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Joan Wildenhain, NP

4.8 out of 5 (175 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Joan Wildenhain

Joan Wildenhain, NPC earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. She furthered her education and expertise by earning her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Prior to joining Southcoast, Joan had experience both as a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She has national certification in Fracture Liaison Services, and her clinical interests include fragility fractures, osteoporosis, and sports medicine.

Joan’s personal philosophy of care involves listening attentively to each patient’s needs and treating them the way she would treat herself or a family member. Her work is inspired by the ability to positively impact a patients’ quality of life. Joan chose orthopedics for its challenging and rewarding nature, and will serve the Southcoast community with the mission of making a difference in people’s lives.

In her free time, Joan enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with her family. 

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Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (36)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • visit was professionally handled and timely

  • I had a post -op appt. with the NP - I was very happy Dr. [Name] stopped in the room to ask me how I was! Awesome dr.!

  • Joan is patient, caring and knowledgeable. Great visit

  • Dr. (INAUDIBLE) is very easy to talk to and is a wonderful doctor that I can relate to as a young man.

  • I tried to use echo him and spent one filling out the form but it would not allow me to complete it - very frustrating!

  • Joan Wildenhain,NP is thorough and goes over my past history and orders the following new year labs, blood work and any scans that I would benefit from. She has a good listening ear and does not rush the visit. I am fortunate to have her as a caregiver.

  • Dr Lifrak and his staff have ALWAYS made me feel valued as a patient. They listen and understand. Love them all and have referred my friends and gamily to them!

  • Appointment seemed rather quick and not much point to it. I could have just told them that my incision wasn't infected.

  • Joan explained osteoporosis to me in an easy to understand way and was very knowledgeable.

  • The entire staff was pleasant. It was a pleasure.

  • This visit was a six-month checkup for taking Tymlos for osteoporosis. After the visit took place, I thought it could have been just as effective if the visit had been a telehealth visit versus an in-office visit. Joan arranged labs for followup.

  • My appointment was on time and very thorough

  • Arrange for my provider to be able to see patients in [Name]

  • I do like hugely Dr. Joanie!

  • No need for improvement

  • They treat me good and nice.

  • My treatment was excellent

  • Don't overbook appointments.Don't overbook appointments.

  • I was very pleased with everyone, including the nurse practioner, Joni, Dr [Name], the x-ray technician. It was my first visit.

  • I had surgery today and I must say, EVERYONE was amazing! Thank you to Dr. [Name] and all the nurses and doctors. Thankful

  • Knowledge, kindness always.

  • As always excellent fast attention and kindness.

  • Generally very satisfied with the care I got. All staff was very pleasant and helpful. I had a long wait for my xray and that was the only part I wasn't happy about.

  • Joan Wildenhain NP and her staff were Great.

  • I was very impressed at how attentive my nurse practitioner was to my current situation and her personal touch that helped me put my situation in perspective for me . Thank You Joan your the BEST

  • The entire staff is awesome,knowledgeable,and friendly.

  • Joan explained everything very clearly and actually made me feel like she really cared about my health. She does a fabulous job. I would recommend her to anyone. That's it.

  • The provider was not only knowledgeable but kind and helpful and personable and clearly interested in how I was doing and clearly responsive to questions I had. Really I felt like I was being heard and cared for and I recommend that entire office highly.

  • Joan and Dr. [Name] [Name] both answered all of my questions and listened to everything that was of concern to me. I love them there. I would definitely go back and I would definitely recommend them to everyone.

  • Doctor was very helpful and informed me of Any and all restrictions. He helped me to feel less anxiety by giving me information about procedure.

  • Joanie is OUTSTANDING!

  • Very congenial, explained things and made sure I understood

  • Great

  • Very thorough and well organized system

  • She was excellent. I have had this shin pain for years and she may have figured out what was causing that we've tried so many different ways, but I think she may have found out what it was. So I really appreciate that.

  • I had Joan this visit. She is very caring person. Takes her time to explain things and makes sure you understand. She is wonderful.

  • Calling upon arrival was easy.

  • Joanie the Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Edkin was GREAT!!! I needed bilateral Cortisone shots in the hips. She put me at ease and was extremely professional and personable.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
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