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Published on March 02, 2017

Gundersen welcomes orthopaedic surgeon to Tomah Clinic

Gundersen Tomah Clinic is pleased to welcome orthopaedic general surgeon Aaron Butler, MD, to its team of passionate providers.

Dr. Butler provides general orthopaedic services for Tomah area patients as well as patients in La Crosse. While being a generalist, he enjoys a focus on total hip and knee replacements, shoulder arthroscopy including cuff repairs and knee arthroscopy.

The Fall Creek, Wis., native has been married for 19 years and the couple has two children. Dr. Butler has treated patients in both private and group system practices for nearly 15 years. They live in Onalaska.

"Gundersen has an excellent reputation backed up by excellent care and success in the area," says Dr. Butler. "I wanted to be part of a system that places patients first and backs up that goal by supporting their staff in every way to make the goal a reality on a daily basis."

Dr. Butler is one of those physicians who felt the calling early on. "I've known I wanted to practice medicine since sixth-grade, and by late high school after suffering a knee injury and needing surgery, I knew I wanted to be a surgeon," he says. "I love orthopaedics because it allows me to make an instant improvement in someone’s life. That is very gratifying and fulfilling."

He and his wife, Laurie, moved the family here from the Twin Cities more than a decade ago and have had no regrets. Practicing in Tomah fits the bill, too.

"We both grew up in small towns and loved the feel of the La Crosse area," says Dr. Butler. "The area is absolutely beautiful, and every time we leave the area for work or vacation, we can’t believe how truly beautiful it is to be here upon returning. The bluffs, coulees and rivers are truly breathtaking. We really feel the area provides a small town feel without being in a 'small town.'"

Dr. Butler is looking forward to being part of a larger team again. When not practicing medicine, he enjoys weightlifting, racing, working on his ’66 Corvette convertible, motorcycle riding, music and time with this family.

Patients can schedule with Dr. Butler by calling Gundersen Tomah Clinic number at (608) 372-4111. Dr. Butler will be joining Gundersen general surgeon, Tim Minus, DO; OB/GYN surgeon, Robert Holness, MD; along with nine Family Medicine providers and a certified midwife.

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