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Wisconsin Rapids Center

220 24Th St South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Appointment Phone:
1-715-424-8668

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. Ruta Pakalns gained an early interest in medicine from watching TV shows like “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Dr. Kildare.” She was always fascinated by science and the human body, and ultimately decided to pursue a career in medicine.

“I want my patients to be wise about the simple things they can do to make their health better,” she said. “This includes exercise, nutrition and taking care of their souls and spirit. I’ve been able to help patients make positive improvements in their health and their ability to deal with the problems they were concerned with.”

Dr. Pakalns earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She completed her residency in family medicine from the same institution and its affiliated hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee.

She enjoys gardening, hiking, art, architecture, travel, yoga and pursuing activities to minimize her “carbon footprint” on the environment. She has two sons.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI, United States, M.D. 1979

    Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Good Samaritan Medical Center Milwaukee, WI, United States, Family Medicine 1982

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Family Physicians National Osteoporosis Foundation North American Menopause Society Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Wisconsin Medical Society Wood County Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine: 1982, recertified 2007

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Heart Health for Men and Women Menopause Osteoporosis Wellness Women's Health

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (86 ratings)
4.9
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
4.8
Provider's amount of time with me
4.8
My confidence in this provider
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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