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“I think it’s really important to make sure patients feel comfortable asking questions.”


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Dustin Hess, a physician assistant in orthopedic surgery, is involved in all aspects of patient care from evaluations to assisting in surgery.


He became 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.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Physician Assistants Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants

    Board Certifications
    Physician Assistant: 2016

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (30 ratings, 5 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.9
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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July 19, 2023
Great experience, very knowledgeable.
August 15, 2023
Always a delight to talk to Dustin. Fixed me up right away.
August 25, 2023
It all went very well.
October 2, 2023
Good bedside manner.
May 23, 2024
Dustin is an experienced ortho PA who was able to review my surgery results with me. He's been extremely helpful in answering any questions/concerns I have. ...
July 19, 2023
Great experience, very knowledgeable.
August 15, 2023
Always a delight to talk to Dustin. Fixed me up right away.
August 25, 2023
It all went very well.
October 2, 2023
Good bedside manner.
May 23, 2024
Dustin is an experienced ortho PA who was able to review my surgery results with me. He's been extremely helpful in answering any questions/concerns I have. ...
July 19, 2023
Great experience, very knowledgeable.
August 15, 2023
Always a delight to talk to Dustin. Fixed me up right away.
August 25, 2023
It all went very well.
October 2, 2023
Good bedside manner.
May 23, 2024
Dustin is an experienced ortho PA who was able to review my surgery results with me. He's been extremely helpful in answering any questions/concerns I have. ...
May 23, 2024
Dustin is an experienced ortho PA who was able to review my surgery results with me. He's been extremely helpful in answering any questions/concerns I have. ...
October 2, 2023
Good bedside manner.
August 25, 2023
It all went very well.
August 15, 2023
Always a delight to talk to Dustin. Fixed me up right away.
July 19, 2023
Great experience, very knowledgeable.

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