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Barron and Sawyer County Communities

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Local Health Care Research with Global Impacts

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute teams lead and support research to improve rural health care locally and across the nation. This includes rural and agricultural health and safety, human genetics, molecular biology, virology, immunology, epidemiology, trauma, cancer, and biomedical informatics research. The Research Institute, founded in 1959, is a division of Marshfield Clinic Health System and is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin.

Research in Barron and Sawyer County Communities

  • In 2022, two patients participated in life-saving clinical trials at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake. Through these programs, they have access to innovative treatment options and care.
  • With donor support, National Farm Medicine Center has retrofitted seven tractors in Barron and Sawyer counties with lifesaving rollover protection structures (ROPS) and seatbelts.
  • Residents of Barron and Sawyer counties can participate in the All of Us Research Program, a nationwide effort to advance precision medicine research, to improve and customize care for individuals.

Strength in Research: Improving Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment

Precision Medicine
  • The Center for Precision Medicine Research gives patients access to new diagnostics and therapies, innovating care now and in the future.
Clinical Trials and Studies
  • Patients have access to care through open clinical trials. This includes study-related follow-up visits, procedures, and lab tests at no cost to them or their insurance.
  • Scientists collaborate with providers across the Health System to provide patients access to more than 440 open clinical trials annually.
Infectious Diseases and Tick-Borne Disease Research
  • For 30 years researchers have led studies to help prevent and treat tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease, babesiosis and anaplasmosis.
  • Patients have early access to treatments improved long-term outcomes for pediatrics and adults.
National Influenza Leader
  • Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health pioneered studies in evaluating the effectiveness of annual influenza vaccines and has remained a leader in the field for nearly 20 years. This work has improved overall care in vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and safety.
Genetics Research
  • Researchers played a critical role in sequencing the human genome, developing one of the first and best structural genetic maps of humankind.
  • The human genome sequence creates a better understanding of the genetic basis of diseases and improves diagnosis.
Farm Health and Safety
  • Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of farmers and their families, the National Farm Medicine Center is the largest agricultural health and safety team in the U.S.
  • The National Children’s Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety works with communities to reduce injuries and fatalities for youth living and working in agricultural communities.
Trauma Care
  • Data shows low-density population areas have higher rates of trauma fatalities. The trauma research program improves the critical quality of trauma care and acute care surgery by studying the unique character of rural area trauma and improving prevention and patient recovery.

Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake (Walk-In)

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1700 West Stout St
Door 5
Rice Lake, WI 54868
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M - Th: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
S-Su and holidays: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For health needs that are not emergencies, but cannot wait for an appointment, we have walk-in care within your region to make sure we are always in your corner.

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To ensure you have access to top quality care in the Barron and Sawyer County Communities, we have a medical center, four primary care locations and specialty care services united in a network of care close to home.

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Community Locations

With four primary care locations and more than 35 specialties in your region, our doctors are in your corner ready to provide you with the care you need close to home.

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Primary Care

No matter what comes your way, your primary care provider is by your side.

Specialty Care

With more than 170 specialties, expert care is never far from where you are.

Hospital Care

When you need care for anything at any time, we’re here for you.

Experts That Have Your Back
For more than 100 years, Marshfield Clinic Health System has been dedicated to bringing expert care to local communities like the Barron and Sawyer County Communities. We are not just nearby, we’re in your corner with the care you deserve.

Dr. Timothy Hovde
Podiatry services now offered at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake
Welcome Dr. Timothy Hovde. As a podiatrist, Dr. Hovde helps patients with a variety of foot and ankle concerns including bunions, fractures, arthritis, flat feet and tendonitis.
Learn more about Dr. Hovde or schedule an appointment

MMC Rice Lake
Here for the health of our communities
The importance of health care to our communities has been highlighted by recent changes in the region. Our hospitals provide access for all patients as a part of our world-class health system that puts patients first every day and delivers quality care in Barron County. As an integral part of health care in the region, we are committed to being here for our communities.
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