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Medical Practioners Familiar with Post-Polio Syndrome

(No endorsement by PPRG is intended)

For extensive directories of support groups, medical practitioners, and clinics, follow one or more of these links:

International Polio Network (GINI) Based in St. Louis, Missouri

Post-Polio Syndrome Resources Based in Louisiana

Polio Connection of America Based in New York

Polio Experience Network Based in Washington state

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Wisconsin Medical Practitioners Familiar with PPS 1





Dr. Heidi Borca, MD
North Shore Orthopedics
7545 N. Port Washington Road
Glendale, WI
(262) 351-3535
Dr. Borca is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. North Shore Orthopaedics, S.C., has offices in Glendale and Mequon.


Donna Davidoff, M.D.
Physiatrist
PM&R Dept. of St. Mary's Hospital
2323 N. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-291-1066
She heads up the Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Department @ St. Mary's Hospital downtown.  She is very personable, down to earth, extremely effective, and, though she does not claim to be the Post Polio Guru of doctors, she is willing to see more polio patients.


Beth Kowall, OTR
Registered Occupational Therapist
Greenfield, WI
414/329-0601
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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.






1 PPRG does not endorse or recommend any particular medical practioner, but these are listed as a service based on the experiences of some of our members. We urge you to find the practioner who best meets your medical needs.

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