Pediatric Services at Mile Bluff
Pediatrician Provides Care to Area Children
Doctor Ryan Plamann, provides pediatric medicine services in
New Lisbon and Necedah. He specializes in the development and care of children
from birth to the age of 18. Doctor Plamann performs wellness exams, diagnoses
and treats acute care issues and chronic disease, and provides assistance
to help manage conditions like ADHD/ADD.
To make an appointment with Dr. Plamann, call New Lisbon Family Medical
Center at 608-562-3111 or Necedah Family Medical Center at 608-565-2000.
Well-Child Visits & Sports Physicals
Parents are encouraged to make regular appointments for their children
to assess development, prevent or detect illness/conditions, and help
establish healthy habits.
Well-child visits include a physical exam, as well as immunizations and
age-appropriate screenings. Most insurance plans, including BadgerCare,
cover the cost of well-child visits; however, please contact your insurance
carrier to confirm the specifics of your plan.
In order to participate in school sports, the Wisconsin Interscholastic
Athletic Association (WIAA) requires that all student athletes undergo
a sports physical prior to participating in their sport of choice. These
physicals are done to ensure that students are healthy for their age,
and can safely participate in school sports. Visit WIAA to find the necessary
forms required for your student athlete’s sports physical. Please
bring any forms that require a provider’s signature to your child’s
If you are looking for a new healthcare provider for your children and/or
family, please list the
provider directory to learn more about the healthcare team at Mile Bluff.
Helping Children Communicate with the World
Parents eagerly await their children’s first words; however, speech
and language development can sometimes be delayed. Most ‘late’
talkers 'catch up' by the time they are age two; but if language
delays continue, the
speech therapists at Mile Bluff can address these issues.
If you have concerns about your child’s speech and language development,
call 608-847-1414 to set up a consultation with Mile Bluff's speech
and language pathologists.
Empowering People who Care for Your Children
When placing your children in the care of others, you may not always think
about the medical emergencies that may arise. However, whether a sitter
or grandparent is taking your child to a pre-planned appointment or to
urgent care when you are out of town, it is important that you give the
temporary guardian(s) written permission for taking your child in for
In order for individuals under the age of 18 to be seen at a medical facility,
state law requires that a parent or legal guardian provide permission
for treatment – except in a few very specific situations. In life-threatening
situations, care will be provided to the child no matter what.
When you head out of town or ask someone else to take your child to an
appointment, there is some key information you should give your sitter
in case medical care is required while you are away.
- an emergency form or letter
- a list of medications your child takes
- medical records or a medical care plan developed by the child’s primary
care provider or a specialist, especially if the child has a chronic medical
condition or other special needs
- extra medication or medical supplies, if your child requires any
- phone number of your child’s primary care provider
- insurance information
While written consent may seem unnecessary, it is very important when your
child is in need of medical care. Unlike daycares and schools that require
emergency consent forms and contact information be filed, grandparents
and sitters do not have that legal consent form or proper information
unless you provide it for them.
If children are brought to Mile Bluff or to UW Health Specialty Clinic
by someone other than their legal guardian or parent, they will be turned
away if they do not have a consenting letter or if the legal guardian
cannot be reached by phone to provide verbal permission for treatment
(unless it is an emergency situation).
By adhering to state law, Mile Bluff is ensuring the safety of children
under 18, and also making sure legal guardians and parents always know
when their child is receiving medical treatment.