NOVO Health continues to expand its portfolio of participating providers

Appleton, WI – NOVO Health, the Appleton-based organization representing independent healthcare groups, announced the addition of Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates as a participating provider in the NOVO Health network. The addition of the podiatry group will enhance the options available to self-insured employers seeking cost saving, integrated care.

Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates has provided comprehensive foot care at its Appleton location since 1989. Board-certified podiatric surgeons Dr. Timothy K. Tougas DPM and Dr. Theresa L. Schinke DPM provide education, diagnosis, and treatment options to patients tailored to specific needs, including foot and ankle pain due to abnormal foot and ankle function, foot trauma, surgical correction of painful deformities, skin conditions, wound management, and foot care for those with diabetes.

“Dr. Schinke and I are privileged to serve our patients and have a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in podiatric care,” said Tougas, who has provided foot care to Fox Valley residents for nearly 30 years. “Our relationship with NOVO Health brings new opportunities for our team to provide care across the region.”

NOVO Health’s model for self-funded employers provides access to bundled pricing for outpatient surgeries and related procedures, which results in a single bill for an entire episode of care. Unlike traditional models, the total price of the bill is known up front, before the patient’s procedure takes place.

In addition to price transparency and the potential for cost savings on a multitude of procedures and services, components of the NOVO program include a limited warranty, a care navigation team to ensure a patient-focused experience, and onsite physical therapy and medical tourism options.

“The NOVO network continues to add high quality medical providers to deliver best in class access, quality, and patient experience,” said Curt Kubiak, CEO of NOVO Health. “We are proud to offer our employer partners access to the specialists of Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle, who are recognized in the region for their exceptional foot and ankle care services.”


Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates specialize in the delivery of high quality podiatric care. Their board-certified podiatric surgeons are extensively trained and work together to provide patients with the latest medical and technological advances in foot and ankle care.

NOVO Health represents board-certified independent physicians and accredited facilities that offer specialty healthcare solutions. Founded in 2013, NOVO Health adheres to high standards for quality, cost, and patient experience and partners with self-insured employers to reduce medical spend.