Agnesian HealthCare Welcomes Hospitalist

Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist Marcio Augusto Shiokawa, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.

A hospitalist is a physician that specializes in caring for patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists communicate with the patient’s primary care providers, as well as any other specialists that may be working with that patient. Patients see hospitalists regularly throughout their inpatient stay. They are available all day or night to care for patients.

“It’s important that as I work with patients that I try to understand their body language, emotions and other factors, and then mix it with the science,” according to Dr. Shiokawa. “It is like an art.”

A graduate of the Fundacao Educational Serra dos Orgaos, Brazil, Dr. Shiokawa completed his internal medicine residency at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Shiokawa and his wife have relocated to Fond du Lac with their two children. He enjoys sports cars and photography, and speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English.

“I am very comfortable with difficult cases,” according to Dr. Shiokawa. “I get to the root of all issues and make a real difference in a patient’s life. It’s important to put the puzzle together for the patient.”

For more information, call (920) 929-2300.