Cardiologists Dr. John Mielke and Dr. Lowell Peterson, known as Appleton Cardiology Associates, not only provided care to the patients of Appleton. They traveled to communities surrounding Appleton to see heart patients. They held clinics in Antigo, Berlin, Chilton, Clintonville, Kaukauna, Neenah, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Two Rivers, and Waupaca – wherever a community collaborated to bring heart care to the local population.
The practice grew and the patients who needed specialized heart care traveled to Appleton. Appleton Memorial Hospital became the heart hospital for the region. The cardiologists and heart surgeons organized the Appleton Heart Institute.
The technological advances in the treatment of heart disease occurred at a whirlwind pace. The cardiology practice kept up with this pace and developed a reputation for providing state of the art, comprehensive, high-quality heart care. Our group attracted the top physicians from cardiac training programs not only in the United States but also in other countries.
The new cardiologists brought new talents and continued to provide our patients with the most advanced cardiac care.