Richard Canlas, MD

  • Specialties, Procedures, and Conditions

    Sports Medicine

  • About Me:

    In all my years of practicing sports medicine, this quote – credited to various individuals – continues to ring true: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Of course the training, credentials and on-the-job experience are huge assets, but to have the most impact every day, it really comes down to how you care for people.

    I’ve always been a people person and find great reward in helping patients maintain an active lifestyle – pro players to non-athletes. If you’re down with a sports, fitness or everyday injury, I’m here to get you on your feet again. That starts with making the initial diagnosis and carries through to coordinating a plan of treatment that will put you back in action.

  • Special Interests

    Arthritis, Cortisone Injections, Elbow Injuries, Female Athlete Issues, Fracture Care, Frozen Shoulder, Heat Related Illnesses, Joint and Muscle Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Non-Operative Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Plantar Fasciitis, Rehabilitation Exercise, Shin Splints, Sports Medicine, Sprains, Strength and Conditioning , Stress Fractures, Swimmer's Shoulder, Turf Toe

  • Other Locations
    ThedaCare Orthopedic Care-Appleton ThedaCare Orthopedic Care-Appleton 820 E Grant Street Appleton Wisconsin 54911 920-831-5050
    ThedaCare Orthopedic Care-Clintonville ThedaCare Orthopedic Care-Clintonville 370 S Main Street Clintonville Wisconsin 54929 920-831-5050
    ThedaCare Orthopedic Care-New London ThedaCare Orthopedic Care-New London 1405 Mill Street New London Wisconsin 54961 920-831-5050
  • Education and Fellowships
    Fellowship Michigan State University-Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies 7/1/1997
    Residency Saginaw Cooperative Hospital, Inc (Michigan) 6/1/1996
    MD American University of The Caribbean Montserrat, (British West Indies) 3/1/1988
  • Board Certifications
  • Publications
    • + Articles
      • How Can I Get My Kids More Active?
      • How to Stay Active
      • What is a Concussion?
  • Languages Spoken:

    English

  • Patient Rating
    4.6 out of 5 (From 143 respondents)
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