Our Physicians

Our orthopedic surgeons are Board Certified and have met the requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Brent E. Adamson, M.D.

Specializes in sports medicine, fractures, arthritis, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries.

Dr. Adamson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, fractures, arthritis, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries.  He graduated from the University of California, School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Adamson has been caring for patients at Kearney Orthopedic & Sports Medicine since 1994.  He also travels to see patients in Cambridge and Alma, NE as well as Norton, Phillipsburg, and Smith Center, KS.  Dr. Adamson’s patients appreciate his willingness to exhaust all nonsurgical methods of treatment of orthopedic conditions before recommending surgery.  He educates his patients about the importance of exercise and the positive impact of physical therapy on orthopedic injuries.  He has achieved a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine and most recently passed the Orthopedic Board re-certification exam in 2015.  He enjoys bicycling, playing piano, and making lasting memories with his wife, Mary and their four children.  

Chris E. Wilkinson, M.D.

Specializes in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, trauma, and general orthopedics.

Dr. Wilkinson is a Nebraska native, born in Sydney and raised in Alliance. He attended undergraduate school right here in Kearney at Kearney State College, now known as the University of Nebraska, Kearney (UNK). Dr. Wilkinson attended medical school at the University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine in Omaha and then traveled on to Phoenix, Arizona, where he completed both his internship and residency at Maricopa County General Hospital. Dr. Wilkinson is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specializing in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, trauma, and general orthopedics. In addition, Dr. Wilkinson has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine and is also a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Dr. Wilkinson has been caring for patients at Kearney Orthopedic and Sports Medicine since 1989 and is the orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Wilkinson performs a vast number of operations, as well as patient care, and is one of the owners of HealthServicesOne, P.C. Dr. Wilkinson also travels to a clinic outside of Kearney to Cambridge where he operates and runs an outreach clinic.

Dr. Wilkinson has made his home here in Kearney with his wife, Susi. They have 2 adult children and are the proud grandparents of 3 grandchildren.

Scot W. Bandel, DPM

Specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Bandel is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in the area of Foot Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Bandel is a Western Nebraska native, who attended undergraduate school, at Chadron State College, in Chadron, Nebraska and then went on to pursue a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University. In 2006, Dr. Bandel completed a 3-year surgical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Bandel has been a member of the Kearney Orthopedic and Sports Medicine family since 2011. He treats a vast number foot and ankle ailments, both surgical and non-surgical, including but not limited to plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, bunions, sprains, fractures, and diabetic foot care needs. He is a very passionate follower of God; incorporating the Lord into his care is very important to him. Dr. Bandel has been known to pray with his patients in the clinic, as well as praying before surgery in faith believing that all good things come from God. Dr. Bandel believes in the value of each person for whom God created and prays for their overall well-being.

During his time not spent with patients, Dr. Bandel is a very active member at his church and enjoys camping and spending time with his family.

Kim Hilliard, PA-C

Specializes in patient care, including evaluating, treating injuries, and assists in surgery.

Kim is a certified Physician Assistant, specializing in patient care, including evaluating, treating injuries, and assisting in surgery. Kim was born in Anchorage Alaska. She received her Bachelors Degree from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, and then traveled on to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where she received her Physician Assistant Degree.

Kim has been apart of the Kearney Orthopedic and Sports Medicine family since 1999. Kim not only cares for patients in clinic and assists Dr. Wilkinson in surgery here in Kearney, but she also travels to Cambridge with Dr. Wilkinson where they care for patients and perform surgeries. Along with patient care, Kim also helps staff with technology and electronic records management.

Kim enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. She and her husband, Rusty, along with their 2 sons enjoy snowboarding, bicycling, and backpacking.