Dickinson County Healthcare is strengthening the expert team of bone and joint specialists with the addition of Dr. Melissa Koenig.
Dr. Koenig is board certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes in foot and ankle orthopedic care. She brings a wealth of orthopedic skills to patients at DCH.
A native of Washington D.C., Dr. Koenig is looking forward to taking part in outdoor adventures in the U.P. such as hiking, traveling, biking and gardening and getting to know people in the Iron Mountain community.
“Everyone that I met when I toured the area was so warm and welcoming,” she said. “I am excited to explore, meet people and provide excellent care to this awesome community.”
Dr. Koenig graduated from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Penn., and has been serving patients at the Colorado Permanente Medical Group. She also completed a fellowship in foot and ankle at The Foundation for Orthopedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research and Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Building a trusting relationship and helping patients get back to regular activity is what Dr. Koenig likes most about being a health care provider.
“I strive to care for patients as I would want a friend or family member treated. I try to take a holistic approach to treatment considering the patient, his/her goals, activities, and willingness to participate in the recovery process,” she said. “Orthopedic surgery is very rewarding when you can fix an injury, like a broken ankle, and return a patient back to do the things they enjoy.”
Dr. Koenig is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
The area’s largest orthopedic and physical therapy team heals knees, shoulders, hips, hands and more. Appointments with Dr. Koenig and DCH orthopedic team are available with no referral necessary.
To schedule an appointment, call Dickinson County Healthcare at 906-776-5250.