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​​“When a patient comes in to see me, they can expect to be greeted with a smile.”

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Dr. Adam Atkins has some advice for kids contemplating a career when they grow up. “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Atkins has turned his lifelong passion for sports into a career as a sports medicine physician. “I am fascinated by the musculoskeletal system,” he says.

A multi-sport athlete in high school, he continues to play ice hockey in a men’s league and competes in triathlons, including the Ironman Wisconsin. Whether it’s golf, soccer, tennis, waterskiing, Atkins stays active when he isn’t treating patients. About the only time he isn’t moving is when he’s glued to a Wisconsin Badger or Green Bay Packer football game.

“I want to be in a position to help people who have similar interests to my own,” Atkins said. “I enjoy helping people work through their ailments so they can return to activities they enjoy. I try to use language that patients can understand and make sure they are well informed about their problem and treatment options.”

Atkins, a Wisconsin native, is thrilled he is practicing sports medicine for Marshfield Clinic Health System in the Chippewa Valley. “Marshfield Clinic Health System is recognized as a Center of Excellence,” he said. “I strive to use my abilities as a sports medicine physician to provide outstanding and compassionate care to my patients.”

Atkins completed a family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at Mercy Health System in Janesville, Wisconsin. He utilizes a non-surgical approach to evaluate and treat muscle and joint pain. He is also trained in treating sports-related concussions, and employs ultrasound to diagnose and treat many musculoskeletal conditions.

Atkins and his wife have four children.

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  • Medical School
    St. George's University - School of Medicine St. George's, , Grenada, M.D. 2009

    Residency
    Mercyhealth Janesville, WI, United States, Family Medicine 2012

    Fellowship
    Mercyhealth Janesville, WI, United States, Sports Medicine 2013

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Family Physicians

    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine: 2012

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (122 ratings, 19 comments)
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Provider explanations of my problem
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4.7
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Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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February 22, 2023
We were able...to completely understand her situation & were made aware about the necessary steps to take with her recovery.
March 2, 2023
I was very appreciative that Dr. Atkins took time to review X-RAYS, options, etc. with me and that he explained it in terms I was able to understand.
March 22, 2023
Very kind and nice...
May 16, 2023
I've had dozens of these injections and Dr. Atkins is the best. No pain at all.
May 17, 2023
I have been to 4 different people and they all said I had a hip/leg problem. Dr. Atkins is the only one who figured out it was a back, disc problem! I am very grateful to him!
May 18, 2023
Great job Dr. Atkins.
June 23, 2023
He has the best bedside manners; tolerates useless nervous chatter.
June 27, 2023
Explained in details. Answered all questions.
July 19, 2023
Very courteous and professional, listened to my concerns
August 25, 2023
Very helpful.
October 6, 2023
Very good.
October 24, 2023
One of the best experiences I've had. Doctor Atkins was very helpful and made me feel at ease
October 26, 2023
I appreciated Dr. Atkins honesty about treatment options for my knee. He was very genuine in his answers and included a "if it were my knee" explanation. Very helpful.
November 9, 2023
was very impressed with my Doctor help.I am happy with he's help.
December 21, 2023
Excellent communication and care. Highly recommended.
April 3, 2023
Dr. Atkins & his PA were thorough and helpful. They were reassuring to my son and that was truly all he needed to hear.
April 28, 2023
Dr. explained things very good to patient.
March 6, 2023
Good experience. Dr. Atkins very caring, thorough & professional.
August 1, 2023
I felt as he was rushing and didn't have an concern for my pain, I felt overlooked.
August 1, 2023
I felt as he was rushing and didn't have an concern for my pain, I felt overlooked.
March 6, 2023
Good experience. Dr. Atkins very caring, thorough & professional.
April 28, 2023
Dr. explained things very good to patient.
April 3, 2023
Dr. Atkins & his PA were thorough and helpful. They were reassuring to my son and that was truly all he needed to hear.
February 22, 2023
We were able...to completely understand her situation & were made aware about the necessary steps to take with her recovery.
March 2, 2023
I was very appreciative that Dr. Atkins took time to review X-RAYS, options, etc. with me and that he explained it in terms I was able to understand.
March 22, 2023
Very kind and nice...
May 16, 2023
I've had dozens of these injections and Dr. Atkins is the best. No pain at all.
May 17, 2023
I have been to 4 different people and they all said I had a hip/leg problem. Dr. Atkins is the only one who figured out it was a back, disc problem! I am very grateful to him!
May 18, 2023
Great job Dr. Atkins.
June 23, 2023
He has the best bedside manners; tolerates useless nervous chatter.
June 27, 2023
Explained in details. Answered all questions.
July 19, 2023
Very courteous and professional, listened to my concerns
August 25, 2023
Very helpful.
October 6, 2023
Very good.
October 24, 2023
One of the best experiences I've had. Doctor Atkins was very helpful and made me feel at ease
October 26, 2023
I appreciated Dr. Atkins honesty about treatment options for my knee. He was very genuine in his answers and included a "if it were my knee" explanation. Very helpful.
November 9, 2023
was very impressed with my Doctor help.I am happy with he's help.
December 21, 2023
Excellent communication and care. Highly recommended.
February 22, 2023
We were able...to completely understand her situation & were made aware about the necessary steps to take with her recovery.
March 2, 2023
I was very appreciative that Dr. Atkins took time to review X-RAYS, options, etc. with me and that he explained it in terms I was able to understand.
March 6, 2023
Good experience. Dr. Atkins very caring, thorough & professional.
March 22, 2023
Very kind and nice...
April 3, 2023
Dr. Atkins & his PA were thorough and helpful. They were reassuring to my son and that was truly all he needed to hear.
April 28, 2023
Dr. explained things very good to patient.
May 16, 2023
I've had dozens of these injections and Dr. Atkins is the best. No pain at all.
May 17, 2023
I have been to 4 different people and they all said I had a hip/leg problem. Dr. Atkins is the only one who figured out it was a back, disc problem! I am very grateful to him!
May 18, 2023
Great job Dr. Atkins.
June 23, 2023
He has the best bedside manners; tolerates useless nervous chatter.
June 27, 2023
Explained in details. Answered all questions.
July 19, 2023
Very courteous and professional, listened to my concerns
August 1, 2023
I felt as he was rushing and didn't have an concern for my pain, I felt overlooked.
August 25, 2023
Very helpful.
October 6, 2023
Very good.
October 24, 2023
One of the best experiences I've had. Doctor Atkins was very helpful and made me feel at ease
October 26, 2023
I appreciated Dr. Atkins honesty about treatment options for my knee. He was very genuine in his answers and included a "if it were my knee" explanation. Very helpful.
November 9, 2023
was very impressed with my Doctor help.I am happy with he's help.
December 21, 2023
Excellent communication and care. Highly recommended.
December 21, 2023
Excellent communication and care. Highly recommended.
November 9, 2023
was very impressed with my Doctor help.I am happy with he's help.
October 26, 2023
I appreciated Dr. Atkins honesty about treatment options for my knee. He was very genuine in his answers and included a "if it were my knee" explanation. Very helpful.
October 24, 2023
One of the best experiences I've had. Doctor Atkins was very helpful and made me feel at ease
October 6, 2023
Very good.
August 25, 2023
Very helpful.
August 1, 2023
I felt as he was rushing and didn't have an concern for my pain, I felt overlooked.
July 19, 2023
Very courteous and professional, listened to my concerns
June 27, 2023
Explained in details. Answered all questions.
June 23, 2023
He has the best bedside manners; tolerates useless nervous chatter.
May 18, 2023
Great job Dr. Atkins.
May 17, 2023
I have been to 4 different people and they all said I had a hip/leg problem. Dr. Atkins is the only one who figured out it was a back, disc problem! I am very grateful to him!
May 16, 2023
I've had dozens of these injections and Dr. Atkins is the best. No pain at all.
April 28, 2023
Dr. explained things very good to patient.
April 3, 2023
Dr. Atkins & his PA were thorough and helpful. They were reassuring to my son and that was truly all he needed to hear.
March 22, 2023
Very kind and nice...
March 6, 2023
Good experience. Dr. Atkins very caring, thorough & professional.
March 2, 2023
I was very appreciative that Dr. Atkins took time to review X-RAYS, options, etc. with me and that he explained it in terms I was able to understand.
February 22, 2023
We were able...to completely understand her situation & were made aware about the necessary steps to take with her recovery.

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