January 28, 2016 (Omaha, NE) — GIKK Ortho Specialists is pleased to announce its purchase of the building that formerly housed Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill in Fremont.
Located at 3301 E. Elkhorn Drive in the Deer Pointe commercial subdivision, the former Lazlo’s building has been unoccupied since October 2007 when the restaurant closed its doors. The building was brand new when Lazlo’s opened its doors in July of 2006.
GIKK Ortho Specialists is an independent, privately owned, physician group that provides care for a range of orthopedic injuries and conditions. GIKK partnered with the physicians at Fremont-based Heartland Orthopedic Specialists in September of 2015 to expand orthopedic specialization services to Fremont area residents. Since that time, GIKK physicians have begun to see patients at Heartland’s current Fremont location at 2740 North Clarkson Street.
“We felt GIKK was a beneficial fit for the Fremont market” said Dr. Brett Fischer, orthopedic surgeon at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, regarding the partnership. “It is a very established practice with great history and tradition – values important to our patients. But most importantly, GIKK’s philosophy of sub-specialization will offer patients highly focused, skilled care for their orthopedic needs.”
“GIKK was looking to grow its business to Dodge county so it was a natural match to partner with Heartland” said Dr. Jack McCarthy. McCarthy is a GIKK physician that specializes in upper extremity issues and has been seeing patients in Fremont. “As we merge the physician practices of Heartland and GIKK, renovating the Lazlo’s building will give us the space we need to continue to deliver high quality, skillful care in a modern, comfortable setting.
Going forward due to the merger of the two physician practices, the joint group will operate as GIKK Ortho Specialists. GIKK will have fairly significant remodeling to do in order to convert the Lazlo’s building from a restaurant setting to a physicians’ office.
“The plan is to have the remodeling completed by the end of this year, and have our doors open and seeing patients at the beginning of 2017” said McCarthy.
Dr. Fischer and Dr. David Buck, who have established practices in Fremont and surrounding areas, will continue to see patients at their current office on Clarkson Street, along with various other orthopedic physicians from GIKK until the space on Elkhorn Drive is ready. These physicians currently include Dr. McCarthy, Dr. Charles Rosipal, who specializes in shoulder injuries and conditions, and Dr. Nicholas Wegner specializing in foot and ankle. All physicians are accepting new patients.
“We are excited about the purchase of the Lazlo’s building. It is a demonstration of our commitment to provide Fremont area residents additional options for superior medical care and also to the growth of the city of Fremont” said McCarthy.
To learn more about GIKK Ortho Specialists visit www.GIKK.com or call (402) 399-8550, or in Fremont call (402) 721-0090.