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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.

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  • 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

4.8
out of 5 (42 ratings, 14 comments)
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Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
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My likelihood of recommending this provider

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February 16, 2021
Again - this was a post surgical - stitch removal and recheck - all was good.
March 29, 2021
Love Christina
April 28, 2021
Tina was awesome during each of my visits. She addressed every concern I had! I will definitely recommend her!
June 29, 2021
Christine Kurkowski was very kind, caring and helpful. Explained things in layman terms which is greatly appreciated.
September 28, 2021
Christina is knowledgeable and genuine. I am so thankful she is supervising my care. I trust her 100%. She is an asset to Marshfield Clinic.
October 7, 2021
Christina does an outstanding job listening and explaining. Her compassion for her patients is obvious.
November 17, 2021
Christina was very kind and knowledgeable. She spent the time needed to answer all of my questions and let me summarize what I heard. She even helped write my notes down for me since I injured the arm I use to write.
December 3, 2021
Excellent visit. Treatment almost painless.
December 15, 2021
She's very caring.
January 6, 2022
OMG! What a fantastic doctor/NP she was so thoughtful (Kurkowski) I couldn't have been more pleased. LIstened to me, totally. We decided my game plan together.
January 29, 2022
Tina was OUTSTANDING. She explained her examination steps and her findings in clear and understandable language. She was caring and very personable. I have already referred a friend to her!
February 22, 2022
She is great!! Takes enough time explains well and in way I understand. Answers all questions - top notch!!
March 9, 2022
Tina is excellent at her job. She is very understanding and compassionate and knowledgeable. The problem wasn't her, it was making a connection with her.
March 18, 2022
Tina is the best!
February 16, 2021
Again - this was a post surgical - stitch removal and recheck - all was good.
March 29, 2021
Love Christina
April 28, 2021
Tina was awesome during each of my visits. She addressed every concern I had! I will definitely recommend her!
June 29, 2021
Christine Kurkowski was very kind, caring and helpful. Explained things in layman terms which is greatly appreciated.
September 28, 2021
Christina is knowledgeable and genuine. I am so thankful she is supervising my care. I trust her 100%. She is an asset to Marshfield Clinic.
October 7, 2021
Christina does an outstanding job listening and explaining. Her compassion for her patients is obvious.
November 17, 2021
Christina was very kind and knowledgeable. She spent the time needed to answer all of my questions and let me summarize what I heard. She even helped write my notes down for me since I injured the arm I use to write.
December 3, 2021
Excellent visit. Treatment almost painless.
December 15, 2021
She's very caring.
January 6, 2022
OMG! What a fantastic doctor/NP she was so thoughtful (Kurkowski) I couldn't have been more pleased. LIstened to me, totally. We decided my game plan together.
January 29, 2022
Tina was OUTSTANDING. She explained her examination steps and her findings in clear and understandable language. She was caring and very personable. I have already referred a friend to her!
February 22, 2022
She is great!! Takes enough time explains well and in way I understand. Answers all questions - top notch!!
March 9, 2022
Tina is excellent at her job. She is very understanding and compassionate and knowledgeable. The problem wasn't her, it was making a connection with her.
March 18, 2022
Tina is the best!
February 16, 2021
Again - this was a post surgical - stitch removal and recheck - all was good.
March 29, 2021
Love Christina
April 28, 2021
Tina was awesome during each of my visits. She addressed every concern I had! I will definitely recommend her!
June 29, 2021
Christine Kurkowski was very kind, caring and helpful. Explained things in layman terms which is greatly appreciated.
September 28, 2021
Christina is knowledgeable and genuine. I am so thankful she is supervising my care. I trust her 100%. She is an asset to Marshfield Clinic.
October 7, 2021
Christina does an outstanding job listening and explaining. Her compassion for her patients is obvious.
November 17, 2021
Christina was very kind and knowledgeable. She spent the time needed to answer all of my questions and let me summarize what I heard. She even helped write my notes down for me since I injured the arm I use to write.
December 3, 2021
Excellent visit. Treatment almost painless.
December 15, 2021
She's very caring.
January 6, 2022
OMG! What a fantastic doctor/NP she was so thoughtful (Kurkowski) I couldn't have been more pleased. LIstened to me, totally. We decided my game plan together.
January 29, 2022
Tina was OUTSTANDING. She explained her examination steps and her findings in clear and understandable language. She was caring and very personable. I have already referred a friend to her!
February 22, 2022
She is great!! Takes enough time explains well and in way I understand. Answers all questions - top notch!!
March 9, 2022
Tina is excellent at her job. She is very understanding and compassionate and knowledgeable. The problem wasn't her, it was making a connection with her.
March 18, 2022
Tina is the best!
March 18, 2022
Tina is the best!
March 9, 2022
Tina is excellent at her job. She is very understanding and compassionate and knowledgeable. The problem wasn't her, it was making a connection with her.
February 22, 2022
She is great!! Takes enough time explains well and in way I understand. Answers all questions - top notch!!
January 29, 2022
Tina was OUTSTANDING. She explained her examination steps and her findings in clear and understandable language. She was caring and very personable. I have already referred a friend to her!
January 6, 2022
OMG! What a fantastic doctor/NP she was so thoughtful (Kurkowski) I couldn't have been more pleased. LIstened to me, totally. We decided my game plan together.
December 15, 2021
She's very caring.
December 3, 2021
Excellent visit. Treatment almost painless.
November 17, 2021
Christina was very kind and knowledgeable. She spent the time needed to answer all of my questions and let me summarize what I heard. She even helped write my notes down for me since I injured the arm I use to write.
October 7, 2021
Christina does an outstanding job listening and explaining. Her compassion for her patients is obvious.
September 28, 2021
Christina is knowledgeable and genuine. I am so thankful she is supervising my care. I trust her 100%. She is an asset to Marshfield Clinic.
June 29, 2021
Christine Kurkowski was very kind, caring and helpful. Explained things in layman terms which is greatly appreciated.
April 28, 2021
Tina was awesome during each of my visits. She addressed every concern I had! I will definitely recommend her!
March 29, 2021
Love Christina
February 16, 2021
Again - this was a post surgical - stitch removal and recheck - all was good.

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