Managing Arthritis Symptoms [Video]

Ask the Expert: Arthritis Video Series

About the video: Is there anything I can do about my arthritis?

Our patients often ask what options there are when managing arthritis symptoms. The good news is that there are many treatments available to consider, and the vast majority are non-surgical. Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share the insights they’ve gained in their years caring for those struggling with arthritis symptoms. Featuring arthritis specialists, Daniel Hoeffel, MD, and Kristoffer Breien, MD.

Meet Kris Breien, M.D.

Dr. Breien’s approach: “I tend to be more conservative in my approach, reserving surgery as a last option. In essence, I strive to care for patients and their problems in the same manner my family and I expect to be treated when we seek medical attention.”

Dr. Breien’s education: Dr. Breien received his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He went to Creighton University for medical school and his residency at Creighton-Nebraska University Health Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska.

Meet Daniel Hoeffel, M.D.

Dr. Hoeffel’s approach: “I am fortunate to be able to lead an active life. I ski, golf, bike, and travel with my family. Helping individuals regain their own ‘quality of life’ motivates me every day.”

Dr. Hoeffel’s education: Dr. Hoeffel earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency training at the University of Nebraska-Creighton, he took part in the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Kristoffer Breien, M.D.

    “I tend to be more conservative in my approach, reserving surgery as a last option. In essence, I strive to care for patients and their problems in the same manner my family and I expect to be treated when we seek medical attention.”

    More about this expert

  • Daniel Hoeffel, M.D.

    “I am fortunate to be able to lead an active life. I ski, golf, bike, and travel with my family. Helping individuals regain their own ‘quality of life’ motivates me every day.”

    More about this expert

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