“Being positive and approachable makes it easier for patients to work with you to create successful outcomes.”
Heather Landwehr provides care to patients
dealing with a wide range of skin conditions,
including acne, warts and psoriasis. While her
desire to help others through medicine began
while she was in high school, her decision
to concentrate on dermatology occurred
while she worked as a physician assistant
at Marshfield Clinic Weston Center.
“I performed a lot of work for a physician
who specialized in sclerotherapy to remove
varicose and spider veins,” she recalled. “I
started to enjoy the concept of helping people
with skin problems and eventually moved to
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee
to work in its dermatology department.”
This career shift came with her growing desire to move out of the “background”
into a position where she could have more direct patient contact and interaction.
“I like to provide patients with information in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand,” she said. Beyond that, she added, “I appreciate the ongoing relationships you can form with patients in
a close-knit community such as Wausau.”
Landwehr earned her physician assistant degree at University of Wisconsin Madison and her graduate degree at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. She is board certified as a physician assistant.
When she is not helping to care for patients, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and walking with her two dogs.