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Marshfield - Marshfield Medical Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Also sees patients at:
Stevens Point Center | Wausau Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-387-5236

Provider Bio down arrow

In addition to treating general disorders of the eye, Dr. Dennis Anderson devotes much of his practice to pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology, which deals primarily with eye muscle problems, disorders involving the optic nerve and visual problems related to central nervous system abnormalities. 

When he’s seeing his pediatric patients, Dr. Anderson screens for various vision problems and promotes routine well-eye care. “I like working with kids,” he explains, “Being able to follow kids from infancy through high school and take care of their vision is rewarding…and there are a number of adults that still come to me after being my patients when they were young.”

Dr. Anderson enjoys playing the piano, gardening and fly fishing. He started taking piano lessons just a few years ago, having always wished he’d done so as a kid. He and his wife have one daughter. 

Dr. Anderson completed medical school at the College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, an internship at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, and a residency in ophthalmology at Emory University – Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta. He is board-certified and fellowship-trained in both neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Iowa - College of Medicine Iowa City, IA, United States, M.D. 1983

    Internship
    Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph's Hospital Marshfield, WI, United States, Transitional 1984

    Residency
    Emory University - Affiliated Hospitals Atlanta, GA, United States, Ophthalmology 1987

    Fellowship
    University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI, United States Neuro-Ophthalmology 1988

    University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI, United States Pediatric Ophthalmology 1988

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Ophthalmology American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus American Medical Association Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Ophthalmology: 1990 Pediatric Ophthalmology: 1988

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (78 ratings, 9 comments)
4.7
Provider friendliness
4.6
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.7
Provider's use of words I understood
4.5
Provider's amount of time with me
4.6
My confidence in this provider
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

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.
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July 17, 2017
Very easy to be with.
August 01, 2017
Dr. Anderson was great! We were there for a long time, but he was training another doctor [...] It was very interesting to listen to him explain what they look for. He made my daughter feel very comfortable as well and even gave her extra prizes for helping him train the new doctor.
December 21, 2017
Good.
December 22, 2017
Great experience from start to finished appt.
January 30, 2018
Dr. Anderson did great with my son, definitely understands how to do his job quickly and efficiently.
February 21, 2018
Dr. Anderson is a great doctor! Marshfield Clinic should be ecstatic to have a dr. like him on staff. My daughter hardly knows she's actually having her eyes checked. He came highly recommended, now I know why!
August 01, 2017
GOOD
July 05, 2017
He was suppose to be talking with a specialist & getting back to me. It's been two weeks & I've called each week to be sure I haven't been forgotten. Someone is always out. Maybe next week...
October 25, 2017
felt rush, still had questions to ask provider
July 05, 2017
He was suppose to be talking with a specialist & getting back to me. It's been two weeks & I've called each week to be sure I haven't been forgotten. Someone is always out. Maybe next week...
October 25, 2017
felt rush, still had questions to ask provider
August 01, 2017
GOOD
July 17, 2017
Very easy to be with.
August 01, 2017
Dr. Anderson was great! We were there for a long time, but he was training another doctor [...] It was very interesting to listen to him explain what they look for. He made my daughter feel very comfortable as well and even gave her extra prizes for helping him train the new doctor.
December 21, 2017
Good.
December 22, 2017
Great experience from start to finished appt.
January 30, 2018
Dr. Anderson did great with my son, definitely understands how to do his job quickly and efficiently.
February 21, 2018
Dr. Anderson is a great doctor! Marshfield Clinic should be ecstatic to have a dr. like him on staff. My daughter hardly knows she's actually having her eyes checked. He came highly recommended, now I know why!
July 05, 2017
He was suppose to be talking with a specialist & getting back to me. It's been two weeks & I've called each week to be sure I haven't been forgotten. Someone is always out. Maybe next week...
July 17, 2017
Very easy to be with.
August 01, 2017
Dr. Anderson was great! We were there for a long time, but he was training another doctor [...] It was very interesting to listen to him explain what they look for. He made my daughter feel very comfortable as well and even gave her extra prizes for helping him train the new doctor.
August 01, 2017
GOOD
October 25, 2017
felt rush, still had questions to ask provider
December 21, 2017
Good.
December 22, 2017
Great experience from start to finished appt.
January 30, 2018
Dr. Anderson did great with my son, definitely understands how to do his job quickly and efficiently.
February 21, 2018
Dr. Anderson is a great doctor! Marshfield Clinic should be ecstatic to have a dr. like him on staff. My daughter hardly knows she's actually having her eyes checked. He came highly recommended, now I know why!
February 21, 2018
Dr. Anderson is a great doctor! Marshfield Clinic should be ecstatic to have a dr. like him on staff. My daughter hardly knows she's actually having her eyes checked. He came highly recommended, now I know why!
January 30, 2018
Dr. Anderson did great with my son, definitely understands how to do his job quickly and efficiently.
December 22, 2017
Great experience from start to finished appt.
December 21, 2017
Good.
October 25, 2017
felt rush, still had questions to ask provider
August 01, 2017
Dr. Anderson was great! We were there for a long time, but he was training another doctor [...] It was very interesting to listen to him explain what they look for. He made my daughter feel very comfortable as well and even gave her extra prizes for helping him train the new doctor.
August 01, 2017
GOOD
July 17, 2017
Very easy to be with.
July 05, 2017
He was suppose to be talking with a specialist & getting back to me. It's been two weeks & I've called each week to be sure I haven't been forgotten. Someone is always out. Maybe next week...

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