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“My treatment goals are to help patients optimize their functional abilities and enhance overall health and wellness.”

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. James Mullen joined Marshfield Clinic Health System in 2011; however, he has been providing physical medicine and rehabilitation services to the Northwoods since 1992.

He enjoys working toward sport enhancement with athletes and injury prevention as well as rehabilitation when necessary. Dr. Mullen works with patients of all ages and abilities, enabling them to make the most of their functional capabilities and well-being.

Dr. Mullen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he completed his medical degree and doctoral course work in Exercise Physiology. He completed an Internal Medicine internship and his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at State University of New York, Buffalo.

He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American College of Sports Medicine and the Wisconsin Medical Society.

Dr. Mullen is board-certified in Sports Medicine. His interest stems from his past experiences as an athlete. He was a six-time member U.S. National Speedskating Team. He has multiple top 200 finishes in the American Birkebeiner, a cross-country ski race, and is still actively racing. Dr. Mullen was inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame in March 2007.

Dr. Mullen and his family are very involved in wellness and physical activity events in the Minocqua area and have a vested interest in the health and well-being of their community.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI, United States, M.D. 1988

    Internship
    State University of New York - Hospitals Buffalo, NY, United States, Internal Medicine 1989

    Residency
    State University of New York - Hospitals Buffalo, NY, United States, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1992

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation American College of Sports Medicine Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: 1993, recertified 2013 Sports Medicine: 2013

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (105 ratings, 21 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
4.9
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.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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December 15, 2020
Dr. Mullen is always caring and shows concern for my health and includes me in all decisions about my care. He shows concern and compassion about my serious health conditions and not only his "specialty" of physical medicine. He realizes all body systems are connected/related.
January 29, 2021
He always listens to me and shows me all my test then we go over them.
March 2, 2021
Very caring doctor
March 15, 2021
Dr. Mullen has repeatedly shown the utmost for his patients - myself, members of my family and friends that I have referred to him - He's above all the rest I've met. I actually see him as a friend - because he cares.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very good at his job. He is good at pinpointing problems and is extremely thorough in going over what is needed to resolve each issue. He takes the time to go over what exercises are needed and also demonstrates how to do them correctly.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen does a great job both in person and by phone.
May 25, 2021
Great!
May 25, 2021
Excellent doctor - Advice and treatment very helpful.
June 18, 2021
Very good.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Mullen has consistently help me with what ever problem I'm dealing with at the time of my treatments.
June 30, 2021
I have very much appreciated Dr. Mullen's willingness to work with me through phone care visits . Dr. Mullen excels in his abilities to function this way. His questions and solutions are expressed clearly. I also appreciated his concern for and attention to my general health welfare.
July 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen listened very carefully, gave me some treatments, and educated me on things to do at home to improve my pain.
July 12, 2021
Very knowledgeable and has helped me to reduce my pain tremendously. Explained ways to help me prevent most of the pain from reoccurring.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Mullen helps me with every visit. He always make certain the regimen is within my capabilities! He's great!
July 29, 2021
I have always been very pleased with my care. It's an hour drive to the clinic and I wouldn't go anywhere else, even if closer to home.
August 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen is extremely good and thorough at his job. He is very adept at pinpointing issues and knows exactly what physical therapy is best at addressing my problems.
August 10, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very professional and always explains things thoroughly and answers all my questions. Very pleased.
August 17, 2021
Really appreciated his enthusiasm over my improvement from working with OT/PT.
September 20, 2021
Very personable & professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Mullen. He does excellent job of explaining & demonstrating exercises.
June 22, 2021
This was my third appointment. Unfortunately, I felt rushed through this appointment. The doctor was polite and kind. He just seemed distracted and rushed this time.
July 13, 2021
A bit hurried to end appointment.
June 22, 2021
This was my third appointment. Unfortunately, I felt rushed through this appointment. The doctor was polite and kind. He just seemed distracted and rushed this time.
July 13, 2021
A bit hurried to end appointment.
December 15, 2020
Dr. Mullen is always caring and shows concern for my health and includes me in all decisions about my care. He shows concern and compassion about my serious health conditions and not only his "specialty" of physical medicine. He realizes all body systems are connected/related.
January 29, 2021
He always listens to me and shows me all my test then we go over them.
March 2, 2021
Very caring doctor
March 15, 2021
Dr. Mullen has repeatedly shown the utmost for his patients - myself, members of my family and friends that I have referred to him - He's above all the rest I've met. I actually see him as a friend - because he cares.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very good at his job. He is good at pinpointing problems and is extremely thorough in going over what is needed to resolve each issue. He takes the time to go over what exercises are needed and also demonstrates how to do them correctly.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen does a great job both in person and by phone.
May 25, 2021
Great!
May 25, 2021
Excellent doctor - Advice and treatment very helpful.
June 18, 2021
Very good.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Mullen has consistently help me with what ever problem I'm dealing with at the time of my treatments.
June 30, 2021
I have very much appreciated Dr. Mullen's willingness to work with me through phone care visits . Dr. Mullen excels in his abilities to function this way. His questions and solutions are expressed clearly. I also appreciated his concern for and attention to my general health welfare.
July 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen listened very carefully, gave me some treatments, and educated me on things to do at home to improve my pain.
July 12, 2021
Very knowledgeable and has helped me to reduce my pain tremendously. Explained ways to help me prevent most of the pain from reoccurring.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Mullen helps me with every visit. He always make certain the regimen is within my capabilities! He's great!
July 29, 2021
I have always been very pleased with my care. It's an hour drive to the clinic and I wouldn't go anywhere else, even if closer to home.
August 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen is extremely good and thorough at his job. He is very adept at pinpointing issues and knows exactly what physical therapy is best at addressing my problems.
August 10, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very professional and always explains things thoroughly and answers all my questions. Very pleased.
August 17, 2021
Really appreciated his enthusiasm over my improvement from working with OT/PT.
September 20, 2021
Very personable & professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Mullen. He does excellent job of explaining & demonstrating exercises.
December 15, 2020
Dr. Mullen is always caring and shows concern for my health and includes me in all decisions about my care. He shows concern and compassion about my serious health conditions and not only his "specialty" of physical medicine. He realizes all body systems are connected/related.
January 29, 2021
He always listens to me and shows me all my test then we go over them.
March 2, 2021
Very caring doctor
March 15, 2021
Dr. Mullen has repeatedly shown the utmost for his patients - myself, members of my family and friends that I have referred to him - He's above all the rest I've met. I actually see him as a friend - because he cares.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very good at his job. He is good at pinpointing problems and is extremely thorough in going over what is needed to resolve each issue. He takes the time to go over what exercises are needed and also demonstrates how to do them correctly.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen does a great job both in person and by phone.
May 25, 2021
Great!
May 25, 2021
Excellent doctor - Advice and treatment very helpful.
June 18, 2021
Very good.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Mullen has consistently help me with what ever problem I'm dealing with at the time of my treatments.
June 22, 2021
This was my third appointment. Unfortunately, I felt rushed through this appointment. The doctor was polite and kind. He just seemed distracted and rushed this time.
June 30, 2021
I have very much appreciated Dr. Mullen's willingness to work with me through phone care visits . Dr. Mullen excels in his abilities to function this way. His questions and solutions are expressed clearly. I also appreciated his concern for and attention to my general health welfare.
July 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen listened very carefully, gave me some treatments, and educated me on things to do at home to improve my pain.
July 12, 2021
Very knowledgeable and has helped me to reduce my pain tremendously. Explained ways to help me prevent most of the pain from reoccurring.
July 13, 2021
A bit hurried to end appointment.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Mullen helps me with every visit. He always make certain the regimen is within my capabilities! He's great!
July 29, 2021
I have always been very pleased with my care. It's an hour drive to the clinic and I wouldn't go anywhere else, even if closer to home.
August 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen is extremely good and thorough at his job. He is very adept at pinpointing issues and knows exactly what physical therapy is best at addressing my problems.
August 10, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very professional and always explains things thoroughly and answers all my questions. Very pleased.
August 17, 2021
Really appreciated his enthusiasm over my improvement from working with OT/PT.
September 20, 2021
Very personable & professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Mullen. He does excellent job of explaining & demonstrating exercises.
September 20, 2021
Very personable & professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Mullen. He does excellent job of explaining & demonstrating exercises.
August 17, 2021
Really appreciated his enthusiasm over my improvement from working with OT/PT.
August 10, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very professional and always explains things thoroughly and answers all my questions. Very pleased.
August 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen is extremely good and thorough at his job. He is very adept at pinpointing issues and knows exactly what physical therapy is best at addressing my problems.
July 29, 2021
I have always been very pleased with my care. It's an hour drive to the clinic and I wouldn't go anywhere else, even if closer to home.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Mullen helps me with every visit. He always make certain the regimen is within my capabilities! He's great!
July 13, 2021
A bit hurried to end appointment.
July 12, 2021
Very knowledgeable and has helped me to reduce my pain tremendously. Explained ways to help me prevent most of the pain from reoccurring.
July 6, 2021
Dr. Mullen listened very carefully, gave me some treatments, and educated me on things to do at home to improve my pain.
June 30, 2021
I have very much appreciated Dr. Mullen's willingness to work with me through phone care visits . Dr. Mullen excels in his abilities to function this way. His questions and solutions are expressed clearly. I also appreciated his concern for and attention to my general health welfare.
June 22, 2021
This was my third appointment. Unfortunately, I felt rushed through this appointment. The doctor was polite and kind. He just seemed distracted and rushed this time.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Mullen has consistently help me with what ever problem I'm dealing with at the time of my treatments.
June 18, 2021
Very good.
May 25, 2021
Excellent doctor - Advice and treatment very helpful.
May 25, 2021
Great!
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen does a great job both in person and by phone.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Mullen is very good at his job. He is good at pinpointing problems and is extremely thorough in going over what is needed to resolve each issue. He takes the time to go over what exercises are needed and also demonstrates how to do them correctly.
March 15, 2021
Dr. Mullen has repeatedly shown the utmost for his patients - myself, members of my family and friends that I have referred to him - He's above all the rest I've met. I actually see him as a friend - because he cares.
March 2, 2021
Very caring doctor
January 29, 2021
He always listens to me and shows me all my test then we go over them.
December 15, 2020
Dr. Mullen is always caring and shows concern for my health and includes me in all decisions about my care. He shows concern and compassion about my serious health conditions and not only his "specialty" of physical medicine. He realizes all body systems are connected/related.

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