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    Medical Practioners Familiar with Post-Polio Syndrome

    For extensive directories of support groups, medical practitioners, and clinics, follow this link:

    Post-Polio Health International Based in St. Louis, Missouri http://www.post-polio.org


    Milwaukee Area Medical Practitioners Familiar with PPS

    Beth Kowall, OTR
    Registered Occupational Therapist
    Greenfield, WI

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    Ms Kowall is an active member and former president of the PPRG, and though no longer a practicing OT (due to her own PPS), she has a vast amount of knowledge and many resources.


    Dr. Paul Barkhaus

    Dr. Paul Barkhaus
    Director, Neuromuscular Disease; Professor of Neurology
    Froedtert Hospital
    9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53226-3596
    (414) 805-5200

    Dr. Barkhaus has spoken at our conference. He has diagnosed the PPS of a number of our members and often works in conjunction with Dr. Waring (below).


    Waring_WilliamDr. William Waring
    Assist. Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Froedtert Hospital
    9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53226-3596
    (414) 805-3666 or 1-800-272-3666
    Dr. Waring's patient care emphasis is post-polio rehabilitation and spinal cord injuries. He headed a PPS clinic before moving to Milwaukee.

    PPRG does not endorse  any particular medical practioner.