Two new family practice physicians now seeing patients at CCH

Two new family practice physicians, both offering childbirth services, are now seeing patients at Columbus Community Hospital and the Dean Clinic in Columbus.

Collen Cassidy, MD and Chris Kleppe, DO both joined the active medical staff at Columbus Community Hospital in September.

Dr. Cassidy grew up in a town, much like Columbus, of about 5,000 people as one of 11 children. “I wanted to find a clinic that was connected to a hospital, where I could offer obstetrics, and where I enjoyed the people. Columbus offered me all of those things,” said Dr. Cassidy.

Dr. Cassidy received a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. She received her MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Columbia-St. Mary’s in Milwaukee, WI. She is a member of the Wisconsin Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians.

“I chose Family Practice with obstetrics because I really like every age group. I like building a relationship with the individual and also getting to know the family so I am able to treat them to the best of my ability,” said Dr. Cassidy.

Dr. Kleppe, the son of a veterinarian, grew up in Monroe and is happy to be starting his practice in Wisconsin.  “Columbus reminds me a lot of home,” said Dr. Kleppe. “I’m looking forward to taking care of the needs of the community.”

Dr. Kleppe received a BS in Genetics, Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI  and a MS in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He received his DO from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, IL and completed his Internship and Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Waukesha, WI where he served as Chief Resident.

“I enjoy being able to take care of the whole family, starting with the newborn,” said Dr. Kleppe. “I think people then gain trust of you as a doctor and value your opinion because of the relationship you form with the family.”

Dr. Cassidy and Dr. Kleppe are currently seeing new patients. To schedule an appointment or for more information call the Dean Clinic in Columbus at 920-623-9611.