Rheumatologist Joins Encircle Health

Zaheer Sheikh, MD

ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Welcomes Zaheer Sheikh, MD

ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus in Appleton welcomes rheumatologist Zaheer Sheikh, MD, as he joins the staff at Encircle Health, a partnership with ThedaCare.

Dr. Sheikh has a solid clinical background and focuses on thorough history-taking, physical examinations and data analysis in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. He is board-certified in rheumatology, internal medicine and geriatrics and received his medical degree from Liaquat Medical College in Pakistan. He completed an internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship through Wayne State University at Detroit Medical Center. He also pursued a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Sheikh’s work experience includes positions at the SwedishAmerican Health System in Illinois and the Tomah Veteran Affairs Medical Center, where he earned multiple professional performance and excellence awards.

Outside of work, Dr. Sheikh enjoys art, literature, chess and tennis. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu.

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.