"Ms. Butak's practice will focus on internal medicine, working closely with Dr. Kidess. She started her career as a Registered Nurse at Sacred Heart hospital in 1993 where she spent 10 years in the critical care unit and seven years in the emergency department. She then took on the role of Trauma Coordinator while attending graduate school. As a Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Butak has worked at an area hospital seeing cardiology patients. She values her patients' input and involvement, embraces a mind-body approach to medical care and cares for her patients as if they were family. Ms. Butak lives in Chippewa Falls with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching her sons play football, boating, and cooking."
"Oakleaf Direct is not insurance, but it works alongside self-funded insurance. OakLeaf Direct is Direct Primary Care (DPC), an innovative and alternative payment model which improves access to high value primary care providers. The defining element of DPC models is the individual trusting relationship between a patient and their primary care provider. Claims are not submitted to insurance and no traditional fee for service reimbursement occurs. The removal of the "middleman" from the insurance process for primary care increases time available for patients, decreases out of pocket expenses, and decreases administrative burden and overhead.
OakLeaf Direct provides an opportunity for self-funded employers to improve overall employee wellness and to reduce administrative costs. Primary care services through OakLeaf Direct should meet many of your healthcare needs. If specialty or out of network care is necessary, your primary care provider will refer you to the best possible option. This encourages responsible, cost-conscious health care utilization."