About Innovative Healthcare


Summer Tilgner is a board certified family nurse practitioner, she moved to Lake Havasu City in 2003 from Canada. Summer holds a degree in radiology technology and decided to continue her education to become a nurse practitioner. She went on to get her Masters degree in this field and graduated in 2010, Summer graduated Regis University and now is a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) in 2014. Her thesis pertains to Vitamin D deficiency pertaining to risk for fractures as well as joint pain.

In the state of AZ, nurse practitioners can practice independently of physicians but often use them for support. Summer has excellent relationships with orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, internal medicine, oncology and primary care. Nurse practitioners are able to provide the following services: history and physical exam, ordering all test including labs, x-ray, bone density testing, CT scans and MRI's, diagnose problems and prescribe all medications including pain medication. Although, Summer does not function as a pain management specialist and often sends patients to the proper physicians when long term pain medication is needed. Summer collaborates with a local rheumatologist and also the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale.

Summer Tilgner also works in conjunction with Dr. Theron Tilgner seeing orthopedic patients through Orthopedic Innovations. See link above: Orthopedic Innovations. Summer volunteers for Hospice of Havasu and is the current President of the association. She often lectures for different health organizations in town on topics such as: Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Vitamin D deficiency. Feel free to call our office for next lecture date and topic! 928-854-7666

Please feel free to explore our website to see what problems Summer treats and learn about your diagnosis!!

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