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“My satisfaction comes from helping people become more functional and active in their lives.”

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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.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine Des Moines, IA, United States, M.D. 1999

    Internship
    Michigan State University - Ingham Regional Medical Center Lansing, MI, United States, Transitional 2000

    Residency
    Indiana University - Medical Center Indianapolis, IN, United States, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2003

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine American Medical Association American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Association of Academic Physiatrists

    Board Certifications
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: 2004, recertified 2014

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (75 ratings, 14 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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December 2, 2020
Dr. Peterson is a wonderful, caring doctor and always treats me with respect. She does a thorough job at my visits and always listens to me.
December 29, 2020
Dr. Peterson has been my physician for many years. She did provide excellent care all the time, she is very thorough and efficient she makes all efforts to address patients issues.
February 16, 2021
Good.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Peterson also easily switched to my having a phone visit. She was her usual quietly friendly self - Over the phone I can feel that, too, and it makes me relax; I stutter usually and she helps make...view full comment
May 18, 2021
She was very good - took time to listen and answer questions.
May 19, 2021
Dr. Peterson is the best physical medical doctor I have seen.
June 7, 2021
She was clear about my issues - I feel she was honest - I like it that I know what I have to do to help myself. Very pleased -
July 2, 2021
She explained my situation clearly and showed me [testing] results so I could understand and asked if I was comfortable with a suggested next step.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Peterson cares about her patients and gets me in when needed.
July 26, 2021
Dr. Peterson prescribed a course of action which solved my issues and was described accurately & thoroughly.
September 7, 2021
Sent me for correct treatment.
October 25, 2021
Very good experience.
November 15, 2021
All good.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Pederson is a kind, knowledgeable woman.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Pederson is a kind, knowledgeable woman.
December 2, 2020
Dr. Peterson is a wonderful, caring doctor and always treats me with respect. She does a thorough job at my visits and always listens to me.
December 29, 2020
Dr. Peterson has been my physician for many years. She did provide excellent care all the time, she is very thorough and efficient she makes all efforts to address patients issues.
February 16, 2021
Good.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Peterson also easily switched to my having a phone visit. She was her usual quietly friendly self - Over the phone I can feel that, too, and it makes me relax; I stutter usually and she helps make...view full comment
May 18, 2021
She was very good - took time to listen and answer questions.
May 19, 2021
Dr. Peterson is the best physical medical doctor I have seen.
June 7, 2021
She was clear about my issues - I feel she was honest - I like it that I know what I have to do to help myself. Very pleased -
July 2, 2021
She explained my situation clearly and showed me [testing] results so I could understand and asked if I was comfortable with a suggested next step.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Peterson cares about her patients and gets me in when needed.
July 26, 2021
Dr. Peterson prescribed a course of action which solved my issues and was described accurately & thoroughly.
September 7, 2021
Sent me for correct treatment.
October 25, 2021
Very good experience.
November 15, 2021
All good.
December 2, 2020
Dr. Peterson is a wonderful, caring doctor and always treats me with respect. She does a thorough job at my visits and always listens to me.
December 29, 2020
Dr. Peterson has been my physician for many years. She did provide excellent care all the time, she is very thorough and efficient she makes all efforts to address patients issues.
February 16, 2021
Good.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Peterson also easily switched to my having a phone visit. She was her usual quietly friendly self - Over the phone I can feel that, too, and it makes me relax; I stutter usually and she helps make...view full comment
May 18, 2021
She was very good - took time to listen and answer questions.
May 19, 2021
Dr. Peterson is the best physical medical doctor I have seen.
June 7, 2021
She was clear about my issues - I feel she was honest - I like it that I know what I have to do to help myself. Very pleased -
July 2, 2021
She explained my situation clearly and showed me [testing] results so I could understand and asked if I was comfortable with a suggested next step.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Peterson cares about her patients and gets me in when needed.
July 26, 2021
Dr. Peterson prescribed a course of action which solved my issues and was described accurately & thoroughly.
September 7, 2021
Sent me for correct treatment.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Pederson is a kind, knowledgeable woman.
October 25, 2021
Very good experience.
November 15, 2021
All good.
November 15, 2021
All good.
October 25, 2021
Very good experience.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Pederson is a kind, knowledgeable woman.
September 7, 2021
Sent me for correct treatment.
July 26, 2021
Dr. Peterson prescribed a course of action which solved my issues and was described accurately & thoroughly.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Peterson cares about her patients and gets me in when needed.
July 2, 2021
She explained my situation clearly and showed me [testing] results so I could understand and asked if I was comfortable with a suggested next step.
June 7, 2021
She was clear about my issues - I feel she was honest - I like it that I know what I have to do to help myself. Very pleased -
May 19, 2021
Dr. Peterson is the best physical medical doctor I have seen.
May 18, 2021
She was very good - took time to listen and answer questions.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Peterson also easily switched to my having a phone visit. She was her usual quietly friendly self - Over the phone I can feel that, too, and it makes me relax; I stutter usually and she helps make...view full comment
February 16, 2021
Good.
December 29, 2020
Dr. Peterson has been my physician for many years. She did provide excellent care all the time, she is very thorough and efficient she makes all efforts to address patients issues.
December 2, 2020
Dr. Peterson is a wonderful, caring doctor and always treats me with respect. She does a thorough job at my visits and always listens to me.

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