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Joseph A. Bellissimo, MD


"My greatest satisfaction as a physician is to walk with my patients through their most difficult times and to have them know that they are not alone."

Primary Clinic: Meriter Wisconsin Heart

2601 W. Beltline Highway, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 417-2100

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Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc.

2817 New Pinery Road
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 745-5093

Mile Bluff Medical Center

1050 Division Street
Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-6161

Hospital Affiliations

Meriter Hospital

Education and Board Certification

1992, Residency, UW Graduate Medical Education
1989, Medical School, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
1984, Graduate Education, UW Madison
ABMS/AOA Certification, American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease

Medical Interests

In addition to general cardiology, Dr. Bellissimo has a special interest in noninvasive imaging, including nuclear imaging, stress tests and Transesophageal echocardiography.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Bellissimo believes that the ideal patient/provider relationship develops over time. As the relationship grows, both he and the patient develop trust, respect and comfort. He encourages patients to take an active role in their health care and hopes to collaborate to achieve optimal patient care.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Bellissimo enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, reading and cooking.

About Cardiologists

Cardiologists offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of heart attack and heart failure, arrhythmias, aneurysm, stroke, high blood pressure and other conditions. Cardiologists also have knowledge in internal medicine and other specialties to help patients achieve optimum overall health.

Meriter Medical Group Provider:  Yes