Our orthopaedic surgeons use a truly collaborative approach that gives our patients the benefit of multiple expert opinions without having to go elsewhere to obtain them.

In addition to receiving ongoing training in the latest advancements, physicians at Shoreline Orthopaedics learn and pull from each other’s experience to ensure that every patient always receives the most appropriate care.

Extensive Orthopaedic Experience

Of nearly all the services offered by Shoreline Orthopaedics, our surgeons perform more of these procedures than any other area provider. This high level of expertise in even the most technically difficult procedures has enabled us to develop advanced skills and knowledge in providing the most appropriate treatment for each patient.

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Affiliation with Both Area Hospitals

Physicians at Shoreline Orthopaedics have privileges at Holland Hospital and Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital and are also on-call at both hospitals for orthopaedic trauma.

More Types of Expertise for the Most Comprehensive Care

In addition to physicians (M.D., D.O.), Shoreline Orthopaedics has a range of experts, including fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons, osteoporosis and bone health specialists, and more, all to ensure you receive the very best of the specific medical care you need.

Advanced Nursing Practitioner—Board Certified (ANP-BC)

Among the most advanced positions in nursing, ANP-BCs typically have a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and national certification from an accredited certifying body. They are qualified to order tests, make clinical diagnoses and give medical advice in collaboration with a physician partner.

Advanced Practice Provider (APP)

Similar to physicians in their training and education, these medical providers (Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners) are qualified to offer primary and specialty care, including diagnosis, treatment, and prescriptions.

Athletic Trainer Certifed (ATC)

ATCs must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive certification exam. They are qualified to treat problems ranging from ankle sprains to concussions.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

DNPs are nurses who have earned their Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. This is a 3- or 4-year graduate level degree beyond a basic nursing education. They may also hold leadership positions related to healthcare administration, nursing practice evaluation, and quality improvement.

Nurse Navigator

The registered nurse navigator and support team focus on patient advocacy, care coordination, orthopedic-specific education, and data management to improve outcomes, patient satisfaction, reduce gaps in care, and assist with care transitions within the healthcare system.

Orthopedic Cast Technician

Cast technicians are responsible for the application and removal of splints and casts for patients who have fractures, sprains, and torn tendons or muscles. They may assist the surgeon in reduction of fractures and instruct patients on cast or splint care. Training typically covers anatomy, mathematics, medical terminology, applying casts and splints, aseptic techniques, and physiology.

Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC)

ONCs are experts in the field of musculoskeletal disorders and have earned their certification from the Orthopaedic Nurse Certification Board. Responsibilities may include administering treatments, developing patient treatment plans, providing patient education, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals to sure the patient’s safety and well-being.

Patient Financial Coordinator

Patient financial coordinators are trained to review patients’ insurance benefits and coverage and help seek authorization for procedures and services. They may act as liaison between patient and insurance company and advocate on a patient’s behalf regarding financial options for payment of services.

Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C)

PA-Cs must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), overseen and administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). They are highly trained and qualified to provide diagnosis and treatment, order tests and interpret results, and work collaboratively with physicians