Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

231.347.5155 • 800.968.5155

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Bay Street Orthopaedics Physicians

wroblewskiDr. Wroblewski

Alfred J. Wroblewski, MD specializes in a variety of surgical techniques and treatments for the hand, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Wroblewski is trained in the technique of endoscopic carpal tunnel release and has performed over 4,000 of these surgeries. He also performs arthritis hand surgery, microscopic repair and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Wroblewski has a special interest in total shoulder replacement and shoulder arthroscopy. He was one of the first surgeons to perform advanced arthroscopic shoulder repairs in Northern Michigan.

Dr. Wroblewski did his undergraduate studies at the University of Detroit where he graduated number one in his class, majoring in Biology. He earned his medical degree, with honors in several clinical rotations, at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship at Rhode Island hospital, an affiliate of Brown University. Subsequently, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including a rotation in pediatric orthopedics at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida. He then did an additional fellowship year in hand, shoulder and elbow surgery at the State university of New York in Syracuse. Dr. Wroblewski is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and received a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.

Dr. Wroblewski has given numerous lectures and presentations on hand surgery and reconstruction. He has lived in Northern Michigan since 1997 with wife Kim and two sons, Kevin and John. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, sailing, woodworking, Michigan football and skiing.

wilcoxDr. Wilcox

Daniel K. Wilcox, MD practices general orthopedic surgery with extensive surgical experience in advanced shoulder arthroscopic repairs, knee arthroscopic reconstructions, joint replacement including the hip, knee and shoulder, and fracture repair, in addition to nonoperative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders including medications, injections, and therapy.

Dr. Wilcox completed his undergraduate studies in 1991 at Albion College with magna cum laude academic honors and later induction into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame for his participation in varsity baseball. This was followed by medical school at the University of Michigan. His internship and residency were completed in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Blodgett and Butterworth Hospitals (now merged as Spectrum Health), along with St. Mary's Mercy Medical Center.

Dr. Wilcox is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is on active medical staff at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, McLaren Northern Michigan-Cheboygan Campus in Cheboygan, Charlevoix Area Hospital in Charlevoix, and Mackinac Straights Area Hospital in St. Ignace.

In his spare time, Dr. Wilcox enjoys participating in and watching athletics, along with spending time outdoors in Northern Michigan with his wife, their son, and two daughters.

nemecDr. Nemec

Scott A. Nemec, DO joined Bay Street Orthopeadics in 2009. Dr. Nemec specializes in foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. He has subspecialty training in total ankle replacement, foot and ankle reconstruction, bunion and hammertoe correction. His work also extends to the practice of general orthopedics.

Dr. Nemec graduated from Michigan State University College of osteopathic Medicine in 2003 as a member of Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society. He did his internship and residency at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing. He completed fellowship in complex foot and ankle reconstruction at Orthopedic Associates of Michigan in Grand Rapids. Dr. Nemec is currently on staff at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, McLaren Northern Michigan-Cheboygan Campus in Cheboygan, and Charlevoix Area Hospital in Charlevoix.

He enjoys fly fishing and fly tying, boating and skiing. He lives in Petoskey with his family.

bozzioAnthony Bozzio, MD

Anthony Bozzio, MD, specializes in surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Bozzio has experience in all aspects of spine surgery including: disc replacement, corrective revision surgery, decompression, discectomy, minimally invasive spinal surgery, fusion, treatment of scoliosis and spine deformity, compression fractures, and spine trauma. Dr. Bozzio also practices general orthopaedics.

Dr. Bozzio was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Surgery by Michigan State University in January of 2018.

Dr. Bozzio completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah in 2007 and earned his Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2011. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado and was awarded a spine fellowship at Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas, where he practiced prior to joining Bay Street Orthopedics.

Dr. Bozzio lives in Petoskey with his wife and two children. He enjoys cycling, golf, hockey, and both alpine and cross country skiing.


Eric ManciniMD

Eric Mancini, MD, is a orthopaedic surgeon specializing in all areas of sports medicine including shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy; rotator cuff repair; shoulder instability; ACL reconstruction; and shoulder, knee, and hip replacement.

Dr. Mancini graduated with honors from University of Michigan in 2006 and completed his medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2011. He performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center where he was chief resident. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Mancini has worked with many college and professional sports teams, including serving as assistant team doctor for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Kings, Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, USC Trojans Football and Loyola Marymount University.

Dr. Mancini resides in Petoskey with his wife and their young daughter, Vivienne. They share a love of outdoor activities including skiing, water sports, and cycling.

Assisting Physicians

Mark R. McMurray, MD

N. Chris Narten, MD


Physician Assistants

To complement expanding surgical staff, three licensed physician assistants provide care to Bay Street Orthopaedics patients both in clinical and surgical settings.


Kelsey McConnell, PA-C — Kelsey McConnell, PA-C, has extensive education and training in medicine, diagnostics, anatomy, pathology, biochemistry, and pharmacology with over 2,000 hours of practical experience as part of her training. McConnell specializes in upper extremity orthopaedic care.

Her background in orthopedic care also includes surgical assistant in total joint replacement, shoulder and knee arthroscopies, open reduction internal fixations, manipulation under anesthesia, and closed reductions. Before joining Bay Street Orthopaedics, McConnell was a physician assistant in emergency medicine at McLaren Northern Michigan where she was responsible for, or assisted in, a wide range of emergency medical procedures.

McConnell graduated magna cum laude in 2013 from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in health fitness in preventative and rehabilitative programs. She continued at Central for her Master of Science in physician assistant studies. While there, she earned a number of awards and honors for academic excellence. She is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA).

Brian Lee, MMSc, PA-C — Specializing in orthopaedic trauma surgery, Brian Lee, MMSc, PA-C, comes to Bay Street Orthopaedics from St. Cloud Orthopedics Associates of St. Cloud Hospital in Minnesota. Brian Lee brings extensive knowledge and experience in orthopaedic poly-trauma surgical procedures to the practice. 

Lee received his under-graduate degree from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Anthropology, graduating magna cum laude. Following under-graduate studies, Lee attended Western Michigan University/Kalamazoo Valley Community College, enrolled in the Pre-Physician Assistant Program in Biomedical Sciences. He received his Masters of Medical Science with emphasis in Clinical Education and Application from Saint Louis University School of Medicine/Doisy College of Health Sciences in 2013. Additional certifications include NCCPA, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and American Heart Associate BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Heath Meir, PA-C — For the past ten years, Heath Meir worked as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic where he gained extensive knowledge and experience in primary and secondary trauma.

Meir received his Bachelors of Health Science from Grand Valley State University. Following under-graduate studies, Meir went on the obtain certifications from EMT-Basic to EMT-Specialist and eventually EMT-Paramedic in 2009. He completed a Registered Nursing degree at Excelsior College in Albany, NY, in 2014. Most recently, Meir received his Physician Assistant Studies degree from Grand Valley State University in 2017.

Consulting & Retired Physicians

wittenbergDr. Wittenberg

Brian D Wittenberg M.D. practices general orthopedic surgery with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery performing over 2,000 joint replacements in the past 23 years. He also focuses his practice on knee arthroscopy for meniscus tears and shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Wittenberg completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan before going to the University of Michigan Medical School. Upon graduation in 1989, Dr. Wittenberg completed his internship and orthopedic residency at the University of Michigan. He has been at the Bay Street Orthopaedics since 1994. Dr. Wittenberg is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Acadamy of Orthopaedics Surgeons. He is on active staff at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, McLaren Northern Michigan-Cheboygan Campus in Cheboygan, and Charlevoix Area Hospital in Charlevoix.

Dr. Wittenberg is married and has two children.

Dr. Hance

Joseph Hance, MD

After 35 year of practice with Bay Street Orthopaedics, Joseph Hance, MD, announced his retirement as of June 30, 2017.

The native Detroiter graduated from Wayne State Medical School in 1977.  He completed a five-year program in orthopaedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, on June 30, 1982. Dr. Hance arrived in Petoskey one week later, beginning his practice with Bay Street Orthopaedics on July 5, 1982.

Dr. Hance served the community in various roles over his 35 years, including chief of surgery and member of the hospital’s board.  He is currently the medical director of surgical services at McLaren’s Cheboygan Campus.

Dr. Hance will be missed for his kind attention to patients, and his true generosity of spirit. Patients of Dr. Hance can call 231.347.5155 with questions about ongoing care with other Bay Street Orthopaedics providers.

bayst17 JD0A8979jodarWEBLoyal W. Jodar, MD

Loyal Jodar, MD, one of the founding physicians of Bay Street Orthoapedics, is now retired.