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February 20, 2013

ThedaCare Welcomes Specialty Physician

Christopher Mjaanes, MD, is now on the medical staff at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center. He is a member of the staff at the Center for Asthma and Allergy.

Christopher Mjaanes, MD, to Treat Asthma & Allergy Sufferers

Christopher Mjaanes, MD, is now on the medical staff at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center. He is a member of the staff at the Center for Asthma and Allergy.

Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Allergy & Immunization, Dr. Mjaanes has special interest in food allergies, adult/pediatric asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, immunodeficiency and respiratory disorders in athletes. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin and began his pre-medical studies at Governors State University in Illinois. Dr. Mjaanes received his medical degree through the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at the UW-Children’s Hospital of Madison. He also pursued a fellowship in allergy and immunology at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center within Denver’s University of Colorado Health Sciences. He was awarded two medical scholarships for academic excellence and he is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Dr. Mjaanes is fluent in Spanish and has completed several medical missions to the underserved regions of Ecuador. His volunteerism also includes participating in tsunami relief efforts in India in 2005. Outside of medicine, Dr. Mjaanes enjoys martial arts, woodworking and carpentry. He also likes to ski, hike and play soccer.

Appleton Medical Center (AMC) is a 160-bed acute care hospital that opened in 1958. In addition to general medical and surgical care, services include the Appleton Heart Institute, which was the first and most advanced cardiac care program to be established north of Madison and Milwaukee more than 30 years ago. Other specialized services include a fully staffed emergency department, birthing services, the Groth Surgery Center, and the Martha Siekeman Cancer Center and ThedaCare Cancer Care, which includes radiation oncology, CyberKnife®, TomoTherapy™ and stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Appleton Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the national Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Theda Clark Medical Center is a 166-bed acute care hospital founded in 1909. In addition to general medical and surgical care, specialized services include a birth center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, including a regional neonatal intensive care unit serving eight counties, and the Aylward Outpatient Surgery Center. Theda Clark is the region’s only American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center, which includes ThedaStar Air Medical Helicopter. Theda Clark Medical Center also offers comprehensive neuroscience care and the Theda Clark Stroke Center was the first stroke center in Northeast Wisconsin to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The hospital also has the area’s most advanced inpatient rehabilitation facility. The Bariatric Program at Theda Clark, along with Midwest Bariatric Solutions and its surgeons, have jointly received two Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designations by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Since 2004, Theda Clark has been honored nationally by the U.S. Health and Human Services department for achieving one of the highest organ donation rates in the country. The Theda Clark ThedaCare Surgery Center operates in Oshkosh.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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