- Published: 30 August 2011
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“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 Bryan Health, CHI St. Elizabeth, Lincoln Surgical Hospital and Seward Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. In addition, he 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 was nominated and selected by his peers for, "The Best Doctors in America" award in 2009-2010.
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. He also provided medical oversight for the Lancaster County Protectors Challenge Program.
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 and a daughter. During his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, basketball, and time with his family.