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With OrthoNebraska since 1998, Brian has focused his career on caring for patients before and after total hip and knee replacements and works with Dr. Bryan Bredthauer. Brian began his career teaching CPR and first aid for the American Red Cross. He received his EMT-A license and became a student athletic trainer for the University of Nebraska at Omaha while getting his undergraduate degree.  He did his physician assistant training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Brian helps do sideline coverage for high school football and also works at OrthoNebraska’s Orthopedic Urgent Care.

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Ages treated: 45+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

Team Members

Bryan D. Bredthauer
MD

Brian and Dr. Bredthauer work alongside each other in clinic and surgery to provide comprehensive care. With more than 20 years of orthopedic experience, Brian often sees Dr. Bredthauer's patients and they collaborate on their progress.

Assistants

Pat
27 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

4.8 out of 5 (211 Ratings, 67 Comments)

5 stars
Apr 15, 2024
Thanks for urgent care
2 stars
Apr 15, 2024
I love OrthoNebraska! My husband and I both have had several surgeries here, all wonderful. But my visit 4/15 was not great. The provider was very dismissive. He acted as though I wasn't really in pain, after I explained that I've been dealing with the problem for a month and today I could no longer bend my knee without pain. He chucked it up to me being "old" I'm 43, and that I should have been taking NSAIDS every day. The x-ray showed no concerns, but I kept telling him I believe I have a tear, he said we can do a cortisone shot or Meloxicam Rx today. Okay, I chose the cortisone shot. I've had them in my feet in the past with not much luck, but the sweeping was so bad I wanted a faster relief possibility. 24 hours later, it's maybe 30% better concerning pain. I'm happy about that, nothing is magic. He also kept insisting that I rest, but gave me no restrictions. So, that made sense. I'm a self employed woman with three kids, four dogs, and a darling 9 months old grandson. I'm busy and I was not impressed with my visit, nor the dialogue with this PA. I left feeling ashamed and upset.
5 stars
Apr 3, 2024
Brian Fontana is very receptive to my concerns, is very honest, and explains the treatment options thoroughly!! Always answers questions to my satisfaction!! Would highly recommend him to anyone!!
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