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​​“I enjoy helping people learn more about their health, and how to continue living fulfilling lives, despite illness." ​


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​Julia Szmanda, doctor of osteopathic medicine, sees patients who have headaches, facial pain, seizures, stroke, tremors, numbness and tingling, weakness, speech difficulty, memory difficulty, double vision and some cases of new onset vision loss.  


Dr. Szmanda has always been interested in the nervous system and enjoys using what she's learned to help people improve their lives. “The nervous system is what makes it possible for us to do the things we love, and experience the world around us every day," she said. 

Listening to patients comes first for Dr. Szmanda. She takes a patient-centered approach to care and works hard for the patient. “I believe a person should be able to decide how they want to live their lives, and that includes controlling how they want to receive their medical care/treatment," she said.   

​She earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Rowan University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey, and completed her residency in neurology at University of Illinois - College of Medicine in Peoria. 

Dr. Szmanda grew up in Wausau, and is excited to give back to the community. When she's not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, singing, hiking, skiing, baking and going to the theater.​

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  • Medical School
    Rowan University - School of Osteopathic Medicine Stratford, NJ, United States, D.O. 2017

    Residency
    University of Illinois - College of Medicine Peoria, IL, United States, Neurology 2021

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Neurology

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.9
out of 5 (59 ratings, 4 comments)
4.9
Provider explanations of my problem
4.9
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.9
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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May 8, 2023
She went above and beyond at my appt. She is my neurologist to stay!!
July 10, 2023
I am very pleased with Dr. Szmanda.
July 17, 2023
Dr. Szmanda is always very thorough checking physical abilities, reviewing meds and explaining the plan when I leave the appointment I feel like I was part of what was decided and I don't feel like something was missed.
January 9, 2024
She was the "best!" 1st time seeing her! I waited 3 months but worth it. She listens understand, knew what I was talking about came up w/a plan. Sure enough dr./& her staff came thru - w/PT - meds etc., she did every thing that she said she would do!
May 8, 2023
She went above and beyond at my appt. She is my neurologist to stay!!
July 10, 2023
I am very pleased with Dr. Szmanda.
July 17, 2023
Dr. Szmanda is always very thorough checking physical abilities, reviewing meds and explaining the plan when I leave the appointment I feel like I was part of what was decided and I don't feel like something was missed.
January 9, 2024
She was the "best!" 1st time seeing her! I waited 3 months but worth it. She listens understand, knew what I was talking about came up w/a plan. Sure enough dr./& her staff came thru - w/PT - meds etc., she did every thing that she said she would do!
May 8, 2023
She went above and beyond at my appt. She is my neurologist to stay!!
July 10, 2023
I am very pleased with Dr. Szmanda.
July 17, 2023
Dr. Szmanda is always very thorough checking physical abilities, reviewing meds and explaining the plan when I leave the appointment I feel like I was part of what was decided and I don't feel like something was missed.
January 9, 2024
She was the "best!" 1st time seeing her! I waited 3 months but worth it. She listens understand, knew what I was talking about came up w/a plan. Sure enough dr./& her staff came thru - w/PT - meds etc., she did every thing that she said she would do!
January 9, 2024
She was the "best!" 1st time seeing her! I waited 3 months but worth it. She listens understand, knew what I was talking about came up w/a plan. Sure enough dr./& her staff came thru - w/PT - meds etc., she did every thing that she said she would do!
July 17, 2023
Dr. Szmanda is always very thorough checking physical abilities, reviewing meds and explaining the plan when I leave the appointment I feel like I was part of what was decided and I don't feel like something was missed.
July 10, 2023
I am very pleased with Dr. Szmanda.
May 8, 2023
She went above and beyond at my appt. She is my neurologist to stay!!

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