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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

4.7
out of 5 (50 ratings, 8 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
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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January 18, 2023
She wrote down all my instructions which was very helpful, so I can refer back to them. My memory isn't very good.
March 3, 2023
Heather is awesome!!
April 10, 2023
She's super amazing. I just love her!
June 28, 2023
Heather did a great job listening to my concerns and explaining what was happening. She calmed my fears with her expertise and knowledge.
September 7, 2023
Heather was extremely professional, caring & kind throughout the visit.
September 25, 2023
Overall great experience
November 20, 2023
Heather is one of the most professional providers there. She is the main reason I stay with your facility.
May 4, 2023
My provider did not seem to have a clear understanding of post-menopause, or possible solutions to my issues. She did not share with me possible side effects of the drug she was prescribing, although I specifically asked about side effects.
May 4, 2023
My provider did not seem to have a clear understanding of post-menopause, or possible solutions to my issues. She did not share with me possible side effects of the drug she was prescribing, although I specifically asked about side effects.
January 18, 2023
She wrote down all my instructions which was very helpful, so I can refer back to them. My memory isn't very good.
March 3, 2023
Heather is awesome!!
April 10, 2023
She's super amazing. I just love her!
June 28, 2023
Heather did a great job listening to my concerns and explaining what was happening. She calmed my fears with her expertise and knowledge.
September 7, 2023
Heather was extremely professional, caring & kind throughout the visit.
September 25, 2023
Overall great experience
November 20, 2023
Heather is one of the most professional providers there. She is the main reason I stay with your facility.
January 18, 2023
She wrote down all my instructions which was very helpful, so I can refer back to them. My memory isn't very good.
March 3, 2023
Heather is awesome!!
April 10, 2023
She's super amazing. I just love her!
May 4, 2023
My provider did not seem to have a clear understanding of post-menopause, or possible solutions to my issues. She did not share with me possible side effects of the drug she was prescribing, although I specifically asked about side effects.
June 28, 2023
Heather did a great job listening to my concerns and explaining what was happening. She calmed my fears with her expertise and knowledge.
September 7, 2023
Heather was extremely professional, caring & kind throughout the visit.
September 25, 2023
Overall great experience
November 20, 2023
Heather is one of the most professional providers there. She is the main reason I stay with your facility.
November 20, 2023
Heather is one of the most professional providers there. She is the main reason I stay with your facility.
September 25, 2023
Overall great experience
September 7, 2023
Heather was extremely professional, caring & kind throughout the visit.
June 28, 2023
Heather did a great job listening to my concerns and explaining what was happening. She calmed my fears with her expertise and knowledge.
May 4, 2023
My provider did not seem to have a clear understanding of post-menopause, or possible solutions to my issues. She did not share with me possible side effects of the drug she was prescribing, although I specifically asked about side effects.
April 10, 2023
She's super amazing. I just love her!
March 3, 2023
Heather is awesome!!
January 18, 2023
She wrote down all my instructions which was very helpful, so I can refer back to them. My memory isn't very good.

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