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“I really enjoy helping people get back to their previous level of function.”​​


Marshfield Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Appointment Phone:
1-715-387-5139

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. Corteen’s early interest in sports led him to pursue his specialty of sports medicine, a subspecialty of orthopedics. Although most of his patients are athletes, he also sees many people whose injuries are work-related.

“I treat knee and shoulder injuries primarily, and I have a special interest in cartilage injuries,” he said. He is one of the only orthopedic surgeons in the Marshfield Clinic system who performs arthroscopic surgery of the hip. These procedures are a consideration for a relatively small number of patients and can be complicated because they sometimes involve modifying the alignment of bones to change how the patient carries weight.

Dr. Corteen earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in Madison. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Wayne State University Hospitals in Detroit, and a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. He chose to come to Marshfield Clinic primarily because he and his wife are both natives of Wisconsin.

He and his wife, Melissa, have three young children. He enjoys playing basketball on a recreational level, bicycling and running.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health Madison, WI, United States, M.D. 1996

    Internship
    Wayne State University - Hospitals Detroit, MI, United States, Orthopaedic Surgery 1997

    Residency
    Wayne State University - Hospitals Detroit, MI, United States, Orthopaedic Surgery 2004

    Fellowship
    University of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Madison, WI, United States, Sports Medicine 2005

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Medical Association Arthroscopy Association of North America Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Orthopaedic Surgery: 2007 Orthopedic Sports Medicine: 2010

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.4
out of 5 (59 ratings, 9 comments)
4.4
Provider friendliness
4.3
Provider explanations of my problem
4.2
Provider concern for my questions
4.4
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.3
Provider's medication information
4.3
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.5
Provider's use of words I understood
4.2
Provider's amount of time with me
4.5
My confidence in this provider
4.5
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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January 23, 2017
I have seen Dr. Corteen for different things and extended periods of time, I have confidence in him and trust him.
February 24, 2017
Dr. Corteen is an exceptional doctor. I am confident of a full recovery thanks to his care & expertise. His staff is also amazing.
August 10, 2017
He's great!
September 19, 2017
#5. No meds.
September 26, 2017
6 surgeons turned my case down before Dr Corteen agreed to meet with me. I had a very complex knee injury and from my first meeting with him I knew he had the confidence and the skills needed to do th...view full comment
April 21, 2017
Discrepancies between his written instructions & ambulatory surgery instructions. Very confusing!
September 27, 2017
Many of my answers reflect the fact that recovery hazards & restriction & time line were not explained in detail.
August 09, 2017
I did feel he's concerned with my prob.
February 02, 2017
Express more interest in patient; empathy; warmth & concern. Provider is technically & medically very competent (seems).
February 02, 2017
Express more interest in patient; empathy; warmth & concern. Provider is technically & medically very competent (seems).
August 09, 2017
I did feel he's concerned with my prob.
September 27, 2017
Many of my answers reflect the fact that recovery hazards & restriction & time line were not explained in detail.
April 21, 2017
Discrepancies between his written instructions & ambulatory surgery instructions. Very confusing!
January 23, 2017
I have seen Dr. Corteen for different things and extended periods of time, I have confidence in him and trust him.
February 24, 2017
Dr. Corteen is an exceptional doctor. I am confident of a full recovery thanks to his care & expertise. His staff is also amazing.
August 10, 2017
He's great!
September 19, 2017
#5. No meds.
September 26, 2017
6 surgeons turned my case down before Dr Corteen agreed to meet with me. I had a very complex knee injury and from my first meeting with him I knew he had the confidence and the skills needed to do th...view full comment
January 23, 2017
I have seen Dr. Corteen for different things and extended periods of time, I have confidence in him and trust him.
February 02, 2017
Express more interest in patient; empathy; warmth & concern. Provider is technically & medically very competent (seems).
February 24, 2017
Dr. Corteen is an exceptional doctor. I am confident of a full recovery thanks to his care & expertise. His staff is also amazing.
April 21, 2017
Discrepancies between his written instructions & ambulatory surgery instructions. Very confusing!
August 09, 2017
I did feel he's concerned with my prob.
August 10, 2017
He's great!
September 19, 2017
#5. No meds.
September 26, 2017
6 surgeons turned my case down before Dr Corteen agreed to meet with me. I had a very complex knee injury and from my first meeting with him I knew he had the confidence and the skills needed to do th...view full comment
September 27, 2017
Many of my answers reflect the fact that recovery hazards & restriction & time line were not explained in detail.
September 27, 2017
Many of my answers reflect the fact that recovery hazards & restriction & time line were not explained in detail.
September 26, 2017
6 surgeons turned my case down before Dr Corteen agreed to meet with me. I had a very complex knee injury and from my first meeting with him I knew he had the confidence and the skills needed to do th...view full comment
September 19, 2017
#5. No meds.
August 10, 2017
He's great!
August 09, 2017
I did feel he's concerned with my prob.
April 21, 2017
Discrepancies between his written instructions & ambulatory surgery instructions. Very confusing!
February 24, 2017
Dr. Corteen is an exceptional doctor. I am confident of a full recovery thanks to his care & expertise. His staff is also amazing.
February 02, 2017
Express more interest in patient; empathy; warmth & concern. Provider is technically & medically very competent (seems).
January 23, 2017
I have seen Dr. Corteen for different things and extended periods of time, I have confidence in him and trust him.