Patient Info

Patient Info

Patient Forms

In preparation for your orthopedic appointment, please print out the appropriate forms below. Please complete and bring to your first appointment.

Orthopedic Patients

Download Orthopedic Patient PDF Forms
Notice of Privacy Practices 7.2015

Hand Patients

If you are seeing Dr. Aaron Anderson or Dr. Rebecca Anderson, Download Hand Patient PDF Forms

Osteoporosis Patients

If you are seeing Natalie Eddy, D.N.P., Download Osteoporosis Patient PDF Forms

Pain Patients

If you are seeing Dr. Heather Nath, Dr. Anita Rao, Stephanie Andre, N.P. or Susan Fazekas, N.P., Download Pain Patient PDF Forms

Spine Patients

If you are seeing Dr. Anton Thompkins,  Dr. Nick Nenadovich or Natalie Eddy, D.N.P., Download Spine Patient PDF Forms

Consent for Minors

If the patient is under 18, please download and complete the Consent for Minors PDF Form. If someone is accompanying the minor and you wish for them to be in the exam  room with patient, download and complete the HIPAA Friends and Family PDF Form

Authorization for Release of Medical Information

Authorization for Release of Medical Information PDF Form

Patient feedback questionnaire

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Dr. Eric K Szczesniak

 Dr. Eric K Szczesniak

We are excited to announce that Dr. Szczesniak will be joining Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in August 2016.

Trained in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Preservation, Dr. Szczesniak received his Fellowship at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedic in Baltimore, Maryland.  He will be treating pediatric and adults patients with a wide range of diagnoses: fractures, trauma, hip and knee replacements, sports injuries, hip dysplasia, and much more. 

Dr. Szczesniak will be seeing patients in our Chesterton, Valparaiso, and Portage offices; call our office at 219.250.5011 to schedule an appointment at one of these convenient locations.



Dr. Hamad I Farhat, Neurosurgeon


Dr. Hamid I Farhat

Dr. Farhat joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute (LBJI) in May 2016.

Dr. Farhat loves the practice of Neurosurgery and the fact that he can use his unique skills to help people. When a patient has an injury or condition involving the brain, they look to someone who has the experience and skill to take them from a critical situation to recovery; from fear to relief. It’s important to be able to trust the person who will diagnose and correct a condition of the brain. Dr. Farhat enjoys the confidence that people have in him to perform the needed treatment, he enjoys when he can communicate with his patients and their families in a way that they can understand what is occurring, and ultimately he enjoys watching their tension subside. This is why he went into medicine and into this most distinctive specialty.

Dr. Farhat currently has privileges at Porter Regional Hospital and LaPorte Hospital; he currently practices at the Chesterton LBJI Office.

Please call 219-250-5028 to schedule an appointment