Back to Yourself
The goal of our Orthopedic Program is simple: return our patients to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. In other words, we want to get you back to feeling like yourself again. In our advanced technologies and procedures, our highly-trained team of physicians and our personalized therapy services find a care that first takes the time to know you.
Orthopedic Program at UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Continuing our tradition of quality care, our Orthopedic Program enlists a comprehensive and individualized approach to prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal concerns. We bring together a variety of skilled specialists and team members to create the integrated and quality care that each patient deserves. Our interdisciplinary team includes:
- Orthopedic Surgeons
- Rehabilitative Medicine Physicians
- Non-operative Sports Medicine Physician
- Primary Care Physicians
- Emergency Room Physicians
- Physician Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Certified Hand Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Nursing Staff
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
We combine clinical expertise with a compassionate treatment philosophy, treating the whole person instead of simply treating the affected area.
Our surgeons prefer non-surgical solutions. If surgery is the right approach, our team of physicians has skills in the latest techniques to effectively correct musculoskeletal problems. UnityPoint Health - Meriter is privileged to have primary affiliations with an impressive collection of orthopedic specialists including: James R. Bowers, MD; Craig Dopf, MD; Amy K. Franta, MD; Emily Exten, MD; Ronald P. Guiao, MD; Richard Lemon, MD; William Mott, MD; Kurt Rongstad, MD; David A. Solfelt, MD; Beth Weinman, DO; John K. Wollaeger, MD; and Stefan Zachary, DO.
Emergency and Fracture Care
Emergency Services plays an important role in our Orthopedic Program. Each year we treat thousands of individuals with orthopedic injuries that require immediate attention, as well as those with injuries that are non-life threatening. We are proud of the reputation we have built and we are committed to continue providing outstanding emergency care within the community.
We provide a variety of rehabilitation services on an outpatient and inpatient basis. These services include:
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Physical and occupational therapies
- Specialized therapy services for women
- Hand therapy services
- Back and neck care
- Other orthopedic-related care
Our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians work with primary care physicians in assessing the best care options related to an injury or chronic musculoskeletal condition. Many of our staff have specialized training in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, athletic training and women's health.