Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute


Excellence in Motion


At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our mission is to provide excellence in musculoskeletal care to all of our patients, using state-of-the-art technology, with integrity and a spirit of compassion that encompasses all that we do.

Our experience and compassion come together to deliver quality care for your orthopedic problems. Our team includes orthopedic surgeons with a range of specialists, and we offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, and advanced imaging options, all on-site. Read about our services.

We provide specialized, comprehensive care throughout Northwest Indiana, with offices in Chesterton, Valparaiso, Portage, Michigan City, and Crown Point, Schererville, LaPorte and Knox. See all locations.

Notice To All Patients about Pain Medication Refills 

Dear Patient,

Pursuant to recent DEA regulations, the manner in which we handle your prescriptions may be changed.  Please note that we are no longer able to call in your refills to the pharmacy for certain medications.  You will need to obtain a new written prescription each time.

Drugs such as Vicodin, Norco and Lortabs have also been elevated to this category that now requires a new prescription. 

All practitioners at LBJI must comply with the new regulation. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Michael C. Leland, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael C. Leland

Congratulations to our dear friend and colleague, Michael C. Leland, MD who retired at the end of December 2015.  Since 1982, when Dr. Leland joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute (formerly Valparaiso Orthopedic Clinic) he has been a pioneer in caring for the developmental and degenerative problems of the hip.  His connection to the community and dedication to his practice spurred on the fledgling orthopedic practice and assisted it to become the largest orthopedic practice in Northwest Indiana.   
More recently in 2003 he began a five year research in the treatment of hip replacements from the anterior approach.  He performed the first anterior replacement in 2008 and finished his remarkable career with more than 1000 hip replacement using this technique.   
An avid outdoorsman, his favorite pastime is watching the Lake Michigan waves from aboard his sailboat.  His well-earned retirement will bring him more time to sing and ski and sail.  
So, set sail, dear friend. Show the world the cut of your jib and let the next chapter of your life get underway.

Doctors and Staff of LBJI

Saturday Sports Clinic

LBJI is proud to provide our communities with a Saturday morning Sports Clinic

This includes a complimentary initial evaluation and x-ray for student athletes who have not yet been treated for an injury incurred during an organized school or intramural sporting event.    

If your injury falls outside of these parameters, or if you have already received treatment for this injury, we would be happy to schedule an appointment for you during our regular office hours Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment please call 219-921-1444. 

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Orthopedic Questions?

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