University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Distinctive Clinical Programs of the Division of General Internal Medicine

Primary Care Leadership for Wisconsin and Beyond

Integrated Team-Based Care, in Person and Online

In our primary care clinics, a team of physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurse coordinators and behavioral health specialists provide patients with seamless, effective care all under one roof. Through our telehealth and e-consult services, we see patients and collaborate with specialists online, saving patients time and travel.

Drs. Ann Schmidt and Ernest Lee in clinic

An innovative Model for Value-Based Care

Division faculty and colleagues developed and successfully implemented an innovative compensation model that uses a weighted panel system to better balance workload among all primary care physicians, and recognize the value of non-face-to-face care and population management. The model allows physicians to provide equal or better care as traditional models, while improving physician recruitment, retention and satisfaction.

Dr. Betsy Trowbridge in clinic

Holistic Care for Patients With Osteoarthritis

Division faculty lead a unique multidisciplinary clinic—one of only a few in the nation—for patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis. A physician, advanced practice provider, registered dietitian, physical therapist, and behavior health specialist provide longitudinal care, often in partnership with clinicians at The Center for Wellness at UW Health at The American Center, that effectively reduces patients’ pain and improves their quality of life.

Knee exam

HIV Leadership and Outreach

A national leader in HIV medicine, division faculty member James Sosman, MD, is the medical director for the UW Health HIV Care & Prevention Program and the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center - Wisconsin Site (MATEC). He also leads our local Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides services to hard-to-reach populations, including people who are incarcerated.

Dr. James Sosman in the clinic