Many people take little notice of their own feet. Aside from keeping them clean and warm with toenails trimmed or even cutely painted, your feet can largely go unnoticed; until they hurt. A problem or pain in your feet can wreak havoc on your quality of life. When living with a foot or ankle injury or wound, what were once carefree steps can quickly become the painful focal point of daily life.
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
Improving the quality of life for others through their Podiatry practice is a dream come true for Dr. Montemurro and Dr. Holmbeck. Relieving the foot or ankle pain for a patient and returning them to a lifestyle of carefree footsteps brings them joy. These two doctors have even more that unites them as a dynamic team. Before they were doctors, Antonio and Ryan were UW-Parkside pre-med classmates. Then, they were podiatry school roommates at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Montemurro, from Kenosha, and Dr. Holmbeck, from Burlington, purposefully chose to bring their practices back home and serve the community that they grew up in.
“Our goal was to one day work together,” said Dr. Holmbeck. “It took a decade to make that happen, but we accomplished what we set our hearts on.”
Dr. Montemurro said, “I began the Podiatry Clinic here at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital in 2014 with just myself and two support staff. Now, the clinic employs eleven people, and I get to work with one of my best friends. We forged this path for our careers intentionally, and it is a blessing that Dr. Holmbeck and I get to lead this clinic together.”
Both doctors live in Kenosha and are each raising three children. From pre-med to parenthood, Dr. Montemurro said, “Our friendship has allowed us to better serve the community. We can rely on each other. Our professional collaboration comes naturally which allows our patients to receive a simple and straightforward second opinion.”
“We have invented products that are on the market in our field. We are consultants for other doctors in our specialty. We do surgical interventions together. Dr. Montemurro and I truly are a team, and we are dedicated to our Podiatry practice and to giving the best care to our patients,” said Dr. Holmbeck.
Besa Aliji, Froedtert South Medical Group Clinic Coordinator, said, “Our Podiatry Clinic team is amazing. They connect as a team and treat patients like they are family. The positive, collaborative, welcoming family environment these two doctors have created makes this a very special clinic.”