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"When it comes to patient care, it is important to listen to your patients."​

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Dr. Elizabeth Helmer is a wound healing doctor that uses surgery, wound healing and hyperbaric treatment options to treat wounds that are difficult to heal such as burns and foot ulcers because of diabetes.

For patients that need these types of treatments, Dr. Helmer understands it is important to listen to her patients so she can understand their goals.

"For some patients, their goal is to heal, while for others it is comfort," Dr. Helmer said. "It is important to understand what is a success for them so we can work together to meet that goal."

She was originally interested in burn and general surgery, which evolved into an interest in healing wounds. Her favorite part is being able use her experience as a general surgeon to be able to operate and fix a chronic ailment.

Dr. Helmer completed her residency in general surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia and her fellowship in burn at the University of California-San Diego.

She is originally from Michigan, so she has enjoyed living in a rural community.

"I love northern Wisconsin because of its small-town atmosphere," Dr. Helmer said. "I am excited that I get to live in this area, while also being able to help those that need wound healing."

Dr. Helmer and her wife enjoy tending to their apple trees and making cider. They also like playing with their dogs, hiking and the outdoors. 

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  • Medical School
    Wayne State University - School of Medicine Detroit, MI, United States, M.D. 2008

    Residency
    Mercer University School of Medicine - Memorial University Medical Center Savannah, GA, United States, General Surgery 2014

    Fellowship
    University of California - San Diego Medical Center San Diego, CA, United States, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist 2014

  • State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (60 ratings, 6 comments)
4.6
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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June 23, 2023
We really enjoy our visits with Dr. Helmer. She is very thorough and friendly.
July 11, 2023
Dr. Helmer is an excellent dr.
July 24, 2023
Dr. Helmer is a excellent doctor with a wonderful sense of humor.
October 4, 2023
Dr. Helmer and her staff are excellent.
November 7, 2023
Dr. Helmer was very thorough.
July 6, 2023
She didn't ask any questions just started trimming the skin off my feet. No explanation of what she was doing.
July 6, 2023
She didn't ask any questions just started trimming the skin off my feet. No explanation of what she was doing.
June 23, 2023
We really enjoy our visits with Dr. Helmer. She is very thorough and friendly.
July 11, 2023
Dr. Helmer is an excellent dr.
July 24, 2023
Dr. Helmer is a excellent doctor with a wonderful sense of humor.
October 4, 2023
Dr. Helmer and her staff are excellent.
November 7, 2023
Dr. Helmer was very thorough.
June 23, 2023
We really enjoy our visits with Dr. Helmer. She is very thorough and friendly.
July 6, 2023
She didn't ask any questions just started trimming the skin off my feet. No explanation of what she was doing.
July 11, 2023
Dr. Helmer is an excellent dr.
July 24, 2023
Dr. Helmer is a excellent doctor with a wonderful sense of humor.
October 4, 2023
Dr. Helmer and her staff are excellent.
November 7, 2023
Dr. Helmer was very thorough.
November 7, 2023
Dr. Helmer was very thorough.
October 4, 2023
Dr. Helmer and her staff are excellent.
July 24, 2023
Dr. Helmer is a excellent doctor with a wonderful sense of humor.
July 11, 2023
Dr. Helmer is an excellent dr.
July 6, 2023
She didn't ask any questions just started trimming the skin off my feet. No explanation of what she was doing.
June 23, 2023
We really enjoy our visits with Dr. Helmer. She is very thorough and friendly.

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