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​“I want to take care of my community in a holistic way, focusing on mind, body and spirit." ​

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​In his practice as a rural family medicine physician, Richard Rapp, D.O., sees patients with any and all types of ailments. As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, his education is in all aspects of medicine with additional training in therapeutic manipulation of the musculoskeletal system.

 Dr. Rapp's interest in pursuing rural medicine was sparked when he experienced a severe illness in the middle of the night while visiting a rural town in his home state of Colorado. The physician who came to the clinic at 2:00 a.m. with a positive and caring attitude, inspired him to pursue rural family medicine as a career.

 “I truly enjoy educating patients on their health and building genuine connections with them," he shared. “It is important to understand a patient's goals, beliefs and knowledge level around medicine. This helps me as a provider to ensure my patient understands both the risks and benefits of a treatment and ensures their opinions and experiences are included in the decision around their care."

 With Dr. Rapp's additional training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, many patients looking for other options besides prescriptions to help with pain seek out his expertise.

 Born and raised in Colorado, Dr. Rapp and his family moved to the Ladysmith area when friends from medical school encouraged him to relocate to Rusk County to practice medicine. Since that time, he and his family have come to love the area and enjoy actively participating in community service and church service projects. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking and golfing. ​​

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine Des Moines, IA, United States, D.O. 2012

    Residency
    AdventHealth - East Orlando Orlando, FL, United States, Family Medicine & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine 2016

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Osteopathy American Osteopathic Association Wisconsin Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (74 ratings, 17 comments)
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
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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August 26, 2022
Highly recommend!
September 2, 2022
Very caring and compassionate dr. helped a lot.
September 21, 2022
Great!!!
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very good, takes his time with you & you're not rushed out.
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is GREAT! I would definitely recommend him to others.
October 27, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rapp.
October 28, 2022
I found the doctor I want in Dr. Rapp. I felt very comfortable and left with the feeling of "he gets (understands) me."
October 29, 2022
The doctor was the first one I seen who didn't attribute everything with old age. He took more time to examine me and was more helpful then some I have seen in the past.
November 1, 2022
All involved were very personable, did not feel ill-at-ease at all.
November 1, 2022
I have already recommended 3 people to Dr. Rapp!
December 8, 2022
Very good dr.
December 20, 2022
Dr. Rapp is the most caring & compassionate doctor I have ever seen. Felt very safe in his care & comfortable with his expert knowledge & skill.
January 3, 2023
Good.
January 10, 2023
Excellent doc, very polite and concerned about my health.
January 27, 2023
Dr. Rapp is the best doctor my wife & I have ever h ad. Dr. Rapp is very intelligent, concerned, a pleasure to talk to - so very thorough and very helpful with our care!
September 6, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very nice. He actually listened to me & prescribed the best course of action.
December 3, 2022
I like access to my doctor, not possible with your system.
December 3, 2022
I like access to my doctor, not possible with your system.
September 6, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very nice. He actually listened to me & prescribed the best course of action.
August 26, 2022
Highly recommend!
September 2, 2022
Very caring and compassionate dr. helped a lot.
September 21, 2022
Great!!!
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very good, takes his time with you & you're not rushed out.
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is GREAT! I would definitely recommend him to others.
October 27, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rapp.
October 28, 2022
I found the doctor I want in Dr. Rapp. I felt very comfortable and left with the feeling of "he gets (understands) me."
October 29, 2022
The doctor was the first one I seen who didn't attribute everything with old age. He took more time to examine me and was more helpful then some I have seen in the past.
November 1, 2022
All involved were very personable, did not feel ill-at-ease at all.
November 1, 2022
I have already recommended 3 people to Dr. Rapp!
December 8, 2022
Very good dr.
December 20, 2022
Dr. Rapp is the most caring & compassionate doctor I have ever seen. Felt very safe in his care & comfortable with his expert knowledge & skill.
January 3, 2023
Good.
January 10, 2023
Excellent doc, very polite and concerned about my health.
January 27, 2023
Dr. Rapp is the best doctor my wife & I have ever h ad. Dr. Rapp is very intelligent, concerned, a pleasure to talk to - so very thorough and very helpful with our care!
August 26, 2022
Highly recommend!
September 2, 2022
Very caring and compassionate dr. helped a lot.
September 6, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very nice. He actually listened to me & prescribed the best course of action.
September 21, 2022
Great!!!
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very good, takes his time with you & you're not rushed out.
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is GREAT! I would definitely recommend him to others.
October 27, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rapp.
October 28, 2022
I found the doctor I want in Dr. Rapp. I felt very comfortable and left with the feeling of "he gets (understands) me."
October 29, 2022
The doctor was the first one I seen who didn't attribute everything with old age. He took more time to examine me and was more helpful then some I have seen in the past.
November 1, 2022
All involved were very personable, did not feel ill-at-ease at all.
November 1, 2022
I have already recommended 3 people to Dr. Rapp!
December 3, 2022
I like access to my doctor, not possible with your system.
December 8, 2022
Very good dr.
December 20, 2022
Dr. Rapp is the most caring & compassionate doctor I have ever seen. Felt very safe in his care & comfortable with his expert knowledge & skill.
January 3, 2023
Good.
January 10, 2023
Excellent doc, very polite and concerned about my health.
January 27, 2023
Dr. Rapp is the best doctor my wife & I have ever h ad. Dr. Rapp is very intelligent, concerned, a pleasure to talk to - so very thorough and very helpful with our care!
January 27, 2023
Dr. Rapp is the best doctor my wife & I have ever h ad. Dr. Rapp is very intelligent, concerned, a pleasure to talk to - so very thorough and very helpful with our care!
January 10, 2023
Excellent doc, very polite and concerned about my health.
January 3, 2023
Good.
December 20, 2022
Dr. Rapp is the most caring & compassionate doctor I have ever seen. Felt very safe in his care & comfortable with his expert knowledge & skill.
December 8, 2022
Very good dr.
December 3, 2022
I like access to my doctor, not possible with your system.
November 1, 2022
All involved were very personable, did not feel ill-at-ease at all.
November 1, 2022
I have already recommended 3 people to Dr. Rapp!
October 29, 2022
The doctor was the first one I seen who didn't attribute everything with old age. He took more time to examine me and was more helpful then some I have seen in the past.
October 28, 2022
I found the doctor I want in Dr. Rapp. I felt very comfortable and left with the feeling of "he gets (understands) me."
October 27, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rapp.
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is GREAT! I would definitely recommend him to others.
September 27, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very good, takes his time with you & you're not rushed out.
September 21, 2022
Great!!!
September 6, 2022
Dr. Rapp is very nice. He actually listened to me & prescribed the best course of action.
September 2, 2022
Very caring and compassionate dr. helped a lot.
August 26, 2022
Highly recommend!

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