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Mile Bluff Medical Center
1050 Division Street | Mauston, WI 53948 | 608-847-6161

Dr. Whitney welcomed to Mile Bluff's ER

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Mile Bluff is pleased to expand the care available in the Emergency Department with the addition of Dr. Kevin R. Whitney.

Doctor Whitney is joining the Mile Bluff team as the medical director of the Emergency Department, and will also provide emergency medicine care.  He comes to Mauston with years of experience in family, emergency and trauma medicine care.  He has spent time in the United States Army as an active duty physician, and has also served as a healthcare provider in southwestern Wisconsin.

"Coming to Mauston will be a very comfortable transition for me.  Emergency care is something I've provided since 2007, and really my entire career," explains Dr. Whitney.  "My experience sets me up nicely to be an ER physician, first and foremost, but also to serve as the medical director of the ER."

In his leadership role, Dr. Whitney will take care of the administrative items like scheduling and managing patient concerns.  Doctor Whitney is eager to work with local EMT's and emergency room support networks to ensure that Mile Bluff continues to have a good, robust system that provides care seamlessly to patients.

Doctor Whitney's strong desire to help people live healthy and happy lives was inspired by his own interactions with healthcare providers at an early age.  "When I was in kindergarten, I really connected with our rural family physicians, and I made the decision then to become a doctor," recalls Dr. Whitney.  "I was inspired by what they did and how they cared for people, not just in the clinic, but also how they supported the community.  Growing up, I was interested in being that type of doctor."

"I really enjoy seeing patients out in the community who are happy and healthy," continues Dr. Whitney.  "It's also rewarding to help someone become more whole, healthy, and engaged in daily living."

Ready to provide care in Mauston, Dr. Whitney is looking forward to joining Mile Bluff.  "The biggest thing that drew me here was the sense of team that this organization demonstrated during my interview," he says.  "It's a group of people, really focused on improving the health and wellness of the community.  I see a great opportunity to lead and work together as a team here at Mile Bluff."

In all that he takes on, Dr Whitney strives to do things well.  "Keeping up with medical knowledge is a priority for me," he says.  "I want to continue to understand the science that drives my profession so that I can bring that high level of science understanding to the bedside of patients in order to make a difference in their care."

Doctor Whitney enjoys spending time with his family, as well as participating in extreme sports like snowboarding and mountain biking.  For several years he has coached youth sports, which he hopes to do in Mauston as well.

Welcome Dr. Whitney!