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Dr. Jodi Ritsch

Family Medicine
Menomonie, WI
28 years experience female

Locations

The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C.

Menomonie, WI

Address

520 WIlson Ave, Menomonie, WI
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dr. Jodi Ritsch M.D. is a wife, mother of 4 great teenagers, family physician, guiding mindful change life coach (lifebydesignec.com) and owner of The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C. in Menomonie, Wisconsin (joyfuldoc.com.) She is a certified leader of Laughter Yoga and enjoys helping groups gather to laugh and breathe their way to better health and a better world.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Wisconsin

Doctor Q&A

273 Answers
85 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Deep bruise: Sounds like something the body will resolve over the next few weeks. The bruise may turn dark purple to more blue green as it is healing. Try not to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnant?: If you have a positive pregnancy test, it could have been spotting with implantation. Miscarriage is usually heavy bleeding after missed period and h... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Coconut oil: Unrefined organic coconut oil is a great alternative way to keep lips moisturized. Looking for a lip balm that contains natural ingredients such as b... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Chances are good: As a young woman, your fertile days combined with any sperm could lead to pregnancy. I would do a home pregnancy test with your first urination in th... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Simple diet: It would be good to stick to foods that are easy to digest for the next few days. Bananas, applesauce, toast, rice, broth soups, hot water with a sma... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: Allergies develop but it is unlikely to become allergic after taking the medication for 4 months. Increasing your dose could lead to new side effects... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Soaking helps: Soaking in a plain water bath can help you feel better faster. If each day is not improving, you should follow up with your doctor that diagnosed the... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Stomach upset: Usually, it is to prevent your stomach from being upset. With your history of bloating, I would recommend you take any vitamins or drugs with food un... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rashes can have many: causes. If you know what started the rash, remove that from contact such as a new lotion or laundry detergent. If itching, use antihistamine otc ora... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: Anytime you take oral contraception incorrectly, there is a higher chance of becoming pregnant. Still unlikely given the situation you describe above... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Confusing: If you put the nuvaring in on July 20th, then took it out early on July 30th, you still would just this week be due for your next period. Since the n... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely preg: If you have had 2 normal periods since unprotected intercourse, you are not pregnant. Mid cycle spotting can be caused by different things so you sho... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Acupuncture?: Acupuncture can be beneficial and cost effective treatment for back pain as can other modalities such as manipulations, massage, physical therapy, yog... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Could change bc : Sounds hormonal but not sure there is much to do about it unless you are willing to switch to a different birth control like the mirena (levonorgestre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Evaluation: Since these are new symptoms and concerning, it would be worthwhile seeing your doctor for an evaluation.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely: Most likely the medication (if high dose progesterone) you took would prevent pregnancy. If you do not get your period at the end of the month, do a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not related: Free fluid in the cul-de-sac does not relate to what is going on in the uterus. See your doctor for a lab pregnancy test if things remain unclear aft... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Insect bite: If it is a round area that looks like a single hive, the most common cause is a bug bite. Applying anti-itch cream or cool wash cloth can be helpful.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Expected: If it continues to get better, no further evaluation is necessary. If you have new pain with sex or worsening cramping, see you doctor to make sure i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possible: Unprotected sex is always a risk for pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases. If you missed a few pills, it is possible. Home pregnancy t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Veggies and protein: Eating good quality protein (lean meats/fish/eggs) and lots of veggies give your body the building blocks to make muscle. Strength training exercises... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not unusual: If your baby is pressing on your bladder, some urine can leak out. If you were leaking amniotic fluid, it would continue to leak as you get up and mo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Normal BP: 100-120's over 60-80's would be normal for your age
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gyn visit: If your implant is a hormonal birth control device, this can change your menses. Often times it will improve over time. It is best to follow up with... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See your doctor: Dog bites can cause infection and certainly the face is not a great place for an infection. See your doctor if the bite broke the skin to have it eva... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Regular cycles?: If you had regular menstrual cycles before becoming pregnant, then your due date based on last period should be very accurate and more helpful than da... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Less hormones: Emotions can flare with hormonal fluctuations. It is unlikely you are pregnant already but it is important to take good care of yourself with plenty ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Still can get colds: Zyrtec is not approved for use in babies. It is an antihistamine used for allergies. Since a cold virus causes sneezing in a different way, the zyrt... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Neither: Dehydration and potential fluctuation in electrolytes could impact your performance.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
So sorry: Sorry to hear of your pregnancy loss. Most early miscarriages are caused by the genes of the egg and sperm not creating a combination that works to f... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Wait and see: If you continue to have bleeding, see your doctor for a possible blood test to check on pregnancy. Sometimes in early pregnancy, bleeding can be from... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Toothpaste: This can at times be caused by an ingredient in toothpaste if you have a new brand or it is "new and improved". Stick to basic toothpaste and use a m... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Recheck next week: After treatment for chlamydia, another test 2-3 weeks later is always recommended. Also make sure any partners have been treated as well.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not typical: The most typical cause for pelvic inflammatory disease is chlamydia followed by gonorrhea and other bacterial infections. Typically antibiotics are n... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hard to say: If there is redness and bumps that are not pimples, you may be allergic to something you are using on the skin. Try eliminating perfumes/dyes in loti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Tonsil stone: If you are feeling well and have no sore throat, this is often just a collection of postnasal drainage. They typically will be cleared with gargling ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Different parts: Menstrual cycle is from start of last period until the next. Ovulation cycle would be from one ovulation until the next. Some women do not ovulate e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Tips for OCP: Taking your birth control pills before bed may prevent nausea. Most likely your periods will remain or possibly lessen the number of days and heavine... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
2 is the same: 2 of 5mg is exactly the same as 10mg and should work the same way.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Gallstones?: If it happens after eating especially greasy foods, it could be caused by gallstones. Try avoiding foods that make it worse and see your doctor if is... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes retest: A test about 2 weeks after treatment is always recommended to make sure the chlamydia is gone. Also any sexual partners you have had recently should ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See your dentist: It could be from an infected tooth or something else going on in the mouth or salivary glands. Starting with your dentist is a good idea.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Takes time: 85% of couples will conceive within 1 year of trying, some will be in the first month or two but others will be in the 11month of trying. Sex every o... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Keep it up!: Maintaining these healthy habits, normal weight, regular exercise and managing stress are the best things you can do for your health.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Stress: Stress can definitely cause the body to make less sex hormones which may alter libido. Work on stressing less and more enjoyment will follow in all a... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Try probiotics: Adding probiotics can be helpful to improve the "good bacteria" in the gut. Eliminating dairy products and foods that contain gluten for 2 weeks to s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
ER eval: If you feel like you are having a heart attack, you should go to ER for an evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Noticeable: Semen dripping from the tear in the condom is usually noticeable. Back up birth control with condoms is a good idea.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rosacea?: It is difficult to guess without seeing your face but could be rosacea. See your doctor for topical cream that may help. Also try avoiding alcohol w... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Right: 975 mg is under the maximum of 1000mg in 6 hours. Rest easy and feel better

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Sep 24, 2015
Dr. Ritsch is awesome, I was so bummed when she wasn't at Mayo. I then learned she was in Menomonie, and have been going to her since! She is the best!!
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Mar 1, 2015
She is very confident and knows what the best advise is to give to her patients i think shes good looking to be with
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Dec 8, 2014
The only time that a doctor treated me as a person. I highly recommend a visit.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It says my period cycle is 38 days. Idk if I have regular or irregular periods.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This make sense to my current lifestyle I will try and change things
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much for answering! I needed to feel secure bc i was so worried!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

UW-Madison at Eau Claire Residency

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Wisconsin - Fall
2014
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