Dr. David Ritzow, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 56

Dr. Ritzow
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Valley Orthopedic Clinic

2105 E Enterprise Ave Appleton, WI 54913

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(920) 731-6611

Dr. David Ritzow, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Appleton, WI and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension Northeast Wisconsin Saint Elizabeth and Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ritzow to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ritzow's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Ritzow accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Traditional Network-WI
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Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
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Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
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Dr. Ritzow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ritzow

3.6

Based on 21 ratings

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1 Star
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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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About Me

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

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Trauma Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

1998
KCMS-Mich State U
Residency Hospital
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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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Ritzow, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. David Ritzow, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ritzow frequently treats Wrist Sprain or Strain, Meniscus Surgery, and Musculoskeletal Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ritzow treats.

Where is Dr. David Ritzow, MD's office located?

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

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Locations

Valley Orthopedic Clinic

Valley Orthopedic Clinic2105 E Enterprise Ave Appleton, WI 54913
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Orthopedic & Sports Institute

Orthopedic & Sports Institute - Main Campus2105 E Enterprise Ave Appleton, WI 54913
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  • Hours
    • 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
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Orthopedic & Sports Institute - Shawano212 E Green Bay St Ste B Shawano, WI 54166
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ritzow is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension Northeast Wisconsin Saint Elizabeth

Appleton, WI

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton

Appleton, WI

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average