Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Nicholas B. Frisch, MD|MBAHip & Knee ReplacementOrthopaedic Surgeon

For all appointments & inquiries, please call or click here to request an appointment online.

We are happy to hear from you. Please contact us using the information below:

DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute

1135 W. University Drive
Suite 450
Rochester, MI 48307

Main (248) 957-0300

Athena Fax (248) 650-4596

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St Joseph Health System

200 Hemlock Rd
Tawas City, MI 48764

Main (248) 957-0300

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Ascension River District Hospital River District

4150 River Rd
East China, MI 48054

Main (248) 957-0300

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  • Katharyn Chernicky,
    Surgical Coordinator

    Direct (248) 957-0300

    Direct Fax (248) 659-0795

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Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your appointment for registration and to fill in a health questionnaire.

For your convenience these forms can be downloaded directly and completed in advance

When you come for your appointment please remember to obtain and bring the following:

  • Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor
  • Medicare card, DVA card, Pension Card
  • Have your Private Hospital Insurance information with you
  • Copies of X-rays, MRI’s, or CT scan etc. and any other relevant information (please do not just bring the report, rather ask for a CD with the images for appropriate review and interpretation during your evaluation)

If you need to cancel an appointment

Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 days’ notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

We recognize that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologize if we keep you waiting.

Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center