Joseph Michael Schwab, MD

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Orthopaedic Surgery
4.8 (99)
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As a specialist in hip preservation and reconstruction, my goal is to provide patients of all ages and activity levels with the best hip function possible. Whether you are interested in getting back to high-level sporting activities, or are having trouble with activities of daily living, my goal is to work with you to achieve your highest possible level of activity. As our understanding of hip disease improves, I will strive to translate that understanding to practical treatments for my patients.



Diseases & Conditions

Arthritis of the Hip
Arthrosis of the Hip
Complex Hip Deformity
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Fractures
Hip Impingement
Hip Labral Injuries
Hip Pain

Treatment & Services

Anterior Hip Replacement
Fracture Care
Hip Preservation
Hip Replacement
Periacetabular Osteotomy
Surgical Hip Dislocation

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


Center For Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-3666
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (2006)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Internship & Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery - (2006-2011)

Inselspital, University of Bern - Switzerland - Fellowship, Hip Preservation and Reconstruction - (2011-2012)

Board Certifications

General Orthopaedics

Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5. 99 ratings, 32 reviews
Dec. 10, 2019
Dr. Schwab was very attentive. He responded to my questions with provided valuable informative to assist me in making informed decisions about my health care. I did no feel rushed to get me in and out quickly. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Schwab in the near future regarding my orthopedic needs.
Dec. 4, 2019
needed more time for other issue discussion
Nov. 15, 2019
everyone was super kind to me...
Nov. 13, 2019
Dr. Schwab and his associate treated me well and showed concern for me.
Oct. 24, 2019
Very Compassionate and took the time needed to address my health issues. Very nice doctor to deal with.
Oct. 10, 2019
I really liked this Dr. Schwab. He was very easy to talk to and he would clarify and explain things to me if I asked. I have complete confidence that he will do a great job on my surgery.
Oct. 9, 2019
Dr. Schwab is an excellent doctor and compassionate, very good at listening and explaining things. Just not happy with staff ( nurse, receptionist when calling with conerns).
Sept. 28, 2019
He took the time to explain options along with the pros and cons. He listened attentively to what I had to say and gave me plenty of time to ask questions. He didn't question my decision on how I would like to proceed with my care. He did not make me feel rushed. He provided me with vital information in an easy to understand way so I could make an informed decision. He provided take home information to help answer other questions that might arise.
Sept. 28, 2019
For some reason, this provider avoided doing what any patient expects when seeing a specialist to whom he has been referred for that specialist's consultation, i.e. after analyzing all available data (incl. X-rays and MRI's, notes from Physical Therapy. etc.) and after conducting a thorough physical exam, providing the patient with his assessment and diagnosis, his recommendation(s) for treatment, an understanding of advantages/disadvantages + risks + benefits + things to consider etc of surgical option vs other options, and how best to approach deciding amongst available options - NONE of this was provided. PLUS, this provider could visibly see that his patient was unclear, confused, not understanding, etc and yet (after an extended period of waiting for the provider in the first place) this provider concluded the discussion and sent the patient away. It was the most bizarre, unsettling, frustrating, and unsatisfactory doctor/patient interaction I have ever experienced.
Sept. 12, 2019
one of the best office visits I've ever had.
Aug. 26, 2019
it was my first time seeing Joseph Schwab. I was always a patient of Jeffrey Schwab. I couldn't be happier that I am able to see Joseph Schwab. I was very pleased with my first visit. he was very caring and took his time to make sure all my needs and questions were answered.
Aug. 17, 2019
Hx of care for another family member.
Aug. 16, 2019
Care in day if appointment was excellent, though Dr was 35 minutes late. Follow-up is extremely disappointing. It has been 10 days since appointment, and still no one has contacted me about surgery date. I was told they would "reach out to me". How long does this take? I need to make plans. I need to know surgery date. Staff needs to do a better job on "reaching out with surgery date" Very disappointing.
Aug. 16, 2019
Very thorough, respectful, timely and approachable.
Aug. 15, 2019
Everything about my preparation for hip surgery has been excellent. information is invaluable and all staff have been extremely helpful, reassuring, and approachable. I have nothing but positive feelings about my care.
July 31, 2019
Dr Schwab is EXCELLENT. Answered all my questions and explained my upcoming procedure to my complete satisfaction. Very personable and caring. So glad I was referred to him. Everyone we encountered at this facility was friendly and helpful.
June 25, 2019
He apologized for running late, he explained things very clearly and had a very pleasant personality.
June 20, 2019
always accessible for concerns and addressing what I need. listens to you and hears what you are saying. Knows my history without me reintroducing information
May 31, 2019
Everyone was very professional and friendly
May 17, 2019
10 excellent care in this stressful situation.
May 17, 2019
May 16, 2019
He was to the point about your medical problem & explain everything so I could understand it.
May 13, 2019
I was very displease.
May 10, 2019
Everyone was encountered was excellent very pleased we were referred here.
May 8, 2019
Not the provider, however when I made the appointment I was told the would get the needed x-rays & MRI I just had by another provider however when I came to my appointment they had not gotten the x-rays or called to tell me so I had to have additional x-rays which I can't afford in order to see the provider. I was very disappointed with his staff's communication.
April 25, 2019
the doctor never seems rushed. He always takes as much time as needed to discuss any concerns.
March 20, 2019
*Dr. Schwab's relaxed but very informative bedside manner made me very comfortable and at ease while asking questions about my condition and long term care options.
March 5, 2019
Provider was especially compassionate and professional reassured me about surgical process.
Feb. 26, 2019
very compassionate and attentive listener, very reassuring, willing to accommodate my requests
Jan. 29, 2019
Dr. Schwab and his team provided excellent care. They are always courteous, respect and professional. Dr. Schwab always spends whatever time is necessary during your visits and you never feel rushed. My communication with Dr. Schwab and his team is always through MyChart or Health Loop which both work very well and his staff always responds in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Schwab and his team to others looking for a hip replacement.
Jan. 25, 2019
I was running late for my appointment due to an accident on the freeway. I phoned the office to let them know and they were still able to see me. Dr. Schwab took time with the exam and explanation of options for treatment. I really appreciated that he could still see me even though I arrived late.
Jan. 23, 2019
in the wait room there was a man loudly arguing on the phone profanely. not anyone's fault but made me want to leave