As published in Petoskey News-Review’s Our Community 2017 – 2018

Northern Michigan, especially the Petoskey area, has a long history of offering a wide variety of top quality health care options. Among those options is a practice that has been helping people stay or return to moving for more than 40 years.

Bay Street Orthopaedics was founded in 1975 by Dr. H. Ross Hume and Dr. Loyal Jodar on Bay Street in downtown Petoskey. Since then the practice has grown to offer an array of services all areas of orthopaedic care at six locations including Petoskey, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Gaylord, Rogers City, and St. Ignace.

“As the science of orthopaedics has expanded, so have our services, our skill sets, and our staff,” said Dr. Brian Wittenberg, orthopaedic surgeon and senior partner at Bay Street Orthopaedics. “Forty years ago, we excelled at general orthopaedic surgeries and therapies using the best practices of the time, but we were also focused on the most promising advancements in the field to better serve our patients and referring physicians.”

In addition to general orthopaedics and joint replacement surgery, Bay Street Orthopaedics offers minimally invasive scope procedures, ultrasound guided injections, trauma and fracture care, and complex hand and foot treatments. The newest specialties, added in 2017, include orthopaedic spine and comprehensive sports medicine care.

To support these offerings, medical staff has expanded accordingly.

“We have been fortunate to attract top tier specialists,” Dr. Wittenberg saoid, “And our new surgeons are examples.”

Recent medical staff additions include:ERIC MANCINI, MD
University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine graduate Dr. Eric Mancini, specializes in all areas of sports medicine. The board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon honed his skills working for both college and professional teams, including the USC Trojans and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rams.

“I like helping people get back to doing what they enjoy,” Dr. Mancini said. Since starting with the practice this past August, Dr. Mancini has been reaching out to coaches and trainers throughout the community to assist athletes in maintaining current levels of sport and activity.

“I welcome those interested to contact our office regarding clinics and educational opportunities as well.”

Dr. Anthony Bozzio, a graduate of the University of Utah and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is a board-eligible surgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Bozzio also treats scoliosis and spine deformity, two treatments previously unavailable in the region. Prior to moving to Petoskey in August, “I spent two clinical years in Traverse City with many rotations in Petoskey and the surrounding area,” Dr. Bozzio. said. “I was impressed with the level of care for patients in the area, and I am pleased to bring my skills in comprehensive orthopaedic spine care to the community.”SUPPORT STAFF
For staff support, Bay Street Orthopaedics welcomes two specialty physician assistants, Kelsey McConnell, PA-C, who began in August and Heath Mier, PA-C, who will join the practice this December

“A physician assistant has a very broad range of clinical skills and works in tandem with the physician, in the operating room, the hospital, and the office,” said orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alfred Wrobleski.

For more information about Bay Street Orthopaedics services, talk to your primary care provider or call 800.968.5155. Details about providers, services, and locations can be found at