Dr. Michael Tjarksen, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Tjarksen
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More
Telehealth services available

Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin

N15w28300 Golf Rd Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Dr. Michael Tjarksen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Pewaukee, WI. Dr. Tjarksen has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tjarksen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Tjarksen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tjarksen

3.6

Based on 29 ratings

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  • Office environment (21)
  • Staff friendliness (20)
  • Appointment scheduling (19)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (10)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
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I have had three interactions with Dr. Tjarksen, and he always seemed in a hurry to get out of the room and on to other patients. I don't know why, except that I was not a surgical candidate.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • 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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Jul 18, 2020
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What an absolute joke. I could not tell if he was trying to be funny or just grossly incompetent. I went to see him for my scoliosis which I have had all of my life and the first thing he says is you don't have scoliosis. I don't believe him. We go out to look at the x-rays and as I'm looking at the dramatic "s" shape of my spine he says "see?" I didn't know what to say. I asked him if that was scoliosis and he said no, and drew two lines on the screen and said they're perpendicular. "Are you serious?" I asked as the lines were Not At All perpendicular. He says "close enough." Done.
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Nov 16, 2019
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Doctor Tjarksen is no less than a wonderful doctor. He has a very pleasant bedside manner, explains all of his medical recommendations in easy to understand language and really cares about his patients. He is honest and trustworthy. I trust him with my life.
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Apr 27, 2019
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Very thorough in explaining options before surgery as the last approach to the solution. I would definitely recommend Dr. Tjarksen to family and friends.
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
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Bruce Gingrich in WI – Apr 27, 2018
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When I first saw some of Dr Tjarksen’s reviews I was concerned and I already had an appointment with him.. I called my Dr and my sister called hers and both said the same thing “He’s an excellent surgeon “: My sisters Dr even said that he refers his family members to him. This put my mind at ease. Dr Tjarksen is a very caring doctor! I had an extensive surgery on my spine and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Karen in Milwaukee, WI – Oct 19, 2017
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Very kind, very knowledgeable doctor. Busy, but takes time to answer your questions. Excellent surgeon. Always in a good mood and smiling.
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Wales, WI – Jul 20, 2017
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One year ago I had 4 lumbar vertibrae fused including 4 laminectomys. Dr Tjarksen was an excellent surgeon and his PA was a perfect addition to the experience. He was conservative in his treatment but ultimately major surgery was the solution to decades of back pain. He came highly recommended by my general physician along with inquiries of many others. I would highly recommend him.
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Jeanne Eschle in Delafield, Wi – Jul 14, 2017
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personable, knowledgeable, to the point. I'm more than happy with this Dr.
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Mukwonago, WI – May 26, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and kind. Advice: he is an extremely busy doctor, just like all modern doctors. Be careful to get to the point immediately if you want your questions answered or he may jump to conclusions about what you are going to say.
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Waukesha, WI – Jun 16, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Providing the highest quality of care for my patients using minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Biography

Michael Tjarksen, MD

Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin

N15W28300 Golf Road

Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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What are Dr. Michael Tjarksen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tjarksen frequently treats Spine. See all practice areas where Dr. Tjarksen specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Tjarksen, MD's office located?

Dr. Tjarksen's office is located at N15w28300 Golf Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tjarksen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tjarksen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tjarksen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (262) 303-5055.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Tjarksen typically treats 58% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spine Disorders
Spinal Stenosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. Tjarksen's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Tjarksen 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 Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin

Oaw Asc LLCN15w28300 Golf Rd Pewaukee, WI 53072
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

Oconomowoc, WI

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Waukesha, WI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

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