“I’m just an internist who loves helping patients and takes the best care of them that I can.”
“I wanted to be a doctor ever since the
9th grade,” says Dr. Schaller. “I took a day
tour of a medical school, and the internist
was the smartest doctor in the room –
he always looked at a complete picture
of the patient, and he could talk with any
specialist and speak their language.
That’s what I do.”
“A lot of my work involves managing
diabetes, high cholesterol and other things
associated with the natural aging process,”
he explains. “Sometimes they happen
at the same time, so having a physician
who can coordinate care – knowing your
preferences, tendencies, past history and
family history – improves your care.”
Dr. Schaller and his wife, Blythe, a former social worker, live on an 11-acre property just west of Wausau. He stays active running, swimming, cycling and skiing.
He’s skied the Birkebeiner and has competed in the Wausau Triathlon every year for over 20 years.
Dr. Schaller completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison.
He completed an internship and a residency,
both in internal medicine, at Maricopa Integrated Health System – Maricopa Medical Center, in Phoenix, Arizona. He
is board-certified in internal medicine.