houston, Houston, TX

Dr. Nixon is originally from Houston, TX. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She worked in rural Wisconsin for seven years at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Dr. Nixon coordinates the Management of Health Systems, Gynecology, and Obstetrics curricula. Her professional interests include maternity and pediatrics, behavioral health and preventative/lifestyle medicine.

Deborah Raehl DO

Fellowship: University of North Carolina
Residency: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health—Eau Claire Family Medicine
Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Dr. Raehl joined the faculty in 1995. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Raehl completed a rotating osteopathic internship at Muskegon General Hospital before serving four years in the Indian Health Service as a general medical officer in Bethel, Alaska. Dr. Raehl subsequently finished her family practice residency at the Eau Claire Family Practice Residency Program in 1995. She completed the University of North Carolina Faculty Development Fellowship in 1997.

Dr. Raehl coordinates the musculoskeletal and gynecology curriculums. Her special interests are prolotherapy, osteopathic manipulation and cervical dysplasia.