“My goal as a family physician is to establish
long-term relationships with my patients,
and to provide continuity of care.”
Dr. Joseph Arias has practiced in Wisconsin
Rapids since joining Marshfield Clinic Health
System. “Wisconsin Rapids has a small-town
feel,” he said. “People know each other
better and it’s a quieter atmosphere than
cities we used to live in.”
Dr. Arias joined Marshfield Clinic Health
System because of its reputation for
excellence and its location. Originally
from Chicago, he completed his
residency in family medicine at the
Medical College of Wisconsin and St.
Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee.
Dr. Arias has a special interest in helping
patients learn how to care for themselves
in the face of chronic illnesses. He said
his patients often tell him he’s kind,
approachable and willing to take time
with them. He earned his medical degree
from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the Philippines, and completed an internship in family medicine at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago before moving to Milwaukee.
He enjoys following baseball, basketball and football, and listening to music from the 1950s and 1960s. He and his wife, Lou Marie, have three children.