Heather M. Curtiss, MD

Assistant Professor

"I embrace a care philosophy that focuses on the overall health of the patient in addition to the injury at hand. Therefore, every patient receives a thorough evaluation and review of appropriate imaging/testing. I discuss treatment options with the patients and their families to determine the appropriate treatment pathway that will maximize function and limit risk. I focus on conservative treatment options including physical and occupational therapy to retrain the musculoskeletal system and improve the motion at the injury site, but also through the whole body. Keeping patients active and doing the activities they love improves every aspect of health."

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Mequon Health Center

(262) 518-1900

SpineCare Clinic at Tosa Health Center

(414) 955-7199

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Overview

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certification

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English

Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis

Treatments & Services

  • Cortisone Shot
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Non-Opioid Medication Management
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Tenotomy
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Viscosupplementation
 

Clinic Locations

Mequon Health Center

11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon WI,  53092
Phone:(262) 518-1900
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SpineCare - Tosa Health Center

1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa WI,  53226
Phone:(414) 955-7199
Fax:(414) 955-0110
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Biography

Dr. Heather Curtiss is a native of Wisconsin. She received a BS in Kinesiology from University of Wisconsin- Madison, and an athletic training certification from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Dr. Curtiss then completed her medical education in Madison University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health graduating in 2007. After finishing her Masters in Biomechanics from UW-Milwaukee, she completed a PM&R residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her training was completed with a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Utah.  She did practice for several years at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, but to transition back into academic medicine and has been practicing at University of Utah since 2016.  She could not pass up the opportunity to combine an academic practice of sports and spine closer to her family. Dr. Curtiss is excited to start working at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is looking forward to continuing her career in academic medicine. She is excited about being a part of a large PM&R department with a variety of strengths and interests.

Teaching is one of her strong interests with specific passion for musculoskeletal ultrasound and procedure training. Learners are always welcome.  Research will always be an interest, focusing on injury mechanisms and physician burnout.  

She is married with 2 kids, aged 13 and 10. Paul, her husband, will be working in the title industry once the family joins her in Wisconsin after the school year.  As a family, they enjoy hiking and the outdoors. They will be sad to leave the beautiful mountains and national parks of Utah, but look forward to enjoying the lush outdoors of Wisconsin. As always, much of her spare time is trying to keep up with the kids who are involved in tennis, dance, basketball, track and band. They certainly will be able to attend many more family events with the immediate family in Madison, and the extended family all throughout the Milwaukee area!


Education / Training
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Wisconsin - Madison (2007)
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine - University of Utah - Salt Lake City (2012-2013)
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN (2009-2012)
 

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