Six Summit Physicians Honored as 2022 Rising Stars
Congratulations to Summit Orthopedics’ 2022 Rising Stars!
Summit’s orthopedic specialists are committed to helping people live active, healthy lives by supporting their orthopedic health — and finding solutions when injury, illness, or wear and tear cause pain and limit function. Each year, we’re proud that our doctors are honored with awards that recognize their excellence in caring for patients. This year, six of our talented physicians have been named 2022 “Rising Stars” by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
Being chosen as a Rising Star is a high-profile honor for doctors in the Twin Cities. The award is only open to physicians who have been practicing in their specialty for 10 years or less. To be considered, they must be nominated by other doctors — their peers — as an outstanding physician, the kind that other doctors would want to treat them or their family members. Each nominee is assessed according to a range of rigorous criteria, and finalists are evaluated by a blue-ribbon physician committee before being awarded the 2022 “Rising Stars” designation.
Summit’s 2022 Rising Stars
Michael Anderson, D.O.
Dr. Michael Anderson is a foot and ankle surgeon who enjoys treating patients of all ages. He takes pride in helping patients identify their medical issue, addressing it, and then designing treatment to help give patients the best possible outcome. Here are what a few of his patients had to say after recent appointments:
“Dr. Anderson was so great to work with. When I broke my ankle, I was going through a rough time. He was so helpful and considerate of that.”
“Dr. Anderson and his staff showed compassion for my daughter. She had a horrible infection, and he spent a lot of time comforting her in addition to researching best practice. He contacted several outside physicians to assure complete care. When surgery was necessary, Dr. Anderson fit my daughter into the schedule. He spent time with her to assure everything was done. Thank you!”
J.P. Delaney, M.D.
Dr. J.P. Delaney is a hand and upper extremity surgeon who relies on listening, honesty, and patient education in order to help his patients feel confident in their treatment plan, leading to great outcomes. Here are some of his recent patients’ comments:
“Dr. Delaney was fantastic. He took the time to develop an initial relationship, listened to all my concerns and problems, and really made me comfortable with his diagnosis and course of action.”
“Dr. Delaney listened and addressed the issues I had. He was able to tell me about the injuries I have, and he explained all the different methods that may be necessary to take care of them for me.”
Matthew Nies, M.D.
Dr. Matthew Nies is a hip and knee surgeon who prefers to take a conservative approach to care, with surgery as a last resort. He engages in shared decision-making and determines the right course of treatment together with his patients. Here is what some of his recent patients have to say:
“Dr. Matthew Nies is the single best, most caring orthopedist I have encountered in 30-plus years of dealing with arthritis issues.”
“Excellent doctor. He listens and cares; also, he clearly explained my options. The staff is efficient and polite.”
Scott Pepin, M.D.
Dr. Scott Pepin is a sports medicine surgeon who uses his experience as a lifelong athlete to approach his patients’ needs empathetically. He balances his patients’ desire for athletic performance while helping them plan for a healthy and active lifestyle for years to come. Take a look at some of his recent patients’ comments after their appointments:
“Dr. Pepin was very attentive to our questions. He provided us useful information in a manner easily digestible. It felt as though he genuinely cared about the outcome of my surgery and my progression back to full health.”
“Dr. Scott Pepin continues to provide excellent care to me. He has been very clear and continues to describe difficult topics in an accessible manner. He fields all of the questions I have for him, often pointing toward recent research on the topic. I am confident in the care Dr. Pepin provides me, and I would recommend him highly to others in need of orthopedic care.”
Trevor Wahlquist, M.D.
Dr. Trevor Wahlquist is an orthopedic spine surgeon who excels at finding the right diagnosis and working with patients to find the right solution for them. Spine surgery interests him because of the variety of patients he encounters, the complexity of spine conditions, and the many surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available to help. Here is a sampling of what some of Dr. Wahlquist’s recent patients had to say:
“Dr. Wahlquist and his entire team were wonderful during my entire experience with Summit — helping me through insurance protocols, pre-op information, and the entire experience. I would recommend Summit Orthopedics — and definitely Dr. Wahlquist and his team — to anyone.”
“Dr. Wahlquist and his team changed my life! I was a longtime collegiate athlete in chronic back and leg pain and had to undergo a fusion at 38. I was in such good care from his entire team, and after surgery, never felt better. I was back to hiking, skiing, and living life again. I could not have gotten here without Summit Ortho and Dr. Wahlquist!”
Brent Warner, M.D.
Dr. Brent Warner is a sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon who is committed to helping his patients return to activity as quickly and safely as possible. He treats disorders of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee and has a special interest in shoulder problems and injuries. Take a look at how some of his recent patients described their experience:
“Dr. Brent Warner recently did my second rotator cuff surgery. The first shoulder repair was a work of art … still deep in PT on the second but have no reason to expect anything other than another great result. Thank you, Dr. Warner (and team) and Summit Orthopedics, for the wonderful care!”
“Dr. Brent was an amazing first doctor I have had on this issue. He listened and felt there was a need for more testing. He went above and beyond and spent quality time with me to try to get to the bottom of this long-term pain. He is amazing.”
Congratulations to Summit Orthopedics’ 2022 Rising Stars!
Summit Orthopedics supports healthy communities
Community health flourishes when specialized orthopedic care is conveniently available close to home. Summit Orthopedics is proud of our fellowship-trained subspecialty teams offering the full spectrum of orthopedic expertise in bone, tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint conditions—in addition to our wellness, prevention, and rehabilitation services. We have the expertise to proactively improve fitness, evaluate discomfort, and deliver personalized treatment to quickly and safely return you to the lifestyle you love.
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Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as several additional community clinics.
“As a college hockey player I experienced my fair share of injuries. I understand the sense of uncertainty associated with surgery and recovery. I believe listening, honesty, and education enable patient confidence. I rely on these qualities to help patients understand what to expect and optimize outcomes.”
“Ensuring people are living healthy and active lifestyles is important to me. I strive to work together with patients to find non-operative and operative solutions for their pain, getting them back to the activities and the people that matter most to them.”
“As an athlete, I understand the profound impact that an injury can have on a patient’s life and well-being. My goal is to return people to activity as quickly and safely as possible, whether that’s training for an ultramarathon or walking the dog around the block.”
“Having my own personal experiences in sustaining injuries and the subsequent recovery process helps provide me insight into my own patients’ conditions and what they are going through. I also understand the importance of and strive to help return my patients back to the activities they want to do, whether that be to walk around the block or return to high-level sports performance.”
Each year, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine asks physicians across Minnesota whom they would trust to care for themselves or a member of their family. The physicians who receive the most votes undergo an additional vetting process, and the best of the best made this year’s 2021 Top Doctors list.
Summit is proud to have three physicians among Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s 2018 list of Rising Stars.