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​​​“I’m most passionate about the ‘family’ part of family medicine - treating patients like I am a member of their own family.”​

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Dr. Carolyn Ostrander, board-certified in family medicine, enjoys the wide variety of care she can provide – from kids to women’s health to the elderly. In her practice, she treats people of all ages and is interested in developing long-term relationships with patients and their families.​​

​​“I’m passionate about caring for people, their families and their communities,” she said. Her special interests include women’s health, end-of life and palliative care and behavioral health.

Growing up on a tree farm in rural northeast Ohio, she feels at home serving the health care needs of the Colby/Abbotsford area. I like the rural environment, the continuity and the relationships.”​​

She follows the “less is more” philosophy of health care.

​​“I see myself as the family member with the medical degree. I partner with patients to help them navigate the complex health care world and design a plan that suits their bodies, their families and their lives,” she said.

Her interest in family medicine began while attending medical school at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. She furthered that interest during a residency in rural family medicine at Ohio State University in Bellefontaine.​​

​​In her spare time, she enjoys living in rural Marshfield. “I’m an animal lover,” she said. “I’m always acquiring new pets.” Her husband is an electrician. She has two stepdaughters, Rayna and Navaya.

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  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, United States, M.D. 2006

    Internship
    Ohio State University Columbus, OH, United States, Family Medicine 2007

    Residency
    Ohio State University Columbus, OH, United States, Family Medicine 2009

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Family Physicians

    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine: 2012

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (108 ratings, 23 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
4.8
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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March 1, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is an excellent dr. - I feel very fortunate she is my care provider.
May 10, 2023
Took real concern = was able to refer to specialists in a timely manner.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Ostrander was so nice & listened to my problems. Provided solutions to my issues...
June 1, 2023
I love my doctor.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is so easy to talk to... its like sitting down and chatting w/a family member.
July 6, 2023
She seems to be a good person.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is very attentive to my issues.
August 31, 2023
BEST best doctor ever in the whole entire world! I am SO happy to have a doctor who LISTENS CARES and helps with my health conditions.
August 31, 2023
Very caring and personal.
October 3, 2023
I have always had excellent care from Dr. Ostrander. I especially appreciate her caring and empathetic approach considering me and my overall family and their health issues and how that impacts my health in turn. She is #1 in my success with my health.
October 29, 2023
I would I love her, she's great.
November 3, 2023
Excellent.
November 9, 2023
Always a good experience.
November 24, 2023
Very good
November 24, 2023
My provider is very caring, concerned and does an excellent job of explaining and answering questions. Does not rush my care and she makes me feel like we are a team in my care.
December 13, 2023
Dr. Ostrander listened to my issues and got down to business to get the problem solved.
January 5, 2024
The doctor and the nurses all were eager to help.
January 9, 2024
Really cared about helping me.
January 27, 2024
Good
April 3, 2024
Really good.
April 7, 2024
Very complete. Also had a student working with her. Dr. Ostrander listens which made this another great experience.
April 18, 2024
Carolyn is always concerned about her patients. She is an asset to your institution.
March 25, 2024
Dr. O cares about more than just the person.
March 25, 2024
Dr. O cares about more than just the person.
March 1, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is an excellent dr. - I feel very fortunate she is my care provider.
May 10, 2023
Took real concern = was able to refer to specialists in a timely manner.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Ostrander was so nice & listened to my problems. Provided solutions to my issues...
June 1, 2023
I love my doctor.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is so easy to talk to... its like sitting down and chatting w/a family member.
July 6, 2023
She seems to be a good person.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is very attentive to my issues.
August 31, 2023
BEST best doctor ever in the whole entire world! I am SO happy to have a doctor who LISTENS CARES and helps with my health conditions.
August 31, 2023
Very caring and personal.
October 3, 2023
I have always had excellent care from Dr. Ostrander. I especially appreciate her caring and empathetic approach considering me and my overall family and their health issues and how that impacts my health in turn. She is #1 in my success with my health.
October 29, 2023
I would I love her, she's great.
November 3, 2023
Excellent.
November 9, 2023
Always a good experience.
November 24, 2023
Very good
November 24, 2023
My provider is very caring, concerned and does an excellent job of explaining and answering questions. Does not rush my care and she makes me feel like we are a team in my care.
December 13, 2023
Dr. Ostrander listened to my issues and got down to business to get the problem solved.
January 5, 2024
The doctor and the nurses all were eager to help.
January 9, 2024
Really cared about helping me.
January 27, 2024
Good
April 3, 2024
Really good.
April 7, 2024
Very complete. Also had a student working with her. Dr. Ostrander listens which made this another great experience.
April 18, 2024
Carolyn is always concerned about her patients. She is an asset to your institution.
March 1, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is an excellent dr. - I feel very fortunate she is my care provider.
May 10, 2023
Took real concern = was able to refer to specialists in a timely manner.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Ostrander was so nice & listened to my problems. Provided solutions to my issues...
June 1, 2023
I love my doctor.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is so easy to talk to... its like sitting down and chatting w/a family member.
July 6, 2023
She seems to be a good person.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is very attentive to my issues.
August 31, 2023
BEST best doctor ever in the whole entire world! I am SO happy to have a doctor who LISTENS CARES and helps with my health conditions.
August 31, 2023
Very caring and personal.
October 3, 2023
I have always had excellent care from Dr. Ostrander. I especially appreciate her caring and empathetic approach considering me and my overall family and their health issues and how that impacts my health in turn. She is #1 in my success with my health.
October 29, 2023
I would I love her, she's great.
November 3, 2023
Excellent.
November 9, 2023
Always a good experience.
November 24, 2023
Very good
November 24, 2023
My provider is very caring, concerned and does an excellent job of explaining and answering questions. Does not rush my care and she makes me feel like we are a team in my care.
December 13, 2023
Dr. Ostrander listened to my issues and got down to business to get the problem solved.
January 5, 2024
The doctor and the nurses all were eager to help.
January 9, 2024
Really cared about helping me.
January 27, 2024
Good
March 25, 2024
Dr. O cares about more than just the person.
April 3, 2024
Really good.
April 7, 2024
Very complete. Also had a student working with her. Dr. Ostrander listens which made this another great experience.
April 18, 2024
Carolyn is always concerned about her patients. She is an asset to your institution.
April 18, 2024
Carolyn is always concerned about her patients. She is an asset to your institution.
April 7, 2024
Very complete. Also had a student working with her. Dr. Ostrander listens which made this another great experience.
April 3, 2024
Really good.
March 25, 2024
Dr. O cares about more than just the person.
January 27, 2024
Good
January 9, 2024
Really cared about helping me.
January 5, 2024
The doctor and the nurses all were eager to help.
December 13, 2023
Dr. Ostrander listened to my issues and got down to business to get the problem solved.
November 24, 2023
Very good
November 24, 2023
My provider is very caring, concerned and does an excellent job of explaining and answering questions. Does not rush my care and she makes me feel like we are a team in my care.
November 9, 2023
Always a good experience.
November 3, 2023
Excellent.
October 29, 2023
I would I love her, she's great.
October 3, 2023
I have always had excellent care from Dr. Ostrander. I especially appreciate her caring and empathetic approach considering me and my overall family and their health issues and how that impacts my health in turn. She is #1 in my success with my health.
August 31, 2023
BEST best doctor ever in the whole entire world! I am SO happy to have a doctor who LISTENS CARES and helps with my health conditions.
August 31, 2023
Very caring and personal.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is very attentive to my issues.
July 6, 2023
She seems to be a good person.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is so easy to talk to... its like sitting down and chatting w/a family member.
June 1, 2023
I love my doctor.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Ostrander was so nice & listened to my problems. Provided solutions to my issues...
May 10, 2023
Took real concern = was able to refer to specialists in a timely manner.
March 1, 2023
Dr. Ostrander is an excellent dr. - I feel very fortunate she is my care provider.

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