The entire experience of being an obstetrician and gynecologist is what makes it so appealing to Dr. Alison Sampson, who sees patients at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.
"I can't imagine doing anything else," Dr. Sampson said. "You are an important part of peoples' lives. It's not just about caring for pregnant women and delivering babies. Women come in with problems and I can make a difference for them."
Her philosophy of caregiving is to "do for others what I would want for myself: for someone to care about me and be honest with me."
She earned her medical degree from Des Moines Osteopathic Medical School in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She has since become board-certified and is a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Deciding on Marshfield Clinic Health System was easy for Dr. Sampson, a native of Siren in northwest Wisconsin.
"We wanted to be in Wisconsin, close to family and in a small town, and yet have all the resources of a tertiary care center," she said.
She and her husband, Dr. Josh Sampson, also an OB/GYN in Marshfield, have three children. Other interests include outdoor activities such as hiking, running, fishing and skiing, and reading novels.