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Joan Wildenhain, NP

4.8 out of 5 (219 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 (61)

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 W. is concerned about my health. She provides good information and examples. She listens attentively. She responds with good feedback. She should give lessons to other providers on how to interact with patients.

  • Joan is an incredible resource for a woman who just need someone who will truly listen to her and hear her concerns about her bone health. I just I, just really appreciate her.

  • She was very nice and explained things so that I could understand

  • Joan, did an excellent job, very knowledgeable and very satisfied with her.

  • Dr. Joan is wonderful and the office staff staff is also very good, everyone treat you well, and they all know what they're doing.

  • Office staff is very friendly and professional and of course Joan Wildenhain is knowledgeable and also a very good listener and friendly.

  • Very welcoming and attention to detail and so helpful it was a great experience and I'm a returning patient

  • Almost no wait time. The provider east excellent. The MA also really friendly

  • Great team ! They really care !

  • It was a pleasure to walk into the office and all the providers are very professional and prompt on everything they do very pleased

  • Very caring!!!!

  • Each and every time I have visited a Southcoast facility for any kind of care for any reason, it has been a positive experience.

  • Very pleasant and informative!

  • Everyone was courteous, helpful, pleasant, could not ask for anything better. Highly recommended

  • All my appointments withs Dr Lifraks office have been excellent

  • I came in a day late and they were able to fit me in, in a timely fashion which I really appreciated because I live almost an hour away and I was looking forward to my appt. My chart can be a bit confusing. I'm used to getting a call to inform me of next day appt. I got it a week early and it confused me. I don't necessarily need a call but a text or email the day before would be helpful.

  • Staff is always friendly and courteous!!

  • Joan was energetic, attentive, very informative, and easy to talk with. I really have nothing negative to say!

  • Took the time to help me understand the disease. Perhaps could have explained a few things more simply.

  • Joan was very knowledgeable and gave good information to help me get better health results

  • The purpose of this visit was to address my pain issue. Tests were ordered, a visit with another specialist was made, and now we wait for the puzzle to be put together. It would be nice if specialist could be seen sooner, but that doesn't seem to be today's reality.

  • Nurse practitioner was pleasant, very well informed, gave clear instructions, and answered all questions.

  • All doctors should be as timely, courteous and thorough as Dr. wildebhain and Dr. Lifrak.

  • Everything was fine.

  • Joanu00A0very knowledgeable in her field. I am also seeing on first visit that she does not push pills and uses a more natural approach. I absolutely love this. I am not a pill taker. I would recommend her to anyone requiring the medical care she provides.

  • The provider was very informed and caring.

  • Staff was friendly and attentive. Nurse practitioner was informative about my problem. Explained in detail by showing me my results on the computer with a graph. We set up a plan for blood work and follow up in a month. Gave me paperwork with how to eat and maintain best results for my condition. Very satisfied with visit.

  • We are so very happy so far with the service we get from this office. Amazingly sincere and helpful.

  • Very good experience with a good result

  • I like the promptness of the office and their professionalism.

  • Overall I was exceptionally impressed. I even made a comment to my ride that I wish she was a general practitioner, as I thoroughly enjoyed her being my doctor!

  • waited 1/2 hour in the room and ow she is being transferred further away than I like. I may consider seeking someone closer since it's only for a shot every six months. If I can find someone else

  • Everyone goes out of their way to know the patient and be courteous and friendly. I love that there are always students present too. I know the extra effort it takes to teach whileWorking. I have full confidence in the team

  • Very thorough. Explained everything in detail. Understood the problem, and is taking steps to rectify it.

  • The office was kind and courteous and I was seen right at the scheduled time for my appointment.

  • Love it

  • Joany was very sympathetic and professional. The one thing I would suggest is that she spends more time doing a good physical. For her pre ops, as you may pick up something very important.

  • Very professional staff!

  • Great staff ! Thanks for all you do.

  • She is Awesome!! NP @ Dr. [Name] [Name]!!

  • 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.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.