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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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Provider explanations of my problem
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Provider concern for my questions
5.0
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
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Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
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My likelihood of recommending this provider

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September 21, 2021
Provider was great, listened, and made me feel comfortable.
November 30, 2021
Thoughtful, kind, compassionate & funny. Thorough. Made me feel cared for.
February 17, 2022
Love Rebecca, Dr. Downs! Very _____, explains so well, great a discussing communication options, etc.
March 11, 2022
Dr. Downs was very easy to talk to & explained everything. She asked what I wanted & really listened.
March 14, 2022
Dr. Downs has a compassionate heart and understands her patients well. And her staff equally compassionate as well.
April 22, 2022
The doctor listened very well and made every effort to figure out what was wrong! I felt like she actually, cared abut me as a person.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Downs is very friendly and easy to talk to.
May 20, 2022
Dr. Downs is very informative, patient, and makes me feel like I have some control in my treatment options & is not afraid to refer to other providers with different expertise to provide the most effective care.
May 20, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rebecca Downs to several of my friends.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Downs was superb. She was thorough, educational, asked for my input and was a true professional.
June 20, 2022
Dr. Downs was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, helpful and listened to my needs & wants along with my issues.
September 21, 2021
Provider was great, listened, and made me feel comfortable.
November 30, 2021
Thoughtful, kind, compassionate & funny. Thorough. Made me feel cared for.
February 17, 2022
Love Rebecca, Dr. Downs! Very _____, explains so well, great a discussing communication options, etc.
March 11, 2022
Dr. Downs was very easy to talk to & explained everything. She asked what I wanted & really listened.
March 14, 2022
Dr. Downs has a compassionate heart and understands her patients well. And her staff equally compassionate as well.
April 22, 2022
The doctor listened very well and made every effort to figure out what was wrong! I felt like she actually, cared abut me as a person.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Downs is very friendly and easy to talk to.
May 20, 2022
Dr. Downs is very informative, patient, and makes me feel like I have some control in my treatment options & is not afraid to refer to other providers with different expertise to provide the most effective care.
May 20, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rebecca Downs to several of my friends.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Downs was superb. She was thorough, educational, asked for my input and was a true professional.
June 20, 2022
Dr. Downs was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, helpful and listened to my needs & wants along with my issues.
September 21, 2021
Provider was great, listened, and made me feel comfortable.
November 30, 2021
Thoughtful, kind, compassionate & funny. Thorough. Made me feel cared for.
February 17, 2022
Love Rebecca, Dr. Downs! Very _____, explains so well, great a discussing communication options, etc.
March 11, 2022
Dr. Downs was very easy to talk to & explained everything. She asked what I wanted & really listened.
March 14, 2022
Dr. Downs has a compassionate heart and understands her patients well. And her staff equally compassionate as well.
April 22, 2022
The doctor listened very well and made every effort to figure out what was wrong! I felt like she actually, cared abut me as a person.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Downs is very friendly and easy to talk to.
May 20, 2022
Dr. Downs is very informative, patient, and makes me feel like I have some control in my treatment options & is not afraid to refer to other providers with different expertise to provide the most effective care.
May 20, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rebecca Downs to several of my friends.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Downs was superb. She was thorough, educational, asked for my input and was a true professional.
June 20, 2022
Dr. Downs was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, helpful and listened to my needs & wants along with my issues.
June 20, 2022
Dr. Downs was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, helpful and listened to my needs & wants along with my issues.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Downs was superb. She was thorough, educational, asked for my input and was a true professional.
May 20, 2022
I have already recommended Dr. Rebecca Downs to several of my friends.
May 20, 2022
Dr. Downs is very informative, patient, and makes me feel like I have some control in my treatment options & is not afraid to refer to other providers with different expertise to provide the most effective care.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Downs is very friendly and easy to talk to.
April 22, 2022
The doctor listened very well and made every effort to figure out what was wrong! I felt like she actually, cared abut me as a person.
March 14, 2022
Dr. Downs has a compassionate heart and understands her patients well. And her staff equally compassionate as well.
March 11, 2022
Dr. Downs was very easy to talk to & explained everything. She asked what I wanted & really listened.
February 17, 2022
Love Rebecca, Dr. Downs! Very _____, explains so well, great a discussing communication options, etc.
November 30, 2021
Thoughtful, kind, compassionate & funny. Thorough. Made me feel cared for.
September 21, 2021
Provider was great, listened, and made me feel comfortable.

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