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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

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

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

Doctors in Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center

View all physicians that belong to Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center.

Ratings & Comments

137 ratings with 26 comments

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.

Specialties

6 specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Trauma Surgery

    Trauma surgeons treat patients who come to emergency rooms and require surgery after any kind of accident. They know how to act quickly, assess the patient’s condition, and decide on a course of action. They work fast to coordinate with other physicians and specialists in the hospital if needed, such as neurosurgeons and radiologists, so they can properly diagnose the injury and stabilize patients.
    Common trauma injuries include bleeding, burns, brain or other internal injuries, shock and loss of limbs. Because they treat patients in traumatic situations, they’re also typically skilled in offering some level of emotional support to help the patient cope with confusion and grief that may result from their accident.

  • Foot and Ankle Orthopedics

    An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon can consult and operate on injuries and issues that may affect the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and joints in your foot and ankle. Arthritis, bunions and flat feet are just a few of the issues that a foot and ankle surgeon might help you with.
    Any kind of reconstructive surgery or surgery needed to treat a sports-related injury would also land you in the care of a foot and ankle surgeon. However, beyond surgery, they can also offer other treatment options such as physical therapy and rehabilitation.

  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine

    If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
    However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.

  • Orthopedics Reconstructive Surgery

    Orthopedic reconstructive surgeons deal with injuries and deformities of your bones and muscles. If you ever need a hip, knee or shoulder replacement — whether due to a sports injury or aging — an orthopedic surgeon will consult with you and answer any questions you have before scheduling an operation. After surgery, you’ll have a few checkups to ensure everything heals properly.
    In addition to shoulders, hips and knees, they deal with injuries everywhere from your ankles and feet to your elbows and hands — and even your spine. They also help treat birth defects related to bones and muscles as well as degenerative conditions like osteoporosis and muscular dystrophy.

  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Munson Medical Center Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Munson Medical Center Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Kalkaska, MI 49646
  • Mercy Hospital Cadillac Cadillac, MI 49601
  • Mercy Hospital Grayling Grayling, MI 49738
  • Otsego Memorial Hospital Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Frankfort, MI 49635
  • West Shore Medical Center Manistee, MI 49660
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • 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
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Traverse City, MI.

  • Traverse City Eye Consultants PC

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  • Traverse Area Hemtlgy Onclgy

    Group Practice

    Traverse City, MI

  • Bay Area Urology Assoc

    Group Practice

    Traverse City, 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

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.