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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 (169 ratings, 15 comments)
4.9
Provider friendliness
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.9
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's medication information
4.8
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.9
Provider's use of words I understood
4.8
Provider's amount of time with me
4.9
My confidence in this provider
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.
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December 07, 2016
Not a problem. Very good.
December 18, 2016
I have great respect for & confidence in Dr. Fossen.
January 18, 2017
Wish he would not push losing weight so much.
March 03, 2017
Best doctor ever.
March 10, 2017
Really like Dr. Fossen.
March 10, 2017
Very good.
April 05, 2017
Very satisfied.
May 16, 2017
He's an excellent doctor!
May 16, 2017
enjoyed visit with Doctor - he does an excellent job
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.
December 21, 2016
Has been an excellent provider for many years.
January 26, 2017
Excellent communicator.
May 17, 2017
#1. Fossen
July 19, 2017
Dr Fossen is excellent [...]
July 19, 2017
Dr Fossen is excellent [...]
December 21, 2016
Has been an excellent provider for many years.
January 26, 2017
Excellent communicator.
May 17, 2017
#1. Fossen
December 07, 2016
Not a problem. Very good.
December 18, 2016
I have great respect for & confidence in Dr. Fossen.
January 18, 2017
Wish he would not push losing weight so much.
March 03, 2017
Best doctor ever.
March 10, 2017
Really like Dr. Fossen.
March 10, 2017
Very good.
April 05, 2017
Very satisfied.
May 16, 2017
He's an excellent doctor!
May 16, 2017
enjoyed visit with Doctor - he does an excellent job
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.
December 07, 2016
Not a problem. Very good.
December 18, 2016
I have great respect for & confidence in Dr. Fossen.
December 21, 2016
Has been an excellent provider for many years.
January 18, 2017
Wish he would not push losing weight so much.
January 26, 2017
Excellent communicator.
March 03, 2017
Best doctor ever.
March 10, 2017
Really like Dr. Fossen.
March 10, 2017
Very good.
April 05, 2017
Very satisfied.
May 16, 2017
He's an excellent doctor!
May 16, 2017
enjoyed visit with Doctor - he does an excellent job
May 17, 2017
#1. Fossen
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.
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 [...]
May 17, 2017
#1. Fossen
May 16, 2017
He's an excellent doctor!
May 16, 2017
enjoyed visit with Doctor - he does an excellent job
April 05, 2017
Very satisfied.
March 10, 2017
Really like Dr. Fossen.
March 10, 2017
Very good.
March 03, 2017
Best doctor ever.
January 26, 2017
Excellent communicator.
January 18, 2017
Wish he would not push losing weight so much.
December 21, 2016
Has been an excellent provider for many years.
December 18, 2016
I have great respect for & confidence in Dr. Fossen.
December 07, 2016
Not a problem. Very good.