Why choose Community Bone & Joint?
Whether you’re experiencing pain in your elbows, wrists, knees, shoulders, hips, feet or ankles, we can diagnose and treat your joint condition. Our team of professionals have years of experience and are exceptionally skilled in a range of general and specialized orthopedic medicine. If surgery is part of your treatment plan, your procedure may be performed in our office or at the hospital. In some cases, our patients can go home to recover without an overnight stay. Whenever possible, we use arthroscopic surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques to promote rapid healing.
Community Bone and Joint offers a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, a doctor of podiatric medicine, a certified physician assistant, and a nurse practitioner who diagnose and treat conditions of the bones, joints and muscles. These professionals have years of experience and are exceptionally skilled in a wide range of general and specialized orthopedics. If surgery is recommended as a part of your treatment plan, your procedure may be performed in our office or at Lakeland Community Hospital. In some cases, our patients can go home to recover without an overnight hospital stay. We want you to feel better and get on with your life as quickly as possible and, of course, that’s what you want, too!
Meet Our Director
Robert Schaefer, MD
Dr. Schaefer earned his medical degree at Wright State University and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas. Following residency, he fulfilled a sports medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center in Ohio. Dr. Schaefer is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has more than 14 years of orthopedic care experience. He serves as medical director of the Lakeland Community Hospital Center for Joint Replacement, and specializes in knee and hip replacement surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine care. Watch Dr. Schaefer's Video Bio.
Meet Our Staff
Michael Maskill, DPM
Dr. Maskill is a graduate of Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Chicago Medical School. He completed his foot and ankle surgical residency at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania. Dr. Maskill is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and has a special interest in foot and ankle problems resulting from diabetes, arthritis, trauma and sport injuries. Watch Dr. Maskill's Video Bio.
Jonathan Nykamp, FNP
Jonathan is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Calvin College, and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Grand Valley State University. Jonathan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
Jeffrey Postma, DO
Dr. Postma is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology degree and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. He is cerfified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Watch Dr. Postma's Video Bio.
Tracy Smith, PA-C, ATC
Ms. Smith completed a Master’s Degree in the Physician Assistant Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to her qualifications as a physicians assistant, she is a certified athletic trainer. Ms. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and National Athletic Trainer’s Association.
Our patients are usually referred to us by their family doctor for care. However, a doctor’s referral isn’t necessary to request an appointment. For your first appointment, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit to allow time for any necessary paperwork.
Please bring the following items with you:
- Insurance cards including Medicarer Medicaid
- Any prior X-rays for the condition for which you are being seen
- Completed medical history forms sent to you by our office
If you cannot keep an appointment, please call us at (269) 463-3733 at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule. This allows us to schedule another patient for this time and helps us serve our patients more efficiently.
Community Bone & Joint is located on the Lakeland Community Hospital campus at 460 Medical Park Drive off Red Arrow Highway, just east of downtown Watervliet.