ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Model of Care

ThedaCare’s Orthopedics Plus care model wasn’t created to simply put a band-aid on a small problem in the world of orthopedic care, but rather it was carefully crafted over time out of growing and significant patient issues. More often than not, when you were seeking orthopedic care you may have found yourself alone in a system that forced you to wait long periods of time for an appointment with a doctor who may, or may not, be able to help you.

An individualized care plan was lacking and time was being wasted at, and in between, every stop.

The Orthopedics Plus model allows you to either be referred by your primary care physician, or enter our care model with no referral at all. Regardless, you will immediately be assessed, through a number of questions, to determine the appropriate care path for you. After your initial assessment, you will either get an appointment with one of our physicians or be directed to a surgeon. Often, you will be seen the same day. This trims wasted time and allows you to get to the right person quickly. It’s efficient, it’s effective and it just makes the pain of jumping through doctor hoops go away.

“No two injuries are the same. That’s why we take the time to analyze each individual patient and determine a care plan specific to their needs, their lifestyle and their goals.”

Todd Smith, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedics Plus “Green River”

Some anterior cruciate ligament tears require surgery. Some require only rehabilitation. Some require nothing at all. And since no two injuries are the same, we believe no two treatments should be the same. Thus, our contoured care package was created.

Compare it to a bendable, moldable and comfortable treatment that can fit perfectly around any musculoskeletal injury on any body. From the tri-athlete to the weekend warrior or the stay-at-home mom to the on-the-job factory worker, we will develop a plan that fits your lifestyle.

Erica Kroncke, M.D. Sports Medicine

Even though our system is streamlined, it’s also very flexible. Because there is less time wasted up front, our doctors and therapists are able to spend more time with you. We get to know you as a whole person and what it’s going to take to get you back to where you want to be. Ultimately, we all want the same positive, productive outcome and that only comes through a complete understanding of each and every person cared for at Orthopedics Plus.

Our model also allows for open communication between staff and patients. Care teams consult with each other and discuss progress freely and at a moment’s notice. In other words, when and where it’s convenient for everyone. And our Electronic Medical Records system (EMR) allows your care team to access your records with just a few keystrokes.

Our staff is not only one of the most highly specialized and trained in the area, it’s also one of the most down-to-earth in determining what is going to give you the best possible outcome for your unique situation. We know there’s not just one, rigid way to treat someone. And quite honestly, we prefer to know you by your name, not your injury.

The ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus care model is one you can count on for fast, accurate treatment. We take pride in the efforts we’ve made to bring you a comprehensive system of care. With our extensive staff of doctors and therapists who are skilled in many levels of expertise, we are able to get you to the right person the first time. And our state-of-the-art facility functions as home base for all your orthopedic needs. We’re making a difference and people are noticing. From where we’re standing, we can confidently say the future looks healthy and strong.