Joel Charles, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School/College: Bachelor’s Degree - University of Wisconsin – Madison, Medical Degree - University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Residency – Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Diploma in Mountain Medicine Candidate, Wilderness Medical Society

Location: Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic - VMH

Additional Info:

Dr. Joel Charles is a dedicated family medicine doctor who practices at the Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic, which is part of Vernon Memorial Healthcare. He joined the clinic in 2018, inspired by his father-in-law, Tim Devitt, who was the first doctor at the clinic. Dr. Charles has a broad range of interests, including preventive health and wellbeing, evidence-based ways to maximize longevity and healthspan, psychiatric care, pediatrics, sports medicine and fitness, and musculoskeletal issues. He serves as the Medical Director of KVMC. He takes hospital call at VMH in Viroqua.  In this role, Dr. Charles collaborates to set and review clinic policy, and he is responsible for maintaining quality clinic operations. 

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Charles is involved in volunteer and public health service activities throughout the community and surrounding areas. He is the board chair and co-founder of Healthy Climate Wisconsin, a group which empowers health professionals to advocate for Wisconsinites’ health through clean energy solutions. He also serves on the board of the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.  

For an appointment, contact the Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic in Soldiers Grove at (608) 624-5203.

Joel Charles, MD

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