Physician biography

Douglas P. Tewes, M.D.

“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 Tewes is 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 staff of Bryan Health, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, and Seward Memorial Hospital. He is double 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 2009-2021.

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, and a number of local area high schools.  

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, aviation, and time with his family.

Specialties

Joint Replacement
Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee & Shoulder Reconstruction
Sports Medicine
General Orthopaedics

Education

B.S. – Concordia College, 1983 

M.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1987

Post Grad Training

Residency: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine General Surgery Lexington, KY, 1987 – 1988

Residency: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine Surgery, Orthopaedic Lexington, KY 1988 – 1992

Residency: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine Surgery, Orthopaedic Lexington, KY 1991 – 1992

Fellowship: Minnesota Sports Medicine Center Sports Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, 1992 – 1993

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2025
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Specialty Sports Medicine, 2025

Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha
Christian Medical and Dental Association
Nebraska Medical Association
Lancaster County Medical Society

Clinical Team

Advanced Practice Provider: Ryan J. Baumert, PA-C, AT-C

Primary Clinical Assistant: Anne W.,LPN

Locations

Seward (Mondays)

Memorial Health Care Services
300 N Columbia Ave
Seward, NE 68434
Phone: (402) 643-2971

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