Heather M. Curtiss, MD

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Sports Medicine
4.9 (86)
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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
Virtual Visit

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Languages Spoken



Mequon Health Center
11430 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 518-1900
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Tosa Health Center
1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 955-5990
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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. 86 ratings, 17 reviews
March 19, 2020
I thought that she was thorough and knowledgeable. It was my first trip here and because of the pain they worked my in even with the current pandemic. She listened and offered suggestions.
Feb. 24, 2020
I was great full I was able to get in the same day I called because I was hurting so bad I couldn't stand it.
Feb. 19, 2020
Dr. Heather Curtiss wasmost attentive to my questions and concerns and was able to clarify and expand on a host of issues related to my recent MRI, successful spinal injections and prospective treatment plan. I can't express enough how grateful I am to have received a better understanding of my condition and a confidence in the evaluation and prospective treatment of that condition.
Feb. 18, 2020
Dr. Curtiss and her team provide great care.
Jan. 25, 2020
Dr Curtiss always does a great job of explaining things in a manner that I can understand. She always answers my questions and makes sure that we have discussed everything before ending the appointment. She is very cordial and treats myself and my wife with utmost courtesy and respect.
Jan. 20, 2020
In addition to Dr. Curtis' technical excellence, she had great bedside manner. Her assistant was also wonderful.
Dec. 7, 2019
Dr Curtis does a great job helping you understand what is going on with the back and then recommending treatments.
Oct. 4, 2019
nothing to say overall very good.
Oct. 2, 2019
Dr Curtiss is very knowledgible, professional and courteous. She is a great educator and explains things in a manner that can easily be understood.
Sept. 29, 2019
She's very kind and thoughtful and I appreciate her non-judge mental and caring disposition.
Sept. 17, 2019
gave me steroids in my hip, and it did not hurt at all. I have never had that happen before
Sept. 2, 2019
She spoke to me with professionalism and respected my profession. We were able to connect on a personal level as well to help me calm down. She used the equipment and tools appropriately and described what we were seeing. Overall, just a great provider and care team.
July 13, 2019
she is very kind and thorough. she provided new information and explanation.
June 21, 2019
When I made my appt. I was under the impression that I would receive knee injections. Dr. told me they were in a time crunch and couldn't. Very disappointed.
June 20, 2019
Excellent knowledge of my health issue, excellent communicator, compassionate. This doctor is amazing!!!!
June 16, 2019
Every step was explained and described.
June 7, 2019
Really appreciate the timelines of appointments.