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Wed, 08 Sep 2021

Dr. Blake M. Bodendorfer Joins Miller Orthopedic Specialists

Council Bluffs IA:  Miller Orthopedic Specialists is proud to announce their newest physician, Dr. Blake M. Bodendorfer.

Dr. Bodendorfer is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He evaluates and treats many orthopedic conditions in this area.


·  Shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee arthroscopy

·  Primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty/replacement

·  Rotator cuff repair, shoulder labrum/SLAP repair and biceps tenodesis

·  Open shoulder stabilization procedures, such as the Latarjet procedure

·  Elbow UCL reconstruction and repair (Tommy John surgery)

·  Knee osteotomies (high tibial osteotomy, distal femoral osteotomy, tibial tubercle osteotomy)

·  Cartilage preservation and transplant

·  Meniscus debridement (meniscectomy), repair and transplant

·  Tendon and ligament repairs and reconstructions

·  Fracture care

He completed his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush/Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was the Academic Chief Resident.

Dr. Bodendorfer has experience providing athletic coverage for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire, Chicago Steel, Chicago White Sox, DePaul University, Georgetown University, and multiple high school teams in Chicago, Washington DC, and in Central Missouri.


Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, 2021
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2020
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Doctor of Medicine, 2015
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

Bachelor of Arts, 2011
Majors: Biology and Chemistry Minors: Business Administration and Global Studies
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Missouri


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA)
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Medical Association (AMA)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Drury University Alumni Association
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alumni Association
University of Missouri Alumni Association

About Miller Orthopedic Specialists

Providing high-quality patient-centered care. Our services range from sports medicine, total joint replacement, spine and neck, hand and wrist, and foot and ankle surgery. Our goal is to get patients back to optimum health as quickly and safely as possible by recommending a treatment program that fits the individual needs of each patient.

Tue, 28 May 2019

Larose marks 30 years at Miller Orthopedic Specialists

orthopedic sports medicine, Doctor Daniel Larose
Dr. Daniel J. Larose, an orthopedic sport medicine doctor was the first partner under Dr. Ronald Miller, who started with Miller Orthopedic in 1972. Photo and article by Susan Payne

This year, Miller Orthopedic celebrates the 30-year anniversary of Dr. Daniel Larose, one of the first recruited associates under Dr. Ronald Miller in 1988, founder of the practice.

While Miller Orthopedic welcomes the newest physician to the team, Larose is one of the longest standing physicians with 30 years in the field and no plans for retirement.

“We came here in 1988 and it was a nice, easy-going place. My wife liked it a lot too, to raise our kids. She felt like she could be here and not worry about heavy traffic or feeling unsafe,” Larose said.

Larose is one of 12 orthopedic specialists on the Miller Orthopedic team, partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks, Iowa Western Reivers and more recently, College of Saint Mary Flames in sports medicine.

“We don’t formally teach medical students, but we are starting a program with the College of Saint Mary that they will do clinic rotations,” he said. “We cover southwest Iowa clinics and I’ve been going to smaller communities, we have about 10 satellite clinics.”

In the last 30 years, Larose said he’s proud of the growth he has seen first hand.

“I’ve seen a lot of patients and now I’m starting to see the children of the patients I’ve seen. We have grown and Council Bluffs has grown quite a bit, as well,” Larose said.

To read the original story from the Daily Non-pareil, click here


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