Wisconsin Illuminated

The Wisconsin American College of Physicians Council of Student Members presents a series of virtual interviews that shine a spotlight on the remarkable efforts of healthcare professionals and organizations within Wisconsin's local communities. These interviews aim to showcase their impactful work in breaking down healthcare access barriers, promoting equity, and addressing cultural challenges to create a more inclusive and diverse healthcare landscape in the state. 

MEDiC Student-Run Free Clinics 

Founded in 1991, MEDiC is a student-led organization that runs four free health clinics and partners with three other free clinics throughout the Madison area.  

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXVGD0Jw9EQ 

Councilmember: Madhu Gowda 

Langlade County 

Dr. Noel Deep, prior ACP Wisconsin Governor, is a physician at the Aspirus Antigo Health Clinic and Langlade County Hospital. Dr. Deep is a leader for healthcare and patient-centered advocacy at the local, state, and national level. 

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO26Q7b50BU 

Councilmember: Neemit Shah 

Ignace Indian Health Center 

Dr. Lyle Ignace is the CEO of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho, and founded the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center (GLIIHC), which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate, and accessible health services for the Milwaukee community. 

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plDUuwPPOEA 

Councilmember: Davin Hami 

Wasau County 

Dr. Kevin Thao practices at Aspirus Wasau Family Medicine Clinic. A dedicated family medicine physician, Dr. Thao is a strong advocate for the health needs of the Hmong community. 

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdySHlQNt38 

Councilmember: Andrew Sepiol  

St. Clare Health Mission 

Dr. Teresa King is a leader and physician volunteer at St. Clare Mission Clinic, which provides free healthcare services for undocumented, uninsured, low-income, or unhoused patients in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J30JqTqditw 

Councilmember: Eric Hess 

Transitions Clinic Network in Milwaukee 

Jose Cruz is a peer support specialist for the Transitions Clinic Network at Progressive Health Centers. The Transitions Clinic Network (TCN) is an evidence-based healthcare model that focuses on the health needs of individuals undergoing the re-entry process from incarceration. Progressive Health Centers houses the TCN in Milwaukee. 

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DntKEP6AbRQ 

Councilmember: Harini Shah