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​“My goal is to help patients achieve the best health and well-being when managing acute and chronic conditions.”​

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Nurse practitioner Tina Kurkowski treats a wide variety of conditions affecting muscles and bones, including sports injuries like ankle sprains, knee pain and shoulder pain. She also assists in total joint replacement surgeries.


“I help people with orthopedic conditions by providing non-surgical treatments and participating in surgeries,” she says.

An experienced nurse, Tina appreciates having her current position. “Professionally, my first love is orthopedics and my second love is the operating room,” she explains. “I get to do plenty of both and be involved in helping people get better. One of the satisfying things about working with orthopedic patients is that they usually do get better after their treatment or surgery. You can see real improvements in the quality of their lives.” She is particularly interested in treating patients with sports injuries, osteoporosis and arthritis. “Helping people understand their diagnosis and treatment plan and discussing options to achieve the best outcome makes my work rewarding.”

Tina travels frequently as a professional speaker and educator on the subject of orthopedics. She and her husband, both central Wisconsin natives, share their rural home with their dog. She enjoys knitting, gardening, hiking, biking and making homemade bath salts.

Tina is board-certified as an adult nurse practitioner, orthopedic nurse practitioner, orthopedic nurse and operating room nurse. She received her nursing degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Academic Appointments
    Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor-University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI

    Board Certifications
    Adult Nurse Practitioner: 2001 Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner: 2007

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (53 ratings, 17 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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March 2, 2023
Christina is the best. I've never had a care provider who explained things like her. Great communicator!
March 23, 2023
I wish every care provider was like Dr. Kurkowski. Very good!!
April 4, 2023
She was excellent very concerned with problems & helped us very much.
April 5, 2023
...Christina exceeded my expectations in a provider in every way! She was so knowledgeable re.: [my problem] causes, treatment options & provided hope for a positive outcome. I really appreciated her detailed explanations & friendliness.
April 10, 2023
Everything was fine.
May 1, 2023
Very informative.
May 15, 2023
Tina is great!
May 17, 2023
Dr. Kurkowski was so kind to me. I was really sad b/c I was done w/track b/c of my elbow fracture. She was encouraging & thoughtful.
June 1, 2023
She was very concerned and explained everything where a person can understand the problem.
August 7, 2023
Christina Kurkowski was one of the nicest NP's I've ever had the pleasure of needing care from! She was caring, compassionate, listened and took the time to explain everything.
October 5, 2023
Tina is so excellent! She gave me detailed explanations, reviewed the x-rays with me & provided all options for treatment.
November 15, 2023
Tina answered all of our questions & explained to me exactly what they would do in my surgery. I felt well prepared for the next step.
December 3, 2023
Christina is THE BEST!
January 5, 2024
Tina, NP is great! She listens, explains, & makes sure all questions are answered.
February 1, 2024
Thoughtful.
February 8, 2024
Tina & staff are amazing! Knowledgeable and fun!
February 28, 2024
I was very happy. She took time to listen to me and cared. Very friendly.
March 2, 2023
Christina is the best. I've never had a care provider who explained things like her. Great communicator!
March 23, 2023
I wish every care provider was like Dr. Kurkowski. Very good!!
April 4, 2023
She was excellent very concerned with problems & helped us very much.
April 5, 2023
...Christina exceeded my expectations in a provider in every way! She was so knowledgeable re.: [my problem] causes, treatment options & provided hope for a positive outcome. I really appreciated her detailed explanations & friendliness.
April 10, 2023
Everything was fine.
May 1, 2023
Very informative.
May 15, 2023
Tina is great!
May 17, 2023
Dr. Kurkowski was so kind to me. I was really sad b/c I was done w/track b/c of my elbow fracture. She was encouraging & thoughtful.
June 1, 2023
She was very concerned and explained everything where a person can understand the problem.
August 7, 2023
Christina Kurkowski was one of the nicest NP's I've ever had the pleasure of needing care from! She was caring, compassionate, listened and took the time to explain everything.
October 5, 2023
Tina is so excellent! She gave me detailed explanations, reviewed the x-rays with me & provided all options for treatment.
November 15, 2023
Tina answered all of our questions & explained to me exactly what they would do in my surgery. I felt well prepared for the next step.
December 3, 2023
Christina is THE BEST!
January 5, 2024
Tina, NP is great! She listens, explains, & makes sure all questions are answered.
February 1, 2024
Thoughtful.
February 8, 2024
Tina & staff are amazing! Knowledgeable and fun!
February 28, 2024
I was very happy. She took time to listen to me and cared. Very friendly.
March 2, 2023
Christina is the best. I've never had a care provider who explained things like her. Great communicator!
March 23, 2023
I wish every care provider was like Dr. Kurkowski. Very good!!
April 4, 2023
She was excellent very concerned with problems & helped us very much.
April 5, 2023
...Christina exceeded my expectations in a provider in every way! She was so knowledgeable re.: [my problem] causes, treatment options & provided hope for a positive outcome. I really appreciated her detailed explanations & friendliness.
April 10, 2023
Everything was fine.
May 1, 2023
Very informative.
May 15, 2023
Tina is great!
May 17, 2023
Dr. Kurkowski was so kind to me. I was really sad b/c I was done w/track b/c of my elbow fracture. She was encouraging & thoughtful.
June 1, 2023
She was very concerned and explained everything where a person can understand the problem.
August 7, 2023
Christina Kurkowski was one of the nicest NP's I've ever had the pleasure of needing care from! She was caring, compassionate, listened and took the time to explain everything.
October 5, 2023
Tina is so excellent! She gave me detailed explanations, reviewed the x-rays with me & provided all options for treatment.
November 15, 2023
Tina answered all of our questions & explained to me exactly what they would do in my surgery. I felt well prepared for the next step.
December 3, 2023
Christina is THE BEST!
January 5, 2024
Tina, NP is great! She listens, explains, & makes sure all questions are answered.
February 1, 2024
Thoughtful.
February 8, 2024
Tina & staff are amazing! Knowledgeable and fun!
February 28, 2024
I was very happy. She took time to listen to me and cared. Very friendly.
February 28, 2024
I was very happy. She took time to listen to me and cared. Very friendly.
February 8, 2024
Tina & staff are amazing! Knowledgeable and fun!
February 1, 2024
Thoughtful.
January 5, 2024
Tina, NP is great! She listens, explains, & makes sure all questions are answered.
December 3, 2023
Christina is THE BEST!
November 15, 2023
Tina answered all of our questions & explained to me exactly what they would do in my surgery. I felt well prepared for the next step.
October 5, 2023
Tina is so excellent! She gave me detailed explanations, reviewed the x-rays with me & provided all options for treatment.
August 7, 2023
Christina Kurkowski was one of the nicest NP's I've ever had the pleasure of needing care from! She was caring, compassionate, listened and took the time to explain everything.
June 1, 2023
She was very concerned and explained everything where a person can understand the problem.
May 17, 2023
Dr. Kurkowski was so kind to me. I was really sad b/c I was done w/track b/c of my elbow fracture. She was encouraging & thoughtful.
May 15, 2023
Tina is great!
May 1, 2023
Very informative.
April 10, 2023
Everything was fine.
April 5, 2023
...Christina exceeded my expectations in a provider in every way! She was so knowledgeable re.: [my problem] causes, treatment options & provided hope for a positive outcome. I really appreciated her detailed explanations & friendliness.
April 4, 2023
She was excellent very concerned with problems & helped us very much.
March 23, 2023
I wish every care provider was like Dr. Kurkowski. Very good!!
March 2, 2023
Christina is the best. I've never had a care provider who explained things like her. Great communicator!

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