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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 (165 Ratings, 49 Comments)

5 stars
Jul 3, 2019
Kermit and I think Brian Fontana was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was feeling pretty much hopeless until we visited with Brian.
5 stars
Jul 1, 2019
Great experience. Everyone I dealt with was extra friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.
5 stars
Jun 26, 2019
I wish I had known about it sooner.
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