About Us

Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic is the area’s premier Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center.

We pride ourselves on our long tradition of exceptional surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic care, and we are committed to serving the unique needs of each of our patients.

Our physicians use the latest technology and the most innovative surgical techniques to provide you with the highest quality care. We consider it a privilege that you have chosen our practice, and we look forward to caring for you.

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Our Physicians

The orthopaedic surgeons of Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic are medical doctors with extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

Our surgeons have up to 14 years of formal education and are certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Contact Us

Lafayette: 765.447.4165
Franciscan Health Rensselaer Hospital: 219.866.5141

Main Phone:  765.447.4165 or 800.VIP.BONE
Fax:  765.446.5348
Email:  [email protected]

Billing Questions: 765.449.2732 or toll-free at 888.449.2732
Medical Records Department Fax: 765.447.6978

Patient Experience
Laurie Hatke, Practice Administrator
Phone: 765.446.5330
[email protected]

Workers Compensation
Karren Pass, RN, CCM, Case Manager
Phone: 765.446.5346
Fax: 765.446.5347
[email protected]

Make an Appointment:

We have several offices to serve you.  Please contact the office at which you want to be seen:

Lafayette Unity Medical Office: 765.447.4165
Franciscan Health Rensselaer Hospital: 219.866.5141

For over 50 years, Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic has been serving Lafayette and the surrounding counties. In order to serve our community better, we have established outreach clinics in addition to our main Lafayette office.

Lafayette Office – Unity Medical Plaza
1411 South Creasy Lane, Suite 120
Lafayette, IN 47905

Phone: 765.447.4165 or 800.VIP.BONE
Hours: (By Appointment Only)
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm


Franciscan Health Rensselaer Hospital:
1104 East Grace Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Phone: 219.866.5141

Physicians
Daniel J. Daluga, M.D. 
Michael E. Highhouse, M.D.
Joel A. Virkler, D.O.

Locations

1411 S. Creasy Ln, Suite 120
Lafayette, IN 47905
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1104 East Grace Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978
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Services

At Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic, we understand that each patient has unique medical issues.  As our patient, you will receive a comprehensive physical examination using the most advanced imaging available.  We will then develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your discomfort and restore function while minimizing risks.

Our physicians keep current on the newest advances in orthopaedic care including:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Total, Partial & Custom Joint Replacement
  • Reconstruction of Hip, Knee and Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy of Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Surgical & Non-Surgical Fracture Care
  • Non-Invasive/Conservative Treatment Options
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
Sports Medicine

You don’t need to be a Division I athlete to receive healthcare like one.  Our sports medicine physicians are on the cutting edge, providing the finest specialized care available to athletes of all ages and levels.  We have the knowledge and expertise to treat everyone, from the recreational athlete to the elite competitor, and from the pediatric athlete to the active senior.

Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic physicians welcome students from all area schools, and we work closely with Franciscan Alliance Sports Medicine athletic trainers to provide care to the following schools:

  • Attica
  • Benton Central
  • Carroll
  • Caston
  • Central Catholic
  • Clinton Prairie
  • Covington
  • Faith Christian
  • Fountain Central
  • Frontier
  • Lafayette Jefferson
  • North White
  • Pioneer
  • Rossville
  • Seeger
  • Tri-County
  • Twin Lakes
  • West Lafayette
Workers’ Compensation

Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic is committed to treating workers’ compensation patients and clients with the highest level of care and compassion. Our medical team provides both non-surgical and surgical management of work related injuries to help your employees regain their strength and mobility, and get back to work.

Our focus is on early determination of the patient’s diagnosis, and our treatment plans are designed to achieve maximum medical improvement.  Our team is dedicated to providing effective communication and high quality solutions. Whether you are an employer, case manager, or referring provider, we have the expertise to meet your needs.

We have a dedicated Workers’ Compensation Case Manager, Karren Pass, RN, CCM, who will help you navigate the changing and complicated guidelines related to workplace injuries.

Patients

Thank you for choosing Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic.  We look forward to caring for you. The following information is important so we can provide high quality care for all of our patients.

What to Bring: Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Insurance Cards
  • List of Medications
  • Co-Payment or Self-Insured Payment
  • Detailed History of Condition or Injury
  • X-rays or MRIs taken at other facilities

Appointment Times: Because our surgeons see hospitalized patients, emergency room patients and perform surgeries, there may be times when your doctor will arrive late to the office.  We do our very best to stay on schedule while still serving the emergent and surgical needs of our community.  If you are going to be late for your appointment, please contact our office.

Cancellations: Please call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel an appointment.

Payment: We take the same insurance as other Unity partners.  Some insurance plans require that you meet a deductible before they pay while others require a co-pay for visits.  Please contact your insurance company to understand your financial responsibility. We collect co-pays at time of service.  

Request for Paperwork/Medical Records: We complete all requests for paperwork (medical records, paperwork for disability, workers compensation, and FMLA) on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the volume of requests, we cannot process same day requests or move any requests in front of others already waiting to be processed.  Please submit your paperwork at least 15 business days prior to the due date.  For all medical records requests there must be a fully completed and signed Medical Records Release Authorization submitted with the request.  There may be a charge for completion of medical records release requests as allowable by Indiana Department of Insurance.

Patient Forms

We are looking forward to seeing you in our office.  To expedite the check-in process, please print and fill out the forms below (#1 – #5) and bring them with you to your appointment.  

In addition, please review our HIPAA Privacy Notice and Notice of Privacy Practice prior to your appointment.

  1. New Patient Form (please choose the form for the physician with whom you will see)

  2. Patient Demographic Form
  3. HIPAA Acknowledgment of Receipt
  4. Disclosure and Release Authorization Form
  5. Health Record Release
  6. Student Athlete Sports Injury (If Applicable)
Referring Physicians

Thank you for trusting Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic with your patient.

Please call our office to make a referral so we can gather all necessary information about your patient or fax us a referral form.  We will contact your patient the same business day to set up an appointment.

Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic accepts referrals from all area physicians. Our physicians have privileges at Unity Surgical Center and Franciscan Health Lafayette.

Phone: 765.447.4165
Fax: 765.447.4168

News & Events

Blog

Welcome Dr. Paul Rodenhouse – Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic

Dr. Rodenhouse’s practice emphasis is helping patients in the community with their orthopedic needs including total joint replacement, trauma, and a special focus in sports medicine and arthroscopy.

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COVID-19 Safety Tips with Dr. Wanda Estep, Medical Director

As we continue to deal with the ongoing concerns of COVID-19, our Medical Director, Dr. Wanda Estep, wants to share with you 4 easy-to-remember tips to help slow the spread of this virus.

We join our voices with the Indiana State Department of Health and our local agencies in thanking you for wearing your face masks, and helping to keep your fellow Hoosiers safe. #MaskUpHoosiers

Stay safe and check out the video!

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Welcome Dr. Ian Reed – Pickerill, Adler, Reed, & Williams Family Medicine

We are excited to welcome Ian Reed, DO to our network of Primary Care Providers at Pickerill, Adler, Reed & Williams Family Medicine. 

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8 COVID-19 Safety Tips For This Fourth Of July Weekend

Fourth of July fireworks shows, cookouts and beach vacations will look very different this year. As Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country, the issue of how to celebrate and socialize safely is top of mind for many Americans.

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Surviving Summer

If you want to make sure your day at the beach is just that — a day at the beach and not a trip to the emergency room, you’ll want to start with a good eye for warning signs of common summer bummers, including heat stroke, bee and wasp stings, and other health woes that occur more often during this season.

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Unpacking the “Back On Track Indiana” Plan

Here are the 5 Stages to get Indiana Back on Track: Stage 1 Where we are now: March 23-May 3 Stage 2 Where we are going: Beginning May 4 Stage 3 Where we are going: Beginning May 24 Stage 4 Where we are going: Beginning June 14 Stage 5 Where we are going: July 4…

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How To Make Cloth Masks At Home

Unity Healthcare is in need of cloth masks. If you or someone you know if able to sew, please consider using your talents to support your local healthcare provider. Check out these step-by-step instructions to see how you can sew cloth masks at home.

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Unity Healthcare Has A New CEO – Tom Fuller, MBA

Unity Healthcare’s Board of Managers announced today that Tom Fuller, MBA has been named CEO of its network of over 100 general and specialty physicians and healthcare providers effective March 30, 2020.

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10 Ways To Manage Respiratory Symptoms At Home

If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider. They may tell you to manage your care from home. Follow these tips:

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Home Care Instructions for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Home Care Instructions for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The following instructions are for people who have or are being evaluated for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and their families and caregivers. If you have or are being evaluated for COVID-19, you should follow the prevention steps below until a healthcare provider, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), or…

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New Providers

Welcome Dr. Paul Rodenhouse – Lafayette Orthopaedic Clinic

Dr. Rodenhouse’s practice emphasis is helping patients in the community with their orthopedic needs including total joint replacement, trauma, and a special focus in sports medicine and arthroscopy.

Read More

Welcome Dr. Ian Reed – Pickerill, Adler, Reed, & Williams Family Medicine

We are excited to welcome Ian Reed, DO to our network of Primary Care Providers at Pickerill, Adler, Reed & Williams Family Medicine. 

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Welcome Dr. Paul Warrick, Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette

Unity Healthcare is pleased to announce Paul Warrick, MD FACS FAAOA has joined our multi-specialty group and will start seeing patients at his new practice, Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette in Spring 2020.  Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette is located at 3930 Mezzanine Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, IN.   Dr. Warrick completed his…

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News

COVID-19 Safety Tips with Dr. Wanda Estep, Medical Director

As we continue to deal with the ongoing concerns of COVID-19, our Medical Director, Dr. Wanda Estep, wants to share with you 4 easy-to-remember tips to help slow the spread of this virus.

We join our voices with the Indiana State Department of Health and our local agencies in thanking you for wearing your face masks, and helping to keep your fellow Hoosiers safe. #MaskUpHoosiers

Stay safe and check out the video!

Read More

Welcome Dr. Paul Warrick, Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette

Unity Healthcare is pleased to announce Paul Warrick, MD FACS FAAOA has joined our multi-specialty group and will start seeing patients at his new practice, Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette in Spring 2020.  Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette is located at 3930 Mezzanine Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, IN.   Dr. Warrick completed his…

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Happy Retirement Dr. Hagen!

Thank you Dr. Hagen for your years of service to both the community and to Unity Healthcare. We wish you the best with your retirement.  

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Press Releases

COVID-19 Safety Tips with Dr. Wanda Estep, Medical Director

As we continue to deal with the ongoing concerns of COVID-19, our Medical Director, Dr. Wanda Estep, wants to share with you 4 easy-to-remember tips to help slow the spread of this virus.

We join our voices with the Indiana State Department of Health and our local agencies in thanking you for wearing your face masks, and helping to keep your fellow Hoosiers safe. #MaskUpHoosiers

Stay safe and check out the video!

Read More

Welcome Dr. Paul Warrick, Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette

Unity Healthcare is pleased to announce Paul Warrick, MD FACS FAAOA has joined our multi-specialty group and will start seeing patients at his new practice, Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette in Spring 2020.  Ear Nose & Throat of Lafayette is located at 3930 Mezzanine Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, IN.   Dr. Warrick completed his…

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Happy Retirement Dr. Hagen!

Thank you Dr. Hagen for your years of service to both the community and to Unity Healthcare. We wish you the best with your retirement.  

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Lafayette Cancer Care has received re-certification by the QOPI® Certification Program LLC

January 25, 2019– Lafayette Cancer Care has received re-certification by the QOPI® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®). The QOPI® Certification Program builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), providing a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality…

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Unity Healthcare and Franciscan Health Raised Funds For The YWCA Women’s Cancer Program

February 22, 2018, Lafayette, Indiana –Today at the YWCA, Unity Healthcare and Franciscan Health presented a check for $46,877.49 to the YWCA Greater Lafayette Women’s Cancer Program. The money was raised at the Annual Ultimate Pink Party hosted by Unity Healthcare and Franciscan Health. The event was held on October 20, 2017 at the Purdue Memorial Union…

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