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November 28, 2016 - TCO

TCO welcomes 7 new physicians to team

Please join us in welcoming and learning more about our new physicians.

Zachary Arntson, DOZachary Arntson, DO

Joint Replacement / Sports Medicine
Blaine | Coon Rapids | Fridley | Otsego

Favorite quote
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela

Interesting tidbit
I am married with three children.

How did you choose orthopedics?
The incredible ability to change someone’s life from a debilitating condition or injury to a pain-free functioning state was why I chose to become an orthopedic surgeon.


Thomas Cesarz, MDThomas Cesarz, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stillwater

Favorite quote
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

Interesting tidbit
I enjoy reading.

How did you choose orthopedics?
My specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation focuses on a person’s function. Physicians can add years to life but we then strive to add life to those remaining years.


Abigail Hamilton, MDAbigail Hamilton, MD

General Orthopedics / Sports Medicine
Plymouth

Favorite quote
“It is always better to find out than to suppose.” – Mark Twain

Interesting tidbit
I’m a diehard Detroit Red Wings fan (sorry to the Wild).

Why did you go into medicine?
I went into medicine as an extension of always enjoying figuring out how things work and solving problems and puzzles. I wanted to continue doing this for the rest of my life and combine it with a job where you get to interact with people on a day-to-day basis and improve their quality of life as much as possible.


Ryan Hess, MDRyan Hess, MD

General Orthopedics / Sports Medicine
Maple Grove | Minnetonka | Robbinsdale

Interesting tidbits
I grew up milking cows on a family dairy farm and can remember helping our vet with cow C-sections (most people don’t know that those even happen). I am also a cancer survivor.

Why did you go into medicine?
I remember wanting to be a doctor from the time I was very young. I also always enjoyed science classes and trying to figure out how things worked. As I began to consider careers, medicine seemed like a natural fit for me.

How did you choose orthopedics?
Growing up on the farm, we did most of our own construction, so I was around hammers, drills and saws from a young age. I also was a three-sport athlete in high school and played some baseball in college, so I saw orthopedics as an opportunity to use the skills I’d learned as a youngster to help people who were hurting or had been injured.


Jackson Maddux, MDJackson Maddux, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stillwater | Wyoming

Favorite quote
“You haven’t seen a tree until you have seen its shadow from the sky.” – Amelia Earhart

Interesting tidbit
When not doctoring, I fly glider planes.

How did you choose physical medicine and rehabilitation?
I enjoy helping people find their way back from injury and helping to give them hope that there are ways to live well, regardless of what ails them.


David Olson, MDDavid Olson, MD

Primary Care / Sports Medicine
Burnsville | Edina | Shoreview

Favorite quote
“The difference between the impossible and possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda, Baseball Hall of Famer and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager

Interesting tidbit
Still stay active in sports despite many of my own injuries and surgeries (most recently an Achilles tear fixed by the good Dr. Chris Coetzee). I play in the Eagan Flag Football League (champs four of the past six years), Roseville Basketball League, church softball and AHA hockey (recently taking home the first championship in 15 seasons for the C1 level).

Why did you go into medicine?
To help others and have a chance to practice family medicine and sports medicine in multiple settings. From the sidelines of the NFL to the inner-city underserved clinics and schools.

How did you choose sports medicine or primary care medicine?
Because I can be on a sideline covering a game or be in a training room seeing athletes and call it work! I love what I do!


John Tanner, MDJohn Tanner, MD

Foot and Ankle
Maple Grove | Robbinsdale

Favorite quote
“Be excellent to each other.” – Bill S. Preston, Esq., Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Interesting tidbit
I have two sets of twins, both boy-girl.

Why did you go into medicine?
I worked as a mechanical engineer designing surgical devices for five years. My exposure to the operating room as an engineer is what got me interested in medicine/surgery.