Dr. Mike Schelkun was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin as a zoology major and received early acceptance into the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he graduated at the top of his class in 1983. Dr. Schelkun completed a four-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Truman Medical Center, one of the nation's most highly regarded training programs in this specialty. Dr. Schelkun realized early on in his training that to have just a dental degree was not enough education and training necessary to treat and provide complete oral and maxillofacial surgical, medical and dental care for his patients that required it. Dr. Schelkun believed it was necessary for him to obtain a medical degree to provide the proper level of expertise and care for his patients and to round out his specialty training. Dr. Schelkun was accepted into the University of Alabama School of Medicine with advanced standing and completed and received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Following graduation in 1990, he moved to Chicago to complete a year of General Surgery training at the Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. This program of study included extended rotations in plastic and reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, and otorhynolaryngology (ENT). Dr. Schelkun has been in private practice in Pennsylvania since 1991. His main interests within his specialty are facial reconstructive surgery, dental implant surgery, the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, general and sedation anesthesia. As a North American faculty member of the AO/ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation), Dr. Schelkun is a recognized authority in facial and reconstructive surgery. The AO/ASIF provides training for surgeons and surgical personnel on the proper use and the most up-to-date techniques of Rigid Fixation for facial reconstruction. He is a past president of the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society and a past president of his regional specialty society, the Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has lectured throughout the country and has authored articles in his field. Dr. Schelkun is also a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. Together with his family, Dr. Schelkun is active in his church community and sporting activities. They especially enjoy water and snow skiing, boating, fishing and shooting sports.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Wisconsin / Madison
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School | Graduated 1990
Rush-Presbyterian St Lukes Med Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
University Of Missouri Schools Of Medicine & Dentistry Truman Medical Center
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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