PeaceHealth Ketchikan Welcomes Joshua Schkrohowsky, MD to General Surgery Team

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Welcomes Joshua Schkrohowsky, MD to General Surgery Team

03 October 2021
Sunday afternoon

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – PeaceHealth Medical Group announced that Joshua Schkrohowsky, MD, has recently joined its orthopedic team. As an expert in arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures, Dr. Schkrohowsky is expanding orthopedic treatment options in Ketchikan.

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

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

Dr Schkrohowsky is joined in Ketchikan by his wife, Cynthia Lochhead, and their four children. They collectively enjoy reading, going out, traveling, and being active in general. The family is drawn to Ketchikan by “the pleasant atmosphere and the good community atmosphere,” explained Dr. Schkrohowsky.

Dr. Schkrohowsky joins orthopedic surgeon Steven Becker, MD, and assistant physician Daniel Schlecht to complete Ketchikan’s orthopedics and sports medicine team and bring additional expertise to our island.

As the orthopedic team grows, PeaceHealth Ketchikan is also informed that PeaceHealth Ketchikan is officially 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 to stay on site for treatment.

Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center

About: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health care system providing care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with over 1,100 providers and 10 medical centers serving urban and rural communities in the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of Saint-Joseph de la Paix founded what has become PeaceHealth. The sisters shared their expertise and transferred their wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to address unmet health care needs 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 the accomplishment of its mission.

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