Heather M. Curtiss, MD, MS

Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor
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Mequon Health Center 262-518-1900
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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.

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…
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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!


Treatment & Services

Cortisone Shot
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Non-Opioid Medication Management
PRP Injections
Spinal Disorders
Spinal Injections
Spine Care
Spine Rehabilitation
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Female Athlete Triad
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Frozen Shoulder
Hand and Upper Extremity
Hip Pain
Joint Pain
Knee Pain
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Neck Pain
Peripheral Joints
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Injury
Spinal Arthritis
Sprains and Strains

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11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Mequon Health Center Tosa Health Center

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

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Thank you for caring professionally.
Excellent professional care. Friendly and engaging staff and service.
Smooth visit w nurse snd Dr C
Care was excellent. Good discussion and understanding on direction of health issue. This team is excellent throughout the appointment, all phases.
MD's explanation of change in care plan was clear and logical. Concern for my thoughts was expressed at this time.
Great people. Always friendly and smiling.
Dr Curtiss was fantastic. Listened, explained and answered my questions
Dr Curtis is attentive, narrates every step of the procedure, frequently stops to check if questions, listens (really listens), and was clued in to my anxiety about the injection procedure. Incredibly calm, reassuring, and highly skilled. I'm so glad to be in her care for my hip issue.
Dr Curtiss I wonderful. Explains things really well. Ive recommended her to many.
Thank you everyone!!
Well done.
Sr med student a did good job. Good to see you training them.
I was called to fill in a cancellation which is very appreciated. The entire staff leading up to the encounter with Dr. Curtiss were professional and courteous. Dr. Curtiss was great as always. She explained the entire procedure before she started and made sure I understood what would happen and the results to expect. And she was calming before and during the procedure. Dr. Curtiss is excellent at this procedure.
Mom and I really appreciate Dr. Curtiss and her staff. They are always very friendly, patient, and caring. Thanks a ton!
Dr. Curtiss was very knowledgeable and made me comfortable to ask questions and express my concerns. The only concern for all my appointments through the Froedtert and MCW healthcare system is the wait time. I feel that healthcare in general is just making people wait long for care but if anyone would take a serious lookwould you want to wait weeks or months when you're in pain? This is no reflection on Dr Curtiss but my feelings about all of my appointments. Thank you.
I really appreciated everyone's courtesy today
I was very pleased.
This clinic operates like a well oiled machine. Minimal waits for everything. Calm, friendly, peaceful place.
Dr. Curtiss is a phenomenal doctor with a wonderful bedside manner! She takes time to listen and explain and never makes me feel rushed or as If I am wasting her time.
Heather Curtiss is first-rate!
Dr. Curtis is the most pleasant and caring doctor at Froedtert. I am extremely confidant In the care I receive from her and feel I'm getting the best care possible.
Dr. Curtiss is absolutely amazing! Her and her team provide the best care, I would highly recommend them!
Dr H Curtiss and the team provided outstanding service to me at every one of my appointments.Kudos to them!! Always consistent,
Dr. Curtiss and her staff are remarkable in their knowledge and ability to communicate effectively.
Explained everything thoroughly and asked all questions.
Dr Curtiss and staff are excellent at providing a calming and professional environment for their care.
This was a follow up appointment. I had not seen Dr Curtiss for about 18 months. My situation had changed. She entered the room fully prepared with my history in her usual professional manner. She gave me options and allowed me to pick the direction I wanted to go. The appointment was very thorough and complete. A very pleasant experience. Follow up appointments were made before I left.
I felt like I was really listened to
All good
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