Heather M. Curtiss, MD

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Sports Medicine
4.9 (85)
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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.


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!


Diseases & Conditions

Back Pain
Joint Pain
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Neck Pain
Spinal Arthritis
Sprains and Strains

Treatment & Services

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

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Tosa Health Center
1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 955-5990
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Mequon Health Center
11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 518-1900
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Education & Training

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Doctor of Medicine - (2007)

University of Utah - Salt Lake City - Fellowship in Sports Medicine - (2012-2013)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester - MN - Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - (2009-2012)

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 85 ratings, 18 reviews
July 13, 2019
she is very kind and thorough. she provided new information and explanation.
June 16, 2019
Every step was explained and described.
June 7, 2019
Really appreciate the timelines of appointments.
May 26, 2019
I found Dr Curtiss to be extremely knowledgeable and kind, a wonderful doctor.
May 23, 2019
Dr Curtiss is very kind, knowledgeable, empathetic, and explains things in a way that made things easy to understand. She put my best interest foremost and let me know what she felt was the best course of action while still making it clear that I had options.
May 22, 2019
the scheduler had two big screens and I couldn't see her at all during scheduling. it was a little off putting.
May 9, 2019
All the ladies in the room were very sweet, and really helped with my nervousness for the shot, thank you ladies!
April 24, 2019
I'm so impressed w Dr Curtis she is so thorough and kind. Since my first encounter she gave me an epidural injection she was so kind in helping me feel relaxed and in good care. I'm so pleased to have meet her.
April 18, 2019
I'm very impressed with *Dr. Curtiss.
March 19, 2019
The Dr was extremely knowledgeable, extremely kind, and did an excellent job of explaining my condition, and the possible courses of treatment. I would highly recommend her
Feb. 27, 2019
She was very hands on, listened to my concerns. Talked about out comes of chosen treatment.
Feb. 22, 2019
*Dr. Curtiss was great. Took time to talk to me about what she was doing and why.
Feb. 20, 2019
I feel like she really cares about me.
Feb. 18, 2019
*Dr. Curtiss was extremely detailed, informative and made me feel very comfortable with her treatment plan. Outstanding physician.
Jan. 15, 2019
*Dr. Curtiss is a specialty doctor - she gave me a cortisone shot.
Dec. 14, 2018
The time explaining to me my X-rays & MRI - communication - showed she did in fact want to help.
Dec. 8, 2018
This provider took me as an unscheduled patient so it was not her fault for the wait time - I was grateful to be added on because she was the only reason I received a diagnosis. My entire visit felt confusing and I moved rooms/waiting areas literally about 6 times. I ended up in areas I didn't need to be in about 3 times.
Nov. 1, 2018
I felt that *Dr. Curtiss cared about me and was concerned about my heath. I liked her very much.