Karie Zach, MD

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
4.8 (382)
Assistant Professor
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Moorland Reserve Health Center (262) 798-7200
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I specialize in sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine, providing care to patients of all ages and every level of athlete or activity. My goal is to get my patients back to their prior level of function. I am committed to working together as a team, and actively involve patients in their treatment plan.



Diseases & Conditions

Ankle Pain
Back and Neck Pain
Elbow Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain
Shoulder Pain
Sports Related Injuries
Wrist Pain

Treatment & Services

Joint Injections
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections
Non-Operative Fracture Care
PRP Injections
Spinal Epidural Injections
Ultrasound Guided Injections

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Moorland Reserve Health Center
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 798-7200
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Sports Medicine Center - Fitness Center
8700 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-7100
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Education & Training

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Doctor of Medicine - (2006)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Internship in Internal Medicine - (2006-2007)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - (2007-2010)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Sports Medicine - (2010-2011)

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.8 out of 5. 382 ratings, 105 reviews
Aug. 1, 2019
she has always treated me with respect and total honesty
July 29, 2019
it was everything that I expected.
July 26, 2019
Dr. Zach had scheduled this procedure on the earliest date possible because there's time limits.Due to transportation issues I wasn't going to get to my appointment on time.She knows how much this procedure getting done on a schedule is paramount in my recovery, and as such took care of me when I finally arrived.
July 22, 2019
Dr. Zach spent time with me. Actually taught me exercises and repeated some explanations, as they were "tricky" Very personalized care
July 20, 2019
Dr Zach always is pleasant and knowledgeable. she treats me with respect and spends plenty of time with me. I would recommend her to anyone with sports related injuries.
July 19, 2019
Dr Zach is familiar with my history before she enters the room and offers options to fix the problem as a team. She also explains medical terms in everyday language so you leave understanding your test results. She treats engages with you as a person- not a number- and not solely focused on the computer screen.
July 18, 2019
dr. zach was excellent except I thought she would have examined me. I guess she did not think it was necessary.
July 18, 2019
The way she explained everything and understood my concerns. I didn't have to reiterate my pain. she knew and explained why and what was causing it and how to best approach treatment.
July 17, 2019
Dr. Zach and the staff at the Mooreland Reserve were exceptional. My wait time was very short, each staff member explained every step of the process and gave thorough instructions.
July 15, 2019
he made me feel like I was looking to have surgery for my condition or possibly get pain medicine. I tried to explain that I was just looking for answers, hope, and a solution for my neck pain. he basically told me theres nothing he can tell me and nothing he could suggest for me to try because the success rate is low for neck pain treatment options. I feel like my visit with him yesterday was a waste of my time and made me leave feeling hopeless and depressed.
July 9, 2019
I think he has always been very honest with me and I sincerely appreciate that. He has given me options and all the info I needed to make my decisions. His staff has also been very, very helpful throughout the years, again sincerely appreciated.
July 8, 2019
This provider and staff are always excellent. I've had some in depth questions with this provider in the past and she was very thoughtful and answered clearly and gave me the reasons. She speaks to me clearly as adult-to-adult. Extraordinarily thorough and professional. She knows me, my history and gives me steps toward healing.
July 8, 2019
just a very good Dr. and person
June 30, 2019
of all of my doctors, I like seeing her the best.
June 27, 2019
I love Dr. Zach.
June 27, 2019
Dr. Zach went above & beyond to help condition.
June 26, 2019
exceptionally good visit, really liked this dr and her ability to make everything easy to understand and ease fears i had about my situation.
June 23, 2019
Nothing short of wonderful people at Froedtert & Medical College!
June 20, 2019
She is organized & thorough. She talks too loud & forceful tone was unsettling.
June 19, 2019
Dr.Zach and her staff are great. always knowledgeable and easy to talk with.
June 12, 2019
this doctor is awesome and coordinated my care to another physician right away. i would reccomend him to anyone.
June 10, 2019
makes sure we go over all the issues and explains things to me so that I understand what needs to be done. Also recommends various options for treatment so I have choices.
June 8, 2019
She was very thorough in listening to my symptoms & establishing a plan to help correct the pain and issues. She found a disc issue causing the pain which I had previously been seen for at a different facility that told me it was just a pain I would have to live with. When in fact the pain is being caused by a disc pushing on spinal column nerve. Very much appreciated her and all of the staff working at this facility! Just knowing someone like Dr Zach & her team are working for people and listening to their needs is an immense relief!
May 24, 2019
May 23, 2019
Dr Zach has always made time for my questions and concerns! I truly appreciate her empathy and eagerness to find an answer! I have never had simple solutions, medically, but her determination to keep me moving forward is truly a blessing, as she hadn't given up on me yet!!
May 19, 2019
little discussion about how to relieve the pain, how the meds work or side effects, did not review X-ray or MRI with me, told me at past appointment if pain went down my leg more aggressive treatment would help yet he chose conservative route with meds that have been ineffective in past and so far as well. NP did most of exam and he just repeated what she said. Thank you
May 10, 2019
Prompt usage of ultrasound to assess extent of right supraspinatus tendon damage post surgery done 3 years ago. Excellent supervision or resident or fellow who performed a shoulder cortisone injection perfectly.
May 10, 2019
dr zach is an outstanding health care provider
May 9, 2019
My entire experiences at the Ortho clinic were nothing less than superb,,,from Dr. Zach and her assistant to the entire staff offer compassionate and knowledgeable service with a smile,,,
May 9, 2019
Dr. Zach is an excellent provider; I just got a little upset that no one informed me she was running 30 minutes late; I had to wait that long past my appointment time to see her.
May 7, 2019
very talented; obviously wants to help. Explains things well; easy to be with
May 7, 2019
Dr. Zach and her team took the time to thoroughly explain a complicated and life changing issue I have. I couldn't be more pleased that I have her as my Dr.
April 28, 2019
very factual-first doctor to review mri with me which could have happened sooner perhaps with doctor who ordered mri
April 25, 2019
Dr. Zach's concerns for my health and well-being are excellent. She is a superb doctor.
April 25, 2019
I felt very well cared for, and the provider acknowledged my pain.
April 23, 2019
Knew my history and answered my questions - was congenial
April 23, 2019
Dr. Zach was upfront about my condition and together we mapped out a course of action.
April 20, 2019
was able to get an appointment for the next day when I called. was surprised at how quickly I was called to get X-ray's taken felt that Dr Zach took the time to evaluate my situation with my knee. my knee's mobility feels 100% better than it did yesterday. Dr Zach is a fabulous!
April 20, 2019
I can't say enough about the quality of the people that took care of me. I really appreciate that. it definitely helps going into surgery being able to like and trust the staff that will be taking care of me.
April 18, 2019
She is easy to talk with about care and options for health decisions, emphasizing conservative approaches, which I appreciate. One can always move on... She takes other tests and recommendations from other doctors into consideration as we discuss my progress and future decisions. She is respectful and congenial, besides. I would come back to her for further services.
April 16, 2019
Dr. Zach is awesome
April 15, 2019
Very pleased and satisfied with Dr. Zach and the team at the Sports Medicine Facility.
April 11, 2019
Very friendly, very knowledgeable.
April 9, 2019
he gave me several options to my problems and helped me avoid a serious operation that might not have fixed the problem. the Dr. was awesome, he gave me hope where I thought their was none. Forever gratefully !
April 5, 2019
Dr Zach is always so professional and great listener.
April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019
April 1, 2019
she is very direct, a good thing but assumes I knew medical terminology. eye contact could be improved
March 30, 2019
Dr Zach showed concern for my injury and made sure to explain my options. She is kind and knows her stuff!
March 27, 2019
The provider was fantastic!!!
March 20, 2019
Dr. Zach really understood and explained the reasoning behind me being able to take and not take certain medications. She is a really great doctor. I have been following her advice while abroad on my trip, and am managing my pain.
March 13, 2019
March 12, 2019
Knows me and my case well. Gave me great answers to a number of questions that I had about this procedure and possible future procedures. I have actually referred her to friends because she is terrific. The staff is always great, too.
March 11, 2019
Dr was the most caring Physician I have dealt with through this whole process. 3 trips to the ER, Gen Phys visits, MRI staff, etc. He was by far the best.
March 11, 2019
Very good service
March 9, 2019
the staff went beyond excellent service!
March 8, 2019
Excellent assessment of condition and recommendations for further care and prevention.
March 4, 2019
Dr. Zach was very kind, gentle and understanding. Genuinely attentive and excellent bedside manners.
Feb. 21, 2019
I am always very pleased with Dr. Rebholz. He and his staff are very helpful and understanding.
Feb. 19, 2019
She is a very nice person & doctor.
Feb. 17, 2019
Dr. Zach was very very straightforward in her explanations and made sure I understood the benefits and limitations of the treatment options.
Feb. 16, 2019
she paid attention to detail and wanted to know my past surgical history before making further recommendations. she understood what was happening and what I wanted to achieve.
Feb. 15, 2019
from the time I arrived and left everyone was helpful and cheery. Dr Zach is awesome!
Feb. 15, 2019
Very knowledgeable, confident, diagnosis right on -
Feb. 15, 2019
Care, insight, interpersonal communication, expertise, willing to spend time to explain, didn't feel rushed.
Feb. 14, 2019
Feb. 12, 2019
You asked about phone calls .You need to correct those questions because we are blessed to use MyChart and there are no questions related to that and I didn't use the phone. my physicians are excellent at getting back to me either through their staff or themselves.
Feb. 8, 2019
My one negative comment has to do with parking. All of the patient designated spots were taken and I had to park in the upper level in the dead of winter after much searching. I am using a cane and see Dr Zach for painful right hip. it is an unfortunate situation when patients have to suffer as a result of inadequate parking. All else at the clinic was superb
Jan. 30, 2019
Jan. 30, 2019
This was the first CONSULT/EXAM with this provider
Jan. 25, 2019
Dr. Zach answers all questions & always takes enough. Time with me.
Jan. 23, 2019
Excellent bedside manner , a wealth of diagnostic knowledge, amazing treatment options . already have recommended her to a colleague!
Jan. 23, 2019
Dr. Rebholz and his entire team are very thorough and interested in my overall well being and progress. I would never hesitate to recommend him! Did I mention what a great job he did on his surgical repair of my back. I feel so much better and am working my way through a complete recovery.
Jan. 23, 2019
Dr. Zach is an outstanding physician. I always enjoy seeing her. Her care is exemplary.
Jan. 17, 2019
Dr. Zach ROCKS! She is informed, direct with her opinions (which I love), she is knowledgeable and discusses the options available that apply to the treatment I was having.
Jan. 16, 2019
Dr. Zach was able to pinpoint my issue quickly and made me feel relieved and confident about the care I was receiving.
Jan. 16, 2019
Excellent doctor with exceptional knowledge and great communication skills.
Jan. 14, 2019
Dr. Zach is very knowledgeable & caring.
Jan. 14, 2019
I can't say enough about Dr. Zach she is great! Perfect experience!!
Jan. 14, 2019
Great doc & staff.
Jan. 11, 2019
Dr. Zach is good to work with, and her staff is also top notch.
Jan. 8, 2019
Dr. Zach talks really fast, which works for me. She did slow down when I asked her to repeat something.
Jan. 6, 2019
I currently have bursitis of the elbow. I was sent to her by my primary Doctor's PA (on a follow up visit). I thought I was going to need my elbow drained of fluid but didn't. Dr. Zach explained why I didn't need to and how to care for it. I felt very relieved after my visit with her.
Dec. 27, 2018
I called the office before going and I asked if Dr. Zach did trigger point injections in the neck to which I was told yes. The only reason I went there was because I was told by my Rheumatologist to get trigger points in my neck and I was refused by Dr. Zach. The reason given was because she doesn't like giving them to patients in there 30's or 40's. I should have been told that up front as that was my only reason for going to see her.
Dec. 26, 2018
I was highly impressed with my dr. Zach! she was thorough, kind and thoughtful about the concerns I had. gave me great peace of mind and lots of knowledge.
Dec. 21, 2018
Dr. Zach and her team worked well together, took extra time to explain my MRI and condition to me and made a thoughtful suggestion for treatment. I always felt respected and that the decisions were mine and I was in a good position to make them because of their care, time, and professionalism. To say that I appreciated being under Dr. Zach's care is a wild understatement. I'm grateful.
Dec. 19, 2018
Dec. 17, 2018
Dr. Zach is thoughtful, listens to me and provides me with exceptional care.
Dec. 15, 2018
Dr. Zach did not take the time to consider all the issues I presented. I felt like my problems were brushed off. I feel like the solutions given we're not addressing all the issues.
Dec. 13, 2018
Dr. Zach is wonderful. Love her energy, compassion & ability to help me get well.
Dec. 13, 2018
Dr. Zach is an excellent doctor. It would be very helpful to be able to get in to receive cortisone injections sooner; especially for a frozen shoulder and when in a lot of pain.
Dec. 12, 2018
Very professional both staff & MD, explained problem & issues, & treatment options.
Dec. 7, 2018
Dr. Zach has been very thorough in explaining the MRI's and what the options were for treating my two injuries. She remembers little details about my history and takes the time to explain everything.
Nov. 26, 2018
Dr. Zach was very professional understanding & most helpful.
Nov. 19, 2018
I have been to 4 different Froedtert doctors/Dr. Zach the BEST.
Nov. 16, 2018
All made me feel special- each gave me their complete attention - advice on health issues were not applet able - I appreciated the speed to get me in for the next 2 appts -
Nov. 12, 2018
Everyone was cheerful and helpful
Nov. 11, 2018
easy to talk to, seem down to esrth
Nov. 8, 2018
Dr. zach was great.
Nov. 7, 2018
I love Dr Zach. Always attentive and caring. Great doctor!
Nov. 5, 2018
Dr Zach knows her stuff. when I have to go there I know she will be able to figure out what's wrong
Nov. 4, 2018
The doctor ordered further testing to confirm the diagnosis and aid in the treatment.
Oct. 23, 2018
The appointment was somewhat rushed. I left not knowing what steps to take next for my problem, even though we discussed some options. This means I will probably do nothing because the best option was not clear.
Oct. 20, 2018
excellent listener, gave sage advice, and what potential future outcomes could include. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Zach.
Oct. 17, 2018
very professional and knowledgeable regarding her profession.