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With OrthoNebraska since 1998, Brian has focused his career on caring for patients before and after total joint replacements and works with Dr. Bryan Bredthauer. Brian began his career teaching CPR and first aid for the American Red Ross. He received his EMT-A license and became a student athletic trainer for UNO before his physician assistant training.

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Brian volunteers his time by giving lectures to future physician assistants at UNMC and the College of St. Mary’s. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. Their favorate past time is traveling.

Ages treated: 19+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

20 Years in Practice



  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | Master of Physician Assistant Studies, 1997
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha | BS, 1995 (Biology)

Memberships & Awards

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (155 Ratings, 46 Comments)

5 stars
Jun 19, 2019
Brian helped replace both my knees 7 years ago. He is totally a people person. I was so glad to see him. Many people can learn from him.
2 stars
Jun 17, 2019
I liked that I was able to get in quickly and the administrative staff was kind and personable. However, I wasn't impressed with Brian Fontana. He was friendly, but didn't listen to what I was saying and consistently talked over me. He seemed rushed. This, in turn, seemed to contribute to misunderstanding about the issue at hand and me having to explain myself repeatedly. Slow down and listen to the needs of your patients. In the end, you'll actually save more time.
5 stars
Jun 6, 2019
Very pleased with everything and everyone. My first visit there and would definitely recommend. Thank you.
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