Dustin Hess, a physician
assistant in orthopedic surgery, is involved in all aspects of patient care from evaluations to assisting in surgery.
interested in the medical field when
anatomy and physiology courses
captured his attention during his time
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He enjoys putting all the pieces of an
individual patient’s health together to
deliver the highest quality care possible.
“I like working to integrate everything
in a patient’s history and applying it to
their current situation,” Dustin said.
Dustin sees patients with sports injuries
and assists in surgery. He also sees
general orthopedics cases.
“For me, making sure that my patients
are comfortable asking questions is
really important,” Dustin said. “Medical
issues can be confusing, so I think it’s
important to take the time to make sure patients understand their condition and the treatment options.”
What Dustin enjoys most is seeing his patients progress and improve their lives through the care he provides.
“Patients come in with lots of pain or limited mobility, and when they come back after treatment, they are so grateful that they’re not in pain anymore,” Dustin said. “After treatment, they can walk or garden or hunt again. They can get back to whatever it is they weren’t able to do because they were limited by pain.”
Dustin is a Wisconsin Rapids native, and outside of work he enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time outdoors.