Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center

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Patient Reviews

  • 137 patient ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center when asked is excellent. Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center has been reviewed by 137 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.



  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Orthopedics Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine


  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Humana
  • BCBS Michigan
  • PriorityHealth
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Aetna


  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Munson Medical Center Traverse City, MI
  • Munson Medical Center Traverse City, MI
  • Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Kalkaska, MI
  • Mercy Hospital Cadillac Cadillac, MI
  • Mercy Hospital Grayling Grayling, MI
  • Otsego Memorial Hospital Gaylord, MI
  • Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Frankfort, MI
  • West Shore Medical Center Manistee, MI

Information about group practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing