Bay Street Welcomes Rachel Chapko, PA-C

Bay Street Welcomes Rachel Chapko, PA-C

Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine welcomes Rachel Chapko, PA-C, to the growing specialty 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 Gaylord area for the treatment of chronic and acute orthopaedic needs. Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine offers services across northern lower Michigan including the eastern Upper Peninsula. For more information, call 800.968.5155, visit, or talk to your primary care provider for a referral.


Established in 1975, Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine is the largest and most successful surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic practice in the greater region, and maintains a strong community presence with 7 locations across northern Lower Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula. A cohort of board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons, plus certified physicians’ assistants and practioners, address all orthopaedic conditions through an array of state-of-the-art orthopaedic innovations and best practices.