Orthopedic Institute
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Michael J. Adler, M.D. | Keith M. Baumgarten, M.D. | James T. Brunz, M.D. | Walter O. Carlson, M.D. | K.C. Chang, M.D. R. Blake Curd, M.D. | Evan N. Hermanson, M.D. | Tom D. Howey, M.D. | Daniel C. Johnson, M.D. | Mitchell C. Johnson, D.O. | David B. Jones, Jr., M.D. | Peter A. Looby, M.D. | Matthew J. McKenzie, M.D. | Corey P. Rothrock, M.D. | Robert C. Suga, M.D. | Eric S. Watson, M.D. | Timothy M. Zoellner, M.D.

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Michael J. Adler, M.D.

TOTAL JOINT AND JOINT REVISION

Fellowship:  Joint Replacement and Joint Revision surgery, Florida Orthopedic Institute, Tampa Florida

Board Certified:  American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency:  Mayo Clinic

University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Dr. Adler specializes in joint replacement and joint revision surgery.  A Lennox native, he attended the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed the Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Residency Program.  He also spent an additional year training in joint replacement and joint revision surgery while completing a fellowship at Florida Orthopedic Institute.

SPECIALTIES:
  • General orthopedics

  • Anterior approach (front) total hip surgery

  • Total joint revision surgery

  • Total joint surgery

 

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Keith M. Baumgarten, M.D.

SPORTS & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: Washington University

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Baumgarten graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after which he completed a residency at Washington University - Barnes Jewish Hospital. Dr. Baumgarten also completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. While there, he was an Associate Physician with the New York Mets baseball team. He also has experience with the St. Louis Rams, Blues and Cardinals sports teams and is the current Head Team Physician for the Sioux Falls Stampede, the Sioux Falls Canaries and the Team Physician for Dakota State University.

Dr. Baumgarten was presented the Charles S. Neer Award for 2011 and 2013. The Neer Award is given annually for the best shoulder research performed that year.  The 2011 article, entitled, "Effectiveness of Physical Therapy in Treating Atraumatic Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears" was written in conjunction with the MOON Group.  The MOON Shoulder Group is a Multi-Centered Orthopaedic Outcomes Network.  It is a group of doctors from around the country working together to do research with the hopes of giving patients with shoulder problems the best possible care. The 2013 article was titled "Defining Indications for Rotator Cuff Repair: Predictors of Failure of Nonoperative Treatment of Chronic, Symptomatic, Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears" and was also authored by the MOON Group.

Dr. Baumgarten specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery and also practices general orthopedics. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

SPECIALTIES

  • Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repair
  • Knee surgery

  • Total shoulder replacement

  • Hip arthroscopy

  • Elbow surgery

Recently published articles by K.M. Baumgarten, MD:
  • Axillary Artery Aneurysm With Distal Embolization in a Major League Baseball Pitcher.

  • Keith M. Baumgarten, MD, Joshua S. Dines, MD, Priscilla A. Winchester, MD, David W. Altchek, MD, Gary A. Fantini, MD, Andrew J. Weiland, MD,&

  • Answorth Allen, MD. (2007). The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(4), 650-653.

  • Arthroscopic Fixation of a Type II-variant, Unstable Distal Clavicle Fracture Keith M. Baumgarten, MD. (2008). www.orthosupersite.com

 
 
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James T. Brunz, M.D.

INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE AND NON-SURGICAL SPINE CARE

Fellowship:  Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia, University of Iowa

Board Certified:  ABA Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology

Residency:  University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Dr. Brunz specializes in the treatment of neuropathy, joint, neck and back related pain, and spinal cord stimulator implants.  His practice will provide interventional pain services including both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.  He is fellowship trained and spent an additional year of training in pain management at the University of Iowa. 

Dr. Brunz has been selected as a Key Opinion Leader for St. Jude Medical in the field of Neuromodulation.  This is a select group of physicians who are chosen because of their expertise in the field of neuromodulation.

SPECIALTIES:
  •      Kyphoplasty

  •      Neuropathy

  •      Spinal cord stimulator implants

 

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Walter O. Carlson, M.D.

SPINE & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Pediatric Orthopedic & Scoliosis Fellowship: Scottish Rite Hospital

Advanced Training: Adult Spine at Institute for Low Back Care

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Carlson joined Orthopedic Institute in 1983. After completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, he spent an additional year at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for advanced training in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis. Dr. Carlson completed advanced training in adult spine surgery at the Institute for Low Back Care in Minneapolis. Dr. Carlson's special interests are in adult spine surgery, pediatric orthopedics, and total joint replacement as well as general orthopedics.

SPECIALTIES:


  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Artifical discs
  • Back surgery
  • Clubfoot with Ponseti cast treatment
  • Coflex procedure
  • Gender specific knee surgery
  • General orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis
  • Total joint replacement of hips and knees

Dr. Carlson has earned his MBA while continuing to care for patients as an orthopedic surgeon.  Click here to read more:       Longtime-orthopedic-surgeon-earns-MBA

 

 
   
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K.C. Chang, M.D.

PHYSICAL MEDICINE

Certified: Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Certified: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Certified: American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Residency: Westchester County Medical Center, New York

                                         University of Florida Medical School

Dr. Chang is a physiatrist specializing in the non-surgical treatment of the spine and in electrodiagnostic medicine. He completed his medical education at the University of Florida and a residency at the Westchester County Medical Center in New York.  He is one of three board certified physicians in electrodiagnostic medicine in the state of South Dakota.  He is named one of America's Top Physicians in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by Consumer's Research Council of America.  He has over 25 years of experience treating patients with neck and back pain.  He is subspecialized in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and performing interventional spinal injections.

Orthopedic Institute and Dr. Chang has received Exemplary Status Laboratory Accreditation from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).  This is the highest level of accreditation status that a physician performing electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine can receive.  The physician must have completed a neurology or physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program and completed a minimum of three months of training in EDX medicine as part of a residency or fellowship program and be certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  Orthopedic Institute has one of the first laboratories to be certified by AANEM in the state of South Dakota.

SPECIALTIES:
  • Acupuncture

  • Non-surgical spinal pain management

  • Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

  • Physical medicine

Click here to read about how Dr. K.C. Chang, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Orthopedic Institute in South Dakota decided to become a doctor, new window will open.

 
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 R. Blake Curd, M.D.

 UPPER EXTREMITY & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

 Fellowship: Indiana Hand Center

 Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center

 

University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine

Dr. Curd completed his fellowship training at the Indiana Hand Center, the largest free standing center dedicated to hand/upper extremity care, research and education in the world. Dr. Curd completed his medical education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and an internship at David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center and a residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Curd is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on topics covering hand and upper extremity surgery. He has given lectures and performed surgery on five continents.  He is currently the Associate Team Physician for the Sioux Falls Stampede and the Sioux Falls Canaries.

Dr. Curd was recently accepted to the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). 

SPECIALTIES:


  • Congenital hand reconstruction

  • Hand surgery

  • Microvascular surgery

  • Upper extremity surgery/tissue transfer
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Evan N. Hermanson, M.D.

SPORTS & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Fellowship: Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: University of Iowa

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Hermanson received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa and his fellowship in sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

Dr. Hermanson is a sports medicine physician with additional training in treating disorders related to the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. He has also had extensive training in performing advanced arthroscopic surgery in these areas. He is currently Team Physician for Southwest Minnesota State University and O'Gorman High School.

Born and raised in South Dakota, Dr. Hermanson graduated from O'Gorman High School.

SPECIALTIES:

  • Advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle

  • Total shoulder and knee replacements

  • General orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine
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Tom D. Howey, M.D.

UPPER EXTREMITY & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualifications for Hand Surgery

Fellowship:  University of New Mexico

Board Certified:  American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency:  University of South Florida, Tampa

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Dr. Howey has a bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University.  He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of South Florida and the University of New Mexico in 1991 and completed a one year fellowship in hand surgery at the University of New Mexico in 1992. 

He practiced orthopedic surgery while Chief of Hand Surgery at Travis Air Force Base in California from 1992 to 1996.  Dr. Howey is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and also has a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery.

SPECIALTIES:
  • Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery

  • Upper extremity arthritis, nerve, tendon & joint surgery

  • Microvascular & reconstructive surgery

 

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Daniel C. Johnson, M.D.

GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: McLaren General Hospital, Flint, MI

University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.  He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the McLaren General Hospital at Flint, MI.  He is pursuing a traveling fellowship in complex problems of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. 

Dr. Johnson's practice is founded on general orthopedics, especially sports injuries, fractures, knee arthritis and upper extremity problems.

Dr. Johnson is available to see patients at Orthopedic Institute in Yankton, South Dakota and also at outreach clinics in Tyndall and Wagner, South Dakota.

SPECIALTIES:
  • General orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine, fractures, knee arthritis and upper extremity problems

  • Total knee replacements

 

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Mitchell C. Johnson, D.O.

SPINE & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Spine Surgery Fellowship: Texas Back Institute

Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: Oklahoma State University/Tulsa Regional Medical Center

University of Health Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Dr. Johnson is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in neck and back surgery. A graduate of the University of Health Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Johnson completed his residency training at Oklahoma State University/Tulsa Regional Medical Center, and a spine fellowship at the Texas Back Institute. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Johnson was a chiropractor for several years.

SPECIALTIES:


  • Artificial discs

  • Back surgery

  • Neck surgery

  • Spinal cord stimulator

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David B. Jones, Jr., M.D.

 UPPER EXTREMITY & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

 Fellowship: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

 Board Eligible: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

 

Dr. Jones joined Orthopedic Institute in 2013.  He specializes in hand, wrist, elbow and upper extremity peripheral nerve problems.  He graduated from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, and completed both his residency in Orthopedic Surgery and fellowship in Hand Microvascular Surgery at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

 

SPECIALTIES:


  • Hand, wrist, elbow and upper extremity peripheral nerve problems.

  • Microvascular surgery

 

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Peter A. Looby, M.D.

SPORTS & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Fellowship: Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital

Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: University of New Mexico Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Looby received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital and his fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was the team orthopedic surgeon for the New England Patriots football team, the Boston Bruins hockey team, the New England Revolution soccer team, and the Harvard University sports teams. He has been published in professional journals. Dr. Looby is the team surgeon for the Sioux Falls Storm indoor football team and he is the former team surgeon for SDSU athletics.

SPECIALTIES:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder

  • General orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine

  • Reverse total shoulder surgery

  • Total shoulder, knee and hip replacements

  • Unicompartmental (or partial) knee replacement

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  Matthew J. McKenzie, M.D.

   SPINE & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

  Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

  University of South Dakota School of Medicine

 

Dr. McKenzie practices general orthopedics. He specializes in spine surgery, arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, total joint replacement of the hips and knees, with a special interest in joint revision surgery. Dr. McKenzie graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and went on to complete his residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. McKenzie joined Orthopedic Institute in 1996.

SPECIALTIES:


  • Arthroscopic surgery

  • Gender specific knee surgery

  • General orthopedics

  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Surgery

  • Spine surgery

  • Shoulder surgery

  • Revision total joint surgery

  • Total joint replacement of the hips and knees

 

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corey rothrock mdCorey P. Rothrock, M.D.

THE LOWER EXTREMITY CENTER, THE JOINT CENTER, MUSCULOSKELETAL ONCOLOGY & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center
 
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Rothrock joined Orthopedic Institute in 2010.  He specializes in hip and knee joint replacement including minimally invasive and revision surgery in addition to being the state's only specialty trained orthopedic oncologist.  Dr. Rothrock completed a musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  He has completed advanced training in minimally invasive anterior (front) hip replacement, pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery.

SPECIALTIES:


  • Direct anterior (front) minimally invasive hip replacement

  • Birmingham hip resurfacing

  • Hip and knee arthroplasty and revision surgery

  • Diagnosis, management, and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal tumors and metastatic disease

  • Pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery

  • General orthopedics

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 Robert C. Suga, M.D.

  SPINE & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

  Advanced Training: Johns Hopkins University

  Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  Residency: Southern Illinois University

  University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Dr. Suga graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine which included one year of training in spinal cord injury.

Dr. Suga joined Orthopedic Institute in 1991. He completed six months of advanced training in spine surgery at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and now specializes in adult spine surgery including deformity, adult reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive total hip surgery, gender specific knee surgery and general orthopedics.  He has completed advanced training in minimally invasive anterior (front) hip replacement.

SPECIALTIES:
  • Adult back surgery including deformity

  • Artificial discs

  • Adult reconstructive surgery

  • Anterior approach (front) total hip surgery

  • Minimally invasive total hip surgery

  • Gender specific knee surgery

  • Coflex motion preserving minimally invasive spine procedure

  • General orthopedic surgery

 

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Eric S. Watson, M.D.

FOOT AND ANKLE & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery at GIKK in Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: University of Nebraska - Creighton University

Creighton University School of Medicine

Dr. Watson joined Orthopedic Institute in 2004. After completing his residency at the University of Nebraska - Creighton University, he practiced orthopedic medicine in Kansas City, MO, where he was the team physician for major league soccer's Kansas City Wizards. Dr. Watson specializes as an orthopedic surgeon in foot and ankle medicine, and also general orthopedics.

SPECIALTIES:
  • Foot and ankle surgery

  • General orthopedic surgery

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 Timothy M. Zoellner, M.D.

SPORTS & GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Residency: University of Kansas

Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Zoellner received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency at the University of Kansas. He is a current member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the prestigious Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Zoellner's articles have appeared in a number of publications, and he is an active presenter of various orthopedic topics. He also is active in orthopedic coverage for both university and high school athletic teams throughout the area.

SPECIALTIES:
  • Arthroscopic surgery

  • Gender specific knee surgery

  • General orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine

  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Surgery

  • Total shoulders, knees and hips

  • Unicompartmental knees

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