Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics 500 Vincent Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Board Certified Sports Medicine Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. James M. Banovetzdecided to become a physician in the 4th grade, inspired by his uncle and the book The Making of a Surgeon, by William Nolan. At about the same time, he got his first job, cleaning up building sites for $1.00/hour. He went on to jobs in farming, construction, and retail throughout high school and college. Jim was a percussionist, gymnast, and Eagle Scout in high school, graduating in 1981 as a valedictorian. He was accepted into the Scholars Program in Medicine at Washington University, and graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Spanish Literature in 1984. In college, he did research in neurophysiology and was also a member of the team that purified the protein PDGF, which is now used as a wound healing medication.
Dr. Banovetz opted to transfer to Northwestern University to obtain simultaneous MD and PhD degrees, with a research focus on motor control neurophysiology, graduating in 1990. He then did an orthopaedic residency at the University of Missouri, finishing in 1995, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa in 1995-96. He has been practicing in Central Wisconsin ever since. Dr. Banovetz is board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has served as a principal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Pro Assurance Physician Advisory Board. He has been a team physician for UWSP, SPASH, Pacelli, Amherst, Rosholt, and Iola, also caring for many other local athletes.
Dr. Banovetz is a Sports Medicine Specialist and focuses on the care of injuries in recreational, competitive, and industrial athletes. He does not do spine surgery or joint replacement. Jim married Sheila Lee (Banovetz) MS PT, a physical therapist, in 1986. They have four children, MaryBeth (1987), James (1989), John (1991) and Joseph (1993) and two grandsons. Jim enjoys fitness and outdoor activities, studying the social sciences, and working with his hands.
Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics 500 Vincent Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Dave Henneghanwas born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. There, he attended St. Thomas Aquinas elementary school, and East Lansing High School. Unfortunately, his father died when Dave was only five. Because of this, he and his two sisters were raised by their mother. In high school, Dave played football and basketball, but was most interested in soccer and was his teams captain. After high school, he attended Albion College, where he played soccer and worked as a resident assistant in the freshman dorm. Dave also worked as an EMT on the local ambulance service, and volunteered as a Big Brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In the summers, he worked at a local automobile dealership and an Oldsmobile factory.
Dave's interest in medicine developed early in life. Mary, his younger sister with whom he was very close, died of osteosarcoma at the age of 18, inspiring Dave to pursue medicine.
Dave attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, spending his clinical years in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He interned for a year at St. Mary's hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before completing his Orthopaedic residency in Grand Rapids. He was board certified in 1992, and recertified in 2003.
Dave began practicing Orthopaedics in Stevens Point in 1990 at the Rice Clinic, where he worked for 17 years. He continues to practice in Stevens Point, now at the Klasinski Clinic. Hip and knee replacements are Dave's specialty interest, and he emphasizes less invasive techniques and encourages rapid recovery for his patients.
Medicine is not Dave's only passion. His other interests include bicycling, backpacking, camping, swimming, and cross-country skiing. During the summer of 2008, Dave had the opportunity to take a cross country bicycle trip with his son and a family friend. The three rode 3,750 miles from Puget Sound, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine. Dave is married to Karen, who is a registered nurse, together they have two children, Patrick and Laura.
Daves philosophy in practice is as follows: "My joy in medicine comes from helping people to continue doing the things they love to do."
Klasinski Clinic Orthopedics 500 Vincent Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Orthopedic Sports Medicine Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Thomas R. Guse was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. Growing up and throughout high school, he was involved in sports and participated in clubs and other activities. Dr. Guse did well in school, graduating from Janesville Craig at the top of his class. Tom went onto college at The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he majored in chemistry. While there, he participated in several intramural sports and other activities. Dr. Guse went to medical school at the University of Wisconsin where he again graduated with honors. He did his internship at the Mayo Clinic and his residency, in orthopaedic surgery, at Ohio State University. Dr. Guse then completed a fellowship in sports medicine in Boston where he worked with the Boston Celtics and Harvard University. Dr. Thomas R. Guse has been practicing in Stevens Point since he finished his fellowship training in 1995.
Tom has been married to his wife, Marit, since 1988. She is a social worker here in Stevens Point. They have two children, Emily who is in college at University of Wisconsin-Madsion and Eric who attends Stevens Point Area Senior High. In addition to working, Dr. Guse stays active by working out regularly and playing sports such as golf. He also remains active in the community and spends time keeping up on all of the latest developments in orthopaedic surgery.