Nicholas C. Ketchum, MD

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
4.9 (130)
Associate Professor
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I strive to help patients who have problematic spasticity improve their function and quality of life through a multifaceted, team based approach.



Dr. Ketchum is a Medical College of Wisconsin Physiatrist who sees patients with spasticity (muscle tightness) due stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, dystonia, specializing in botulinum toxin injections and baclofen pump management.


Diseases & Conditions

Cerebral Palsy
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Spasticity (dorsal rhizotomy/baclofen pump)
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment & Services

Botulinum Toxin Injection For Dystonia

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Pleasant Valley Health Center
3200 Pleasant Valley Rd.
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 836-7300
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-7342
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Education & Training

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

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

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Spasticity and Neurorehabilitation - (2010-2011)

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 130 ratings, 38 reviews
Dec. 20, 2019
provider care is excellent. however, I'm supposed to get my shots every 3 months and the doctor is booked out for 5 months. this needs to be corrected. I will be in pain for 2 months because of the unavailability of my doctor
Dec. 18, 2019
excellent doctor I really appreciate all he does
Dec. 12, 2019
Dr. Ketchum is always very considerate and caring about my healthcare needs. He answers my questions completely and treats me with respect.
Dec. 6, 2019
Dr. Ketchum gave me information on each step that he was taking to ensure I was doing well during the procedure.
Nov. 27, 2019
Dr.Ketchum really takes the time to listen and does all he can to treat my disorder!
Nov. 20, 2019
dr. ketchum is a great doctor. wish more were like him.
Nov. 8, 2019
10+ If I could give a higher score than 10, I would. Dr. Ketchum was the best doctor I've seen in a very long time. He is very caring and actually listened to what I had to say. I didn't feel rushed unlike most of the other doctors I see. I wish, I could see Dr. Ketchum for ALL of my medical needs! (Even his resident was a pleasure to talk to!)
Nov. 7, 2019
Nurse very short and almost rude.
Nov. 2, 2019
Dr.Ketchum spent a great amount of time with me,as I have complex issues and he is always willing to take the time to help
Oct. 10, 2019
Listens to us, remembers us and treats with respect and dignity.....And an awesome part of the Care Team !!!
Oct. 9, 2019
Dr Ketchum is a great doctor and I can tell he cares. thanks as always
Oct. 4, 2019
Dr. Ketchum and nurses are always willing to listen to what is going on with me in order to help ensure my treatment will be helpful. the only issues I run into is getting an appointment with Dr. Ketchum. it would be nice if he was in West Bend more often.
Oct. 3, 2019
I like dr. Ketchum because he is very patience and respect me and understanding
Sept. 28, 2019
Dr. Ketchum was informed and understandable in his description of the proposed procedure.
Sept. 17, 2019
I had a particularly hard time coping with the treatment once it was completed and I was given time to pull myself together and wipe my face before heading back into the lobby. Much appreciated despite it was a full lobby of patients waiting to be seen by the doctors.
Sept. 10, 2019
We have the best group possible, very pleased!
Sept. 4, 2019
Just keep up the good work that I have been receiving all these years.
Aug. 21, 2019
Best Doctor Ever!
Aug. 19, 2019
very interested & engaging with me. The best!
Aug. 7, 2019
The staff and doctor were very pleasant, professional, respectful and thorough during my visit.
July 17, 2019
Top-notch doctor with a terrific, positive attitude. A keeper!
July 16, 2019
*Dr. Ketchum has gone out of his way to try & make me do better, with Botox in my hand I can use it now to do a few things.
July 14, 2019
Dr. Kettchum and staff were very courteous and relatable. I have special needs and I appreciate that they helped me feel comfortable and explained things in a manner that I was able to understand. They did not make me feel rushed at all. Thank you!
July 8, 2019
Very well trained in his area of expertise.
June 26, 2019
My only problem with this provider was that I waited 3 1/2 months to be seen. With lack of stability this was a problem. I find that appts. to be seen by any doctor are unrealistic and inexcusable. Obviously more staff in all medical fields needs to be increased.
June 19, 2019
Dr. Ketchum regularly spends extra time talking with me about my concerns, understanding my wishes for care, explaining options, and providing me with resources based on my questions. He has a great sense of humor, very personable, and actually spends time listening to me without needing to be beholden to the computer. Dr. Ketchum is a model provider - I wish he could be my PCP (and I like my PCP)!
June 16, 2019
Attentive/respectable/all in all wonderful.
June 10, 2019
He was very thorough and to the point. No need for questions!
June 7, 2019
it would be outstanding if you opened an office for Dr Ketchum at your Mequon, Port Washington Rd location. It would make my travel much easier, and transportation is a significant problem for me given my health problems.
May 22, 2019
Dr.Ketchum took his time explaining everything to me and my family. He made sure I was very comfortable before ,during and after my procedure.
May 14, 2019
He listens very well. Only issue is getting timely appts.
May 13, 2019
*Dr. Ketchum is awesome. I wish he had hours at the Mequon facility. Please consider having him in Mequon. Thx.
April 25, 2019
*Dr. Ketchum is so personable beside intellectual about my health care needs. So much appreciated!
April 24, 2019
*Dr. Ketchum is very pleasant, calm, down to earth, smiles, thorough, gentle & understanding! I felt very comfortable, and free to express myself. he answered every question so I could understand well. Wonderful physician!!
April 10, 2019
listened and knowledgeable. willing to try new medications
Feb. 28, 2019
Nicest best doctor most caring A+++.
Feb. 25, 2019
Dr. Ketchum did a great job of explaining the issue and the possible treatment. Unfortunately it took me 2 months to get a appointment with this provider. It would be great if this provider could be seen at the Mequon clinic.
Feb. 6, 2019
easy to talk to and ask questions