Orthopedics & Surgery

Orthopedic Care & Surgery

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Welcome to Holton Community Hospital’s Orthopedic Care and Surgical Services, your premier destination for specialized orthopedic treatment and surgery in northeast Kansas. Our dedicated team is led by Dr. Ryan Carr, MD, known for his exceptional surgical skills and innovative approaches. Complementing our orthopedics program, Megan Friese, APRN, is here to address your day-to-day orthopedic inquiries and concerns, ensuring that every patient receives the attentive and personalized care they deserve. At Holton Community Hospital, we are committed to delivering outstanding orthopedic services to help you on your journey to recovery and wellness.


Dr. Ryan Carr, MD is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. His specialties include: 

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Joint replacements
  • Fracture care 
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Sports Injuries
  • Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Carr received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed his surgical residency in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Illinois. He has been a team physician for both professional and high school sports teams. 

You can learn more about Dr. Carr’s complete orthopedic surgery services on his website by clicking this button below.

Megan Freise, APRN, enhances our team with her advanced training and certifications. Graduating with a BSN from Washburn University and an MSN from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Megan is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is skilled in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Megan has dedicated her career to providing exceptional patient care, from her extensive experience in the ER to her current role at Stormont Vail’s surgical team. Now at Holton, she continues to prioritize patient care excellence, ensuring each patient fully understands their treatment plan. Megan builds trust through open communication, tailoring care plans to fit the diverse lifestyles of her patients, from high school athletes to farmhands needing immediate solutions.

Outside of work, Megan cherishes time with her family and appreciates the diverse seasons of Kansas, enjoying outdoor activities together. She values being part of Holton’s tight-knit community, where hard work and family are paramount. Megan measures her success by her patients’ recovery and positive experiences at Holton.

Dr. Carr, Orthopedic Care & Surgery at Holton Community Hospital

Dr. Ryan Carr, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Megan Friese, APRN