My name is Mark Timmerman, I’m a family practice
and sports medicine physician here at Sauk Prairie Health Care’s River Valley Clinic.
I’d always wanted to be a doctor. Even growing up in high school I was really interested
in becoming a physician, spent time in the hospital with family friends who were physicians
and they let me watch surgeries and witness the process. I became a sports medicine physician really
out of my own personal interest in sports. I’ve always been an athlete. It’s always been
important to me and I love helping others continue their athletic activities as well. I came to Sauk Prairie Health care in 2006.
I had been a physician in Madison for 15 years prior to that. As our daughters left the home
and we became empty-nesters, we decided we wanted a bit of a change of pace. I grew up
in a small town and, interestingly, one of my former students – she is in practice here
at River Valley Clinic – and she called and said there was an opening and would I be interested
n a small town rural experience for a change of pace and it seemed ideal at the time, so
we made the change. We love living in a small town, taking care
of a community, working for a nonprofit organization with Sauk Prairie Health Care being a community-based
hospital, it’s committed to taking care of those communities: It’s been terrific.