Aspirus Iron River Hospital offers orthopedic services at its Genesee Clinic. Our program treats a full range of orthopedic problems, and our board-certified orthopedic team keeps current on the newest advances in orthopedic care including arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive procedures. We are committed to making your treatment as easy on you as possible. Most of the services you will need are handled on-site, with access to the most sophisticated technology to provide you with the best care available.
Each patient is unique so our goal is to get to know you as a partner in your care. Open communication, personal attention, and shared decision-making provide the foundation for our relationship.
We begin with a comprehensive physical examination using the most advanced imaging technology available. That enables us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. We will then develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your discomfort and restore function while minimizing any possible risks.
Our physicians keep current on the newest advances in orthopedic care including:
A native of Kingsley, Mich., Dr. Cline is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in general orthopedics, joint replacement and sports medicine. He has treated approximately 10,000 patients and has 17 years of experience.
He completed his undergraduate work at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and received his medical doctorate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Mich. Dr. Cline completed his general surgery residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., and his orthopedic surgery residency at Oakland Naval Hospital and Portsmouth Naval Hospital.
Other postgraduate training includes a fellowship at Center for Athletic Medicine in Chicago, IL. He continues taking advanced post-graduate courses and seminars.
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We accept most major insurance plans.
Please call the office to make an appointment in advance. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call us as far in advance as possible so we may use that time to see another patient in need of care. We make a sincere effort to adhere to our appointment schedule and appreciate your patience if we are late due to emergencies or hospital surgery.
If you are a new patient, please arrive to your appointment early in order to complete the registration process. In addition, please bring the following:
We make every effort to decrease the cost of your medical care. Therefore, we request payment arrangements for all office services at the time they are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. We accept cash, checks, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for your convenience. If we are a participating provider of your insurance company, we will bill them. However, payment is the patient's responsibility. We will help in any way we can to assist you in handling claims.
Please request all prescriptions and authorizations during our regular office hours, when our full records are available. Renewals requested at other times will be filled only for extreme or emergent circumstances.
When you are scheduled for surgery, you will also be scheduled for Aspirus Iron River's Joint Camp. Joint Camp is a four hour sit down with our team of orthopedic experts who will provide you with the education you and your care-giver need on the topics listed below. It is our goal to prepare you for your surgery, to answer any questions you may have, and to provide you with a sense of confidence and comfort as you look ahead to your total joint procedure. We appreciate your confidence in Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics and our orthopedic team as we partner with you to improve both your health and quality of life.
Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!
Total Knee Replacement
“My name is Peter Djupe. I am 75 years old and had knees that were simply worn out. On September 5th, 2010 I became the first total knee replacement at Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics by Dr. Cline and Dr. Swan. The hospital stay and the food was excellent. The staff, from housekeeping to nursing was superb. I am very thankful to the hospital for recruiting excellent doctors so we could have this procedure done here in Iron River. After six weeks of recovery my rehab was done and I feel wonderful.”