"It is our goal to make your surgical experience
as stress-free as possible."
Dr. Steven C. Immerman
Dr. Immerman moved to Eau Claire and started Evergreen Surgical in December of 1981, and has been recently been recognized by Sacred Heart Hospital for 30 years of service to the hospital and the community. Since the 1980's the practice has grown to it's present size of three board certified general surgeons. Before moving to Eau Claire, Dr Immerman received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. Following that, he completed a five year residency in general surgery at Northwestern University. As part of his surgical training, he completed an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Il.
Dr. Immerman has published papers on cancer of the breast, lung, pancreas, parathyroid glands, and skin; and more recently on pilonidal disease. He is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as Director of Trauma for Sacred Heart Hospital, chaired their Department of Surgery, and currently serves on both their Oncology and Performance Improvement Committees. He has special interest in the treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and difficult pilonidal disease utilizing the Bascom Procedure.
He is the founder of the of the OakLeaf Medical Network which was created in 1993 to allow patients and physicians in the Chippewa Valley maintain private practice as a health care option. He was the CEO of the OakLeaf organization from 1993 to 2006, and was the driving force behind the creation of the OakLeaf Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Immerman has given numerous talks and seminars on surgical topics in the Chippewa Valley since starting his practice here in 1982. He has been an active participant in the UW Medical School Family Practice Teaching Program in Eau Claire for over 30 years.
Dr. Immerman was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. He has lived in Eau Claire since 1981. He is married and has three boys and three grandchildren. His hobbies include photography, computers and kiln formed glass. His glass work can be seen at the Clearwater Glass Studio web site.
Dr. Brent M. Wogahn
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Iowa State and his M.D. from the University of Iowa, Dr. Wogahn completed a five year General Surgical residency at the University of Missouri affiliated St. Luke's Hospital program in Kansas City. In addition to his training in general surgery and trauma, Dr Wogahn received extensive experience in vascular surgery. Dr Wogahn has published clinical research papers on vascular problems, shock, bowel obstruction, nutrition and trauma. Dr Wogahn is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
Since joining Evergreen Surgical in 1995, Dr Wogahn has developed a very active vascular surgical practice in this area of Wisconsin. In addition to practicing in Eau Claire, Dr Wogahn also sees patients in Durand.
Dr. Wogahn is an instructor in the Family Medicine Resident Teaching Program and was awarded The Outstanding Newcomer Award for teaching in 1996. He also lectures for the Emergency Medical Training Programs at Sacred Heart and Chippewa Valley Technical College. He is the President of the medical staff of the OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire.
Since 2000, Dr Wogahn has traveled to Ecuador on several occasions with a group of medical personnel from Eau Claire to share his time and surgical abilities with the Ecuadorians.
Dr. Wogahn was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and raised on a farm north of Marion, Iowa. He and his wife Kristin have two children. Dr Wogahn's leisure time interests include aviation and reading.
Dr. Richard J. Daniels
Dr. Daniels graduated from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. He earned his medical degree in 1991from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Daniels completed a five- year residency in General Surgery at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Daniels has been a Medical Staff Officer at Sacred Heart Hospital (2004-2008) and served as the hospital’s Chief of Staff (2008-2010). He has also served on the Sacred Heart Hospital Procedural Review Board (2001- 2010). Dr Daniels is an active board member of the Eau Claire YMCA, the Oakleaf Medical Network. He is also currently serving on the Sacred Heart Hospital Cancer Committee as well as the Credentials Committee. Dr. Daniels is a clinic assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has also served as Trauma Director at Sacred Heart Hospital. Dr Daniels is the honored recipient of the 2010 National Dorland Award which honors health care professionals that exemplify excellence. He was honored to be named the Sacred Heart Hospital 2012 Physician of The Year. “Dr Daniels brings caring compassion to his patients, treating them as if they were members of his family” said Faye Deich, Chief Operating Officer, Sacred Heart Hospital.
Dr. Daniels enjoys speaking to fellow colleagues, hospital staff and community groups on such topics as Breast Cancer detection and treatments, varicose vein treatments, Cancer of the Colon, Colostomy Care and Reflux Disease. His special interests include Laparoscopic procedures, Cancer Care and Endocrine surgeries.
Dr. Daniels and his wife, Amelia, have four young children. He is involved with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) as a coach. He is very involved with his church and numerous other community organizations such as the Eau Claire Children’s Museum and the YMCA. Dr Daniels and his family enjoy traveling together and he and his wife share a love for fitness, yoga and running. He has run 21 marathons to date including being a two- time Boston Marathon finisher.
Ms. Musser began her career at Evergreen Surgical in 1982 as its sole employee when Dr. Immerman opened his practice. In the ensuing 30 years, she has been invaluable in helping guide the practice to its current highly respected status in the medical community. During these decades it has grown to three busy surgeons and five employees. To stay current with the ever changing rules and regulations that impact the delivery of quality health care, Ms. Musser has had ongoing training in coding, compliance, billing practices and staff management. She participates in monthly meetings of the OakLeaf Medical Network managers group and attends the annual Wisconsin Medical Society Coding & Practice Management Symposium.
Ms. Musser graduated as Salutatorian of McDonell High School in Chippewa Falls. She began her studies for an accounting degree at UW-Eau Claire before putting her career on hold to raise her young children. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 36 years and have three sons and four grandchildren.
In her spare time, Lynn enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, yoga and traveling to their timeshare in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
The Evergreen Surgical surgeons are assisted on a daily basis by our informed and efficient staff. With over 63 years of experience between them, they can often answer your questions, and when they can't, they can find the physician or get you the answer.