• Bay Street Welcomes Rachel Chapko, PA-C

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    September 08, 2021
    Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine Continues to Grow:
    Welcomes New Physician Assistant


    GAYLORD, MICHIGAN — Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine welcomed Rachel Chapko, PA-C, to the growing practice.

    “Increased availability to orthopaedic care throughout northern Michigan has become a growing need for residents,” shares Justin Blohm, Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to welcome Rachel to our team of providers, allowing us to meet care for more patients throughout the communities we serve.”
    Rachel is dedicated to patient-centered care in collaboration with the fellowship-trained Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine surgeons. Her focus is on maximizing conservative care to ensure appropriate intervention. “My goal is to improve patients’ health, so they can enjoy life in northern Michigan,” Rachel shares.

    A native to Michigan, Rachel attended Grand Valley State University earning her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She obtained Board Certification and has been working in orthopaedics since graduating. Bay Street welcomes her experience in Emergency Care with Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification, Walk-In-Clinic Care and Chronic Pain Management. These experiences benefit patients by recognizing emergent and surgical needs while utilizing multimodality treatments to optimize patient care and outcome.
     
    Rachel and her husband relocated to northern Michigan for the beauty and outdoor recreation activities. In their leisure time, they hike, snowshoe and kayak. With a passion for helping others, “I welcome opportunities to aid in patient healing.”
     
    She is currently accepting new patient and urgent care walk-in appointments in the Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine Gaylord office for the treatment of chronic and acute orthopaedic needs. To schedule an appointment, call 231.347.5155. For more information about Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine, visit BAYSTREETORTHO.com. The Gaylord office is located at 1050 South Otsego Avenue.