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​​​​​"I make a connection with my patients for a strong bond to provide a lifetime of care." ​

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​Dr. Rebecca Downs knew from a young age that she wanted to be involved in health care. Both her parents work in the medical field, and she even shadowed her dad in the operating room for "take your daughter to work day." During rotations in medical school, Dr. Downs found her passion for obstetrics and gynecology.

"I was drawn to obstetrics and gynecology because you can care for women throughout their lives," she said. "You have a privilege to be able to take care of them and educate them during young adulthood, then deliver their babies and continue that care all the way through menopause, helping with other conditions and education in between."

Dr. Downs focuses on connecting with her patients to hear about their concerns. As a physician, she provides information and options, so patients can have the best overall experience and be involved in their care.

In the surgical realm, Dr. Downs enjoys the process of surgery because you can impact a person's quality of life.

"You are able to perform a procedure that changes the rest of her life," she said.

Dr. Downs specializes in minimally invasive surgery to allow small incisions and shorter recovery time for the patient. She can perform robotic surgery, including myomectomy for the treatment of fibroids, treatments for pelvic organ prolapse, and more.

She also said bringing new life into the world is quite special. "Those are the things that make my job rewarding."

Dr. Downs earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in 2009. She completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Wisconsin – Hospitals & Clinics. During her residency, Dr. Downs received a teaching award, which she is truly proud of because she can take those teaching skills into her role as a physician.

Outside of her practice, Dr. Downs is an active cyclist. She and her husband and daughters love outdoor activities like fishing, canoeing, camping and exploring new areas. In addition, she is a quilter. Dr. Downs can express her creativity through quilts and likes making something you can't find in stores.

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  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - School of Medicine & Public Health Madison, WI, United States, M.D. 2009

    Internship
    University of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Madison, WI, United States, Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010

    Residency
    University of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Madison, WI, United States, Obstetrics & Gynecology 2013

  • Board Certifications
    Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: 2021 Obstetrics & Gynecology: 2016

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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4.9
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February 8, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful provider. She is caring and very knowledgeable.
February 13, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful doctor! She is extremely understanding and thorough with her care.
March 22, 2023
Dr. Downs was GREAT. Listened & explained things. Will recommend to family & friends.
April 9, 2023
Dr. Downs is an excellent provider. She was very nice. Asked a lot of questions, made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her!
April 10, 2023
Dr. Downs was excellent! She listened well, made some recommendations included me in decision making.
April 21, 2023
My fav. OB I have ever had so sweet and supported.
May 15, 2023
I wish Dr. Downs could be my PCP. She is great and I sent both of my daughters to her.
May 16, 2023
Very pleased with Dr. Downs concerns related to issue. Very personable.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Downs goes above & beyond. She is wonderful.
May 23, 2023
Rebecca Downs was very sincere and thorough with explaining and answering my questions. I can tell she really cares and loves her job.
June 2, 2023
The physician appeared rushed for time, however addressed everything that needed to be addressed, is very knowledgeable, and includes me in decisions.
August 7, 2023
Dr. Downs was incredible! I was treated with courtesy and respect. She communicated the procedure thoroughly. She really made me feel comfortable!
August 21, 2023
Dr. Downs were awesome! They were professional, knowledgeable & very caring. I am very confident that I am getting the best care available to me.
September 8, 2023
Rebecca was extremely informative and actually listened to my concerns. Very happy with her.
October 2, 2023
Dr. Downs made me feel comfortable & listened to. I told her I was nervous and she was gentle & patient w/me.
October 10, 2023
She has great compassion, as well as knowledge.
November 12, 2023
Dr. Dawns is a phenomenal OB and I appreciate everything she has done for me and the safe delivery of my baby.
November 20, 2023
Great patient centered care. Helpful and takes time to discuss all options and best treatment options.
August 7, 2023
Wait is too long for a 10 minute appointment.
August 7, 2023
Wait is too long for a 10 minute appointment.
February 8, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful provider. She is caring and very knowledgeable.
February 13, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful doctor! She is extremely understanding and thorough with her care.
March 22, 2023
Dr. Downs was GREAT. Listened & explained things. Will recommend to family & friends.
April 9, 2023
Dr. Downs is an excellent provider. She was very nice. Asked a lot of questions, made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her!
April 10, 2023
Dr. Downs was excellent! She listened well, made some recommendations included me in decision making.
April 21, 2023
My fav. OB I have ever had so sweet and supported.
May 15, 2023
I wish Dr. Downs could be my PCP. She is great and I sent both of my daughters to her.
May 16, 2023
Very pleased with Dr. Downs concerns related to issue. Very personable.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Downs goes above & beyond. She is wonderful.
May 23, 2023
Rebecca Downs was very sincere and thorough with explaining and answering my questions. I can tell she really cares and loves her job.
June 2, 2023
The physician appeared rushed for time, however addressed everything that needed to be addressed, is very knowledgeable, and includes me in decisions.
August 7, 2023
Dr. Downs was incredible! I was treated with courtesy and respect. She communicated the procedure thoroughly. She really made me feel comfortable!
August 21, 2023
Dr. Downs were awesome! They were professional, knowledgeable & very caring. I am very confident that I am getting the best care available to me.
September 8, 2023
Rebecca was extremely informative and actually listened to my concerns. Very happy with her.
October 2, 2023
Dr. Downs made me feel comfortable & listened to. I told her I was nervous and she was gentle & patient w/me.
October 10, 2023
She has great compassion, as well as knowledge.
November 12, 2023
Dr. Dawns is a phenomenal OB and I appreciate everything she has done for me and the safe delivery of my baby.
November 20, 2023
Great patient centered care. Helpful and takes time to discuss all options and best treatment options.
February 8, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful provider. She is caring and very knowledgeable.
February 13, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful doctor! She is extremely understanding and thorough with her care.
March 22, 2023
Dr. Downs was GREAT. Listened & explained things. Will recommend to family & friends.
April 9, 2023
Dr. Downs is an excellent provider. She was very nice. Asked a lot of questions, made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her!
April 10, 2023
Dr. Downs was excellent! She listened well, made some recommendations included me in decision making.
April 21, 2023
My fav. OB I have ever had so sweet and supported.
May 15, 2023
I wish Dr. Downs could be my PCP. She is great and I sent both of my daughters to her.
May 16, 2023
Very pleased with Dr. Downs concerns related to issue. Very personable.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Downs goes above & beyond. She is wonderful.
May 23, 2023
Rebecca Downs was very sincere and thorough with explaining and answering my questions. I can tell she really cares and loves her job.
June 2, 2023
The physician appeared rushed for time, however addressed everything that needed to be addressed, is very knowledgeable, and includes me in decisions.
August 7, 2023
Wait is too long for a 10 minute appointment.
August 7, 2023
Dr. Downs was incredible! I was treated with courtesy and respect. She communicated the procedure thoroughly. She really made me feel comfortable!
August 21, 2023
Dr. Downs were awesome! They were professional, knowledgeable & very caring. I am very confident that I am getting the best care available to me.
September 8, 2023
Rebecca was extremely informative and actually listened to my concerns. Very happy with her.
October 2, 2023
Dr. Downs made me feel comfortable & listened to. I told her I was nervous and she was gentle & patient w/me.
October 10, 2023
She has great compassion, as well as knowledge.
November 12, 2023
Dr. Dawns is a phenomenal OB and I appreciate everything she has done for me and the safe delivery of my baby.
November 20, 2023
Great patient centered care. Helpful and takes time to discuss all options and best treatment options.
November 20, 2023
Great patient centered care. Helpful and takes time to discuss all options and best treatment options.
November 12, 2023
Dr. Dawns is a phenomenal OB and I appreciate everything she has done for me and the safe delivery of my baby.
October 10, 2023
She has great compassion, as well as knowledge.
October 2, 2023
Dr. Downs made me feel comfortable & listened to. I told her I was nervous and she was gentle & patient w/me.
September 8, 2023
Rebecca was extremely informative and actually listened to my concerns. Very happy with her.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Downs were awesome! They were professional, knowledgeable & very caring. I am very confident that I am getting the best care available to me.
August 7, 2023
Wait is too long for a 10 minute appointment.
August 7, 2023
Dr. Downs was incredible! I was treated with courtesy and respect. She communicated the procedure thoroughly. She really made me feel comfortable!
June 2, 2023
The physician appeared rushed for time, however addressed everything that needed to be addressed, is very knowledgeable, and includes me in decisions.
May 23, 2023
Rebecca Downs was very sincere and thorough with explaining and answering my questions. I can tell she really cares and loves her job.
May 16, 2023
Very pleased with Dr. Downs concerns related to issue. Very personable.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Downs goes above & beyond. She is wonderful.
May 15, 2023
I wish Dr. Downs could be my PCP. She is great and I sent both of my daughters to her.
April 21, 2023
My fav. OB I have ever had so sweet and supported.
April 10, 2023
Dr. Downs was excellent! She listened well, made some recommendations included me in decision making.
April 9, 2023
Dr. Downs is an excellent provider. She was very nice. Asked a lot of questions, made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her!
March 22, 2023
Dr. Downs was GREAT. Listened & explained things. Will recommend to family & friends.
February 13, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful doctor! She is extremely understanding and thorough with her care.
February 8, 2023
Dr. Downs is a wonderful provider. She is caring and very knowledgeable.

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