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“It’s gratifying to help women make decisions about their future and assist them on their journey to better health.”

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Physician Assistant Heather Sommers traces her interest in women’s health care back to the age of nine, when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother has survived, and Heather has translated that experience into seeking solutions for other women.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, in 2003, Heather joined Marshfield Clinic Health System.. She concentrates on women’s health concerns that range from reproductive health to family planning to menopause. “I grew up in Stevens Point, so I was very familiar with Marshfield Clinic’s reputation as a highly respected health care, educational and research facility,” she said.

Heather takes a true team approach with her patients. “I view myself as a teacher, giving the patients the information they need to make decisions about their care,” she said. “I listen to their individual concerns and make decisions with them, not for them.”

Heather was part of a team to institute a robotic surgical program that enables efficient gynecologic surgical procedures using a minimally invasive approach. She is the coordinator for the Marshfield Clinic Center for Female Sexual and Pelvic Health, which addresses problems with all aspects of female sexuality.

Heather and her husband, Dan, have three children. She enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and a variety of crafts, including scrapbooking.

Professional Summary down arrow

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

    Board Certifications
    Physician Assistant: 2003

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.9
out of 5 (65 ratings, 11 comments)
4.9
Provider explanations of my problem
4.9
Provider concern for my questions
4.9
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.9
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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July 29, 2021
Excellent.
July 29, 2021
Heather was very kind and personable.
August 31, 2021
Answered all questions very well.
September 2, 2021
Very kind & compassionate.
October 2, 2021
Everything was excellent!
October 15, 2021
Our anxiety/worries were higher due to prior experiences and she was extremely helpful, honest, accommodating & reassuring.
November 13, 2021
Good experienced.
January 6, 2022
Heather is outstanding and always so helpful.
February 1, 2022
It was my first visit with Heather and I appreciate the time she took to clearly explain and answer all my concerns and questions.
June 22, 2021
Heather, was very thorough during our conversation. I felt she took care of my needs well. I enjoyed our conversation.
January 26, 2021
It was good.
January 26, 2021
It was good.
June 22, 2021
Heather, was very thorough during our conversation. I felt she took care of my needs well. I enjoyed our conversation.
July 29, 2021
Excellent.
July 29, 2021
Heather was very kind and personable.
August 31, 2021
Answered all questions very well.
September 2, 2021
Very kind & compassionate.
October 2, 2021
Everything was excellent!
October 15, 2021
Our anxiety/worries were higher due to prior experiences and she was extremely helpful, honest, accommodating & reassuring.
November 13, 2021
Good experienced.
January 6, 2022
Heather is outstanding and always so helpful.
February 1, 2022
It was my first visit with Heather and I appreciate the time she took to clearly explain and answer all my concerns and questions.
January 26, 2021
It was good.
June 22, 2021
Heather, was very thorough during our conversation. I felt she took care of my needs well. I enjoyed our conversation.
July 29, 2021
Excellent.
July 29, 2021
Heather was very kind and personable.
August 31, 2021
Answered all questions very well.
September 2, 2021
Very kind & compassionate.
October 2, 2021
Everything was excellent!
October 15, 2021
Our anxiety/worries were higher due to prior experiences and she was extremely helpful, honest, accommodating & reassuring.
November 13, 2021
Good experienced.
January 6, 2022
Heather is outstanding and always so helpful.
February 1, 2022
It was my first visit with Heather and I appreciate the time she took to clearly explain and answer all my concerns and questions.
February 1, 2022
It was my first visit with Heather and I appreciate the time she took to clearly explain and answer all my concerns and questions.
January 6, 2022
Heather is outstanding and always so helpful.
November 13, 2021
Good experienced.
October 15, 2021
Our anxiety/worries were higher due to prior experiences and she was extremely helpful, honest, accommodating & reassuring.
October 2, 2021
Everything was excellent!
September 2, 2021
Very kind & compassionate.
August 31, 2021
Answered all questions very well.
July 29, 2021
Heather was very kind and personable.
July 29, 2021
Excellent.
June 22, 2021
Heather, was very thorough during our conversation. I felt she took care of my needs well. I enjoyed our conversation.
January 26, 2021
It was good.

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