- General Orthopedics
- Joint Replacement
- Sports Medicine
- Pain Management
- Upper Extremity
- Foot and Ankle
Physicians & Providers
The doctors and staff at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute are dedicated to bringing comprehensive orthopedic services to each of our five locations in Northwest Indiana. Whether you require treatment for a broken bone, rehabilitation from a sports injury, or relief from chronic back pain, our staff is committed to providing the highest levels of care. The orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists, and rheumatologist at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute are board certified in their area of expertise.
What is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon?
An orthopedic surgeon is a Medical Doctor (M.D.) who specializes in the treatment and health maintenance of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and spine). Orthopedic surgeons undergo an extensive and intense training program before they enter into practice.
The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery awards certification after the orthopedic surgeon meets specific educational and examination requirements. The certification process requires that a physician be a graduate of an accredited four year medical school and complete five years of graduate orthopedic residency in an accredited program. After completing residency, the surgeon must pass a written exam, complete 20 months of practice, demonstrate professional proficiency and ethical practice, as well as pass an oral exam.
The fellowship process is designed to allow physicians to develop special skills and interests that they hope will become the focus of their professional career. With orthopedics being so diverse a specialty, many surgeons like to focus their attention on a narrower area. They feel that this allows them to obtain a higher level of proficiency and knowledge about a more limited area of practice and can provide better care for their patients in that area. An accredited fellowship is 12 months. Currently, there are eight areas in which fellowships are accredited: hand, trauma, pediatrics, sports medicine, oncology and pathology, arthritis and reconstructive surgery, foot and ankle, and spine.
The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery offers exams and certificates in two subspecialties, Sports Medicine and Hand.
The Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine is for Board certified orthopedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in sports medicine beyond those expected of other orthopedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in sports medicine, and contributions to this field. Applicants must have completed a 1 year ACGME accredited fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine.
The Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand is for Board certified orthopedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery beyond those expected of other orthopedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in hand surgery, and contributions to this field. Applicants must have completed a 1 year ACGME accredited fellowship in surgery of the hand to qualify.
The pain specialists at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute are board certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute’s rheumatologist is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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"Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute practices advanced orthopedic health care, tailored to each patient's unique needs. A culture has been fostered amongst our medical staff in which our comprehensive care is centered around the patient. This attitude, combined with our providers' skills has led to many successful outcomes for our patients. It is an honor to have earned the trust of our patients and their families, as resulted in being voted #1 as Best of the Region."
Thomas Kay, MD
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute