Orthopedic Specialists

Patrick McDonough, MD

Patrick McDonough, MD

Orthopedics

About Patrick

Dr. McDonough is the medical director of the Sports Medicine program and also see adults with muscular skeletal issues. Dr. Pat McDonough has a Fellowship in Sports Medicine from the Mayo Clinic-Florida and considerable experience in the field. A musculoskeletal specialist rather than a surgeon, McDonough’s particular interests are in non-surgical musculoskeletal problems. “Sports medicine is an exciting field,” McDonough said, “and I enjoy working with the area schools as well as active and ‘wanting to be more active’ adults.”

Care for adults with sports/workplace/musculoskeletal injuries. McDonough works with two general groups of adults. “The first,” he explained, “are men and women who are relatively active–the ‘weekend warriors’ who are trying to stay active but who have had some injuries over time. In the other group,” he continued, “are those who haven’t been too active, but would like to be more so. . . and who need some guidance in doing that without injuring themselves or exacerbating a pre-existing condition.”

McDonough works with individuals who’ve had workplace injuries, too, as well as athletes referred to him by the Kinisi Athletic Trainers. “We know so much more today about the many benefits we can derive from staying active,” said McDonough. “This is true for anyone, athlete or not, who wants to stay healthy.”

McDonough’s areas of special interest include sports medicine–competitive and recreational activity-related injuries, utilization of ultrasound with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, and optimizing/education regarding nutrition, fitness, and overall health. His sports medicine experience includes work with the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, the United Football League, the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, the University of North Florida, and the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.

Erik Peterson, MD

Erik Peterson, MD

Orthopedics

About Erik

Erik Peterson, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in fracture care and minimally invasive joint replacement.

“My approach to patient care is simple – treat others as you’d like to be treated. I strive to make an accurate diagnosis, discuss patient goals and treatment options, then mutually determine a practical solution to achieve those goals.”


Clinical Interest

  • Hip Care, including bursitis, minimally invasive hip joint replacement, fracture management, arthritis, revision joint replacement, and tendonitis.
  • Knee Care, including ACL reconstruction, cartilage injuries and restoration, fracture management, iliotibial band syndrome, arthritis, arthroscopy, meniscectomy, meniscus tears, revision joint replacement, total knee joint replacement, and tendon repair.
  • Shoulder Care, including bankart repair, bursitis, fracture management, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopy, impingement, instability, and labral tears.
  • Sports Medicine

Education:

Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical Degree

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Achievements and Awards

Dr. Peterson has participated in important research under Jonathan Braman, M.D. at the University of Minnesota, Jennifer MacArthur, M.D. at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Michelle Brios, M.D. at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  He received the Morris and Lee Zuckerman Award for Clinical Proficiency in 2009 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008

Rachel Brang, PA-C

Rachel Brang, PA-C

Orthopedics

About Rachel

Rachel Brang, PA-C, MSPAS works in conjunction with Dr. Steven Meisterling to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She assists Dr. Meisterling with surgery in addition to caring for patients in clinic and hospital. She earned her PA degree from Des Moines University in 2012. Prior to this, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth where she was also a member of the Women’s Volleyball team. With her background as a collegiate volleyball player, she has a special passion for caring for athletes. As a board member and coach with the Stillwater Area Junior Olympic Volleyball club, she engages and encourages athletics within the community. She and her husband, Tim, enjoy playing volleyball, gardening, spending time on the lake and spending time with their son, Cohen.


Education:

Certification

  • Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Education

  • Master of Science, Physicians Assistant Studies, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelor Degree in Biology, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Stillwater Area JO Volleyball, Board Member
Molly Hickey, PA-C, MPAS

Molly Hickey, PA-C, MPAS

Orthopedics

About Molly

Molly Hickey, PA-C, MPAS is a board certified Physician Assistant working in conjunction with Dr. Erik Peterson. She is passionate about educating her patients and engaging them in coordinating outstanding orthopedic care. Molly is a Twin Cities native who enjoys Minnesota’s great outdoors through running, skiing, hiking, and camping with her family.


Education:

Certification

  • Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Education

  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science, University of Minnesota – Duluth, Duluth, MN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
Steven Meisterling, MD

Steven Meisterling, MD

Orthopedics

About Steven

Steven Meisterling, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopy (of the knee, shoulder, and elbow), joint replacement (of the knee, hip, and shoulder), and elbow reconstruction.

Dr. Meisterling completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Meisterling is an orthopedist with special interests and advanced training in sports medicine. He has presented oral and poster presentations at national orthopedic meetings, is periodically published in orthopedic medical journals, and is the team physician for the St. Paul Saints.

Dr. Meisterling’s outside interests include running, cross-country skiing, biking, hockey and spending time with his family. He is also heavily involved with the Stillwater Area Hockey Association.


Clinical Interest

  • Knee Care, including ACL/PCL reconstruction, knee arthroplasty/joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, knee revision, ligament repair, cartilage restoration, fracture management and knee arthritis
  • Shoulder Care, including shoulder arthroplasty/joint replacement, bankart repair, biceps tenodesis/tenotomy, bursitis, fracture care, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff repair, arthritis, arthroscopy, impingement, instability/dislocation, labral repair, stabilization, subacromial decompression, SLAP repair and throwing shoulder injuries
  • Hip Care, including hip arthroplasty/joint replacement, bursitis, fracture management, hamstring repair, hip arthritis, hip fractures, hip impingement/labrum tears, tendon repair, and tendonitis
  • Elbow Care, including biceps and triceps repair, cartilage injuries, elbow arthroscopy, fracture care, Tommy John reconstruction, tennis elbow surgery and ulnar nerve decompression/transposition
  • Wrist Care, including fracture care, carpal tunnel release, carpal tunnel syndrome and DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Hand Care, including carpal tunnel release, DeQuervain’s release, fracture care, ligament injuries, thumb arthritis and trigger finger release
  • Sports Medicine, including ACL repairs, Tommy John reconstruction, shoulder labrum repairs/instability and team care
  • Ankle Care, including tendon ruptures and fracture care

Education:

Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Fellowship

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Medical Degree

  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Glenn Ciegler, MD, PhD

Glenn Ciegler, MD, PhD

Orthopedics

About Glenn

Care Philosophy:

“Because of my multiple interests, I’m able to connect well with most anyone.  Being able to relate to my patients and vice versa helps us approach their care as a team.”


Education and Research:

Medical School

  • University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, College of Medicine — Champaign, Illinois

Residency and Internship

  • University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Specialty Board Certification:

  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Certified in computer-assisted positioning of total joint components.
  • Subspecialty certified inOrthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Medical Licenses:

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Outside Interests:

Dr. Ciegler’s outside interests include travel, wilderness medicine, extreme sports, cycling, skiing, karate, hiking, kayaking, cooking, car racing (endurance), gardening, and photography.

Dr. Ciegler is AWEP (Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider) and NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) certified. This certification qualifies him to lead expeditions all over the world.  He is also a Pillar Club member of the St. Croix Valley United Way

Jennifer Stanek, MS, PA-C

Jennifer Stanek, MS, PA-C

Orthopedics

About Jennifer

Jennifer Stanek, MS, PA-C works in conjunction with Dr. Glenn Ciegler to coordinate excellent orthopedic patient care.


Education:

Certification

  • Board Certified, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Medical Education

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor Degree in Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants