New London Program Highlights Knee Pain

April 19, 2012

Orthopedics Surgeon to Discuss Causes, Treatments at May Free Event

Those who suffer from knee pain know how debilitating it can be. The painful swelling, inflammation and stiffness can sideline knee pain sufferers in a hurry, preventing them from enjoying the activities of daily living.

People can learn about the causes of ongoing knee pain, as well as information about a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options at the free community presentation, “Stop the Knee Pain,” led by Terry Dietrich, MD, orthopedic surgeon with ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

This free community program begins at 6 p.m. on Wed., May 2, in the Wolf River Room at New London Family Medical Center.

To register for this free, 90-minute 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.