A Partner for You and Your Employees!

At OrthoNebraska, we understand that accessibility and communication are critical to providing the highest level of care to employees injured at work. Our team of physicians, therapists, coordinators and consultants work together to streamline appointment scheduling, treatment and follow-up to ensure employees get back to productive employment as soon as possible.

A designated workers’ compensation coordinator is assigned to each work related injury case and will work closely with employers, occupational medicine clinics, case managers, adjusters and insurance companies.

We are committed to providing the BEST orthopaedic care while reducing both medical costs and lost time from work. Our high quality, cost effective care is just one of the factors making OrthoNebraska the premier provider of orthopaedic care in the region.

Independent Medical Exams (IME) and Second Opinions

It is our goal to provide you with the most comprehensive level of service for your orthopaedic needs. At times, an IME may be requested to carefully evaluate injury causation. Because of this, we’ve partnered up with Merit Medical Evaluations, a network of actively practicing board-certified physicians, to fulfill Level 2 IME requests. Before an IME or second opinion is scheduled, a patient’s previous orthopaedic medical records are reviewed to ensure our physicians will be able to add further value to the case.

Please fax IME and second opinion related medical records to (402) 637-0852 with attention to the requesting physician at OrthoNebraska to complete the exam.

Physician Shoulder Elbow Hand & Wrist Spine Hip Knee Foot & Ankle
Bryan D. Bredthauer, MD         x x  
Nicholas B. Bruggeman, MD x x x        
Charles F. Burt, MD x       x x  
Johnathan E. Buzzell, MD x            
James T. Canedy, MD x x x x x x x
John D. Galligan, MD             x
Mark E. Goebel, MD x       x x  
Steven X. Goebel, MD x         x  
Steven V. Hagen, MD x x       x  
Kirk S. Hutton, MD x            
Steven G. Kumagai, MD x         x x
Scott B. Reynolds, MD x x       x  
M. Andrew Thompson, MD x   x        
Michael C. Thompson, MD             x
Joshua A. Urban, MD         x x  

Workers' Compensation Department Contact

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Additional Coordination, Questions or Concerns

Workers’ Compensation Coordinator (OrthoWest)
Tiffany Ketelsen
2725 S 144th Street, Suite 212
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 637-0802 x4453

Workers’ Compensation Coordinator (OrthoWest)
Jenn Hedgecock
2725 S 144th Street, Suite 212
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 637-0800 x4453
IME Coordination – Level 1
Linda Pagnano
2725 S 144th Street, Suite 212
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 637-0800 x4413
IME Coordination – Level 2
Connie Sheehan
2725 S. 144th St, Suite 212
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 637-0850 x8850

Emergency Department Workers’ Compensation Questions and Concerns
Pam Hatz
2725 S. 144th Street, Ste. 150
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 609-1501

Functional Capacity Exams & Work Conditioning
Judy Grell
2725 S. 144th St, Suite 218
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 609-1756
Business Development Specialist
Nichole Beran
14211 Arbor Street, Ste. 100
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 609-2806