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.


LBJI New Location

LBJI is pleased to announce the addition of a new office in Schererville, IN

Ryan J. Plank, M.D. and John A. Guzzo, M.D.  will begin seeing patients in April 2015 at our new Schererville location. This office is located at the Southwest corner of Hwy 30 and Hwy 41 at 833 W. Lincoln Hwy, Suite 110E, Schererville, IN 46375. 

Brian T. Damitz, D.P.M. will begin seeing patients in June 2015 at our new Merrillville location.  The office is located South of Hwy 30 off of Broadway at 251 W. 84th Dr, Merrillville, IN 46410. 

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

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Meet John A. Guzzo, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon


I am new to Northwest Indiana and joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 2014.  While the geographic area might be new to me, those I have met here have made me feel right at home.  Read more

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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