Physical Therapy

Physical therapy or physiotherapy is the treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones, or joints by means of physical agents - heat, light, water, electricity, manual therapy and exercises that are prescribed as treatment for various conditions...


Sports Medicine

A branch of medicine concerned with the effects of exercise and sports on the human body, including treatment of injuries. Sports medicine can be divided into three general areas: clinical sports, medicine, sports surgery, and the physiology of exercise...


On-Site X-ray

On-Site X-ray services are available to provide immediate diagnostic assessment of injured body parts...


Sports Medicine in St. John, IN

Great Lakes has been providing for more than 10 years Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as a full service Sports Medicine and General Orthopedic multi-site, patient focused, physician driven, patient care environment that is the culmination of many years of hard work to create and care for family, friends, and those who are in need of Orthopedic related care and assistance.  

New Office Open!

Our new office location in Lowell, Indiana opened May 19, 2014 and is located at: 1020 E Commercial Avenue, Lowell, IN 46356.

Phone number is: 219-696-6353. At this time, Dr. Bayer is the only provider in Lowell and is accepting new patients at that location.

Give our team a call to schedule your appointment!

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Dr. Keith Pitchford and Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine welcomes Northwest Indiana Native, Dr. Natasha Mandula as the newest member of the GLO healthcare team.

Dr. Madula was born and raised in Crown Point, Indiana and obtained her undergraduate and advanced medical degrees in neighboring world renown Chicago, IL at both the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and at Level One Trauma Center Mount Sinai Medical Center where she was introduced to many diverse areas of podiatric patient care and completed her three year surgical residency prior to returning to Northwest Indiana to begin her practice with Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C. on August 25, 2014. Dr. Mandula has offices in both St. John and Lowell, Indiana to better serve you. Call: 219-365-0220 or 219-696-6353 to schedule your next appointment. New patients are gladly welcomed!!


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9615 Keilman Street
St. John, IN 46373
Phone: (219) 365-0220

1129 Merrillville Road
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: (219) 661-8661