Hancock native joins Aspirus’ Orthopedic team

Aspirus Keweenaw proudly welcomes Nurse Practitioner Tina Ploe, NP-C, to its excellent orthopedic team.

Ploe specializes in pre- and post-operative care and the treatment of patients suffering from a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including diseases or injuries of the bones, muscles, and joints. She joins Aspirus orthopedic surgeons Frederick Rau, MD; Mark Kelley, MD, FACS; Jennifer Bow, MD, MASc, FRCSC; Clint Pakkala, C-NP; Sports Medicine Physician Colleen Dupuis, DO; and Foot and Ankle Surgeon Jonathan Brueggeman, DPM, FACFAS, AAPWCA in delivering a higher level of orthopedic care, for patients close to home.

Ploe is originally from Hancock, MI. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Finlandia University in Hancock. She is a Michigan-licensed registered nurse and family nurse practitioner. Her certifications include Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Trauma Nursing Core Course.

Ploe is a familiar face in the community, having worked as a nurse in the medical-surgical, intensive care unit and emergency department at UP Health System – Portage. Working alongside Aspirus orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and nurses, she strives to help patients recover from surgery, rehabilitate from injuries, and return to doing the things they love sooner.

“There’s nothing better than educating patients and helping them get on the road to recovery quickly and safely to ensure the best outcomes,” Ploe said. “It’s so rewarding to be able to care for people in the small community where I live and grew up.”

Aspirus offers the area’s most complete orthopedic team and ensures each patient receives individualized care from diagnosis to recovery. Expertise ranges from general orthopedic care to the latest in joint replacement techniques. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Tina Ploe, NP-C, call 906-337-6560.