Community Faculty Physicians
John Beasley, MD
Dr. John Beasley, MD graduated from Harvard College in 1964 and received his MD from the University of Minnesota in 1969. Following a rotating internship, he practiced for three years, including experience in the Peace Corps in Chuuk in the Caroline Islands. In 1975 he completed his Family Medicine residency and joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine. His special clinical interests include EEG reading (one book authored) and aviation medicine. He was one of the co-developers, along with Jim Damos, MD, of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course. He founded the Wisconsin Research Network (WReN) and was the founding chair of the International Federation of Primary Care Research Networks. He has lectured nationally and internationally on primary care and primary care research and is the author or co-author of over 40 published articles. His current research work is with the UW Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and focuses on the complexity of primary care, health information technology, and patient safety. He is the Coordinator of I-PrACTISE, a research and educational collaborative between Industrial Engineering and the Primary Care specialties.
Konstantin Mikheyev, DO
Dr. Konstantin Mikheyev, DO was born in the Urals of Russia and studied English and German linguistics in Russia. With a Bachelor’s degree in languages, he moved to Colorado and pursued studies in finance and later in pre-medical disciplines at the University of Colorado in Denver. While in Colorado, he performed volunteer work and research at the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and the University of Colorado at Denver, working with quadriplegic patients and later in real estate sales and management. While in medical school, Konstantin was active in a Compassionate Care Network project that provided health education and screening to the South Asian population of the greater Chicago area. Konstantin graduated from the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in June 2014. Konstantin’s interests include osteopathic manipulation and application of osteopathic principles to patient care, disease prevention and public education, economics and government affairs, holistic medicine and nutrition.
Paul H Russo, MD, MS – Kaukauna Clinic
Dr. Paul Russo is appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program and provides hospital call coverage and staffing services. His patient care practice is with the Kaukauna Clinic.
Dr. Russo is a 1990 graduate of the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program and he is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern Illinois, Springfield, Illinois. Professional interests include obstetrics and office procedures. Dr. Russo enjoys teaching medical students and residents. Professional memberships include American Academy of Family Physicians, Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians and the Wisconsin Medical Society.
Dr. Russo is married with four children and is actively involved in community endeavors and missionary work in Central America. Personal interests include fishing, camping, woodworking, auto repair and vegetable gardening. Dr. Russo received a Master of Science Degree in Forestry from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois in 1982.
Wendy Schroeder, DO – Affinity Health System
Research and teaching interests: community medicine, osteopathic manipulations, athletic training
Dr. Wendy Schroeder is appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor and provides staffing services for resident physicians with the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. Her patient care practice is with the Affinity Health System in Greenville, WI.
Dr. Schroeder is a 2009 graduate of the UW Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program and is a native of Appleton. She completed medical school at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, after earning a BS at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse. Dr. Schroeder's professional interests include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Athletic Training and Community Medicine. She is an avid Packer fan and enjoys volleyball, camping, fishing, and hunting, reading mystery novels and spending time with her family.
Paul Smith, MD
Paul Smith, MD is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Smith graduated with his BA in chemistry from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1979. He received his MD degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio in 1982 and completed his residency training at Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency in Augusta, Maine, in 1985. After residency, he joined the Family Practice Department at Health Services Association, a staff model HMO, near Syracuse, New York where he practiced for almost ten years and participated in ASPN, a primary care research network, for nine years. He joined the DFM faculty in October 1995 and has been involved in residency education for almost 20 years. He participated in the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) since joining the DFM and was WREN Director from 2006-2011. His interests also include playing with grandchildren, running marathons, gardening, health literacy, medication adherence and electronic medical records.
Michael T Werner, MD – Kaukauna Clinic
Dr. Michael Werner is appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program and provides hospital call coverage and staffing services as well as teaching GI procedures to residents. His patient care practice is with the Kaukauna Clinic.
Dr. Werner is a 2006 graduate of the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received a BS in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Professional interests include diabetes, geriatrics, obstetrics, sports medicine and office procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians and the Wisconsin Medical Society. Dr. Werner enjoys time with his family, enjoys sports, travel, history and reading.