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We would like to welcome you to the family of Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! We have been providing outstanding and compassionate care to our patients since 2000. Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in cooperation with Great Lakes Physical Therapy is a multi-site, patient focused, physician driven, caring environment that is the culmination of many years of hard work and cooperation between the patients, staff and the providers. With everyone working together and doing their part it truly makes it feel like a family unit assisting each other with one goal in sight; getting you "back in the game", whether your game is work, sports or leisure.

We have created an extremely protective and comforting atmosphere for family, friends and anyone in need of podiatric, general orthopedic or sports medicine care and/or assistance. We have done this by ensuring that each patient is well taken care of, educated and assisted throughout every aspect of their care. We believe in "sheparding" our patients every step of the way. Having an injury or ailment can be scary, stressful or overwhelming. We make it our mission to assist you at every step; from scheduling of appointments, billing and insurance concerns, understanding treatments, coordinating physical therapy or any obstacles we may encounter together, our staff has been trained in how best to direct and guide you through the entire process.

The ability to provide X-ray diagnostic services and ultrasound guided procedures on-site are examples of the patient focused approach and designed specifically to obtain the best possible care of our patients. Another way we have insure our patients receive the best possible outcome is by coordinating their physical therapy. Our providers, in cooperation with Paula Doering-Skurka MSPT, ATC-L, CSCS and her experienced and caring support staff, provide on-site physical therapy services. Being in direct communication allows our providers to work more closely and efficiently with the therapists to enable our patients regain and return to the greatest level of function possible, as quickly as possible. This patient focused approach is designed to improve your level of health and ability as seamlessly as possible.

We also provide onsite insurance and billing assistance in addition to a fully automated electronic medical record system with patient internet access. This allows you to manage your account easily, schedule appointments more efficiently, etc.; freeing up your time to focus on your healing process and concentrate on returning to your desired level of participation, whether it be at work, sports, leisure or merely climbing stairs without constant pain and/or suffering.

We provide Work Conditioning programs. Work Conditioning is a highly structured, goal oriented, individualized treatment program designed to maximize your ability to return to work. Work conditioning programs are multi-disciplinary in nature with the capability of addressing the functional, physical, behavioral and vocational needs of the person served.

In summary, we specialize in sports medicine, podiatry, general orthopedics, adolescent sports medicine, injury prevention for athletes of all ages and at all skill levels, as well as shoulder and knee orthopedic expertise, occupational health, and foot and ankle health. We also provide treatment of many additional conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tennis/golfers elbow, fractures and industrial and overuse conditions.

We are here to care for you and to help you reach your maximum physical potential through a multi-faceted patient focused caring environment with professionals that aggressively seek to teach, train, repair and support you as you "get back in the game."

Our Mission
To provide the highest quality health care as efficiently as possible with the goal to return the patient to his or her previous level of function, to provide a safe and friendly environment for patients and their families, and to maintain the highest ethical standards.

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