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1967

  • Dr. Bernard Cahill joined Dr. James Flaherty, a solo orthopaedic practitioner, creating Orthopedic Associates of Peoria.  

1979

  • Dr. Ronald Palmer joined our practice.

1985

  • Having outgrown their space at St. Mark’s Court, Orthopedic Associates of Peoria relocated its office to the Hillcrest Medical Plaza.

1986

  • Dr. Flaherty retired from our practice.  

1987

1991

  • The physicians moved to their present location at 303 N. Kumpf Boulevard and opened the Orthopedic Institute of Illinois. This new facility incorporated clinical offices, an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Great Plains Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center.
  • Dr. James Maxey, joined our practice.

1992

1994

1998

  • Dr. Richard Driessnack joined Great Plains Orthopaedics.

1999

2000

2001

2002

  • An MRI was installed at the North Office facility.

2003

2007

  • The Physicians of Orthopedic Institute of Illinois proudly celebrated 40 years of providing high quality comprehensive orthopaedic care to patients throughout Central Illinois. At this milestone, the physicians decided to consolidate their practice names to Great Plains Orthopaedics.

2008

  • Dr. Richard Driessnack left Great Plains Orthopaedics to pursue teaching and research.
  • The GPO Family was saddened by the passing Dr. Bernard Cahill.

2009

2010

  • Dr. Ryan Robinson joined our practice.
  • Dr. Gregory Adamson left Great Plains Orthopaedics.
  • Dr. Richard Driessnack returns to Great Plains Orthopaedics after serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

2011

2013

  • Dr. Ryan Robinson left our practice.

2014

2015

2016

  • Dr. Clark Rains left our practice
  • Dr. Steven Vander Naalt joined our practice

2017

  • Dr. Giselle Tan joined our practice.

Downtown Peoria

• Physician Office
• Ambulatory Surgery Ctr

303 N. Wm. Kumpf Bl.
Peoria, IL 61605
P. 309.676.5546
F. 309.676.5045
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North Peoria

• Physician Office

7800 N. Sommer St.
Suite 608
Peoria, IL 61615
P. 309.676.5546
F. 309.689.9706
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