Chanteal Findling, DO

Chanteal Findling, DO

Medical school: Kansas City Univ of Med & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Med – Kansas City, MO
Undergraduate: Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville, MO

Medical Interests:

  • Rural medicine
  • OB
  • Hospice
  • LGBTQA+

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Soccer & archery
  • Reading science fiction/fantasy books

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • The strong sense of family and community.
  • The supportive and outgoing faculty and staff.
  • The established connections to the LGBTQA+ community.

Joshua Hess, MD

Joshua Hess, MD

Medical school: UW School of Medicine & Public Health – Madison, WI
Undergraduate: UW-Platteville

Medical Interests:

  • Full spectrum family medicine
  • Rural medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • Obstetrics

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Farming/agriculture
  • Cooking
  • Reading/writing
  • Fishing & hiking
  • Board games

Other Medical Experience:

  • Certified nursing assistant & Emergency medical tech

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Having grown up in rural Wisconsin, I wanted a program that would allow me to pursue my interests in rural medicine and support me in every way possible to achieve my goals.

Wausau Residents

Brandon Moul, MD

Medical school: University of Medicine & Health Sciences, St. Kitts
Undergraduate: Tennessee Technological University
Military: United States Navy

Medical Interests:

  • Ob/Gyn & women’s health
  • Inpatient medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Wilderness medicine

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Reading

Other Medical Experience:

  • Recompression therapy for diving related illnesses

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Unopposed
  • Focus on rural, under-served population

Madeline Oestreich, MD

Madeline Oestreich, MD

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin – Wausau, WI
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN

Medical Interests:

  • Women’s health
  • Rural medicine
  • Outpatient procedures

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Hunting and fishing
  • Snowboarding
  • Drawing and painting
  • Working on small family beef farm

Other Medical Experience:

  • Certified nursing assistant

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Unopposed program allowing extensive hands on experience
  • Program is extremely supportive of their residents and whatever path they decide to pursue in their future family medicine careers
  • My husband and I are from the Wausau area and felt fortunate to be able to stay close to our families and continue to run our small beef farm!

Christopher Polonio, MD

Christopher Polonio, MD

Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine – Dominica
Undergraduate: Florida International University – Miami, FL

Medical Interests:

  • Hospitalist
  • Women’s health
  • Preventative medicine

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Tennis
  • Cooking
  • Watching movies

Other Medical Experience:

  • 2 year imaging assistant in CT & MRI in Level One Trauma Center

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • Unopposed program
  • I was looking for a strong inpatient program/experience
  • Family feel of the program

Tony Swicer, DO, MPH

Tony Swicer, DO, MPH

Medical school: Nova Southeastern University of Osteopathic Medicine – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Master of Public Health: Nova Southeastern University – Davie, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Medical Interests:

  • Public health
  • Preventative medicine
  • Disaster medicine
  • Caring for under-served populations, including the LGBT community

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Working with new technology
  • Traveling to far away places via planes, trains, & cruise ships
  • Trying new foods & restaurants

Other Medical Experience:

  • Completed a Master’s degree in Public Health
  • Large research projects to improve both cardiac arrest survival & end of life care
  • Currently working towards a second Master’s degree in Disaster & Emergency Management

Why did you choose the Wausau program?

  • This was the only program I visited where every resident I met was happy. They seem to love being here.
  • I also wanted to leave the big city. Wausau is the perfect balance of small-town qualities with everything we need. Nice people, no traffic, but plenty to do and the airport is 15 minutes away.

Wausau Residents

Brittany Myszka, MD

Medical school: Trinity School of Medicine, St Vincent & the Grenadines
Undergraduate: Lakeland University – Sheboygan, WI

Medical Interests:
  • Outpatient medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Walking, exercising, softball
  • Baking
  • Reading
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • It’s close to home.
  • I like the small town feel of Wausau and how friendly everyone is.

Wausau Residents

Samantha Rivera, MD

Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine – Dominica
Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder

Medical Interests:
  • Hospital medicine
  • International medicine/aid, missions with a focus in Central America, specifically Guatemala
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Watching movies & competition television (e.g. Project Runway)
  • Dream of owning a hobby farm
Other Medical Experience:
  • EMT training & volunteering
  • Phlebotomist
  • Taught clinic skills to peers through Phi Delta Epsilon in medical school
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • I was looking forward to an unopposed program that will provide many learning opportunities.
  • This program is also extremely supportive of their residents and works very hard to create opportunity for an individual to pursue their specific goals.

Wausau Residents

Jason Servi, DO

Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Graduate: Midwestern University – Glendale, AZ
Undergraduate: UW Parkside – Kenosha, WI & Columbia College – Chicago, IL

Medical Interests:
  • Hospitalist
  • Urgent care
  • Outpatient
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Camping, hiking, & fishing
  • Gardening
  • Exploring new places & trying new foods
Other Medical Experience:
  • Volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Mobile medical clinic with Mission of Hope in Haiti
  • Tour de Cure bike rides to raise money for diabetes
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • The robust inpatient experience.
  • The program is unopposed and I felt I would be able to get the best hands-on training that way.
  • Being in Wausau allows me to be close to both my parents and in-laws which is important to my wife and me.

Wausau Residents

Jessa Swartz, MD

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Undergraduate: The College of St. Scholastica – Duluth, MN

Medical Interests:
  • Rural medicine
  • Women’s health
  • Preventative medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Spending time with family
  • Reading
  • Cooking & baking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Music
Other Medical Experience:
  • Research: Pediatric ICU, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Community Health Education
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • I love rural Wisconsin. I am originally from a town north of Wausau, Lake Tomahawk; so I was very excite about moving closer to home and providing care to a community I grew up with. The program and its faculty also embody the ideals of small town medicine that I cherish. Wausau was a perfect for for me and my family.

Wausau Residents

Ross Trecartin, MD

Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine – Loma Linda, CA
Undergraduate: Andrews University – Berrien Spring, MI

Medical Interests:
  • Primary care for patients at any age or stage of life
  • Outpatient medicine where I will be able to establish longitudinal relationships with my patients
  • Travel medicine, including tropical and infectious diseases
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Camping
  • Hiking and kayaking
  • Reading, especially history, sci-fi, and fantasy
  • Playing board games with family and friends
Other Medical Experience:
  • One year volunteering at a hospital in Chad, Africa
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • Its location is one of the most beautiful areas of the country along with the patient population they serve
  • My brothers have been preaching the wonders of Wisconsin in general and the benefits of a high quality family medicine residency in Wausau. I have not been disappointed in the slightest.

Wausau Residents

Joseph Fitz, MD

Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine – Grenada
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Medical Interests:
  • Full spectrum family medicine (outpatient, inpatient, urgent care/emergency medicine, anything procedural)
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Cooking
  • Canoeing/kayaking, biking
  • Camping
Other Medical Experience:
  • 10+ years work experience in healthcare prior to medical school (nursing assistant, telemetry monitor technician, epilepsy monitor technician)
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • Wisconsin is home!
  • Great interactions with faculty and staff.
  • Everyone is friendly and helpful

Wausau Residents

Marcus Powers, MD

Medical school: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine – Sint Maarten
Undergraduate: Olivet Nazarene University – Illinois

Medical Interests:
  • Global health/international medicine
  • Rural medicine
  • Community medicine
  • Full range family medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Hiking, biking, running, tennis
  • Traveling
  • Being outdoors
Other Medical Experience:
  • Medical mission trips to Uganda & Papua New Guinea
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • The unopposed family medicine residency program
  • The friendly and supportive faculty and medical team/staff
  • The beautiful city of Wausau with its hills and state parks

Wausau Residents

Eileen Reilly, MD

Medical school: International University of the Health Sciences – Saint Kitts & Nevis
Graduate: University of Nebraska – Omaha
Undergraduate: UW Madison & La Crosse

Medical Interests:
  • Hospital medicine
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Preventative medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Family vacations
  • Hiking & biking
Other Medical Experience:
  • Physician Assistant
  • Protein purification specialist – Howard Hughs Labs
  • Author, Medical Microbiology research article
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • Welcoming health care community with many educational and hands on experiences for residents

Wausau Residents

Mariam Shetab, MD

Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine – Grenada
Undergraduate: University of California Davis

Medical Interests:
  • Full spectrum family medicine
  • Inpatient medicine
Personal Interests/Hobbies:
  • Reading
  • Korean and Turkish dramas
  • Harry Potter
Why did you choose the Wausau program?
  • Unopposed residency
  • Everyone is friendly and supportive
  • When I interviewed here, I felt that there was genuine interest in getting to know who I was as a person, not just who I was on paper.

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Contact

Jane Meyer
(715)675-3391
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Program Size

15 residents (5 per year)

City Size

39,000 (134,000 metro area)

Program Highlights

Supportive learning environment, on the campus of Aspirus Wausau Hospital, diverse patient population, state-of-the-art clinic

Community Highlights

Picturesque river city, valued for community, strong schools, quality of life, and wide variety of outdoor and recreational activities

Practice setting

Urban, rural