Dr. Christopher Ihle
Dr. Ihle is a native Nebraskan, born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for his pre-med studies and was accepted to the University of Nebraska College of Medicine after three years of college. After completing medical school, Dr. Ihle attended the prestigious Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee where he did his five year orthopaedic residency. Upon completing his orthopaedic residency, Dr. Ihle did a fellowship in knee reconstruction and sports medicine under Dr. Douglas W. Jackson in Long Beach, California at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Ihle was in private practice at the Bone & Joint Clinic in Franklin, Tennessee for five years before returning home to Nebraska to found the Heartland Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic in 1991.
Dr. Ihle is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, NS and a Fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. Dr. Ihle is also an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Ihle's special interest lies in treatment of problems related to the shoulder, knee and foot as well as sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.
When not at the office, Dr. Ihle is involved with his family and enjoys outside sports including snow skiing, white water rafting, deep sea fishing and cycling. He is an active member of the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Omaha where he serves on the Missions Committee. Dr Ihle's favorite saying is, " A surgeon will connect 'A' to 'B' but only God can heal."
Dr. Brett Fischer
Dr. Fischer is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Arizona State University in 1988. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and graduated in 1993. Dr Fischer completed a surgical internship year at the University of Nebraska. He later completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Creighton University/University of Nebraska Health Foundation combined orthopaedic surgery program in 1998.
Post graduate training included a year fellowship in Sports Medicine and Adult Joint Reconstruction. His fellowship was through the University of Texas at San Antonio. During that year, Dr. Fischer was able to participate in the care of athletes from many levels including professional athletes like the San Antonio Spurs.
During residency and fellowship Dr. Fischer has written and published articles in peer reviewed orthopaedic journals. He has also given presentations at several national conferences.
He is currently on staff at the Fremont Area Medical Center and serves on several committees there. He also enjoys participating in the care of student athletes from many local high schools. He is the team physician for Midland University and Fremont High School.
Dr. Fischer is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is licensed to practice medicine in Nebraska and Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Fischer is on local and state orthopaedic and medical societies and has served as the president on the state orthopaedic society from 2003 - 2005.
Dr. Fischer and his wife, Kris, reside in Fremont. They moved to Fremont in 1999 with their two children, Lauren and Michael. He enjoys spending much of his spare time with his family.
Dr. David Buck
Dr. David Buck is a native of Washington State and attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, graduating with honors in 2002. He moved to the Midwest and completed a surgical internship & an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He joined Heartland Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2007. Dr. Buck is both a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as being Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Buck has published scientific articles on ACL ligament reconstruction and adult shoulder reconstruction. He has also given educational lectures and presentations at local, state, and national meetings on these and other areas of interest in the field of sports medicine. His special areas of interest include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, fracture care, and the family oriented practice of general orthopaedics.
RaeAnn Meyer, PA-C, MS
Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, RaeAnn Meyer earned a bachelor's degree in Biology with minor in psychology from the University of North Dakota. She received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a member of the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). RaeAnn joined Heartland Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in 2006.