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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

23 Years in Practice

Credentials

Education

  • 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

4.7 out of 5 (209 Ratings, 54 Comments)

5 stars
Dec 4, 2019
Great atmosphere. Everyone was extremely courteous. ThePA was very thorough and explained everything to me
5 stars
Oct 23, 2019
I was completely satisfied with the injections to my knees.
1 stars
Oct 21, 2019
My low review is specifically to the doctor I saw. All of the other staff was very helpful. I showed up in extreme pain in my knee, and unable to straighten it. I saw Brian Fontana, and I mentioned I couldn't straighten it. He proceeded to extend my knee forcefully and multiple times even though I was visibly writhing in pain. This made it so much worse because I didn't have this kind of motion. He also pressed the wrong button to get seen for an X-ray, making me wait while being in excruciating pain that he made worse for an unnecessarily long amount of time. I had to be transferred over to the emergency side because of my pain level, and the imaging we had done here was not transferred over, so I had to have xrays done at the emergency side again before ultimately being transferred to the med center. They also said at the urgent care that I wouldn't be able to get in for an MRI for a couple of days, but the emergency side at orthonebraska got me transferred to UNMC that night and got the MRI in the morning. I will never go back, it was a waste of my time and money, and set me back way more than if I just went to the emergency side.
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