Meet the Team

Orthopaedics

The goal of the UP Health System - Portage orthopaedic team is to provide the best possible care right here in the Copper Country. The team works in an integrated- and cooperative-group setting that strives to provide cost-effective care that will return our patients to the quality of life they’re used to.

UP Health System - Portages’s orthopaedic team is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means


Jennifer Bow, MD

  • Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction
  • Specializes in hips, knees, feet and ankles, especially total replacement and revisions of replacements
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Fractures
  • Emergency

Michael Carter, MD

  • Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy - Shoulder, Knee Ankle
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff & shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • General orthopaedics & fracture care


Ron Ronquist, MD

  • Total joint reconstruction: knee arthroplasty, hip arthroplasty
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Foot & ankle surgery


Megan Brueggeman, PA-C


Jesse Primeau, PA-C