Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

Madison Medical Affiliates & Ascension are working together to keep our community healthy during this time and prevent the spread of infection while also offering options for easier access to care.

  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and need care, please call your personal physician, as a first step. We recommend if you have symptoms, you should stay home and avoid exposing others until you can talk with a doctor.
  • Madison Medical Affiliates is offering TeleHealth visits with our providers through Ascension Online Care. Please call our office to schedule a TeleHealth visit.
  • New temporary visitor rules have been implemented to try to decrease the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep our patients, families, care teams and the communities we serve safe. At this time, facilities near you may be restricting visitors. Please contact us before visiting.
  • If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or difficulty breathing, go directly to the ER or dial 911.

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Madison Medical welcomes Venelin Kounev, M.D. to its team of reputable physicians

Madison Medical welcomes Venelin Kounev, M.D. to its team of reputable physicians.

(MILWAUKEE, WI) April 8, 2019—Madison Medical Affiliates is pleased to welcome Venelin Kounev, M.D. to our growing practice. Dr. Kounev specializes in Gastroenterology and is accepting new patients at Ascension Medical Clinic, located at 8020 S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek.


"I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Kounev to the practice," said Kevin Behl, Executive Director of Madison Medical Affiliates. "His clinical background in Gastroenterology and focus on consistent, high-quality care are sure to be assets to our growing team of specialists.”


Dr. Venelin Kounev completed his medical degree at the Medical University of Sofia in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1996. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee, followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology in 2007. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, he has worked as a Gastroenterologist in Milwaukee since 2008.


Madison Medical has 56 physicians on staff specializing in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Eye Care, Gastroenterology, Urology, Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Allergy & Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine, and Surgery.

If you have a question about Madison Medical Gastroenterology or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kounev, please call (414) 647-7170.