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Published on October 30, 2017

Orthopedic Surgeon Joins MidMichigan Physicians Group

David Bortel, M.D.David Bortel, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon

Earlier this month, Orthopedic Surgeon David Bortel, M.D., joined MidMichigan Physicians Group, a subsidiary of MidMichigan Health. While the practice name will change, the overall operational changes within the practice will be seamless to patients. In addition, the office will remain in the Midland Professional Suites Building located at 555 West Wackerly Street, Suite 2600.

Dr. Bortel has been in practice since 1994 and offers a full range of orthopedic care. He specializes in joint replacement surgery and has some of the most extensive computer-aided design (CAD) joint replacement experience in the state. Advanced technologies married with his desire to push contemporary pain management methodologies have resulted in more than 1,000 outpatient joint replacements to date. Dr. Bortel also regularly performs knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgeries, carpal tunnel/trigger finger surgery, as well as fracture care.

MidMichigan Physicians Group is a large multi-specialty practice currently covering more than 30 medical specialties in 16 communities across middle and northern Michigan. MidMichigan Physicians Group will own and operate the practice, employ Dr. Bortel and his staff, and provide centralized support services such as billing, human resources, regulatory compliance, marketing and information technology.

Changes that patients may notice in the weeks ahead include a new name, MidMichigan Physicians Group, as well as the MidMichigan Health logo on office signage and documents. In addition, future bills will come from MidMichigan Physicians Group and the office will be implementing a new electronic medical record (EMR) system. This new EMR system will allow patients to create a portal account where they can access their patient information and pay their bills.

“As always, my main goal continues to be restoring my patients’ bone and joint ailments safely and caringly, using the most advanced techniques and technology,” said Dr. Bortel. “Having MidMichigan Physicians Group manage the day-to-day operations of my practice, will allow me to better focus on patient care, which remains my passion.”

Those who would like more information about MidMichigan Physicians Group may visit Those who would like to inquire about becoming a patient of Dr. Bortel, may call (989) 631-0512.

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