Specialty: Women and Childbirth Services Lactation Consultant 
Prairie Ridge Health
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

As a nurse practitioner, Joan Young specializes in lactation. Joan is a board certified lactation consultant and nurse practitioner. She has been supporting and educating breastfeeding moms and babies for over 20 years. She provides: breastfeeding support from pre-delivery to completion of the nursing experience, teaches the art of breastfeeding, management of routine complications and extensive support for the most complicated breastfeeding problems. To learn more about Joan or to hear from patients, please visit the Breastfeeding Webpage.

  • Specialty Lactation Consultant

Specialty: General Surgery
Prairie Ridge Health Clinic – Beaver Dam and Columbus

1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925           
920-623-1200

118 W Maple Avenue -  Moving to a NEW location in early 2022, 134 Corporate Drive, Beaver Dam! 
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
920-356-1000

Dr. Robb Whinney has been providing care to patients for over 20 years and is fellowship-trained in surgical critical care and trauma surgery. He received his Bachelor of Science from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre PA and his DO from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency in general surgery at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Whinney completed his fellowship training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center/ Ryder Trauma Center Miami, FL. He was an Associate Professor at Yale University and Washington University in St. Louis, covering the sections of Burn, Trauma, and Critical Care. Dr. Whinney is a board-certified general surgeon by the Fellow American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Whinney sees patients at both the Columbus and Beaver Dam clinic locations.

  • Specialty General Surgery

Specialty: Anesthesia
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

Education: 

  • Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, University of Iowa
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois-Urbana
  • Provena Regional EMS Paramedic, Champaign IL


Certifications:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program


 Philosophy of Care Statement:

"Anesthesia is not a “one size fits all” type of speciality.  It is my privilege to use the latest developments in anesthesia techniques and to work with our patients, their families, and the surgical team to tailor each anesthetic plan for each patient.  By individualizing the anesthesia care, it is my goal for each patient to have the most comfortable experience and optimal recovery from surgery and anesthesia that is possible."

  • Specialty Anesthesia
Director of Emergency Department
Specialty: Emergency Medicine 
Madison Emergency Physicians – Prairie Ridge Health
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

  • Specialty Emergency Medicine

Specialty: Orthopedics
Prairie Ridge Health Clinic – Beaver Dam and Columbus

1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925           
920-623-1200

118 W Maple Avenue - Moving to a NEW location in early 2022, 134 Corporate Drive, Beaver Dam! 
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
920-356-1000

As a physician assistant, Andrew Tratar provides care to orthopedic patients in both clinic locations. Andy is a valued member of the orthopedic team specializing in sports medicine, joint and fracture care, as well as preoperative care for joint replacement patients. He graduated from the UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program and also earned his B.A. in Biology from Ripon College. Andy enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, archery, camping, and kayaking. He coaches baseball and enjoys attending local sporting events. He also enjoys woodworking, reading, cooking, and spending time with his children.

  • Specialty Orthopedics

Specialty: Anesthesia
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

Education: 

  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Brigham Young University
  • Associates Degree in Nursing, Rick’s College

Certifications:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Philosophy of Care Statement:

“I desire to provide high quality and excellent anesthesia care preoperatively that includes acute pain management in an environment that is friendly and compassionate.”

  • Specialty Anesthesia
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Madison Emergency Physicians – Prairie Ridge Health
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

  • Specialty Emergency Medicine
Specialty: Emergency Medicine 
Madison Emergency Physicians – Prairie Ridge Health
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

  • Specialty Emergency Medicine
Director of Pathology
Specialty: Pathology 
Unity-Point – Prairie Ridge Health
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

  • Specialty Pathology

Specialty: Anesthesia
1515 Park Avenue
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-2200

Education: 

  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, University of Iowa
  • Master of Science in Health Care Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Certifications:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Philosophy of Care Statement:

“My intention is to provide my patients with the highest quality anesthetic possible.  My focus is the patient’s satisfaction, comfort and safety.  I want patients and their families to feel like they are part of the decision-making process.”

  • Specialty Anesthesia