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​“I see an opportunity with every patient to make a difference in their lives.”

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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.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    Board Certifications
    Family Nurse Practitioner: 2010

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.9
out of 5 (160 ratings, 35 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.9
Provider concern for my questions
4.9
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.9
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

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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March 1, 2023
Joy Hessel was very kind - comforting - knowledgeable - would highly recommend her!
March 1, 2023
Very good.
March 13, 2023
Joy takes time to listen and understand my concerns. She validates my questions and is very understanding and compassionate.
March 16, 2023
Love Joy Hessel...
March 28, 2023
Dr. Joy is always helpful and understanding.
April 2, 2023
Thank you for seeing me on such a short notice!
April 24, 2023
Joy is exceptional in providing care for her patients. She is a great reflective listener, she is thoughtful in her diagnostic approaches, and she is extremely knowledgeable about health issues. I'm ...view full comment
April 24, 2023
Good
May 8, 2023
Joy Hessel is excellent! I could not be happier!
May 24, 2023
With some prescription medications on back order. We developed a plan A & plan B to get appropriate medication. True collaboration!
June 23, 2023
Joy knows patient history asks right questions is thorough is good with results and referrals.
June 28, 2023
Joy is very caring.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Hessel does a phenomenal job. I really like her and she makes you feel at ease while you're there.
August 21, 2023
The NP was the best in all respects during the visit. Couldn't be better.
September 1, 2023
Joy Hessel is Amazing!
September 11, 2023
Joy Hessel is such a caring provider
September 25, 2023
I have recommended Joy to others. She is well loved by everyone I talk to.
September 25, 2023
Like being seen by Joy Hessel. She is caring & friendly. Dr. Joy Hessel was very caring & nice! She understood how I was feeling.
September 28, 2023
Joy Hessel is a keeper
October 9, 2023
She is super
October 24, 2023
First time with Joy-great experience
October 24, 2023
I love Joy and will continue to see her. She is so thorough and caring.
October 29, 2023
Good!
November 22, 2023
Joy Hessell is exceptional. She really listens and offers options to my questions and concerns. She has been willing to order follow up same day diagnostic testing and has been great about getting the results to me promptly.
November 22, 2023
You need more people like Joy
November 30, 2023
Went smoothly.
December 1, 2023
Joy is excellent. She's thorough, caring and a "Joy" to be around.
December 8, 2023
I actually look forward to my visits with my Dr , she is so caring, compassionate, kind and you can tell she loves her job and her patience!
December 21, 2023
My DR. listens to me! She is reassuring and is very knowledgeable.
December 27, 2023
Joy H. will be my provider should my own leave clinic. She got me on the right track & ordered tests that have made a difference & got me referral I needed. Thank you!
January 3, 2024
Joy is excellent - I wouldn't consider anyone else.
January 17, 2024
Joy Hessel was wonderful. I have a very strong fear of doctors. She removed all pressure. Because of her kindness, I actually opened up for the first time! I explained my fears, when I feel pressure...view full comment
January 29, 2024
I always give high praise and recommend Joy Hessel to others!
September 25, 2023
Joy Hessel is always very cheerful and attentive. I appreciate her willingness to listen to my concerns.
March 13, 2023
No rating given
Very caring
March 13, 2023
No rating given
Very caring
September 25, 2023
Joy Hessel is always very cheerful and attentive. I appreciate her willingness to listen to my concerns.
March 1, 2023
Joy Hessel was very kind - comforting - knowledgeable - would highly recommend her!
March 1, 2023
Very good.
March 13, 2023
Joy takes time to listen and understand my concerns. She validates my questions and is very understanding and compassionate.
March 16, 2023
Love Joy Hessel...
March 28, 2023
Dr. Joy is always helpful and understanding.
April 2, 2023
Thank you for seeing me on such a short notice!
April 24, 2023
Joy is exceptional in providing care for her patients. She is a great reflective listener, she is thoughtful in her diagnostic approaches, and she is extremely knowledgeable about health issues. I'm ...view full comment
April 24, 2023
Good
May 8, 2023
Joy Hessel is excellent! I could not be happier!
May 24, 2023
With some prescription medications on back order. We developed a plan A & plan B to get appropriate medication. True collaboration!
June 23, 2023
Joy knows patient history asks right questions is thorough is good with results and referrals.
June 28, 2023
Joy is very caring.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Hessel does a phenomenal job. I really like her and she makes you feel at ease while you're there.
August 21, 2023
The NP was the best in all respects during the visit. Couldn't be better.
September 1, 2023
Joy Hessel is Amazing!
September 11, 2023
Joy Hessel is such a caring provider
September 25, 2023
I have recommended Joy to others. She is well loved by everyone I talk to.
September 25, 2023
Like being seen by Joy Hessel. She is caring & friendly. Dr. Joy Hessel was very caring & nice! She understood how I was feeling.
September 28, 2023
Joy Hessel is a keeper
October 9, 2023
She is super
October 24, 2023
First time with Joy-great experience
October 24, 2023
I love Joy and will continue to see her. She is so thorough and caring.
October 29, 2023
Good!
November 22, 2023
Joy Hessell is exceptional. She really listens and offers options to my questions and concerns. She has been willing to order follow up same day diagnostic testing and has been great about getting the results to me promptly.
November 22, 2023
You need more people like Joy
November 30, 2023
Went smoothly.
December 1, 2023
Joy is excellent. She's thorough, caring and a "Joy" to be around.
December 8, 2023
I actually look forward to my visits with my Dr , she is so caring, compassionate, kind and you can tell she loves her job and her patience!
December 21, 2023
My DR. listens to me! She is reassuring and is very knowledgeable.
December 27, 2023
Joy H. will be my provider should my own leave clinic. She got me on the right track & ordered tests that have made a difference & got me referral I needed. Thank you!
January 3, 2024
Joy is excellent - I wouldn't consider anyone else.
January 17, 2024
Joy Hessel was wonderful. I have a very strong fear of doctors. She removed all pressure. Because of her kindness, I actually opened up for the first time! I explained my fears, when I feel pressure...view full comment
January 29, 2024
I always give high praise and recommend Joy Hessel to others!
March 1, 2023
Joy Hessel was very kind - comforting - knowledgeable - would highly recommend her!
March 1, 2023
Very good.
March 13, 2023
No rating given
Very caring
March 13, 2023
Joy takes time to listen and understand my concerns. She validates my questions and is very understanding and compassionate.
March 16, 2023
Love Joy Hessel...
March 28, 2023
Dr. Joy is always helpful and understanding.
April 2, 2023
Thank you for seeing me on such a short notice!
April 24, 2023
Joy is exceptional in providing care for her patients. She is a great reflective listener, she is thoughtful in her diagnostic approaches, and she is extremely knowledgeable about health issues. I'm ...view full comment
April 24, 2023
Good
May 8, 2023
Joy Hessel is excellent! I could not be happier!
May 24, 2023
With some prescription medications on back order. We developed a plan A & plan B to get appropriate medication. True collaboration!
June 23, 2023
Joy knows patient history asks right questions is thorough is good with results and referrals.
June 28, 2023
Joy is very caring.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Hessel does a phenomenal job. I really like her and she makes you feel at ease while you're there.
August 21, 2023
The NP was the best in all respects during the visit. Couldn't be better.
September 1, 2023
Joy Hessel is Amazing!
September 11, 2023
Joy Hessel is such a caring provider
September 25, 2023
Joy Hessel is always very cheerful and attentive. I appreciate her willingness to listen to my concerns.
September 25, 2023
I have recommended Joy to others. She is well loved by everyone I talk to.
September 25, 2023
Like being seen by Joy Hessel. She is caring & friendly. Dr. Joy Hessel was very caring & nice! She understood how I was feeling.
September 28, 2023
Joy Hessel is a keeper
October 9, 2023
She is super
October 24, 2023
First time with Joy-great experience
October 24, 2023
I love Joy and will continue to see her. She is so thorough and caring.
October 29, 2023
Good!
November 22, 2023
Joy Hessell is exceptional. She really listens and offers options to my questions and concerns. She has been willing to order follow up same day diagnostic testing and has been great about getting the results to me promptly.
November 22, 2023
You need more people like Joy
November 30, 2023
Went smoothly.
December 1, 2023
Joy is excellent. She's thorough, caring and a "Joy" to be around.
December 8, 2023
I actually look forward to my visits with my Dr , she is so caring, compassionate, kind and you can tell she loves her job and her patience!
December 21, 2023
My DR. listens to me! She is reassuring and is very knowledgeable.
December 27, 2023
Joy H. will be my provider should my own leave clinic. She got me on the right track & ordered tests that have made a difference & got me referral I needed. Thank you!
January 3, 2024
Joy is excellent - I wouldn't consider anyone else.
January 17, 2024
Joy Hessel was wonderful. I have a very strong fear of doctors. She removed all pressure. Because of her kindness, I actually opened up for the first time! I explained my fears, when I feel pressure...view full comment
January 29, 2024
I always give high praise and recommend Joy Hessel to others!
January 29, 2024
I always give high praise and recommend Joy Hessel to others!
January 17, 2024
Joy Hessel was wonderful. I have a very strong fear of doctors. She removed all pressure. Because of her kindness, I actually opened up for the first time! I explained my fears, when I feel pressure...view full comment
January 3, 2024
Joy is excellent - I wouldn't consider anyone else.
December 27, 2023
Joy H. will be my provider should my own leave clinic. She got me on the right track & ordered tests that have made a difference & got me referral I needed. Thank you!
December 21, 2023
My DR. listens to me! She is reassuring and is very knowledgeable.
December 8, 2023
I actually look forward to my visits with my Dr , she is so caring, compassionate, kind and you can tell she loves her job and her patience!
December 1, 2023
Joy is excellent. She's thorough, caring and a "Joy" to be around.
November 30, 2023
Went smoothly.
November 22, 2023
Joy Hessell is exceptional. She really listens and offers options to my questions and concerns. She has been willing to order follow up same day diagnostic testing and has been great about getting the results to me promptly.
November 22, 2023
You need more people like Joy
October 29, 2023
Good!
October 24, 2023
First time with Joy-great experience
October 24, 2023
I love Joy and will continue to see her. She is so thorough and caring.
October 9, 2023
She is super
September 28, 2023
Joy Hessel is a keeper
September 25, 2023
Joy Hessel is always very cheerful and attentive. I appreciate her willingness to listen to my concerns.
September 25, 2023
I have recommended Joy to others. She is well loved by everyone I talk to.
September 25, 2023
Like being seen by Joy Hessel. She is caring & friendly. Dr. Joy Hessel was very caring & nice! She understood how I was feeling.
September 11, 2023
Joy Hessel is such a caring provider
September 1, 2023
Joy Hessel is Amazing!
August 21, 2023
The NP was the best in all respects during the visit. Couldn't be better.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Hessel does a phenomenal job. I really like her and she makes you feel at ease while you're there.
June 28, 2023
Joy is very caring.
June 23, 2023
Joy knows patient history asks right questions is thorough is good with results and referrals.
May 24, 2023
With some prescription medications on back order. We developed a plan A & plan B to get appropriate medication. True collaboration!
May 8, 2023
Joy Hessel is excellent! I could not be happier!
April 24, 2023
Joy is exceptional in providing care for her patients. She is a great reflective listener, she is thoughtful in her diagnostic approaches, and she is extremely knowledgeable about health issues. I'm ...view full comment
April 24, 2023
Good
April 2, 2023
Thank you for seeing me on such a short notice!
March 28, 2023
Dr. Joy is always helpful and understanding.
March 16, 2023
Love Joy Hessel...
March 13, 2023
No rating given
Very caring
March 13, 2023
Joy takes time to listen and understand my concerns. She validates my questions and is very understanding and compassionate.
March 1, 2023
Joy Hessel was very kind - comforting - knowledgeable - would highly recommend her!
March 1, 2023
Very good.

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