A primary care provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner who sees patients for routine encounters and common problems. Some primary care providers may specialize in certain age groups or health needs, but overall, primary care is care for every patient from one day old, to 100 years old and beyond!
Every physician trained in primary care is directed to approach health care through the lens of the whole patient. It’s important to have a primary care provider in your corner who will get to know your history, lifestyle, relationships and more, as these are all elements of your whole picture of health. For a treatment or preventive measure to be successful, it’s crucial that primary care providers know their patients and where they live, work, and play.
Find a primary care provider that appeals to you, your lifestyle and health needs. Get to know our outstanding primary care providers by reading below and make your appointment today by calling us at (608) 723-2131.
Dr. David Casillas Plazola is the newest member to our primary care team at Grant Regional Health Center and is excited to settle down in the Lancaster area. Dr. Casillas specializes in Family Medicine and Obstetrics - seeing patients from delivery/birth all the way to the end of life. Dr. Casillas Plazola was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to California with his family in his teenage years. He discovered his love for Midwest culture while in medical school in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Casillas Plazola believes in taking the time with patients to explain their disease and the strategies we have to prevent complications and remain as healthy as possible.
Dr. Huebschman is an experienced physician who specializes in family medicine and obstetrics. Her compassionate and caring personality coupled with an attention to detail and skill has earned her a well-known reputation and busy practice caring for families and delivering babies. Dr. Huebschman has been a medical staff member at Grant Regional Health Center since 2004 and with Grant Regional Community Clinic since October 2013.
Dr. Kim Perttu is an experienced physician who specializes in family medicine and obstetrics, with a strong focus on prevention and wellness. She continues to look forward to meeting new families, caring for patients of all ages and enjoys bringing little ones into the world. Dr. Kim Perttu joined Grant Regional Community Clinic in September 2020. She is board certified In Family Medicine. Dr. Perttu currently sees patients in Lancaster and Potosi.
Dr. Eli James joined the Grant Regional team in September 2021 as a board-certified family medicine provider. He is passionate about working with patients to develop long-term plans for wellness by getting to know each individual and the many components that impact their physical and mental health goals. Dr. James grew up in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, and before joining the Grant Regional team, he served ten years with the U.S. Army National Guard. Dr. James currently sees patients in Lancaster and Cassville.
Abby Allen joined Grant Regional in 2015 after earning her PA degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an avid Badgers and Packers fan! Abby serves patients of all ages and prides herself on listening to each patient and bonding with them to create a positive experience while receiving care.
Kelly Muench, PA-C, is a family practice provider and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She earned a Biology Degree in 1999 from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and she completed her Physician Assistant Degree in 2001 at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She is a member of the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. When it comes to her approach to primary care, she insists that the most important way to help a patient is to listen and be kind.
Abigail Burns joined Grant Regional Community Clinic in May of 2019. She is a family practice provider who sees patients from infants to geriatrics and everyone in between. Abigail holds a bachelor’s degree from Viterbo University in La Crosse WI as well as a Master's and Doctorate Degree from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. Abigail’s overall vision is to help individuals and families achieve their greatest level of well-being on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels while providing compassionate, individualized, holistic, and evidence-based care.
Kate Reuter joined Grant Regional Community Clinic in August of 2018. She comes from a family of teachers, but while in college she decided she wasn’t interested in teaching, she instead found her calling in nursing. Kate received bachelor’s degree from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, her Master’s from University of Wisconsin-Madison and also a Post-master’s degree from University of Boston, MA. When it comes to her approach to treating patients, she likes to get to know each individual and treat them, mind, body and spirit. She urges, truly listening to each patient can make all the difference. Kate currently sees patients in Lancaster and Cassville.
Grant Regional has recently welcomed Rachel Loeffelholz to the new role of Family Nurse Practitioner. Rachel has been an RN with Grant Regional Health Center since 2016 and recently graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP).
"After spending many years as an RN in a variety of settings, I understand the importance of listening to my patients. Creating therapeutic trusting relationships is a key component of my practice. I believe it is important to acknowledge each person’s individuality while providing compassionate care, educating patients and families, and striving to promote healthy habits/ preventative care for individuals of all ages."
In addition to caring for patients at Grant Regional, Rachel also proudly serves as a volunteer EMT with the Potosi EMS. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and partaking in hunting, fishing, or hiking. She also keeps busy with her family farm.
- Family medicine.
- Preventative exams and well-child checkups.
- Women's health and prenatal care.
- Vaccinations and health screenings.
- Chronic issues and medication management.
- D.O.T. physicals.
- Sports physicals.