Caregiver Newsletter | March 2019
# Homework

Even executives have homework.

For  Midwest Family Care  founder and president  Robert Weink , work doesn't end at the office. Robert arrived to work recently with his Midwest Family Care book bag packed with paperwork and stacked with strategy.

There aren't enough hours in the day!
# Teamwork

The organizers of  International Women's Day  have a message: a balanced world is a better world.

At  Midwest Family Care , we have some awesome, amazing women who keep the company on course with heart, with intelligence, and with conviction—not only because they are women, because they are all-around all-stars.
Direct Primary Care:
Health Services
Minus the Hassle

Dr. Nicole Hemkes , from  Advocate MD in Madison , stopped by the Midwest Family Care office recently with a message: accessible, quality care does not have to be expensive or complicated.

Dr. Hemkes spoke to the t eam about "direct primary care" (DPC): chronic disease management; acute/urgent care; preventative care; pediatrics; labs; radiology; and pharmacy dispensing.

A unique operating model, Advocate MD does not accept insurance.

Rather, Dr. Hemkes provides care for a monthly fee—with significant savings on meds, labs, and imaging.

Membership includes unlimited office visits and can limit the need for specialist referrals, Dr. Hemkes explained.

As part of MFC's mission of "care through community," we like to network with and promote local businesses that offer community services and alternatives.

The Advocate MD mission statement is:

"Our priority is putting our patients first. We believe that insurance companies and healthcare administrators interfere with the patient-doctor relationship, undervalue quality of care, and increase costs.

We believe that healthcare can be better. We are passionate about the challenge of constantly striving to improve the care of our patients.

Our patients are happier, healthier, and save money compared to the traditional system."

For more information, visit
Happy Birthday
To Our March

  • Aaron Flex (March 3)

  • Lindsey Schultz (March 20)

  • Karin Lanser (March 21)

  • Steve Skinner (March 29)

 Caregiver Poll

At Midwest Family Care, we believe in supporting our employees in the field and outside of work.

We are planning optional, on-site employee events, seminars, job fairs, and activities. We need your help!

If you have other ideas, email Lindsey.
What would you like to learn more about?
Stress Management
Financial Planning / Counseling
Continuing Education / Training
B.E. F.A.S.T. with early detection signs for Stroke

With the news of 52-year-old actor Luke Perry's death in the news this month, we thought we would share some information about stroke awareness, risk factors, warning signs, and prevention.

A stroke happens when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die.

A stroke can cause you to permanently lose speech, movement, and memory. 

According to the National Stroke Association :
* A stroke happens every 40 seconds.
* Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
* Someone dies from a stroke every four minutes. 
* Strokes are a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.
* Eighty percent of strokes can be prevented.

So make sure to "B.E. F.A.S.T." when testing for a stroke. To learn more, visit
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