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“My goal as a family physician is to establish long-term relationships with my patients, and to provide continuity of care.”

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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.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Santo Tomas - Medical School Manila, , Philippines, M.D. 1996

    Internship
    Norwegian American Hospital Chicago, IL, United States, Family Medicine 2002

    Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - St. Michael's Hospital Milwaukee, WI, United States Family Medicine 2002

    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - St. Michael's Hospital Milwaukee, WI, United States Family Medicine 2004

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Family Physicians American Medical Association Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine: 2004, recertified 2014

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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4.7
out of 5 (102 ratings, 8 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
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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August 19, 2022
I am pleased with Dr. Arias.
August 19, 2022
Always a pleasure!
September 20, 2022
A very good experience, my doctor is exceptional, caring and listens to your concerns.
February 23, 2023
Very good. Got done what was supposed to be done & I was out of there. We all like short visits.
March 25, 2023
I would want my wife to see him
April 25, 2023
Good
March 30, 2023
...Very pleased with the doctor.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Arias is a very good doctor.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Arias is a very good doctor.
March 30, 2023
...Very pleased with the doctor.
August 19, 2022
I am pleased with Dr. Arias.
August 19, 2022
Always a pleasure!
September 20, 2022
A very good experience, my doctor is exceptional, caring and listens to your concerns.
February 23, 2023
Very good. Got done what was supposed to be done & I was out of there. We all like short visits.
March 25, 2023
I would want my wife to see him
April 25, 2023
Good
August 19, 2022
I am pleased with Dr. Arias.
August 19, 2022
Always a pleasure!
August 31, 2022
Dr. Arias is a very good doctor.
September 20, 2022
A very good experience, my doctor is exceptional, caring and listens to your concerns.
February 23, 2023
Very good. Got done what was supposed to be done & I was out of there. We all like short visits.
March 25, 2023
I would want my wife to see him
March 30, 2023
...Very pleased with the doctor.
April 25, 2023
Good
April 25, 2023
Good
March 30, 2023
...Very pleased with the doctor.
March 25, 2023
I would want my wife to see him
February 23, 2023
Very good. Got done what was supposed to be done & I was out of there. We all like short visits.
September 20, 2022
A very good experience, my doctor is exceptional, caring and listens to your concerns.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Arias is a very good doctor.
August 19, 2022
Always a pleasure!
August 19, 2022
I am pleased with Dr. Arias.

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