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​“My greatest source of satisfaction is to help provide positive outcomes for my patients.”

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Dr. Ram Pathak focused on endocrinology while completing residencies in internal medicine in his native India and the United States. “We were seeing more and more patients with diabetes,” he said. “At the time, there were few specialists in the field.”

Since completing his fellowship in endocrinology at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Dr. Pathak has applied his expertise to treating diabetes, thyroid disease, other hormonal disorders and osteoporosis.

Dr. Pathak joined Marshfield Clinic Health System in 2006. “I like the System’s community-based health care approach,” he said. “A healthy population is a productive population.” He also believes well informed patients are best able to undersand and respond to treatment. “I encourage patients to ask questions and am happy to satisfy their need for knowledge and reassurance.”

Dr. Pathak earned his medical degree from Nagpur University, India. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur, and State University of New York Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo. He is board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

He maintains a deep interest in research, having published papers in several medical journals and was the principal investigator for a large diabetes study conducted at 10 sites across the country. Dr. Pathak also serves as assistant clinical professor of medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison.

Dr. Pathak and his wife, Sumedha, a hospitalist at Marshfield Medical Center, have two children. He enjoys reading and traveling.

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Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Nagpur University Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, M.D. 1986

    Residency
    Government Medical College-Nagpur Nagpur, Maharashtra, India Internal Medicine 1990

    Millard Fillmore Hospital Williamsville, NY, United States Internal Medicine 2001

    Fellowship
    Ochsner Clinic Foundation New Orleans, LA, United States, Endocrinology 2003

  • Academic Appointments
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine-University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI

    Professional Societies
    American College of Physicians American Diabetes Association The Endocrine Society

    Board Certifications
    Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism: 2003, recertified 2013

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (121 ratings, 18 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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February 7, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very helpful & courteous & professional.
March 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very concerned about me understanding my care.
March 6, 2023
Dr. Pathak is the best! He is thorough, explains things well and listens to my concerns as well as gives me the information I need.
March 23, 2023
All good (very good).
April 12, 2023
Highly recommend dr.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Pathak listens and helps me to understand my problems & decisions.
July 10, 2023
Really listens!!
July 23, 2023
I travel four hours to see the Doctor. Well worth the time!
July 24, 2023
Dr. Pathak was very nice and helpful.
July 25, 2023
I recommend Dr. Pathak to anyone that needs that specialty. He is professional, interested in the whole person, kind and committed to make my treatment successful. His whole team is excellent.
August 4, 2023
Had a very good conversation about a medical device I thought would benefit me and the dr. explained why it wouldn't be a good fit for me. I like knowing the whys!
September 30, 2023
Very satisfied with this physician!
October 4, 2023
Excellent care!
October 26, 2023
He is the best doctor I have ever had.
November 21, 2023
Good.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Patak is great! He is very knowledgeable and attentive to my needs. He has a good sense of humor and is very down to earth.
October 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak was awesome - upbeat and professional - all around good guy!
May 4, 2023
... concerns are dismissed so [I] don't bring up any longer.
May 4, 2023
... concerns are dismissed so [I] don't bring up any longer.
October 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak was awesome - upbeat and professional - all around good guy!
February 7, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very helpful & courteous & professional.
March 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very concerned about me understanding my care.
March 6, 2023
Dr. Pathak is the best! He is thorough, explains things well and listens to my concerns as well as gives me the information I need.
March 23, 2023
All good (very good).
April 12, 2023
Highly recommend dr.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Pathak listens and helps me to understand my problems & decisions.
July 10, 2023
Really listens!!
July 23, 2023
I travel four hours to see the Doctor. Well worth the time!
July 24, 2023
Dr. Pathak was very nice and helpful.
July 25, 2023
I recommend Dr. Pathak to anyone that needs that specialty. He is professional, interested in the whole person, kind and committed to make my treatment successful. His whole team is excellent.
August 4, 2023
Had a very good conversation about a medical device I thought would benefit me and the dr. explained why it wouldn't be a good fit for me. I like knowing the whys!
September 30, 2023
Very satisfied with this physician!
October 4, 2023
Excellent care!
October 26, 2023
He is the best doctor I have ever had.
November 21, 2023
Good.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Patak is great! He is very knowledgeable and attentive to my needs. He has a good sense of humor and is very down to earth.
February 7, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very helpful & courteous & professional.
March 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very concerned about me understanding my care.
March 6, 2023
Dr. Pathak is the best! He is thorough, explains things well and listens to my concerns as well as gives me the information I need.
March 23, 2023
All good (very good).
April 12, 2023
Highly recommend dr.
May 4, 2023
... concerns are dismissed so [I] don't bring up any longer.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Pathak listens and helps me to understand my problems & decisions.
July 10, 2023
Really listens!!
July 23, 2023
I travel four hours to see the Doctor. Well worth the time!
July 24, 2023
Dr. Pathak was very nice and helpful.
July 25, 2023
I recommend Dr. Pathak to anyone that needs that specialty. He is professional, interested in the whole person, kind and committed to make my treatment successful. His whole team is excellent.
August 4, 2023
Had a very good conversation about a medical device I thought would benefit me and the dr. explained why it wouldn't be a good fit for me. I like knowing the whys!
September 30, 2023
Very satisfied with this physician!
October 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak was awesome - upbeat and professional - all around good guy!
October 4, 2023
Excellent care!
October 26, 2023
He is the best doctor I have ever had.
November 21, 2023
Good.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Patak is great! He is very knowledgeable and attentive to my needs. He has a good sense of humor and is very down to earth.
January 23, 2024
Dr. Patak is great! He is very knowledgeable and attentive to my needs. He has a good sense of humor and is very down to earth.
November 21, 2023
Good.
October 26, 2023
He is the best doctor I have ever had.
October 4, 2023
Excellent care!
October 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak was awesome - upbeat and professional - all around good guy!
September 30, 2023
Very satisfied with this physician!
August 4, 2023
Had a very good conversation about a medical device I thought would benefit me and the dr. explained why it wouldn't be a good fit for me. I like knowing the whys!
July 25, 2023
I recommend Dr. Pathak to anyone that needs that specialty. He is professional, interested in the whole person, kind and committed to make my treatment successful. His whole team is excellent.
July 24, 2023
Dr. Pathak was very nice and helpful.
July 23, 2023
I travel four hours to see the Doctor. Well worth the time!
July 10, 2023
Really listens!!
June 29, 2023
Dr. Pathak listens and helps me to understand my problems & decisions.
May 4, 2023
... concerns are dismissed so [I] don't bring up any longer.
April 12, 2023
Highly recommend dr.
March 23, 2023
All good (very good).
March 6, 2023
Dr. Pathak is the best! He is thorough, explains things well and listens to my concerns as well as gives me the information I need.
March 3, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very concerned about me understanding my care.
February 7, 2023
Dr. Pathak is very helpful & courteous & professional.

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