Caitlin R. Patten, MD

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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
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Assistant Professor
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Drexel Town Square Health Center (414) 346-8000
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Dr. Patten is a breast surgical oncologist whose clinical focus consists of caring for patients with breast cancer, benign breast diseases, and those who are at high risk for developing breast cancer. Her research interests include decreasing margin re-excisions in patients who undergo a partial mastectomy and sentinel lymph node dissection after chemotherapy.

About

Overview

Diseases & Conditions

Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases

Treatment & Services

Breast Surgery
Surgical Oncology

Ages Seen

Adult
Senior

Languages Spoken

English

Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital

Locations

Breast Care Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 W. Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(866) 680-0505
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Cancer Center - Drexel Town Square Health Center
7901 S. 6th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 805-0505
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (2006-2010)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - General Surgery Residency - (2010-2015)

Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte - NC - Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship - (2015-2016)

Board Certifications

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

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5 out of 5. 138 ratings, 41 reviews
Ratings
Dec. 7, 2019
Dr.patton is an AMAZING Doctor! Always super friendly and explains everything. A very caring person.
Dec. 3, 2019
no everything went good
Nov. 28, 2019
I rated Dr. Patten a 10. She would have. 100 if that was an option. Excellent is how I would describe my encounter with her. She was extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable about my issue. She explained my situation and offered treatment options. She answered all of my questions. I feel very lucky to have her as my provider. I would strongly recommend her to any of my friends who found themselves in need of this type of specialist. Thank You Dr. Patten
Nov. 28, 2019
Dr Patten is the best. It's obvious she took time to read through my chart before my appt. She's very personable and caring. she takes her time with her patients. She asks my opinion about the suggested plan of care to be sure I'm comfortable with everything. She's great!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov. 3, 2019
She knew my complete breast cancer history before she walked in the room. She was so compassionate and caring. She is definitely one of the nicest physicians I've ever met!
Oct. 26, 2019
I know that I am receiving the best care possible. I have total admiration and respect for Doctor Patten.
Oct. 23, 2019
care and compassion and a sincere interest in me
Oct. 10, 2019
Dr.Patten was very thorough in her explanation of my condition. She took time to explain my treatment plan and answer all of my questions.
Sept. 18, 2019
I was spoken to warmly & courteously. the scheduled exam was performed promptly and personably. I am pleased with my visit.
Sept. 17, 2019
Dr. Patten is an extremely caring and knowledgeable physician. I have complete confidence in the information she provided to me.
Sept. 15, 2019
Dr Patten is always very good at answering my questions. She is not afraid to answer the hard questions. She is very caring, nice personality, and knowledgeable. She is one of the best Doctors I have had in my life.
Sept. 11, 2019
Dr Patten was my cancer surgeon three years ago. Her concern for me as a person, not just a patient has been amazing. I have been blessed to have the best care possible at Froedtert and thank them that I am three out and cancer free. They're fantastic!
Sept. 10, 2019
Dr. Patten took as much time as needed to explain my condition and options. She was very caring and personable. Very impressed and thankful!
Sept. 9, 2019
Had a late appt. No staff there when I left to make my appt. or test. suggestion that they have staff there to accommodate patient traveling in to appts.
Sept. 7, 2019
Dr. Patten was very responsive to my questions and concerns and spent as much time as needed explaining a treatment plan to me and my family. I feel that she is very concerned about the outcome of my treatment, but also about me as a person.
Sept. 6, 2019
Dr.patten is very thorough and has great bedside manner. She listened to my concerns and made me feel at ease.
July 16, 2019
Excellent communication with me, allowed for all my questions, very informative.
July 6, 2019
The doctor made me feel at ease. She seemed very competent and understanding and listened to my concerns. I never felt rushed & she answered all of my questions.
July 2, 2019
Dr. Patten is very positive and respectful.
June 25, 2019
Takes time with me/explains & answers questions generally caring.
June 15, 2019
very professional and kind.
June 11, 2019
Dr. Patten is a caring, capable surgeon. I feel fortunate to have found her.
May 25, 2019
really liked dr Pattin and feltshe was empatheticto my health problems
May 21, 2019
Dr. Patten is excellent in treating my cancer!
May 15, 2019
Excellent bedside manner!
May 9, 2019
Dr. Patten _____ me feel very comfortable. She really cared about my current problem.
April 26, 2019
She listened to all that I talked about. I felt that she cared about me and what I needed. Thank you.
April 19, 2019
I thought Dr. Patten is GREAT!!! She took her time with me ...explain things very clearly!!! I was VERY THANKFUL...for her 2nd opinion..!!!Also her staff was excellent.!!!
April 17, 2019
she knew exactly the information I needed to put my mind at ease after getting a cancer diagnosis. she is brilliant and caring which is exactly what I needed.
March 28, 2019
Her individual care for me. Knew activities I want to resume. After surgery she stopped by my hospital room to check on me prior to her going home. Genuine care. She is the absolute best.
March 27, 2019
Dr. Patten provided time to discuss my health situation and options for management. She easily engages with the pt & includes pt throughout the discussion. Dr. Patten demonstrates partnering w/ the pt for health care. I truly appreciate her approach.
March 24, 2019
Dr. Patton is amazing . She is knowledgable, caring ,informative and takes time to help you feel comfortable. She seems genuinely caring about your medical conditions. she takes time to go everything carefully and answers all the questions you have. I never feel rushed and I feel all my questions are carefully answered. I appreciate that I am fortunate to have her as my doctor.!
March 24, 2019
Dr. Patten is the best. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. She's caring and concerned.
March 18, 2019
Dr Patton was very knowledgable, very personable; and I left feeling better than when I came in.
Feb. 26, 2019
Dr Patten is absolutely wonderful ... she is professional, kind, listens, problem solves and everything I want in a doctor. I am very grateful for this referral as she's working on getting my surgery coordinated with another surgery & this is awesome!! Very excellent
Feb. 25, 2019
Dr. Patten was very caring and efficient in taking out my chemo port. She is also a very talented surgeon especially with sutures as noted by nurse assisting.
Feb. 20, 2019
She was there when I needed someone for my cancer and couldn't have gotten a better Dr. Very caring and sensitive and understanding. Treated me with dignity and respect. A plus !!!!
Feb. 17, 2019
excellent skills professional caring listened & demonstrated understanding Clear plan developed for my problem
Feb. 14, 2019
Dr. Patten is lovely in every way! And, she is highly knowledgeable and helpful with all my needs!
Feb. 13, 2019
The care and information were very thorough and gave me peace of mind.
Jan. 31, 2019
She is very caring, gives good information and preparation, and did excellent surgery in the past.