ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Physician Enjoys Helping Patients get Back to Favorite Activities

Clay Canaday, DO

Clay Canaday, DO, Joins Shawano Practice

Orthopedic physician Clay Canaday, DO, is relishing living and working in Shawano after spending the past 15 years working in Chicago.

Dr. Canaday, who recently started with ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus at ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano, enjoys a variety of outdoor activities from kayaking and camping during summer and snowmobiling in the winter. “My family and I are excited about the move and being up north,” said Dr. Canaday, adding his wife grew up on a dairy farm.

Dr. Canaday treats patients of all ages and specializes in fracture care and total joint replacement surgery. As the U.S. population ages, the number of joint replacements will increase, he said.

“People are living longer and want to stay active longer and there are multiple options available to help them do just that,” Dr. Canaday said. “I enjoy working with patients to help them get back to the activities they enjoy.”

Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Dr. Canaday earned his undergraduate degree at Loyola University in Chicago and received his medical degree at the University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency training at Garden City Hospital, an affiliate of Michigan State University. In addition to his work experience in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Canaday also served as a medical director and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. His professional memberships include the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

ThedaCare™ Physicians includes more than 144 employed physicians and 70 nurse practitioners and physician assistants at 22 locations throughout the region and includes specialists in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine, rehabilitation, orthopedics and general surgery. There is also a FastCare clinic located in Shawano. 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.