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Dr. Michael Forness, DO

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery*
4.9 (54)
Map Pin Small Traverse City, MI
Accepting new patients
40 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Michael Forness, DO

Dr. Michael Forness, DO is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Traverse City, MI. They specialize in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, has 40 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Forness, completed a residency at BiCounty Community Hospital (GME). Patients rated Dr. Forness an average 4.9 star rating.

Dr. Forness works at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (Orthopedics) Traverse City in Traverse City, MI. They frequently treat conditions like Hip Dysplasia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Forness' Office Locations

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    Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (Orthopedics) Traverse City
    550 Munson Ave Ste 202, Traverse City, MI 49686 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (616) 267-2600

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    Specialties*
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 40 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1700852977
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • BiCounty Community Hospital (GME)
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    Internship
    • BiCounty Community Hospital (GME)
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    Medical Education
    • Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    Dr. Michael Forness, DO is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Forness is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Forness has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Forness works at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (Orthopedics) Traverse City in Traverse City, MI. View the full address on Dr. Forness’s profile.

    Dr. Forness has seen patients for Hip Dysplasia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Forness on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    54 patients have reviewed Dr. Forness. The overall rating for this provider is 4.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Forness.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Forness, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Forness appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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