Dr. Anthony Phillips has dedicated his life and career to helping others during their most difficult times. As a cancer physician, Tony cared for patients in the Fox Valley and Wisconsin for nearly 30 years providing life-saving diagnosis, supportive care, and advanced medical treatments.
A Badger, and Health Care Leader
A proud Wisconsin Badger, Tony earned his undergraduate degree and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He first served as a cancer physician in Janesville before moving in 1999 to Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology (FVHO) in Appleton and Neenah. Tony rose to become President of FVHO and helped to negotiate the merger of FVHO with ThedaCare Oncology in 2018 and worked to ensure nearly all FVHO employees were able to assimilate into the ThedaCare system. He became the Medical Director leading more than 20 providers for ThedaCare Oncology and retired from clinical practice in 2020.
Family and Stronger Communities
Tony and his wife, Heidi, have raised five children who are now all adults… two daughters followed in Anthony’s footsteps by graduating from UW-Madison, and the youngest daughter will be attending UW Madison Medical School this fall. Tony and Heidi attend St. Therese Catholic Parish in Appleton.
Community charitable efforts have been a priority for Tony, especially for patients and the families affected with cancer. He’s been a featured speaker for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night kickoff breakfast, the American Cancer Society Sole Burner Fun Run, and the ThedaCare Foundation celebration of National Cancer Survivor Day. Tony has sponsored numerous golf scrambles for the benefit again of patients with cancer, but also for several athletic teams and booster clubs in the Fox Valley.
Dr. Phillips’ father grew up poor and raised by a single mom on welfare because he was only one year old when his father was murdered and left in a ditch. Tony’s maternal grandfather ran a farm for the local Catholic church and monastery, a farm on which the 9 children learned to pick cotton and tend to the cows and chickens. It was from these humble beginnings that Tony’s parents encouraged him to work hard, get a quality education, and provide for his family. He credits his parents for teaching him that success is achieved through self-reliance and hard work.
A Conservative with Fox Valley Values
A longtime financial supporter of Republican candidates, Tony has supported conservatives in the Fox Valley such as Senator Roger Roth, and he’s personally lead efforts to help Congressman Mike Gallagher, Governor Scott Walker and many others to have the necessary resources they need to carry our conservative values to Madison and Washington, DC.
Back the Blue
Fund and staff our police departments and pass tougher penalties for targeting police officers. Oppose efforts to do away with cash bail.
Empower parents by expanding school choice to maximize educational options and protect parental oversight of the classroom.
Defend Our Rights and Liberties
Stand up for conservative values of protecting fetal rights, protecting the Second Amendment, and ensure our liberties are not infringed upon.
Protect Our Vote
Clean, fair, and credible elections are critical to our democracy. Ban drop boxes and ballot harvesting and enforce Wisconsin’s election laws.
Supporting Infrastructure Projects
Fund transportation and infrastructure projects such as to improve the Interstate 41 bottleneck.
Reducing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs
Partner with patients, providers, and insurers for cost-reducing health initiatives. Help working families and seniors by reducing the burden of out-of-pocket expenses without increased government dependency.
Lowering Taxes and Slashing Red Tape
Promote Fox Valley and Wisconsin pro-business, pro-jobs agenda by reducing taxes, regulations, and bureaucratic red tape. Promote a “a hand-up, not a hand-out” model for government assistance.