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