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​“I am most passionate about providing great quality care for my patients, and being there when they need me.”
Minocqua Center

9601 Townline Rd
Minocqua, WI 54548

Appointment Phone:
1-715-358-1160

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. Richard Fossen specializes in general internal medicine and cares for adults in all stages of their lives. He joined Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center’s Internal Medicine team in 1989 after working for the Lakeland Medical Associates. In his practice, he focuses on disease prevention, health promotion and care of acute and chronic problems.

According to Dr. Fossen, “I am most passionate about providing great quality care to my patients and being there when they need me.” Dr. Fossen diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions, but has a special interest in cardiology and Dr. Fossen grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, but decided to move his family further north to live in an area where outdoor recreation is right outside his back door. He, his wife and five children are very active and enjoy the small, close-knit Northwoods community. Dr. Fossen is an experienced marathon runner and has completed marathons around the country including the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon and others in Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Fossen attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He then completed his Internship and Residency at the Medical College Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee. Dr. Fossen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Geriatrics.

He is licensed to practice in Wisconsin.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI, United States, M.D. 1984

    Internship
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Milwaukee, WI, United States, Internal Medicine 1985

    Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Milwaukee, WI, United States, Internal Medicine 1987

  • Professional Societies
    American College of Physicians Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Geriatrics: 1992, recertified 2012 Internal Medicine: 1987, recertified 2013

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (201 ratings, 20 comments)
4.8
Provider friendliness
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 medication information
4.7
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.8
Provider's use of words I understood
4.7
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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July 25, 2017
I am suppose to have other check up's for other things and we never talked about any of them. 1. Stress test for heart. 2. Colonoscopy.
August 29, 2017
Very good.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Fossen & his staff are fantastic. I am lucky to have such great health providers.
October 09, 2017
Dr. Fossen and his team treated my father with the utmost respect, knowledge and I would highly recommend them.
October 11, 2017
Very good experience.
October 16, 2017
Dr. Fossen is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
October 19, 2017
After more than 20 yrs., my husband & I no longer look at Dr. Fossen as our provider but as a caring friend & confidant everyone should have a dr. like him!!
November 21, 2017
We love Dr. Fossen and [...]also.
November 25, 2017
This is A-1 service.
December 02, 2017
excellent
December 02, 2017
I have recommended this service to others.
December 21, 2017
I had a DOCTOR.
January 06, 2018
Dr. Fossen is the best doctor I've ever had, and the staff is very good.
January 19, 2018
Very good.
February 19, 2018
I have a great doctor!
March 29, 2018
Excellent.
November 04, 2017
Good.
July 19, 2017
Dr Fossen is excellent [...]
March 23, 2018
Dr. makes decision, didn't seem to care what I had to say. He used to but doesn't seem to have time anymore.
October 11, 2017
No one asked, or mentioned: How are you getting along since your [hip replacement] [knee cortisone injection] [triple bypass] [prostatectomy]?
October 11, 2017
No one asked, or mentioned: How are you getting along since your [hip replacement] [knee cortisone injection] [triple bypass] [prostatectomy]?
March 23, 2018
Dr. makes decision, didn't seem to care what I had to say. He used to but doesn't seem to have time anymore.
July 19, 2017
Dr Fossen is excellent [...]
November 04, 2017
Good.
July 25, 2017
I am suppose to have other check up's for other things and we never talked about any of them. 1. Stress test for heart. 2. Colonoscopy.
August 29, 2017
Very good.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Fossen & his staff are fantastic. I am lucky to have such great health providers.
October 09, 2017
Dr. Fossen and his team treated my father with the utmost respect, knowledge and I would highly recommend them.
October 11, 2017
Very good experience.
October 16, 2017
Dr. Fossen is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
October 19, 2017
After more than 20 yrs., my husband & I no longer look at Dr. Fossen as our provider but as a caring friend & confidant everyone should have a dr. like him!!
November 21, 2017
We love Dr. Fossen and [...]also.
November 25, 2017
This is A-1 service.
December 02, 2017
excellent
December 02, 2017
I have recommended this service to others.
December 21, 2017
I had a DOCTOR.
January 06, 2018
Dr. Fossen is the best doctor I've ever had, and the staff is very good.
January 19, 2018
Very good.
February 19, 2018
I have a great doctor!
March 29, 2018
Excellent.
July 19, 2017
Dr Fossen is excellent [...]
July 25, 2017
I am suppose to have other check up's for other things and we never talked about any of them. 1. Stress test for heart. 2. Colonoscopy.
August 29, 2017
Very good.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Fossen & his staff are fantastic. I am lucky to have such great health providers.
October 09, 2017
Dr. Fossen and his team treated my father with the utmost respect, knowledge and I would highly recommend them.
October 11, 2017
Very good experience.
October 11, 2017
No one asked, or mentioned: How are you getting along since your [hip replacement] [knee cortisone injection] [triple bypass] [prostatectomy]?
October 16, 2017
Dr. Fossen is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
October 19, 2017
After more than 20 yrs., my husband & I no longer look at Dr. Fossen as our provider but as a caring friend & confidant everyone should have a dr. like him!!
November 04, 2017
Good.
November 21, 2017
We love Dr. Fossen and [...]also.
November 25, 2017
This is A-1 service.
December 02, 2017
excellent
December 02, 2017
I have recommended this service to others.
December 21, 2017
I had a DOCTOR.
January 06, 2018
Dr. Fossen is the best doctor I've ever had, and the staff is very good.
January 19, 2018
Very good.
February 19, 2018
I have a great doctor!
March 23, 2018
Dr. makes decision, didn't seem to care what I had to say. He used to but doesn't seem to have time anymore.
March 29, 2018
Excellent.
March 29, 2018
Excellent.
March 23, 2018
Dr. makes decision, didn't seem to care what I had to say. He used to but doesn't seem to have time anymore.
February 19, 2018
I have a great doctor!
January 19, 2018
Very good.
January 06, 2018
Dr. Fossen is the best doctor I've ever had, and the staff is very good.
December 21, 2017
I had a DOCTOR.
December 02, 2017
excellent
December 02, 2017
I have recommended this service to others.
November 25, 2017
This is A-1 service.
November 21, 2017
We love Dr. Fossen and [...]also.
November 04, 2017
Good.
October 19, 2017
After more than 20 yrs., my husband & I no longer look at Dr. Fossen as our provider but as a caring friend & confidant everyone should have a dr. like him!!
October 16, 2017
Dr. Fossen is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
October 11, 2017
Very good experience.
October 11, 2017
No one asked, or mentioned: How are you getting along since your [hip replacement] [knee cortisone injection] [triple bypass] [prostatectomy]?
October 09, 2017
Dr. Fossen and his team treated my father with the utmost respect, knowledge and I would highly recommend them.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Fossen & his staff are fantastic. I am lucky to have such great health providers.
August 29, 2017
Very good.
July 25, 2017
I am suppose to have other check up's for other things and we never talked about any of them. 1. Stress test for heart. 2. Colonoscopy.
July 19, 2017
Dr Fossen is excellent [...]

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