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“I really enjoy doing procedures and having one-on-one contact with patients.”​
Marshfield Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Appointment Phone:
1-715-387-9220

Provider Bio down arrow

​​Penny Vinnedge initially planned during high school on a nursing career. 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 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 in 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 Marshfield Clinic locations in central and western Wisconsin, and was impressed with the Clinic and 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
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (142 ratings, 18 comments)
4.9
Provider friendliness
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's medication information
4.8
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.8
Provider's use of words I understood
4.8
Provider's amount of time with me
4.8
My confidence in this provider
4.8
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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January 27, 2017
Good.
January 31, 2017
She is very kind and informed.
February 08, 2017
Penny Vinnedge is exceptional and everything a provider should be & more. [...]
February 20, 2017
Always very nice experience.
March 11, 2017
She is friendly yet professional, allows ample time explain well.
March 28, 2017
Penny & her assistant were very kind & considerate. Penny has always done a good job for me in the past. I have never had a reason to complain.
April 18, 2017
She is very good & a great professional person.
April 25, 2017
I was very pleased and impressed Penny Vinnedge PAC, (her) knowledge base regarding my diagnosis and possible treatment plans.
April 29, 2017
test was more intense than expected, compared to previous test.
May 30, 2017
Initially I was told to make a follow-up appointment for 4 weeks, however, a few days later I received a call and was advised to come in after 2 weeks for follow-up so a new appointment was then made.
June 21, 2017
Love Penny so much, would highly recommend her to all my friends so good.#5. No medication.
July 01, 2017
Very good care including follow up phone call to check in on me.
July 12, 2017
Good experience. Every thing explained to my satisfaction.
July 21, 2017
I hold Penny with the highest regards. Very knowledgeable.
February 21, 2017
I had a good experience.
July 07, 2017
Pretty good.
August 29, 2017
Some of my questions were NEVER answered! And still have not been!
September 06, 2017
No rating given
(Everything went fine).
September 06, 2017
No rating given
(Everything went fine).
August 29, 2017
Some of my questions were NEVER answered! And still have not been!
July 07, 2017
Pretty good.
February 21, 2017
I had a good experience.
July 21, 2017
I hold Penny with the highest regards. Very knowledgeable.
January 27, 2017
Good.
January 31, 2017
She is very kind and informed.
February 08, 2017
Penny Vinnedge is exceptional and everything a provider should be & more. [...]
February 20, 2017
Always very nice experience.
March 11, 2017
She is friendly yet professional, allows ample time explain well.
March 28, 2017
Penny & her assistant were very kind & considerate. Penny has always done a good job for me in the past. I have never had a reason to complain.
April 18, 2017
She is very good & a great professional person.
April 25, 2017
I was very pleased and impressed Penny Vinnedge PAC, (her) knowledge base regarding my diagnosis and possible treatment plans.
April 29, 2017
test was more intense than expected, compared to previous test.
May 30, 2017
Initially I was told to make a follow-up appointment for 4 weeks, however, a few days later I received a call and was advised to come in after 2 weeks for follow-up so a new appointment was then made.
June 21, 2017
Love Penny so much, would highly recommend her to all my friends so good.#5. No medication.
July 01, 2017
Very good care including follow up phone call to check in on me.
July 12, 2017
Good experience. Every thing explained to my satisfaction.
January 27, 2017
Good.
January 31, 2017
She is very kind and informed.
February 08, 2017
Penny Vinnedge is exceptional and everything a provider should be & more. [...]
February 20, 2017
Always very nice experience.
February 21, 2017
I had a good experience.
March 11, 2017
She is friendly yet professional, allows ample time explain well.
March 28, 2017
Penny & her assistant were very kind & considerate. Penny has always done a good job for me in the past. I have never had a reason to complain.
April 18, 2017
She is very good & a great professional person.
April 25, 2017
I was very pleased and impressed Penny Vinnedge PAC, (her) knowledge base regarding my diagnosis and possible treatment plans.
April 29, 2017
test was more intense than expected, compared to previous test.
May 30, 2017
Initially I was told to make a follow-up appointment for 4 weeks, however, a few days later I received a call and was advised to come in after 2 weeks for follow-up so a new appointment was then made.
June 21, 2017
Love Penny so much, would highly recommend her to all my friends so good.#5. No medication.
July 01, 2017
Very good care including follow up phone call to check in on me.
July 07, 2017
Pretty good.
July 12, 2017
Good experience. Every thing explained to my satisfaction.
July 21, 2017
I hold Penny with the highest regards. Very knowledgeable.
August 29, 2017
Some of my questions were NEVER answered! And still have not been!
September 06, 2017
No rating given
(Everything went fine).
September 06, 2017
No rating given
(Everything went fine).
August 29, 2017
Some of my questions were NEVER answered! And still have not been!
July 21, 2017
I hold Penny with the highest regards. Very knowledgeable.
July 12, 2017
Good experience. Every thing explained to my satisfaction.
July 07, 2017
Pretty good.
July 01, 2017
Very good care including follow up phone call to check in on me.
June 21, 2017
Love Penny so much, would highly recommend her to all my friends so good.#5. No medication.
May 30, 2017
Initially I was told to make a follow-up appointment for 4 weeks, however, a few days later I received a call and was advised to come in after 2 weeks for follow-up so a new appointment was then made.
April 29, 2017
test was more intense than expected, compared to previous test.
April 25, 2017
I was very pleased and impressed Penny Vinnedge PAC, (her) knowledge base regarding my diagnosis and possible treatment plans.
April 18, 2017
She is very good & a great professional person.
March 28, 2017
Penny & her assistant were very kind & considerate. Penny has always done a good job for me in the past. I have never had a reason to complain.
March 11, 2017
She is friendly yet professional, allows ample time explain well.
February 21, 2017
I had a good experience.
February 20, 2017
Always very nice experience.
February 08, 2017
Penny Vinnedge is exceptional and everything a provider should be & more. [...]
January 31, 2017
She is very kind and informed.
January 27, 2017
Good.