Eau Claire Residents

J. Owen Beck, DO

Medical school: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

As a resident with Prevea Health Family Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, I look forward to listening to my patients, getting to know them, understanding their medical concerns, and working to provide education and direction as we work to be healthier and happier.

Eau Claire Residents

Kiesha Bullock, MD

Medical school: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

As a resident with Prevea Augusta Health Center and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, I am excited to refine my skills and learn from some of the greatest providers in the Midwest. I enjoy caring for patients of all ages; from birth to end of life. It is my goal to be a family physician who takes care of each patient’s health care needs.

Eau Claire Residents

Cody Howe, DO

Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

As a resident with Prevea Health Family Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, I am excited to help improve the health and wellness of the community in which I live and work. My patients can expect professionalism and holistic care. I look forward to working with patients of any age for broad spectrum care.

Eau Claire Residents

Laura Padhye, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School

As a resident with Prevea Health Family Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, I will build my skills so I can partner with patients to keep them healthy. I have an interest in sports medicine and supporting patients in establishing and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Eau Claire Residents

Yuliya Perepelitsa, MD

Medical school: St George’s University School of Medicine

As a resident with Prevea Health Family Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, I am excited to establish long-lasting relationships with each patient while making an impact on the lives of those I serve. Patients can expect that I will be kind and respectful while providing my knowledge to educate them about their health conditions. After residency, I hope to care for the whole family or specialize in women’s care.

Eau Claire Residents

Clayton Wagner, MD

Medical school: St George’s University School of Medicine

As a resident with Prevea Health Family Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, I am thrilled to be practicing in Eau Claire! Having grown up in the Midwest, I will strive to provide Midwest values to each of my patients. Following residency, I hope to establish my practice in rural Wisconsin or Minnesota where I intend to practice outpatient medicine.

Eau Claire Residents

Aleksandra Babiarz, MD

Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Aleksandra Babiarz was born in Poland and moved to Minneapolis, MN as a child. She attended college at Harvard University, where she majored in chemistry and physics. Between college and medical school, she spent a year doing clinical research at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. There, she was involved in studying new ways to image patients with multiple sclerosis.

Aleksandra enjoys forming long-term relationships with her clinic patients as a resident. She also has a particular interest in treating children and sought out additional opportunities to work with children in college and medical school.

She hopes to stay in the Eau Claire area after residency and see patients in an outpatient office or urgent care center.

Aleksandra spends her spare time with her husband and children. She enjoys the outdoors and traveling.

Eau Claire Residents

Danielle Helmick, MD

Medical school: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten (Dutch Part)

Danielle grew up in southern California. She earned her undergraduate degree at Cal State in San Bernardino, CA.

Danielle is interested in full spectrum family medicine and rural medicine. After completing residency, she plans to practice full spectrum family medicine in this area.

Danielle’s personal interests include spending time with her son, completing do-it-yourself projects, and building a hobby farm.

Eau Claire Residents

William Monge, MD

Medical school: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Mecidina, Mexico

William is originally from southern California. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a major in biopsychology and a minor in Spanish.

William’s clinical interests involve global health, with special interests in geriatrics and the underserved communities. Following residency, William would like to work with underserved communities—both locally and internationally.

William enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He also enjoys playing guitar, basketball, and running.

Eau Claire Residents

Shavith Samson, MD

Medical school: St. James School of Medicine, Anguilla

Shavith is from Toronto, Ontario, where he attended York University and earned his degree in kinesiology and psychology. After graduating from York University, he worked as a paramedic in the Toronto area.

Following residency, Shavith would like to make an impact by practicing in an underserved area.

Shavith spends his free time with his wife and puppy. He also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and the occasional cliff jumping.

Eau Claire Residents

Thomas Steigerwald, MD

Medical school: St. Georges’s University School of Medicine, Grenada

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tom went to college in Dallas, Texas, where he studied English. He is the first doctor in his family.

His specific clinic interests are behavioral health and women’s health.  He plans to establish his future practice in Wisconsin.

Outside of medicine, Tom enjoys archery, sailing, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Eau Claire Residents

Charles Steinmetz, DO

Medical school: AT Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Charlie grew up in River Falls, Wisconsin, where his father is a physician and mother is a high school teacher. Charlie attended University of Wisconsin in Madison, majoring in evolutionary biology.

Charlie plans to practice in the upper Midwest, where he can incorporate his special interests in diabetes, musculoskeletal medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Technique (OMT).

Charlie is an avid Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger football fan. He plays soccer and golf and enjoys attending dog shows.

Eau Claire Residents

Matthew Gordon MD

Medical school: Medical University of the Americas

Matthew is from Hamilton, Ontario, and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He’s very close with his family and credits them for all of their support during medical school.

Matthew’s clinical interests include hospital medicine, urgent care, and procedures. Following residency he would like to practice in a combination of inpatient and outpatient settings.

Matthew is married to a native of Wisconsin. He enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, skiing, fishing and hunting. He also enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife.

Eau Claire Residents

Crystal Lalonde MD, MSc

Medical school: St. George’s University – Grenada

Crystal was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a small city in northern Ontario. She pursued undergraduate and master’s studies at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario–about an hour west of Toronto. Crystal always wanted to be a physician. She worked as a project manager/laboratory technician in a neuroscience laboratory before entering medical school.

Crystal is very interested in obstetrics and access to care for women. She is also very passionate about access to care for all patient groups, with a firm belief that excellent quality care should be available and readily accessible by all. In the future, Crystal hopes to pursue a full-spectrum practice in a small city or rural area, where access to care is often a problem.

She is an avid baker of various desserts and sweets. She also enjoys travel, reading and martial arts.

Eau Claire Residents

Steven Long DO

Medical school: Rocky Vista University College of Medicine – Parker, CO

Steven Long was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He spent time as a squad leader and platoon guide in the US Marine Corp. He graduated from UW Stevens Point with a major in biochemistry.

Steve has special interests in Osteopathic Manipulative Technique (OMT) and nutrition management. He plans to pursue a Family Medicine practice in a rural Wisconsin community.

Steve spends his free time with his wife and sons. He also enjoys grilling and smoking meat, weightlifting and hunting.

Eau Claire Residents

Caitlin Suilmann MD

Medical school: Emory School of Medicine – Atlanta, GA

Caitlin was born in Powder Springs, Georgia–just outside of Atlanta. She sought her undergraduate education at Agnes Scott College, a small women’s college in Decatur, GA. She earned her major in biology and minored in chemistry and Spanish. Prior to entering medical school, she worked for a year at Agnes Scott as the Biology Lab and Teaching Associate.

Caitlin is interested in both inpatient and outpatient medicine. She has a strong interest in promoting health maintenance. Caitlin is pursuing full spectrum family medicine training, which will allow her many possibilities for her future practice.

Caitlin’s personal interests include soccer, piano, board games and home improvement projects.