From the community: Scheck & Siress and Ballert Orthopedic Join Forces in Chicago

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Oak Brook, IL, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — Scheck & Siress announces the acquisition of Ballert Orthopedic, a company with an 89-year history as a leader in orthotics and prosthetics in the Chicago area. Ballert has been owned and led by Gene Bernardoni for the last 32 years and together with his team, they bring 200 years of combined experience in delivering quality orthotics and prosthetics. Ballert has seven patient care facilities and an impressive team that brings new skills and deep experience to the Scheck team. The partnership is a strong strategic fit, as it solidifies Scheck’s ability to deliver best-in-class, convenient O&P care throughout the Chicago area.

Michael Oros, Scheck & Siress’s President & CEO, spoke about the transaction:
“We’re really excited to be unifying two organizations that have such a significant presence and history in the Greater Chicago orthotic and prosthetic market. The talented Ballert clinical team and their relationships with patients and referral sources will enhance our strategic partnerships.”

Gene Bernardoni, President of Ballert, said, “For some time, I have been considering how best to strengthen my company and ensure security and opportunity for my employees after my retirement. I also hoped to continue to provide the high level of patient care on which Ballert’s reputation has been built. After careful consideration, I decided that Scheck & Siress has the proven experience and dedication to excellence that will complement Ballert’s core strengths.”


Scheck & Siress believes in improving and restoring mobility and helping people achieve their goals. With 22 patient care facilities and over 55 American Board Certified practitioners, Scheck & Siress provides its patients with convenient access to the best orthotic and prosthetic care throughout the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.

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