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Stulc helps patients improve quality of life through physiatry
Steven Stulc, DO, describes his practice in physiatry as “all about helping patients to improve their quality of life.”
Steven Stulc, DO
Stulc, a physician with the Institute for Low Back and Neck Care (ILBNC), began seeing patients twice a month at the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) last September alongside Dr. Erik Ekstrom. Dr. Ekstrom is discontinuing his visits to NUMC and Dr. Stulc will be the only physician from ILBNC seeing patients there.
“Physiatry deals with a multitude of problems that are physically disabling for people – everything from tennis elbow to a more devastating spinal cord injury,” Stulc said. “My expertise is in the diagnosis and proper treatment of any spine-related problem.”
Stulc said he was inspired to enter this specialty by the experiences of his older brother, a chiropractor. “He had remarkable stories to tell of people he was helping. I was on the path to becoming a chiropractor and then decided to go to medical school and into this specialty.”
Dr. Stulc joined ILBNC in July 2011. He graduated medical school in 2006 from Des Moines University and following internship he completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Following residency he pursued a fellowship in interventional pain medicine in the department of anesthesiology at Penn State University where he served as chief fellow. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
“My practice philosophy is to be available to patients, to take time to answer their questions, to provide very useful knowledge and up-to-date treatments,” Stulc said.
Hailing from a small town in northern Iowa, Stulc said he can relate to a town like New Ulm and enjoys seeing patients there.
“In my practice in general, I enjoy the multitude of people I see of all age ranges,” he said. “I like treating and educating people with spine-related pain and hopefully through our practice ultimately improve their quality of life.”
To make an appointment with Dr. Stulc, call 507-217-5011.