Learn About Options for Treating Knee Pain

Doctor to Discuss Causes, Treatments at Appleton Program

People who suffer from knee pain know how debilitating it can be. The painful stiffness, swelling and inflammation can quickly take the enjoyment out of doing everyday activities.

To learn more about the causes of ongoing knee pain and solutions for eliminating it, people can attend the free community presentation, “Stop the Knee Pain,” led by Kenneth Kleist, MD, Erica Kronke, MD, and Karen Ferris, PT, DPT, CSCS, of ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus. They will discuss a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options to help sufferers become more physically active again. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

This free community program begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., April 17, at the Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida St. in Appleton.

To register for this free, one-hour presentation, visit www.thedacare.org or call ThedaCare On Call at (920) 830-6877 or (800) 236-2236. Each person must register separately.

ThedaCare™ Physicians includes more than 144 employed physicians and 70 nurse practitioners and physician assistants at 21 locations throughout the region and includes specialists in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine, rehabilitation, orthopedics and general surgery. Also, two FastCare clinics are located in the Fox Cities and one FastCare clinic is located in Oshkosh. According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, ThedaCare Physicians is also the nation’s leader in implementing Open Access, same-day appointment services for its patients.  ThedaCare Physicians is also the leader in implementing an electronic medical records system, including a patient portal called MyThedaCare, that allows patients to access their medical information, request appointments, refill prescriptions, and consult their physician from their home computer.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.