SAWYER COUNTY -- Hayward Area Memorial Hospital is expanding its specialty services to include Urology, which will be led by Paul Tonkin, MD. Dr. Tonkin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Tonkin completed his surgical training in general surgery and urologic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduating in 2011. Dr. Tonkin is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and holds medical licenses in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Dr. Tonkin’s medical and surgical practice encompasses the full spectrum of urologic care. His specific areas of clinical interest include kidney stones, enlarged prostate, female and male urinary incontinence, bladder and prostate cancer, vasectomy, and minimally invasive surgery including laser procedures, microscopic surgery and robotic surgery.
“Dr. Tonkin’s vision for Urology Services of HAMH is to provide exceptional urology care, and to partner with patients in order to best meet each individual’s needs,” said Luke Beirl, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge Chief Executive Officer. “He is highly skilled within his specialty, and looks forward to working with primary care providers to focus on the health and wellbeing of patients throughout their lives.”
“There is a clear need for urology services in our region. Often times, patients may have to drive considerable distances to receive immediate access to care. It is our obligation to offer our community timely access to medical specialties,” said Beirl. “Providing safe and high quality specialty services, close to home, is an area that we will continue to pursue.”
In his free time, Dr. Tonkin enjoys trout and salmon fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, camping, playing hockey and vacationing with his family. He is an avid volunteer and community member. He has served on a leadership board at his children’s elementary school, help start a large school garden that harvests food served in the school’s cafeteria, served as a Girl Scout “Cookie Mom,” Special Olympics coach and youth mentor.
Dr. Tonkin will begin seeing patients at HAMH in August. He takes a team approach while providing patient care and works with nurse practitioners specializing in urology to improve patient education and to expand availability of services and appointment options for patients. You can schedule your appointment now by calling 715-934-4850.