Dr. David Ritzow, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. David Ritzow, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Appleton, WI and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 1992. He is affiliated with Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Ritzow, MD

Orthopedic & Sports Institute

2105 E Enterprise Ave Appleton, WI 54913
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Dr. Ritzow's Reviews

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Based on 31 ratings

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Dr Ritzow
Dr Ritzow couldn’t have had a better bedside manner. He explained my issues and showed me exactly where my tear was in my knee on a prosthetic knee. Extremely personable guy that knows his craft well.
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Mike – Dec 19, 2022
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A excellent doctor for knee replacement surgery!
Dr Ritzow explained his procedure for replacement and answered many question that I wanted to know as this is my second time of considering going through total knee procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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loismignon – Dec 07, 2022
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Always so courteous and professional. I keep going back!!!
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Nov 02, 2022
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Follow up appointment
Dr Ritzow has been treating me for a patella fracture. I was concerned about a new development with my knee and saw him for follow up. He is very kind, straightforward in discussing options.
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CPH – Nov 02, 2022
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He was very informative about my issue. Friendly and very educational.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe Wing – Oct 26, 2022
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I will stick with this doc in the future!
Doc explains everything in detail and I felt very comfortable going into surgery. I will keep him as my knee doctor in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 25, 2022
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Margaret Murray’s New Knee
Could not have been better. This is my second knee replacement. I wouldn’t choose any other Doctor but Dr Ritzow. I highly recommend him and his team. They prepare you for everything snd make it easy. Dr Ritzow follows you through your rehab therapy and makes sure that everything is perfect. I have no problem with my back because he makes sure your leg is perfectly straight. Dr Ritzow also has a great and very knowledgeable support team with answers to any questions you may have Thank you Dr Ritzow for taking such good care of me again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret Murray – Sep 29, 2022
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Excellent. Listened to my description and asked me probing questions. Agreed on a treatment plan and did not push to immediate surgery. Great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 15, 2022
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Great doctor for anything orthopedic
We have used Dr. Ritzow for multiple issues. Two full knee replareplacement, two different shoulder surgeries, and recently for a troublesome ankle. He and his staff have been wonderful in all aspects. Results, outstanding in all cases. No hesitation to recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 15, 2022
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Replaced both my knees in 2009 and 2010. Still doing great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wendell Thede – Jul 22, 2022
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I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr Ritzow today and would go back to him for anything anytime. I had surgery by him years ago and it went very well 10-4-20
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2020
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Had a appointment today with Dr. Ritzow today and I was not impressed. I waited an hour in the room and had to go look for someone because they forgot about me. He came in and never apologized sat down and basically told me I wasn’t a good candidate for hip replacement surgery because I was to over weight. He scanned over my X-ray briefly and never looked at my MRI and told me to get a cane and use aleve. I told him I could barely walk and using aleve barely made a difference. I know two over weight people who have had this surgery and they were never told to use weight. I’m very disappointed, I was hoping for help and never received any. I believe he discriminates against over weight people and advise to find a different doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 29, 2020
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Short, not so sweet, and missed the Boat. I have been in hip pain since July 23, 2019. I was examined by the doctor, if you want to call it that, and had an MRI done of my hip. Results, I was told that I wasn't a candidate for surgery so go see if someone else can help you. Fast forward 4 months later after spending thousands of dollars on alternative treatment, I am scheduled to have my hip replaced as I am bone on bone. Don't waste your time with this guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 30, 2020
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Dr. Ritzow replaced both my knees. One done in 2007, and the other in 2009. I can tell that I have never been more pleased with the results. He did the surgery when other doctors said no. To him it was about the quality of my life. He was caring and showed great compassion in my condition. He did say that rehab after a total knee replacement can and will be a painful treatment, but once you regain total motion of your knee joint, it would be like your knee was yours and not a replacement. He was exactly right. Here in 2020, my knees still feel great with no issues whatsoever. Dr. Ritzow and Kim are fantastic providers, and I highly recommend them.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry M – Feb 25, 2020
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I agree with others, although Dr Ritzow is skilled he has developed a God Syndrome over the years. He sets unrealistic post-op requirements that cannot be met due to join pain that limits activities. Also there is no follow up after appointments despite the commitment to do so. He forces patients to seek other well qualified surgeons for treatment.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 16, 2019
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Would never go back to or recommend this surgeon or this so called "state of the art" orthopedic facility. From beginning to end, my experience was riddled with poor care and errors. I was not provided with any home assistancce, equipment, or offered to use their recovery facility (until a week after surgery when I complained about it), poor choice of hardware for my size, boot just "put on" - not fitted, which caused an increase of pain that became chronic, and an 8 week post surgical follow up
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Apr 21, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Ritzow for about 10 years. he has performed 6 surgeries on me, one of which was to fix a rotator cuff repair that another surgeon botched. The only negative I have is the wait time. Everything else is positive -- Dr. Ritzow, Kim his APNP, Liz his medical assistant, the clerical and insurance/surgery staff all are friendly and patient-focused. Dr. Ritzow is patient and kind and has great surgical skills. He explains things in a down to earth way and listens!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Sandi Moore in iola, wi – Oct 06, 2017
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Would never recomment Dr. Ritzow. He is arrogant, rude and every appointment I had at least a 20-30 minute wait once I was in the exam room not including waiting room They double booked and have two patients booked for the same time slot. In my opinion he does not care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Appleton, WI – Jul 28, 2017
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Not a expert in Shoulder Replacements, wasn't interested about my occupational disease and how my job as a mail carrier aggravated my shoulder osteoarthritis every day!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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gene p wollersheim in Kaukauna, WI – Jun 24, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I treat patients like they're my family. 

Biography

Dr. Ritzow, who joined Valley Orthopedic Clinic in 1998, treats patients in Appleton and Shawano. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an Active...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Education

1993
Kcms-Mich State U
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Medical School
Subspecialty Certificate Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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What conditions does Dr. David Ritzow, MD treat?

Dr. Ritzow frequently treats the following conditions: Wrist Sprain or Strain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. David Ritzow, MD's office address?

Dr. Ritzow's office is located at 2105 E Enterprise Ave, Appleton, WI 54913. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. David Ritzow, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Ritzow provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. David Ritzow, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. David Ritzow, MD is affiliated with Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton.

How much experience does Dr. David Ritzow, MD have?

Dr. Ritzow has over 30 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. David Ritzow, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.1/5 for Dr. David Ritzow, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ritzow's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wrist Sprain or Strain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritzow treats Wrist Sprain or Strain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ritzow treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ritzow's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(920) 560-1000

Dr. Ritzow accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Locations

Orthopedic & Sports Institute

Orthopedic & Sports Institute - Main Campus2105 E Enterprise Ave Appleton, WI 54913
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Orthopedic & Sports Institute - Shawano212 E Green Bay St Ste B Shawano, WI 54166
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Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton

Appleton, WI

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

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