When Kim Shank Zehner’s shoulder pain continued to get worse, her
husband recommended she see
Dr. Monica Morman at Campbell County Medical Group
Orthopaedic Specialists in Gillette, Wyoming.
“He said our personalities would mesh,” she said. “We
were both from Texas, so we could relate to each other.”
Kim had a procedure to repair a tear in her rotator cuff last April, followed
by a year of physical therapy. Recently retired, she had been a housekeeper
for 24 years, and also worked at Home Depot and JoAnn’s, jobs where
she used her upper body and hands extensively.
She felt very comfortable with Dr. Morman and joked that she was a “poster
child” for rotator cuff surgery because she followed the doctor’s
instructions to the letter.
“Medicine has really transitioned from a paternal approach to a much
more of a team process”, said Dr. Morman. “A partnership between
patient and physician produces more commitment from the patient and a
better outcome from surgery.”
According to Kim, when she talks to other people who have had similar procedures,
you can hear the admiration in their voices when they speak about Dr.
Morman. When it’s time for her husband’s shoulder replacement,
he will see Dr. Morman, too.
“She respected that I was in pain,” said Kim. She cares about
you, and the result is a well-recovered patient.
Kim is completely recovered from her surgery and now
volunteers nine-12 hours a week at
The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, helping with arts and crafts projects and going on shopping trips for
Monica Morman, MD, FAAOS, CAQSH, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing
in hand, arm and shoulder surgeries at
CCMG Orthopaedic Specialists. She treats several conditions of the upper extremities including carpal
tunnel, shoulder and elbow replacements, arm fractures, adhesive capsulitis
Candace (Candy) Winters, PA, is the physician assistant in her practice. Learn more at