• Christopher J. Lenarz M.D.
    Christopher J. Lenarz M.D. Orthopedic Shoulder/Elbow Specialist

    Dr. Christopher Lenarz is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and the founding member of Excel Orthopedics and The Shoulder and Elbow Center of St. Louis. Dr. Christopher Lenarz specializes in surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist including sports related injuries, work related injuries and chronic degenerative conditions.His training and education have included domestic and international Fellowship Training in shoulder and elbow surgery.He employs advanced techniques in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder elbow and wrist to restore the functional demands of the active patient. He is also Board Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner. For further information about Dr. Christopher Lenarz click here.

  • Connie Riley, RN
    Connie Riley, RN Practice Manager

    Connie Riley is the Practice Manager for Excel Orthopedics.
    Her comprehensive background in Orthopedic Nursing encompasses a 40 year career performing practice operations, worker’s compensation case management and providing compassionate care to patients and their families.
    Connie is most passionate about ensuring all patients and representatives of Excel Orthopedics receive the highest quality of care and service in the most expedient and efficient way possible.

  • Stephane Marsh
    Stephane Marsh Office Coordinator

    Stephanie Marsh has worked in the Orthopedic office setting for nearly 2 decades. Her extensive experience and management abilities allow her the skills needed to coordinate the everyday running of a busy office while maintaining the composure needed to provide quality care to each individual.
    She has a very unique and broad skill set and can often be found wearing many hats in the office.
    Stephanie is excited to assist in the care of all who walk through the door of Excel Orthopedics.

  • Lisa Nicholson, MA, CST
    Lisa Nicholson, MA, CST Clinical Manager

    Lisa Nicholson is a certified surgical technologist and has worked in the healthcare industry for over 16 years. She has a broad range of experience and managerial skills ranging from work in the front office, clinical setting, physical/restorative therapies as well as the operating room.  Lisa believes that patients should leave the office feeling satisfied in their care and knowing their needs were important to us.

  • Nancy Pizzolato, RN
    Nancy Pizzolato, RN

    Nancy Pizzolato brings to Excel an extensive background in orthopedic nursing, whether it be in the
    hospital setting, the OR, or in the individual physician’s office.
    Her attention to detail and efficiency in working with the injured workers and their representatives
    has been a major asset to our practice and is only overshadowed by her desire to help when and where needed and her compassion for people and commitment to their care.

  • Joan Saeger, RT(R)
    Joan Saeger, RT(R) Radiology Tech

    Joan Saeger is ARRT registered x-ray technologist who brings greater than 35 years of orthopedic experience to Excel. Additionally, with a background including work in the front and back office, Joan is able to jump in and help in varying capacities when needed throughout the office.  Joan makes every effort to ensure each patient feels as relaxed and comfortable as possible during their x-ray exams.

  • Felicia Harper, MA
    Felicia Harper, MA Clinical Manager

    Felicia joined Team Excel with 18 years of Medical Assistant experience with a focus on Orthopedics.
    Felicia has a vast knowledge and experience in both patient care and day to day office procedures making her a valuable resource for the patients and the staff.
    Above all, Felicia is most passionate about customer
    service. Felicia won’t leave for the day unless she’s assured all questions that have come in for the day have been answered and all patients needs have been met.

  • Tamara Blanchard, CPC, COSC
    Tamara Blanchard, CPC, COSC

    Tamara Blanchard joined our team with 16 years of revenue cycle management experience.
    She is a certified coder skilled in medical billing and accounts receivable processes and is ICD-10 certified.
    She has worked in a clinic setting, a central billing office and in an academic center.
    As a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Health Care Compliance Association,
    Tamara takes pride in making certain that all claims are coded and billed correctly and in a timely manner.
    She is happy to assist with billing questions for the practice.

  • Vivian Lodderhose
    Vivian Lodderhose

    Vivian Lodderhose joined Excel to work front office, having come from a background as a business owner for 16 years, it’s very apparent that the lessons of good customer service and communication were instilled in Vivian along the way.

    Vivian came to this country at the age of 10 from Argentina.  Because she is fluent in Spanish, she takes great pleasure in helping Spanish speaking patients feel at ease by translating their concerns and needs, as she understands the importance of being understood, especially when it relates to health issues.

  • Brandy McDonald
    Brandy McDonald Medical Assistant

    Brandy McDonald recently joined Excel with a 10 year background as a medical assistant.  She began working in Internal Medicine, but grew to love the field of Orthopedics.  Her kindness toward patients and compassion for their care makes her an integral part of the Excel team.

    Brandy puts patients first and is always very respectful of their time and presence.

  • Martha Pohlman, RT(R)
    Martha Pohlman, RT(R) Medical Assistant

    Martha Pohlman comes to Excel as a 14 year experienced radiology tech.  Her experience has spanned both urgent care and orthopedics which allows her to be familiar with all that orthopedic offers, but also the ability to manage the fast paced environment when needed.

    Martha wears many hats in the office, but primarily divides her time between medical assisting and acts as radiology back up.