Skip to navigation Skip to Content
Join a world-class health system. Find Jobs
“I really enjoy doing procedures and having one-on-one contact with patients.”​
Marshfield - Marshfield Medical Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Also sees patients at:
Wausau Center

Appointment Phone:

Provider Bio down arrow

​​Penny Vinnedge initially planned on a nursing career in high school. But then she read about physician assistants and pursued that as a career because physician assistants are allowed more responsibilities, such as making a diagnosis and treatment plan, and prescribing medications.

​​“We are more involved in decision-making and still remain hands-on with patients,” she explained. Her time at Marshfield Clinic Health System is split between assisting with surgeries, performing her own procedures such as sclerotherapy injections to treat varicose veins, and meeting with patients before and after their surgeries.

Vinnedge grew up near Medford, Wisconsin, and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During her training, she had a large number of clinical rotations at Health System Clinic locations in central and western Wisconsin, and was impressed with its electronic medical record system.​​

She and her husband, Tom, a real estate agent in Marshfield, have two young children. She enjoys camping, fishing and cake decorating.​​

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Physician Assistants American College of Phlebology American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants

    Board Certifications
    Physician Assistant: 2004

    State Licenses

    Make a patient referral

Patient Ratings down arrow

out of 5 (132 ratings)
Provider friendliness
Provider explanations of my problem
Provider concern for my questions
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
Provider's medication information
Provider's follow-up care instructions
Provider's use of words I understood
Provider's amount of time with me
My confidence in this provider
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Honor a Shining Star

Honor a provider or care team member who makes a difference in your care with a gift through the Shining Start program.