During the 1960s, there were two independent, physician-owned orthopedic clinics in Green Bay. One was Orthopaedic Associates of Green Bay and the other was Green Bay Orthopedics. For decades these two practices worked as separate businesses, but both were comprised of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons who valued their independent, physician-owned structure and the benefits it brought to their patients.
In 2004, Green Bay Orthopedics added rheumatology to their practice to better serve the musculoskeletal needs of the community.
A few years later, the two practices recognized that their philosophies of care and the skill level of their physicians aligned. Both groups also had a vision of providing their patients with comprehensive (one-stop shop) care for bone, muscle, and joint conditions and injuries. They decided that the best way to achieve this large patient experience goal was to work together.
In January 2008, the two practices officially joined forces as OSMS: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay, but they still operated out of two separate buildings. To achieve their goal of a cohesive specialty facility for bone, muscle, and joint care, the next logical step was to move into one location. And at this new location, the physicians wanted to create a full-service clinic that included orthopedics, rheumatology, X-ray, MRI, infusion therapy, and an outpatient surgery center. Two years later – in 2010 – the Lime Kiln Road building opened with all of these services and more!
Since 2008, the OSMS physician team has grown to 22, with 18 orthopedic physicians who specialize in orthopedic surgery, foot & ankle care, hand, wrist & shoulder care, hip & knee replacement, and sports medicine, and four rheumatologists. In addition to our Green Bay clinic, we also have a full-service orthopedic and rheumatology clinic and orthopedic outpatient ambulatory surgery center in the Fox Valley. We also offer orthopedic care through our clinic in Marinette, which primarily serves patients in northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We’ve also expanded our outpatient surgery capabilities to include total joint replacements and other patient-focused services and procedures. With all of this growth over the past 10 years, one thing has remained constant – our firm belief that being a physician-owned practice allows us to provide the best possible patient experience.