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PeaceHealth Ketchikan welcomes Joshua Schkrohowsky, MD, to general surgery team


October 03, 2021
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - PeaceHealth Medical Group announced that Joshua Schkrohowsky, MD, has recently joined their orthopedic team. As an expert in arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder, Dr. Schkrohowsky expands the orthopedic treatment options in Ketchikan.

jpg PeaceHealth Ketchikan welcomes Joshua Schkrohowsky, MD, to general surgery team

Joshua Schkrohowsky, MD
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Dr. Schkrohowsky joins PeaceHealth Ketchikan from Lake Chelan Community Hospitals and Clinics in Chelan, WA. Dr. Schkrohowsky trained at Johns Hopkins University and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh with an emphasis on sports medicine. He has familiarity with Ketchikan having served as a relief surgeon with PeaceHealth Ketchikan over the last year and has been licensed in Alaska since 2014. His areas of expertise include knee replacement and realignments, ACL and cartilage repairs and reconstruction and carpal tunnel and trigger finger release repairs.

Dr. Schkrohowsky offers a conservative treatment of joint-related problems associated with injury or arthritis. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, he works with a patient to reduce symptoms and restore function. When surgery is necessary, he uses the latest, minimally invasive procedures. “I believe in a multimodal, multidisciplinary approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries and pain - starting with the simplest and least invasive treatment first. My goal is to treat every patient as if they were family,” shared Dr. Schkrohowsky.

Dr. Schkrohowsky joins orthopedic surgeon Steven Becker, MD, and physician assistant Daniel Schlecht to round out Ketchikan's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team and brings additional expertise to our island.

As the orthopedic team grows, PeaceHealth Ketchikan is also shared that PeaceHealth Ketchikan is officially a part of the Premera Knee & Hip Blue Distinction program. Many PeaceHealth orthopedic surgeries are now covered locally by Premera BlueCross BlueShield allowing more of our community members to stay local for care.

Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center

About: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,100 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

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