Patient Reviews and Testimonials 

"Thank you Dr. Ziegenbein for your thoughtful care. I can’t thank you enough for the relief I felt when I suddenly realized that horrible pain really was gone. Thank you for giving me my life back!"


- Nancy M.

- Jim and Marie K

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for Jim’s excellent care Martina! You are very professional – but also warm, caring and so friendly! We wish you and your adorable son many blessings as you start your new life in Cape Cod! You will be missed. You made a difference!"

- Judy H.

"Dear Dr. Z: Just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate your care and concern for me as your patient. You are very wise, smart, knowledgeable, and thoughtful in providing care to me and dealing with an uncertain diagnosis. To say I will miss you is an understatement, but I wish you great happiness in your personal life too. You have been one of my very special “earth” angels and I am forever grateful! "

- Joleen D.

"Dear Dr. Ziegenbein: you literally gave me my life back when I became your patient in March 2020. Your medical expertise and empathetic nature truly helped me to understand and accept my auto-immune disease. I am sorry to see you leave Wausau, WI but sincerely wish you well on your move to Massachusetts."

"For my great doctor: Thank you so much for the years of care. Corey"


- Corey N

- Nancy and Jim W

"Dear Dr. Z: We just wanted to let you know how sad we are to see you leave but also to thank you for the aggressive care you have given. Your new patients are very lucky to get you. We wish you happiness in your new practice and know you will be a great success. Again, thank you!"

- Nancy K.

"Just a note to say thanks so much for being my Rheumatologist. I so appreciated your patience in answering all my questions and always willing to stay up to date on meds and then evaluating them until you got it right. Whenever I think of you I say a prayer of thanks to God and ask him to continue to guide and protect you. I will miss you."

Lois S.

"Dear Dr. Ziegenbein, thank you for all you do taking care of your patients. I know I will miss you. Thank you for listening and being a team player with your patient’s health. Thank you"

- Gail M.

“Martina was patient, empathetic, listened and I felt truly heard. She provided so much helpful information and strategies.”


“Martina was an excellent coach, guiding me through specific troubles and experiences and coming out with love and forgiveness. Martina was a great listener, focused fully on me, the client provider further resources to continue to use going forward. Thank you so much!”

-Kathy W

“I am very grateful to Dr. Z. She was very helpful, professional, non-judgemental, educated and more during this entire process. Thank you.” 


Dr. Ziegenbein,

Rheumatologist by training, with special interest in all things fibromyalgia. I started practicing Rheumatology in August 2007 in Northern Wisconsin, after completing both general rheumatology and lupus fellowships in Boston, MA and Baltimore, MD, respectively.

I was born and raised in Slovakia (the east half of the former Czechoslovakia). I am an US citizen since 2019 but I will never cease to be a Slovak. Slovakia is in my blood, in my “bones” and I have an accent, too 

I have always been drawn to and fascinated by Fibromyalgia. Caring for women with this affliction has not been always rewarding, however. Sometimes the pain would stick around no matter (seemingly) what we did. Other times, the pain got better, but the reprieve would not last.

After years of searching, I am confident I figured out how to help women with fibromyalgia more consistently. This realization came after thinking about my patients and their pain all the time, immersing myself in multiple books about healing and pain, and signing up for the Whole Health Medicine institute courses about healing (founded and led by Dr. Lissa Rankin). I want to share my knowledge with and guide as many women with fibromyalgia as humanely possible in my lifetime. The end goal is for these women to lead more enjoyable lives, filled with less (or no) pain and more joy.

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