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Our local experts…..
Dr. Greg Ledgerwood of Family Health Center in Brewster
Dr. Joshua G. Schkrohowsky of Lake Chelan Community Hospital
Dr. Micheal Travers of Dr. Travers Family Practice in Chelan
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Dr. Greg Ledgerwood:
I was raised in Okanogan, Washington graduating from high school there in 1963. I attended Washington State University graduating in 1967 with honors. I was accepted to medical school at the University of Washington and graduated from there in 1971 with honors. I continued my post-doctoral training in San Francisco, California for the next year and one-half before being called to military service at the end of the Vietnam War. I became certified in Family Medicine during this period. After a fellowship at Travis AFB in California, I served as the head of the Allergy Clinic at Fairchild AFB, Spokane, WA, for the next two years.
In late 1974, I joined the Family Medical Center in Omak, Washington establishing a very busy practice in Allergy and Primary care. In 1985, my group joined the Wenatchee Valley Clinic system, and in 1988, I ran the Allergy practices in both Wenatchee and Omak. While in Omak, I was the physician coordinator for the WWAMI regional medical education for 3rd year medical students for 15 years. I also was delegated as the physician in charge of the Rural Training Tract for 2nd year medical residents going into Family Medicine in rural areas. In 2000, I became a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. After 32 years in Omak, Washington, I took a “sabbatical” in 2004, spending time writing, lecturing and traveling. I went back to work part-time in November of 2005 in Brewster, Washington at the same time moving to East Wenatchee to be closer to family and an airport.
During my medical career, I have been a national lecturer for the AAFP on a variety of allergy-related subjects and on a number of national advisory boards dealing with chronic respiratory diseases and allergy. I have published a number of articles related to respiratory disease in primary care and also written multiple chapters on asthma and allergy for primary care textbooks. I served as a member of the STEPS committee for Chelan, Okanogan, and Douglas County providing input on asthma. I am currently the Chairman for Physician Support with the Washington Asthma Initiative (WAI). This organization is dedicated to improving the recognition and treatment of asthma in Washington State by both patients and clinicians alike. It is affiliated with the American Lung Association of Washington (ALAW). I am also actively involved as a teacher/lecturer for the Asthma Education Institute also part of ALAW.I have served as a “team” physician, participated in local community musical theater, and taught multiple classes for EMT’s in Okanogan County.
My hobbies include gardening, both indoor and out, hunting, fishing, and playing golf. I am currently trying to find more time in each day to pursue my “hobbies”.
Dr. Joshua Schkrohowsky:
Joshua G. Schkrohowsky, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in sports medicine and ACL surgery. He trained under some of the world's leading orthopedic knee and ACL surgeons, including Dr. Freddie Fu of Pittsburgh, the pioneer of the anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction, and Dr. Roland Becker of Germany, the current President of AGA-Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery.
Dr. Schkrohowsky earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, widely regarded as one of the world's greatest hospitals. He completed the world renowned orthopedic surgery residency program at The University of Pittsburgh with an emphasis on sports medicine. While in Pittsburgh he served as team physician to the Duquesne University Men's and Women's Soccer teams. After residency, he pursued fellowship training in Sports Traumatology at the SportsClinic Austria in Innsbruck under Drs. Christian Fink and Christian Hoser, team physicians for the Austria Ski Team.
Dr. Schkrohowsky has participated in extensive research activities and has published more than 15 scientific articles and a book chapter. He has presented his research at national and international meetings. He has an interest in international medicine having led or volunteered on several medical trips to Africa, the Middle East, and Central America.
Dr. Schkrohowsky is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Washington State Orthopaedic Association (WSOA), and the The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association (JHM&SA).