“My satisfaction comes from helping
people become more functional and
active in their lives.”
Dr. Andrea Peterson treats a wide range
of conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis,
fibromyalgia, peripheral nerve injuries
and spine disorders. She performs EMG
and nerve conduction studies to help
diagnose nerve and muscle disorders.
“Our profession has a primary goal of
restoring functional ability and improving
quality of life,” she said.
Dr. Peterson joined Marshfield Clinic
Health System in 2003. Having grown up
in Eau Claire, she was well aware of the
Clinic System’s reputation for quality
care and personalized attention. In her
own practice, she said, “It’s important
to listen and acknowledge people’s
concerns. I want them to be actively
involved as we discuss options that are
best suited for their specific needs.” She also provides treatment at Marshfield’s outreach clinic in Wisconsin Rapids.
Acting on an early interest in physical therapy, Dr. Peterson earned her medical degree from Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic & Health Sciences.
She completed her internship at Michigan State University - Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, and her residency
in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Indiana University-Medical Center, Indianapolis. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. Peterson has helped edit a standard textbook and a handbook on physical medicine and rehabilitation.
She and her husband, Scott, have three children. She enjoys spending time with her children, outings at the family’s cabin and running with friends.