• LBJI Chesterton
  • LBJI Crown Point
  • LBJI Knox
  • LBJI LaPorte
  • LBJI Michigan City - Podiatry
  • LBJI Michigan City - Lifeworks
  • LBJI Portage
  • LBJI Valparaiso Cumberland

As one of the most comprehensive orthopedic practices in NW Indiana, Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute’s convenient locations provide the best in orthopedic medicine.

LBJI Chesterton

601 Gateway Blvd.
Chesterton, Indiana 46304
Phone: 219.921.1444
Workers Compensation: 219.921.1445
Fax: 219.921.5303


Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Directions: Located off Rt. 49 on Gateway Boulevard accross from the I-80/90 Toll Road Exit.

LBJI Crown Point

12800 Mississippi Parkway
Suite 201A
Crown Point, Indiana 46307


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed
Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Directions: From I-65: Located ½ mile east of the intersection of I-65 and Rt. 231

LBJI Knox Office

402 E. Culver Road
Knox, IN 46534

Directions: From US-35: Located 300 feet west of Highway 35 on Culver Rd.

LBJI LaPorte Office

Sagamore Plaza
600 Legacy Plaza East
LaPorte, IN 46350

Directions: From IN-2: Turn south on Monroe St. and turn left on Sagamore Pkwy.

LBJI Michigan City Office


1550 S. Woodland Ave.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360


Monday, Tuesday: 9 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Directions: From Hwy. 20: Turn North onto Woodland Ave. Office is located on the right side after you turn. From 421 (Franklin St.): Turn East on Hwy. 20 Turn North on Woodland Ave. Office is located on the right side after you turn.

LBJI Michigan City Lifeworks

3777 N. Frontage Rd., Ste. 900
Michigan City, IN 46360

Directions: From US-421: Go East on 400 N and take a right on N. Frontage Rd.

LBJI Portage

3691 Willowcreek Rd.
Suite 100
Portage, Indiana 46368


Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Directions: From Route 49: Exit Rt. 6 West. Turn left at Willowcreek Road. We’re located directly across from the Portage hospital campus on the East side of Willowcreek Road. Go in the main entrance. We are on the first floor, Suite 100 on the left just as you walk in the doors.

LBJI Valparaiso

2501 Cumberland Dr.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383


Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Directions: From Hwy. 49: Turn west onto Vale Park Drive (400N) at signal. Go straight at stop sign. At signal, proceed straight through intersection, past K-Mart on right. Turn left (south) onto Cumberland Drive at fire station. The office is located on the right side of the street.

LBJI is pleased to introduce two new physicians to our staff.  We are extending a warm welcome to John A. Guzzo, M.D. and Brian T. Damitz, D.P.M.

  • John Guzzo, M.D. is our new Orthopedic surgeon.  He will practice in our Crown Point office.  Dr. Guzzo can see most of your bone and joint issues.  
  • Brian Damitz, D.P.M.  is our new Foot and Ankle surgeon.  He will practice in our Valparaiso and Crown point offices.  Dr. Damitz can see most of your foot and ankle issues.

These two physicians have joined our expert team of providers and have appointments open immediately. 

Call today 219-921-1444 and speak to a scheduler to make an appointment with these or any of the Lakeshore Bone and Joint doctors

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Featured Physician 

Bruce J. Thoma, M.D. 

I was born on the south side of Chicago to loving parents of the World War II generation. When I was four years old, my dad took a job in nearby Gary, Indiana. I was lucky enough to grow up in the Miller Beach area along Lake Michigan in a quiet neighborhood. There were all kinds of people there, mostly hardworking steel mill families. Read more