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Joan Wildenhain, NP

4.8 out of 5 (167 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. 

Insurances Accepted

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 (48)

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.

  • Joan Wildenhain is the best N. P ever. She always has my best interest at heart

  • Everyone at this facility are great. Very friendly, courteous, and helpful

  • Great, Dr. Great staff. Great surgeon. Great followup.

  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

  • It was my first appointment with Joan Wildenhain. She is really great. She listened to my issues and seems very eager to resolve them.

  • They were very nice

  • Getting an appointment in a more timely manner.

  • the nurse practitioner and the lady with her were both very nice listened to me when i asked a question, i would definitely refer others to there office.

  • Appointment was on time and thorough

  • Dr Lifrak's office is great and very kind compassionate understanding surgeon

  • Joan knows her subject and really wants her patients to succeed.

  • In general (not at this site) - when checking in how about "has anything changed?' instead of asking every every question.

  • Not only was the service great, everyone was super friendly and made me relaxed.

  • I filled out my medical history online before my visit and staff at this facility could not down load it. My information was not reviewed before I walked into the office and my information at times was misinterpreted. This made me feel very insecure about intrusting my health to this provider I didn't feel like an individual but more like a statistic, during my visit my provider left the room to deal with something else which made the visit seem very scattered especially upon return my provider had misinformation from my medical history

  • Joan was thorough, easy to talk with and clearly knowledgeable.

  • I love Dr.?Wildenhain !! No improvements

  • Everyone was wonderful. I thank you very much.

  • I would recommend Dr. Lafrack to anyone I know that is in.... in need of his services. A wonderful provider, and so is his nurse practitioner in his entire staff. Nothing, but praise. Thank you.

  • Great people.

  • Everyone is always so nice even when they are super busy!

  • She was friendly and easy to understand. We had a laugh or two. Very easy to talk to.

  • You did well. It was a good experience.

  • Professional and very friendly. Most importantly on time. I was very impressed on how much information I received about my health and what could and should be done.

  • Very nice experience. Everyone was kind and caring.

  • Joan Wildenhain is a very compassionate and understanding professional that I enjoy dealing with and most important---she cares

  • She was attentively listening to what I said and didn't. She never at anytime disregard it. What I was saying to her. She sounds like she was very interested and was willing to help me.

  • Joan was very knowledgeable, very pleasant very helpful, and everyone in the office was terrific. Joan is definitely a leader in her field. She knows what she's doing and I appreciate her to care and look forward to working with her more.

  • The provider listened to my concerns and helped me make a plan to address them that I am comfortable with.

  • I received all the literature and was explained to me. Yes, there was a quite a bit to absorb and they all told me that but the literature took care of that. What I forgot and they were very kind, very thoughtful and could answer all my questions. Basically, I'm looking forward for my operation. Okay, thank you.

  • On time, informative & personable

  • Joan Wildenhain was very knowledgeable and expressed concern in addressing my issues. Provided me with tools to get started along with a long term plan.

  • 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

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
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