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“ I hope patients and their family members can say of me: He listened to our concerns and addressed them with both compassion and skill.”​

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Dr. David Schifeling has been treating cancer patients since 1988 and over the years his passion for helping patients has not wavered or diminished. He still treats every patient with the gentle and thoughtful manner in a personal way that provides comfort during difficult, uncertain days.

“I treat patients as part of families,” he explains. “Each cancer patient is unique with their own story and their own personal concerns that need to be addressed.”

A fixture of the highly regarded Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care team, Dr. Schifeling is transitioning his full time attention in 2013 to palliative care where his years of experience and expertise will ease the suffering of terminally ill patients in western Wisconsin.

“I am committed to facilitating a peaceful passage for patients and to help bring closure to families,” he said. “I can provide additional support to limit suffering and improve the quality of life for those with a life limiting illness.”

Educated at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, Dr. Schifeling’s medical career has spanned three decades and taken him to Ohio and Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Marshfield Clinic and its national reputation lured him to western Wisconsin, and he has never looked back. “I’m proudest of the reputation, the skill, and the comprehensive care provided at Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care,” he says.

A reputation he helped build, and now in his new role, can take to even greater heights.

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  • Medical School
    University of Chicago - Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL, United States, M.D. 1980

    Internship
    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States, Internal Medicine 1981

    Residency
    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States, Internal Medicine 1983

    Fellowship
    Wake Forest University - Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC, United States Oncology/Hematology 1987

    Wake Forest University - Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC, United States Research 1988

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine American College of Physicians American Medical Association American Society of Clinical Oncology National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

    Board Certifications
    Hospice & Palliative Medicine: 1998 Internal Medicine: 1984 Medical Oncology: 1987

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Community Based Palliative Care

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