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Andrea Meneses, one of Molaska’s patients, said that when she had a heavy and painful period preceded by depression for more than two years, other doctors recommended surgeries.

Andrea Meneses said Dr. Wendy Molaska, who practices direct primary care, took longer to listen to her than other doctors.


Molaska prescribed birth control pills, which made the periods go away. Meneses doesn’t want to take antidepressants, so on a recent visit the two discussed trying the herb St.

“I have spent years trying to get the doctors across my needs, and they just haven’t taken the time to listen to me,” said Meneses, 39, an accountant and mother of three. Now, “I am living my life normally again.”

Dr Amanda Preimesberger worked at the West Clinic of SSM Health Dean Medical Group from 2008 to January, seeing changes following the acquisition of Dean by SSM Health in 2013.

“The time we spent with patients has continued to decrease,” she said. “The number of things we were tasked with doing continued to increase. “

In March, she opened RootsMD, a direct primary care practice in Verona. She plans in October to move the clinic – now in a small shared office space – to a new building in downtown Verona.

Dr Amanda Preimesberger


Her new business allows her to be nimble and practical in providing care, she said. One recent morning, a patient called, saying her young child woke up with a swollen eye. The parent needed to get to work. It was the child’s first day of school.



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