UnityPoint Health - Meriter - Orthopedic Clinic
Dr. James Bowers, Dr. Amy Franta, Dr. Beth Weinman, Dr. David Solfelt and Dr. Emily Exten and Advanced Practitioners: Jeff Everson, Laura Dhanansayan, Jeff Kobernusz, Sarah Hittner and Ashley McCulley understand how frustrating it can be when joint pain or an injury interrupts the daily flow of your life. That's why you can count on us to listen to you and thoroughly assess the problem. We'll take time to understand the activities you want to get back to and discuss potential treatment options - such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, strength training and, if appropriate, surgical options.
We appreciate the trust you place in our care team and pledge to be up front about the health habits you can adapt to help improve your condition and realistic about the improvements you can expect from both non-surgical and surgical treatment options.
You'll find that our physicians are truly experts in their specialties. Each focuses on the most advanced and effective techniques and treatment options available today for:
We provide a broad spectrum of general orthopedic procedures including broken bones, joint fractures and dislocations due to injuries, accidents or over-use conditions.
Drs. Bowers, Franta and Exten's New Patient Form
Dr. Weinman New Patient Form
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Our orthopedic trauma surgeon, David Solfelt, MD, specializes in the treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. He works to maintain health and restore function of the bones, muscles, joints, and tendons through surgical means when necessary.
Musculoskeletal injuries and disease affect people of all ages and Dr. Solfelt enjoys the variety of patients and conditions he treats as an orthopedic trauma surgeon. He cares for acute trauma and chronic injuries with the goal of seeing patients heal and return to their favorite activities.
Dr. Solfelt is located in the Multi-Specialty Clinic conveniently located inside UnityPoint Health - Meriter hospital at 202 S. Park Street, Madison. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment (608) 417-5454.
Orthopedic Spine Services
Orthopedic spine surgeon and Madison Magazine's Top Doc, Craig A. Dopf, MD, will work with you to determine your best treatment options to reduce neck and back pain, getting the pain relief you need has never been easier.
Dr. Dopf works with patients of varying ages experiencing disabling pain and numbness or weakness in their neck, arm(s), back or leg(s). He treats the following spinal conditions: adult degenerative spine conditions, cervical thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, disk herniations, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures and spondylolisthesis.
The good news is that most of these painful spine and musculoskeletal disorders can be managed successfully without surgery. Jared Greenberg, MD, Interventional Spine Specialist and Madison Magazine's Top Doc, evaluates and treats painful spine (and musculoskeletal) disorders without surgery. The vast majority of patients experiencing neck and low back pain have a specific and diagnosable source of their pain, with the goal of increasing patient function and improving quality of life. Trained in all aspects of Rehabilitation Medicine, they are nerve, muscle, bone and exercise experts who take a non-operative approach to the treatment of injuries and conditions that affect patient function.
If you are experiencing neck and back pain, don't wait to get help call for more information or to schedule an appointment (608) 417-8388. Click here to learn more about our Spine Services.
Deming Way Clinic is conveniently located at 2275 Deming Way, Suite 220, Middleton.
Spine Clinic Forms
Dr. Dopf New Patient Form
Dr. Greenberg New Patient Form
In the last few years, the presence of athletic trainers in the orthopedic department has grown significantly. There are currently 7 athletic trainers working within Orthopedics, Orthopedic Trauma, and Sports Medicine specialties.
The athletic trainers fill a special role within these care teams as a Physician Extender. They help move patients more effectively and efficiently through the appointment, evaluation, and treatment process. Athletic trainers are nationally certified and state licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians.
Skills athletic trainers bring to the clinic setting:
- Taking patient histories
- Performing muskuloskeletal examinations
- Providing instruction on exercise prescriptions
- Patient education
Meet our Athletic Trainers
Our physicians serve patients of:
- Blue Cross
- Government Sponsored Health Plans
- Health EOS
- Medicare and Medicaid
- The Alliance
- WEA Trust
- And most commercial insurance plans