The Joyful Doc Clinic Launches Donation Drive for Foster Kids

 

The Joyful Doc Clinic owner, Dr. Jodi Ritsch, recently launched a donation drive called “We Understand” to help supply new undergarments for teens and tweens in foster care in the Chippewa Valley area. The foster care community is seeking our help. Underwear, sports bras, and training bras are number one when it comes to the products most needed right now.

“A lot of kids entering foster care come in with just the clothes on their backs,” Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Inc. Foster Care Services Supervisor, Allison Novak said.

By building up a collection of undergarments, area social workers will be able to hand out these necessities to children when they are placed in a new home. May is Foster Care Awareness month, so now is the perfect time to make a generous donation to the drive.

The Joyful Doc Clinic is asking the community to drop off new undergarments, in various sizes for boys and girls in the age range from 10-18 years old.

Community members are welcome to stop by The Joyful Doc Clinic office with any donations between 9-5 Monday through Friday at 1906 Brackett Ave. The donation drive will run until Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Thank you in advance for your contribution! Let’s come together as a community to help Tweens and teens in foster care by showing them that “We Understand.”

 

If you’d like to arrange an interview, contact:

Allison Novak

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan INC. Foster Care Services Supervisor

(715) 552-2496 

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Jodi Ritsch M.D. created The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C. to offer primary care to your whole family based on relationship not red tape, with simple direct pay pricing and easy online scheduling.

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Every year on March 30th we recognize our wonderful doctors, such as Dr. Jodi Ritsch! To honor her on this special day, Dr. Jodi tells us what inspired to be a doctor and why she loves her job: 

"I decided to become a doctor when I was 10 years old and found out that girls could be doctors.  I am the oldest of 5 and always enjoyed taking care of everyone.  My mom was a nurse and enjoyed caring for patients and I loved science and math so becoming a doctor was a natural fit." 

"I love being a doctor because I can partner with patients to improve their health.  It is an honor and a calling to have the privilege to care for others.  I started the Joyful Doc Clinic to help patients increase their own joy which is the ultimate in health."

We are so thankful for the joy you bring to our community, Dr. Jodi! 🦋


Dr. Jodi Ritsch is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. She’s a proud graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency in Eau Claire. She previously cared for patients at Mayo Clinic Eau Claire and was also the distinguished Medical Director of Employee Wellness from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Ritsch has also attended more than 500 births in her more than 11 years of doing obstetrics. The Joyful Doc Clinic offers direct primary care with our holistic doctor at our clinics in Menomonie and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Jodi Ritsch

Jodi Ritsch M.D. created The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C. to offer primary care to your whole family based on relationship not red tape, with simple direct pay pricing and easy online scheduling.

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Dr. Jodi Ritsch is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. She’s a proud graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency in Eau Claire. She previously cared for patients at Mayo Clinic Eau Claire and was also the distinguished Medical Director of Employee Wellness from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Ritsch has also attended more than 500 births in her more than 11 years of doing obstetrics. The Joyful Doc Clinic offers direct primary care with our holistic doctor at our clinics in Menomonie and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Jodi Ritsch

Jodi Ritsch M.D. created The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C. to offer primary care to your whole family based on relationship not red tape, with simple direct pay pricing and easy online scheduling.

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Dr. Jodi Ritsch is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. She’s a proud graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency in Eau Claire. She previously cared for patients at Mayo Clinic Eau Claire and was also the distinguished Medical Director of Employee Wellness from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Ritsch has also attended more than 500 births in her more than 11 years of doing obstetrics. The Joyful Doc Clinic offers direct primary care with our holistic doctor at our clinics in Menomonie and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Jodi Ritsch

Jodi Ritsch M.D. created The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C. to offer primary care to your whole family based on relationship not red tape, with simple direct pay pricing and easy online scheduling.