At Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers we employ fully licensed and board certified doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse – midwives. With a multi-cultural, bilingual staff we pride ourselves on offering high quality, family-based, compassionate care to more than 36,000 individuals each year.
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Medical Director: Pam Wilson, MD
Family and Internal Medicine
Eleanor Eichman, MD
· How long have you been with Sixteenth Street?
I have been working at Sixteenth Street for almost 6 years.
· What do you love about Sixteenth Street?
I love my patients! It’s a privilege to interact with families that care so much about their children and who put their trust in me to help them do so.
I love my coworkers! I could not possibly work with a better group of pediatricians. It’s great to know that if for whatever reason I can’t be there to take care of a patient, whoever is seeing that patient for me will be just as caring and thorough. It’s great to work with people who I trust, who mutually challenge each other to provide high quality care, and who are really fun to be around.
I also think it’s really amazing to be able to work for an organization that addresses so many aspects of personal and community health.
· What is your philosophy of practice?
I believe that parents and pediatricians are a team; we are working together to keep children happy and healthy. While I am honored that parents come to me with concerns about their children and often unquestioningly accept my advice, what I really want is to empower families to understand their child’s health or illness and partner in their care. I want to be able to provide children and their parents with support and empathy in difficult situations, guide them toward the solution that is right for their family, and give them the confidence to carry it out.
· What is special about the work you do?
I love to travel, and have worked in hospitals or clinics in five different countries, so I think it is very special that in a way, I now get to practice global health right here in Milwaukee. Every day I have the opportunity to work with patients from many different backgrounds and cultures, and help them overcome barriers – financial, educational, and linguistic. In this often difficult political climate, working with underserved populations helps keep me grounded, and I hope that the work I do helps families feel a sense of home and belonging.
Anything else you’d like to add!
As mentioned above, I love to travel. I get glimpses of other parts of the world through the eyes of my patients, but it is also my goal to show my family as much of the city, the country, and the world as possible. I have 2 children, Annika (4y/o) and Arthur (1y/o), who are hilarious and adorable. They both have passports, and my husband and I love to take them exploring, both near and far.