I was born and raised in the countryside outside of Frankfurt, Germany. Since my mother is from Minnesota, I visited my grandparents often and came to see the Midwest as my home away from home. I entered medical school thinking I was going to spend time in Africa working with aid and relief projects. Plans changed, and during my final year of medical school in joined my grandparents for a few months. During that time I lived in rural Minnesota and had the fortune to work with a wonderful family doctor. His practice style and his close connections with his patients deeply impressed me. The concept of family practice, taking care of the entire family and being able to see patients in the clinic and the hospital, providing care when and where patients needed care to be given, made perfect sense to me. My husband and I came to the US in the fall of 1999 and after passing my US medical boards, I started training in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. During residency our two wonderful daughters, Tjorven and Lisa were born. After residency we moved to Chippewa Falls. My husband plunged into stay-at home-dad stardom and I was fortunate to join Family Health Associates, a wonderful group of smart, fun and diverse physicians whom I worked with until I recently opened up my own practice at Sunrise Family Care Clinic. When we are not busy working at and improving the new clinic, we enjoy reading stories as a family, camping, canoeing, biking or just being outdoors. We love the Chippewa Valley and feel very much at home here among this wonderful fun and friendly community!
My name is Sarah Liddell and my maiden name is Bahr. I was born at St. Joe's in Chippewa back in 1982. I graduated from Chi Hi back in 2000. After high school I chose to go to University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, so I would be able to live at home as I pursued my degree. I got my bachelorette degree in 2005 in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I have always been in awe of medicine and starting at a young age I wanted to be a pediatrician. I was a phlebotomist at Biolife and Luther Hospital for 5 years and LOVED the patient interaction. In college I had to make a very important decision and because I wanted to start a family, I chose to go down the physician assistant pathway. It would essentially let me do the same tasks as a doctor, but my schooling would only be a little over 2 years for my masters degree. I chose to go to school at the Arizona School of Health Sciences which is a division of A.T. Still University. My grandparents "winter" down there and they were only 15 minutes away. Which helped my mom breathe as I had never been so far away from her before. I finished school in August of 2008 and took a job at Tomah Memorial Hospital in the emergency room. In January 2010 I began working with Infinity Healthcare which staffs the emergency rooms at Sacred Heart and also at St. Joe's. Then I was lucky enough to hear about the opening with Mary and I met with her for the first time in May 2010. And I loved her. She practices medicine very similar to my own and was very personable. I knew then that I wanted to end up working with her. Luckily for me, now I get to! I also get to work with Lindsey and Monica and I could not ask for a better family!
When I am not at work, I am spending time with my husband. Michael and I actually went to high school together and then were re-acquainted in 2005 due to the unfortunate death of our band director and mentor, "G." As Michael was drumline and I was colorguard, we both had spent plenty of time with him. Michael and I dated for a few years and then as school was starting to wrap up he proposed in 2007. I said yes and we got married in October of 2008. We have 2 very precocious cats, Rory and Gracie. Then in September we adopted a puppy named Ruby. We have one son, Preston, who unfortunately passed the day he was born in May 2010. But we remember him, love him, and miss him everyday.
I was born and raised in Chippewa Falls. Having grown up Catholic my childhood dream was to be a Nun or a Nurse. After spending sometime at a Convent in Marshfield between my 8th grade and Freshman year, I quickly decided to dedicated my life to Nursing. As a child I would go to the neighbors just down the block and sneak up the staircase and watch their mother get ready for work. I watched her put on that crisp white uniform and that starched white cap, and thought to myself I want to be a nurse just like her. I went on to High School taking all the required classes that were needed to enroll in a Nursing Program, then off I went to UW Oshkosh. Graduating from UW Oshkosh in December 1982 earning my BSN. As a new grad my first job was an 8 year stint at Bloomer Community Hospital. It was a great learning opportunity, having experienced Medical/Surgical, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, ICU, OB- Labor/Delivery/Postpartum and Nursery and the ER I had the great fortune to worked with many seasoned Nurses, and I learned a huge amount in a hurry. Twenty years ago we didn’t have the luxury of 6 month orientations. After a three day orientation, I was put in OB by myself with a laboring mother. I then took a position at St Joseph’s Hospital were I have been, since taking this position. I worked twenty years at St Joseph’s. My first year was on the Pediatric/Medical Floor. The next twelve years I worked in the ER Dept. and the last 7 years I worked in Ambulatory Care Dept. Again over the years I was fortunate to have worked with a great bunch of Nurses.
I am married and have been for 27 years to my husband Brian. We have two wonderful children. Our oldest Travis is 22 and attends UW Stout, majoring in Environmental Science. Our youngest, Tanner is 18 and will be attending UW Stevens Point in the fall, majoring in Biology/Zoology. Yes, we will soon be empty nesters, with sadness, yet we are thrilled our children chose to continue their educations.
When we are not working we love to travel with friends. I enjoy reading, taking long walks, preferable through the woods. And when time permits, I especially like to lay in my hammock. I am so excited to have been chosen for this position giving me the opportunity to take on this challenge and adventure. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you folks who doctor with Dr Landwehr. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with Dr Landwehr and we are very fortunate to have Lindsey and Sarah on ourteam.
I lived most of my life in Chippewa Falls. I am married to Kevin and have three daughters
Aimee, Sara and Jamie who I am very proud of.
Aimee has her Ph.D in Epidemiology and works for the CDC in Fort
Collins, Colorado, Sara is a Clinical Social Worker at Mayo Health Systems in Eau Claire and Jamie is a High
School Math Teacher at Lester Arnold in Commerce City, Colorado. I have four grandchildren Luca, Liam Gracie
and Jillian who I spend as much time as I can with when I am not working.
I attended the Catholic school system from grades 3-12. I
worked in the Chippewa Falls School District as a Clerk Secretary and
Administratrive Assistant. I went back
to school at CVTC in Eau Claire to become a Certified Medical Assistant. I love working in the health care field where
I get to meet and help people.
When I am not working, I spend time with my elderly parents,
working in my garden and creating
scrapbook pages of my family. My
family is the most important thing to me so I enjoy my time with them. I love Chippewa Falls and am glad to be a
citizen of this community.
I am glad to be a
part of the Sunrise Family Care Clinic Team.
I was raised on a dairy farm just south of Durand. It has been in my family for over 100 years. I am the youngest of five sisters and still reside in the city of Durand. I graduated from CVTC in the Medical Office Specialist Program. I have over 15 years of medical billing experience and recently came on board with Dr. Landwher on January 1, 2011. I work at the clinic on Mondays and Fridays and am fortunate enough to work from home on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I am always available during those days to answer any questions that you may have no matter if I’m at home or at the clinic, so please feel to call me where I will be more than happy to answer any of your questions. Insurance can be hard to understand, so please do not hesitate to call me.
I have two children who attend Arkansaw Elementary School. Carter is 12 years old and is involved in football, basketball, and baseball. Carter enjoys playing board game, Wii, and is a huge Harry Potter fan. Carley is 10 years old and is involved in soccer and softball. Carley loves to read books, listen to music, and do crossword puzzles.
I am a huge animal lover and have two cats and one dog that usually get along with each other most of the time. Our newest member to our family is Sunny. We adopted him from the Humane Society and our household has been very colorful with him running, romping, and chasing whatever is in his sites.In my spare time I enjoy watching my kids in their sporting events, scrapbooking, reading, going to the river when the weather is cooperating and spending time with my fiancé Ralph.