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Lake Hallie Center

12961 27Th Ave
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Appointment Phone:
1-715-738-3777

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Nurse Practitioner Joy Hessel has an upbeat, positive attitude that she brings to her job at Lake Hallie Center. Her goal is simple: Joy likes to bring joy to patients, promote a smile and steer them toward a healthier life.

“I enjoy working with individuals of all ages,” Joy said. “Family practice allows me to care for infants to geriatric patients and focus on prevention and management of acute and chronic conditions.”

After working at the Cadott Center for nearly six years, Joy is now closer to home as she’s lived in rural Chippewa Falls her entire life. Coming from a rural community, Joy can relate to her patients and knows the resources available to assist in health promotion.

Previously, Joy worked in critical care nursing and orthopedics, and has experience in oncology, medical surgery and cardiovascular care. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2010. She enjoys offering women’s health services in Lake Hallie.

“Many women feel more comfortable discussing personal health concerns with a female provider,” she said. “I’m happy to provide that to this community.”

Joy joined Marshfield Clinic because of its reputation for providing exceptional medical care in rural settings. Her hobbies are in sync with her Lake Hallie area patients, and include deer hunting, fishing, quilting, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Joshua, have one child, a daughter named Grace.

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  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    Board Certifications
    Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): 2010

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Family Practice, Primary Care Medicine, and Orthopedics.

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (56 ratings, 11 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
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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April 20, 2020
She is a very caring person who wants to help her patients and listens to their concerns.
May 04, 2020
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best doctor ever. To understand and listen to her patients. She is an excellent doctor.
May 21, 2020
I was recommended to talk to Joy Hessel. My previous provider left and Joy is great.
June 19, 2020
Joy is always a joy not to sound cliche. She is engaged, empathetic, caring, considerate professional & positive, as well as personable. Her nurse was lovely also. My family is glad to be under her care.
June 24, 2020
Joy Hessel is an amazing NP. She cares very much for her patients. She is very kind and professional.
September 23, 2020
I have never seen Joy Hessel prior - I would see her again and recommend her in a heartbeat! She was awesome!!! And concerned with my reason for being there that day!
September 24, 2020
Very wonderful.
November 18, 2020
Joy Hessel is so good - She listens & always cares for you.
November 25, 2020
Joy Hessel is GREAT.
January 19, 2021
Joy is the best! She genuinely cares about your physical & mental health.
January 28, 2021
Joy is great at her job! She's very accessible & think about her patients & their care all the time. She's great!
April 20, 2020
She is a very caring person who wants to help her patients and listens to their concerns.
May 04, 2020
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best doctor ever. To understand and listen to her patients. She is an excellent doctor.
May 21, 2020
I was recommended to talk to Joy Hessel. My previous provider left and Joy is great.
June 19, 2020
Joy is always a joy not to sound cliche. She is engaged, empathetic, caring, considerate professional & positive, as well as personable. Her nurse was lovely also. My family is glad to be under her care.
June 24, 2020
Joy Hessel is an amazing NP. She cares very much for her patients. She is very kind and professional.
September 23, 2020
I have never seen Joy Hessel prior - I would see her again and recommend her in a heartbeat! She was awesome!!! And concerned with my reason for being there that day!
September 24, 2020
Very wonderful.
November 18, 2020
Joy Hessel is so good - She listens & always cares for you.
November 25, 2020
Joy Hessel is GREAT.
January 19, 2021
Joy is the best! She genuinely cares about your physical & mental health.
January 28, 2021
Joy is great at her job! She's very accessible & think about her patients & their care all the time. She's great!
April 20, 2020
She is a very caring person who wants to help her patients and listens to their concerns.
May 04, 2020
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best doctor ever. To understand and listen to her patients. She is an excellent doctor.
May 21, 2020
I was recommended to talk to Joy Hessel. My previous provider left and Joy is great.
June 19, 2020
Joy is always a joy not to sound cliche. She is engaged, empathetic, caring, considerate professional & positive, as well as personable. Her nurse was lovely also. My family is glad to be under her care.
June 24, 2020
Joy Hessel is an amazing NP. She cares very much for her patients. She is very kind and professional.
September 23, 2020
I have never seen Joy Hessel prior - I would see her again and recommend her in a heartbeat! She was awesome!!! And concerned with my reason for being there that day!
September 24, 2020
Very wonderful.
November 18, 2020
Joy Hessel is so good - She listens & always cares for you.
November 25, 2020
Joy Hessel is GREAT.
January 19, 2021
Joy is the best! She genuinely cares about your physical & mental health.
January 28, 2021
Joy is great at her job! She's very accessible & think about her patients & their care all the time. She's great!
January 28, 2021
Joy is great at her job! She's very accessible & think about her patients & their care all the time. She's great!
January 19, 2021
Joy is the best! She genuinely cares about your physical & mental health.
November 25, 2020
Joy Hessel is GREAT.
November 18, 2020
Joy Hessel is so good - She listens & always cares for you.
September 24, 2020
Very wonderful.
September 23, 2020
I have never seen Joy Hessel prior - I would see her again and recommend her in a heartbeat! She was awesome!!! And concerned with my reason for being there that day!
June 24, 2020
Joy Hessel is an amazing NP. She cares very much for her patients. She is very kind and professional.
June 19, 2020
Joy is always a joy not to sound cliche. She is engaged, empathetic, caring, considerate professional & positive, as well as personable. Her nurse was lovely also. My family is glad to be under her care.
May 21, 2020
I was recommended to talk to Joy Hessel. My previous provider left and Joy is great.
May 04, 2020
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best doctor ever. To understand and listen to her patients. She is an excellent doctor.
April 20, 2020
She is a very caring person who wants to help her patients and listens to their concerns.

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