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​​“I find it rewarding to help people overcome a chronic and painful experience and to hopefully make a difference in their lives.”

Marshfield - Marshfield Medical Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Appointment Phone:
1-715-221-7438

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. Michael Caldwell joined Marshfield Clinic Health System in 2000, to continue a surgical and advanced research career during which he established the Health System’s Personalized Medicine Research Project and has healed the wounds of countless patients.

While garnering recognition for achievements such as being co-creator of the comprehensive, wound healing, clinical and research program at the University of Minnesota and as a 20-year investigator with the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Caldwell has retained a sensitive approach to his patients, whose conditions range from vascular diseases, to diabetes, to paraplegia.

“Part of my role is to educate patients about the underlying causes of their wounds and help them adhere to the treatment process,” he said. “It’s important to have an encouraging attitude and show them the progress they are making through what can be a lengthy process.”

Dr. Caldwell earned his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina, where he also began surgical training and completed a fellowship in neonatal research. He subsequently completed his surgical training and a fellowship in clinical nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. in Physiology at Vanderbilt University. He was on the faculty at University of California-Berkeley, Brown University and the University of Minnesota prior to joining Marshfield Clinic Health System.

Dr. Caldwell and his wife, Lorna, have two children. He enjoys his church-sponsored medical missions and raising Belted Galloway cattle on the family’s certified organic farm.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States, M.D. 1968

    Internship
    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States, Surgery 1969

    Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, United States Surgery 1981

    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States Surgery 1971

    Fellowship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, United States Clinical Nutrition 1982

    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States Research 1972

  • Professional Societies
    American Surgical Association Shock Society Society of University Surgeons Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Wound Healing Society

    Board Certifications
    Clinical Nutrition: 1984 Surgery: 1985, recertified 2009

    State Licenses
    Minnesota Pennsylvania South Carolina Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Medical Missions Human Genetics

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (86 ratings, 12 comments)
4.7
Provider friendliness
4.6
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.5
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.5
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.6
Provider's use of words I understood
4.5
Provider's amount of time with me
4.7
My confidence in this provider
4.7
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.
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June 02, 2017
I think Dr. Caldwell is just wonderful. He is very friendly and caring -
June 06, 2017
I like Dr. Coldwell very much and he has helped me.
July 05, 2017
Always good.
July 07, 2017
[...] It is good. He is intelligent, caring, kind, honest a GREAT DOCTOR!!
July 14, 2017
Dr. Caldwell is one of the doctors our family would recommend to others. Very caring & concerning about my problem.
August 14, 2017
He is the greatest doctor I've ever seen & cares for his patients. We aren't just a number to him.7. Very good always.[...]9. Very, very good.
October 26, 2017
Treated by many wound care providers Dr. Caldwell is by far the best!
December 12, 2017
Great dr.! The clinic needs a lot more like him.[...]
January 22, 2018
No bad experiences with Dr. Caldwell and his staff. All very good experiences.
February 02, 2018
Dr. Caldwell expertise and bedside manner are excellent!!
March 31, 2018
ALL my family USE Marshfield Hospital.
July 07, 2017
Did not contact me about follow up tests about information[...]
July 07, 2017
Did not contact me about follow up tests about information[...]
June 02, 2017
I think Dr. Caldwell is just wonderful. He is very friendly and caring -
June 06, 2017
I like Dr. Coldwell very much and he has helped me.
July 05, 2017
Always good.
July 07, 2017
[...] It is good. He is intelligent, caring, kind, honest a GREAT DOCTOR!!
July 14, 2017
Dr. Caldwell is one of the doctors our family would recommend to others. Very caring & concerning about my problem.
August 14, 2017
He is the greatest doctor I've ever seen & cares for his patients. We aren't just a number to him.7. Very good always.[...]9. Very, very good.
October 26, 2017
Treated by many wound care providers Dr. Caldwell is by far the best!
December 12, 2017
Great dr.! The clinic needs a lot more like him.[...]
January 22, 2018
No bad experiences with Dr. Caldwell and his staff. All very good experiences.
February 02, 2018
Dr. Caldwell expertise and bedside manner are excellent!!
March 31, 2018
ALL my family USE Marshfield Hospital.
June 02, 2017
I think Dr. Caldwell is just wonderful. He is very friendly and caring -
June 06, 2017
I like Dr. Coldwell very much and he has helped me.
July 05, 2017
Always good.
July 07, 2017
[...] It is good. He is intelligent, caring, kind, honest a GREAT DOCTOR!!
July 07, 2017
Did not contact me about follow up tests about information[...]
July 14, 2017
Dr. Caldwell is one of the doctors our family would recommend to others. Very caring & concerning about my problem.
August 14, 2017
He is the greatest doctor I've ever seen & cares for his patients. We aren't just a number to him.7. Very good always.[...]9. Very, very good.
October 26, 2017
Treated by many wound care providers Dr. Caldwell is by far the best!
December 12, 2017
Great dr.! The clinic needs a lot more like him.[...]
January 22, 2018
No bad experiences with Dr. Caldwell and his staff. All very good experiences.
February 02, 2018
Dr. Caldwell expertise and bedside manner are excellent!!
March 31, 2018
ALL my family USE Marshfield Hospital.
March 31, 2018
ALL my family USE Marshfield Hospital.
February 02, 2018
Dr. Caldwell expertise and bedside manner are excellent!!
January 22, 2018
No bad experiences with Dr. Caldwell and his staff. All very good experiences.
December 12, 2017
Great dr.! The clinic needs a lot more like him.[...]
October 26, 2017
Treated by many wound care providers Dr. Caldwell is by far the best!
August 14, 2017
He is the greatest doctor I've ever seen & cares for his patients. We aren't just a number to him.7. Very good always.[...]9. Very, very good.
July 14, 2017
Dr. Caldwell is one of the doctors our family would recommend to others. Very caring & concerning about my problem.
July 07, 2017
[...] It is good. He is intelligent, caring, kind, honest a GREAT DOCTOR!!
July 07, 2017
Did not contact me about follow up tests about information[...]
July 05, 2017
Always good.
June 06, 2017
I like Dr. Coldwell very much and he has helped me.
June 02, 2017
I think Dr. Caldwell is just wonderful. He is very friendly and caring -

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