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About Us

The Women’s Center at Southwest Health

Dr. Kim Christopher MackeyKim Christopher Mackey, MD, OB/GYN
Director of Women’s Health

Dr. Mackey is a highly accomplished, board-certified OB/GYN specialist with the skills and abilities to provide a full spectrum of essential obstetrics and gynecological care. Along with his position as Director of The Women’s Center at Southwest Health Dr. Mackey is a member of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He sees patients and performs surgery in both in Platteville and in Madison. Through his career, Dr. Mackey has delivered more than 2900 babies and has performed more than 2000 surgeries. He has been teaching and performing minimally invasive gynecological surgery for more than ten years. He is an expert in laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery, including the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery system. He is tremendously well-respected and admired by patients and physicians colleagues alike.

A native of northern New Jersey, Dr. Mackey performed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University and earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed his OB/GYN residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in downtown Philadelphia. He has lived in Wisconsin and practiced at UW Health in Madison for the past 11 years.

Says Dr. Mackey, “Coming to Platteville is a perfect opportunity to balance the love my family and I have for living in Wisconsin with a groundbreaking new partnership with SH to provide exceptional care for women.”

Dr. Mackey provides as much as 80 percent of the health care services for which women and their families currently drive to Dubuque or Madison. The difference is, according to Dr. Mackey, “At SH patients will get the highest level of personal care in a more appropriate local setting. Big hospitals are a wonderful environment to care for patients who need a relatively narrow range of specialty care. What we will deliver in Platteville is a wide range of high-quality personalized care with none of the hassle or cost of travel.”

QuoteDr. Mackey cares for a full range of obstetrical and reproductive patients, including fertility evaluation and treatment. His gynecology services encompass everything from adolescent issues to menopause, including irregular periods, contraception, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and incontinence. “You don’t have to be sick to benefit from great OB/GYN care,” states Dr. Mackey. “I love that my practice is a balance between knowing patients for years and helping patients through high acuity emergencies. And I love delivering babies,” he says. “Even after so many years and so many babies, those moments are always magical.”

A core part of his practice is working with patients to truly understand not only the diagnosis but also the concerns of each individual. For Dr. Mackey, managing a medical problem or addressing certain symptoms requires collaboration between doctor and patient. What works for one patient may not be right for another. He says, “I know I’m doing the best thing possible by my patients when I am teaming up with them. Together we make good choices to solve the complex problems nature has given us.”

Dr. Mackey is passionate about this type of collaboration. “It is important that my patient and I both have a perfectly clear understanding of what the concern is. Only then can we come to mutual decisions to achieve what the patient wants and needs” says Dr. Mackey.

Dr. Mackey and his wife, Meghan, Have two boys and two girls in middle through high school. Mrs. Mackey, in fact, is a doctor of sorts herself — an art doctor — one who works from home repairing and preserving precious works of art for museums. They’re an active family who enjoys traveling, sailing, reading, and more.

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Meghan Ogden, MD, OB/GYN

Dr. Ogden specializes in care for a full range of obstetrical and reproductive patients, including fertility evaluation and treatment. Her gynecology services encompass everything from adolescent issues to menopause, including irregular periods, contraception, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and incontinence.

Her obstetrical practice offers patients individualize care and treatment plans for traditional to complex pregnancies and labor and delivery services. An eleven-year veteran practitioner, Dr. Ogden brings experience and knowledge from her previous practice, at UW Health in Madison, to benefit her patients. She performed her undergraduate work at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York before earning her Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse College of Medicine in 2001. She then completed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire before coming to Wisconsin, where she served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, a position that included the full scope of clinical obstetrics and gynecology practice.

“I am passionate about my job and about improving the health and wellbeing of women,” says Dr. Ogden. “I came to Southwest Health to be part of its tremendous focus on quality patient care, and that’s something that only comes from listening first and working with each individual patient to fully understand her and how her medical issues affect her life. Only in that way can we together find the best possible solutions.”

Dr. Ogden specializes in providing personalized obstetrics and gynecological care. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of reproductive and pregnancy care from planning for pregnancy to delivery as well as comprehensive gynecological care, including menopause, irregular periods, contraception, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and incontinence solutions.

“Dr. Mackey and I are here to make women’s lives easier by offering great care right here in southwest Wisconsin,” says Dr. Ogden. “I’m honored to now be part of the Southwest Health team, and I look forward to getting to know my patients.”

In her free time, Dr. Ogden enjoys traveling with her husband Jeff and their two children, Ben and Nora. They also enjoy reading, baking, walking and jogging.


Women’s Center Staff

Ashley Wilke, RN

Ashley is one of the first people you will encounter at The Women’s Center. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2011, prior to that Ashley spent seven years working as a Certified Medical Assistant. Her entire career has been in the OB/GYN area, including the clinic setting, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. Ashley holds her associate’s degree from Highland Community College and her BSN from the University of Phoenix.”I love helping people of all ages and what better joy than to help women from basic gynecological care to contraception and from getting pregnant through the birth of their children,” says Ashley. She also enjoys working with patients to overcome issues like menopausal symptoms, to bladder difficulties, and everything else in between. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Matt, son Oliver, and their two boxer dogs, Dallas and Sydney. Ashley also enjoys being outside golfing, running, working out, playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Laufenberg, CMA

Liz joined The Women’s Center as a Certified Medical Assistant in 2016 after completing her education through Southwest Tech. Originally from Cuba City, Liz is proud to be a member of such a caring and professional organization close to home. Her favorite part of her job is helping women and couples achieve the goal of starting or continuing their family. “The most rewarding feeling is seeing a couple’s dreams come true with a pregnancy they so deeply want,” says Liz. “Knowing I’m part of such a wonderful and experienced team whose only concern is women’s health is so rewarding. I love the special relationships we build with our range of patients and the diversity we see from day to day. From teenage girls to newly retired, every day is something new.” In her free time, Liz enjoys traveling, being outdoors, playing sports, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. Liz and her husband Ross, who works in the Oncology and Infusion Center at SH, along with their dog Penny are avid Badgers and Packers fan.


Other Obstetrical Providers

 Kevin Carr, MD

Dr. Carr specializes in family practice and obstetrical care. He is a graduate of The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is board certified in family medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Carr completed his fellowship and residency in family practice at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Carr offers outstanding experience and expertise. Focused on family medicine, he also has special interests in colorectal surgery, exercise stress testing, and obstetrics – he has delivered over 2000 babies in his career…[read more]


jess2Jessica Schmid, DO

Dr. Schmid is a Dodgeville native who specializes in family practice and obstetrical care. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and then went on to complete her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine training from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Schmid also completed a family medicine residency at the Aurora St. Lukes’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

As an Osteopathic Doctor, she believes in bringing a holistic approach to medicine and in preventive care rather than just prescribing medications. Her practice includes alternative approaches to treating illness and disease as well as  performing osteopathic manipulations to treat injuries.

In her spare time, Dr. Schmid enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with friends and family….[read more]


ann-lucas-md-v3Ann Lucas, MD

Dr. Lucas specializes in family practice, obstetrical care, and family planning. She received her medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Lucas completed her family practice residency at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville Florida and is board certified in family medicine and obstetrics.

Dr. Lucas comes to Southwest Health with a wealth of experience in providing primary care for the whole family through her longstanding practice in the area. She specializes in Naprotechnology, which is a new reproductive science that works cooperatively with the natural fertility [menstrual] cycle. Dr. Lucas focuses her fertility treatments around the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. She is board certified in family medicine and obstetrics and is looking forward to continuing to serve her patients throughout Southwest Wisconsin….[read more]