“Treating athletes requires balancing their desire to return to competition with safety. I want to ensure the long-term welfare of the patient and to let that guide the treatment decision.”
Dr. Douglas P. Tewes has been a physician with Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, P.C. since 1993. A native of Seward, Nebraska, he graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky. During this time he was awarded the American Orthopaedic Association National Travel Award Fellowship for his research on knee ligaments. Dr. Tewes also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center.
Dr. Tewes currently serves on the hospital staffs of BryanLGH Medical Center East and West, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, and Seward Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Orthopaedic Society, and Lancaster County Medical Society.
Dr. Tewes serves as Team Physician and Medical Director for the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball team and the Lincoln Stars hockey team. He is also the Team Physician for athletes at Concordia University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Doane College, and a number of local area high schools.
Dr. Tewes’ dedication and commitment to sports medicine began while at the University of Kentucky where he became actively involved with their basketball program. His career is further highlighted by his award-winning research and his work with the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Timber Wolves, and the University of Minnesota football team.
Dr. Tewes’ decision to practice medicine comes from his devoted Christian belief to utilize his talents in the service of others. He strongly believes healing is more than physical, and integrates his faith in his interaction with patients and their families.
Dr. Tewes is married and has five sons. During his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, basketball, and time with his family.
A native of Wahoo, Nebraska, Dr. J.B. Ketner has practiced family medicine in Seward since 1997. His undergraduate studies in biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University prepared him well for his medical training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. While in medical school, he earned academic honors and ultimately chose to pursue a career in family medicine upon completion of his residency training in Lincoln.
After exposure to multiple different medical subspecialties as a medical student, Dr. Ketner ultimately felt drawn to a career in primary care. “At the end of the day, I enjoy taking care of the same group of patients for a multitude of different needs, whether it’s in the clinic, the hospital, the delivery room, the emergency room or on the playing field.”
Caring for athletes is a particular area of interest for Dr. Ketner. A former college athlete and current fitness enthusiast, he enjoys the unique challenges of sports medicine. The opportunity to work with Concordia University athletics was part of what attracted him to practicing in Seward. He worked with Dr. Doug Tewes during his residency training, and they laid the foundation for what is now a comprehensive approach to caring for both the orthopedic and general medical needs of Concordia’s student-athletes.
Dr. Ketner and his wife, Dr. Carla Ketner, live and work in Seward. Carla owns and operates Chapters Books and Gifts. They have two sons who are active in baseball and gymnastics.
An employee of Memorial Healthcare Systems of Seward, he works with nine other physicians, providing full-spectrum care for patients and their families.