Our Medical Team

We are proud to welcome the following physicians to the Health Pointe team.

Click the clinical services on the left to view information about the Health Pointe medical team for that service:

Audiology

Grace Lee, AUD, CCC-A

Doctorate Degree: Audiology, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)

Graduate Degree: Audiology and Speech Services, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)

Cardiology

Gregory A. Bernath, MD, FACC

Gregory A. Bernath, MD, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Bernath earned his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He completed his internal medicine residency and his cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Bernath’s clinical interests include providing comprehensive general cardiology care.

William Frauenheim, MD, MPH, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Frauenheim earned his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and earned his master’s degree in public health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, New York. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, and completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship at Rush University in Chicago.

Dr. Frauenheim’s clinical interests include prevention of heart disease and management of cholesterol disorders.

Ellen Jansyn, MD, FACC

Ellen Jansyn, MD, FACC, is a board-certified cardiologist and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Jansyn earned her medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois, and completed her internal medicine residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed her cardiovascular disease fellowship at Tufts University in Boston, and completed her invasive cardiology & cardiac pacing fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Jansyn’s clinical interests include providing comprehensive general cardiology care.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Rebecca Hoedema, MD

Rebecca Hoedema, MD, is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon. Dr. Hoedema earned her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She completed her residency in general surgery at Michigan State University, Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan and completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Ferguson Clinic, Michigan State University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Donald G. Kim, MD, FACS

Donald G. Kim, MD, FACS, is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kim earned his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. He completed his residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois and his colon and rectal surgery fellowship at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Kim’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic, da Vinci (robotic) surgery, and transendoscopic microsurgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease with an emphasis on sphincter preservation (avoidance of a colostomy or ileostomy) as well as pelvic floor disorders, such as fecal incontinence (sphincter repair and artificial bowel sphincter) and obstructed defecation (STARR procedure).

 

Ear, Nose, Throat

Nathan Salinas, MD

Nathan Salinas, MD, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Salinas earned his medical degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency training at San Antonio Uniformed Health Services Education Consortium in Texas. Dr. Salinas served as a physician in the United States Army Medical Corps for nine years before moving to West Michigan with his family. Dr. Salinas offers a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients of all ages. Along with general otolaryngology care, his clinical interests include thyroid and parathyroid surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, medical and surgical treatment of sinus disease as well as voice disorders. Dr. Salinas is certified in diagnostic neck ultrasound techniques to evaluate neck masses, thyroid nodules and parathyroid disease in patients of all ages.

Combining his expertise in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Salinas offers comprehensive treatment to a multitude of facial plastic surgery conditions. Dr. Salinas takes an individualized approach to tailor the treatment plan to each patient’s needs in order to optimize results. His clinical interests include skin cancer surgery, facial nerve paralysis treatment, facial rejuvenation (anti-aging treatment), cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), otoplasty (ear deformity correction surgery) and scar revision.

 

Joseph VanderMeer, MD, is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and an expert in treating illness, injury and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Dr. VanderMeer received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. VanderMeer offers a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic care to patients of all ages.

Endoscopy

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Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

Nathan Salinas, MD

Nathan Salinas, MD, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Salinas earned his medical degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency training at San Antonio Uniformed Health Services Education Consortium in Texas. Dr. Salinas served as a physician in the United States Army Medical Corps for nine years before moving to West Michigan with his family. Dr. Salinas offers a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients of all ages. Along with general otolaryngology care, his clinical interests include thyroid and parathyroid surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, medical and surgical treatment of sinus disease as well as voice disorders. Dr. Salinas is certified in diagnostic neck ultrasound techniques to evaluate neck masses, thyroid nodules and parathyroid disease in patients of all ages.

Combining his expertise in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Salinas offers comprehensive treatment to a multitude of facial plastic surgery conditions. Dr. Salinas takes an individualized approach to tailor the treatment plan to each patient’s needs in order to optimize results. His clinical interests include skin cancer surgery, facial nerve paralysis treatment, facial rejuvenation (anti-aging treatment), cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), otoplasty (ear deformity correction surgery) and scar revision.

 

Family Medicine

Molly Crissman, MD

Molly Crissman, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Crissman earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. She completed her family medicine residency at University of South Carolina-Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbia. Dr. Crissman’s clinical interests include patients of all ages who need chronic disease management, and encouraging preventive health, focusing on healthy lifestyle, exercise and fitness.

Mary Margaret Dagen, MD

Mary Margaret Dagen, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Dagen earned her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy, St. Maarten. She completed her family medicine residency at Munson Healthcare in Traverse City, Michigan. Dr. Dagen’s clinical interests include sports medicine and obesity medicine.

Kimberly Devlin, DO, PsyD is a board certified family medicine physician and clinical psychologist.  She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Dr. Devlin completed her residency in family medicine at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan.  Her interests include chronic disease management, preventative medicine, and mental health.

 

Monica Lyons, NP

Monica Lyons, NP, is a certified nurse practitioner.  Monica earned her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in nursing from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her doctor of nursing practice at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Monica is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Ruchira Mehra, MD

Ruchira Mehra, MD, MPH is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Mehra earned her medical degree from University College Cork School of Medicine in Cork, Ireland. She completed her Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She completed her family medicine residency at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Hannah Kaufman, PA-C

Hannah O’Brien, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant. Hannah earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Huntington University in Indiana. She earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Hannah is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kelliann Rawlinson, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Rawlinson earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. She completed her family medicine residency at Michigan State University, St. John Providence Health System in Warren. Dr. Rawlison’s clinical interests include preventive medicine, chronic disease management and women’s health.

Carrie Roberson, PA-C

Carrie Roberson, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Carrie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kyle Snell, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Snell earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. He completed his family medicine residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and his sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Dr. Snell’s clinical interests include sports medicine, preventive medicine and osteopathic manual medicine.

Mary Tran, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant. Mary earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Mary is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Mary’s clinical interests include preventive medicine, health maintenance and chronic care.

Gastroenterology

Nino Soave, DO

Nino Soave, DO, is a board-certified gastroenterologist. Dr. Soave earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing and completed his internal medicine residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Dr. Soave’s clinical interests include weight loss, swallowing difficulties, reflux and high quality screening colonoscopy.

Katherine Weichhand, RN, MSN, NP, is a certified nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, and her master’s degree in nursing from Michigan State University in East Lansing. Katherine is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and the American Gastroenterological Association.

General Surgery

Sean Goodwin, MD

Sean Goodwin, MD, is a board-certified critical care and general surgeon. Dr. Goodwin earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. He completed his general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in affiliation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Goodwin’s clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery including hernia repair, gallbladder, and colon surgery, anti-reflux surgery, breast care, including breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, endoscopy, treatment of venous insufficiency and carpal tunnel surgery.

Thomas Visser, MD

Thomas Visser, MD, is a board-certified critical care and general surgeon. Dr. Visser earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed his general surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and completed his surgical critical care fellowship through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in affiliation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Visser’s clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid and parathyroid, hernia surgery, breast disease, including breast cancer, and surgical care of the cancer patient.

Internal Medicine

Thomas Alguire, MD

Thomas Alguire, MD, is a physician board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care. Dr. Alguire earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his internal medicine residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Alguire’s clinical interests include hospice and palliative care.

Carlyn Hoeppner, MD, is an internal medicine physician. Dr. Hoeppner earned her medical degree from and completed her internal medicine residency at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Hoeppner’s clinical interests include prevention medicine, women’s health and rheumatologic disorders.

John McAree, MD

John McAree, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician. Dr. McAree earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his internal medicine residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tricia O’Neal, NP

Tricia O’Neal, NPis a certified nurse practitioner. Tricia earned her nursing diploma from Bronson School of Nursing. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from Michigan State University College of Nursing in East Lansing.

 

Joseph Ortiz, MD

Joseph Ortiz, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician. Dr. Ortiz earned his medical degree at De La Salle University College of Medicine in the Philippines. He completed his internal medicine residency through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in affiliation with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr Ortiz’ clinical interests include chronic disease management, complex medical issues and preventative health.

 

Shelley Schertzer, NP

Laboratory Services

Neurology

Elizabeth Adams, MSN, AG-ACNP, BC, CCRN is a certified nurse practitioner.

April Yuki, MD, is a neurologist. Dr. Yuki earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She completed her neurology residency and neurophysiology fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Yuki’s clinical interests include providing care for adult patients with neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

 

Orthopedics

Michael A. Cheek, MD, specializes in shoulder and elbow as well as sports medicine and shoulder arthroscopy.

Dr. Cheek graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Michigan Medical School, completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the United States Air Force as Chief of Orthopedics at Offutt Air Force Base until his honorable discharge. After joining Shoreline Orthopedics in 2003, he was first to perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic labral repair at both Holland and Zeeland Hospitals. Board Certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he is a member of the Michigan Orthopedic Society, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Jon D. Hop, MD, specialized in hip and knee surgery.

Dr. Hop’s orthopedic specialization began with his residency at the University of Iowa, which is consistently recognized as one of the top orthopedic hospitals and residency programs in the nation. There he received a broad training in all aspects of orthopedics with the leading surgeons in their fields. Dr. Hop also participated in research while in Iowa earning national and regional awards for his research and medical writing. He then attended a fellowship in total joint replacement and knee reconstruction at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedics Centre at Oxford University in England. This extensive training and his experience is put into practice not only in joint replacement but also in reconstructive treatment of injuries and diseases of cartilage, bone, ligaments and tendons about the knee and hip. He attends frequent national meetings and continually strives to keep abreast and trained in the latest treatment techniques.

Dr. Hop is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is affiliated with the following organizations: American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Ottawa County Medical Society, Michigan Orthopaedic Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Richard M. Howell, MD, specializes in hand surgery as well as surgery of the hand and wrist.

He graduated with distinction from Kenyon College and received his M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine, followed by his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. After completing his fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery, Dr. Howell became an instructor in the hand fellowship program, and in the orthopedic residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a practicing orthopedic hand surgeon on the staff of Spectrum Orthopaedics (Canton, Ohio) from 1997 until 2006, when he joined Shoreline Orthopaedics. Dr. Howell is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Howell is affiliated with both Holland Hospital (Holland, Michigan) and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital (Zeeland, Michigan).

John I. Khoury, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. He grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan and earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Michigan in 1996. After the sudden death of his father at a young age, Dr. Khoury worked full time as an EMT in Detroit while completing a master’s degree in biology at Wayne State University. He conducted basic science research at Henry Ford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Center, and received his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Khoury completed a five-year orthopaedic surgical residency at the Detroit Medical Center and a one-year foot and ankle fellowship under the direction of Dr. Arthur Manoli II in Pontiac, Michigan.  For two years prior to joining Shoreline, Dr. Khoury was in practice at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists, Mercy Hospital, in Portland, Maine.

Brian W. Paff, DO, specializes in treatment and surgery of the hand and upper extremities, as well as general orthopaedic trauma. As a D.O. orthopaedist, his approach to medicine and patient care is uniquely holistic. Patients can be confident that he will exhaust all nonsurgical measures before recommending surgery. Dr. Paff entered medicine because he felt called to help people in need, and his early experience as a nurse assistant has imparted a uniquely developed sense of patient care. He places a high priority on patient education, always taking time to answer questions and provide explanations. He is committed to helping patients understand what is happening with their body and what to expect regarding treatment and surgery. By enabling patients to become part of the team, Dr. Paff equips them to participate in improving their own outcomes.

Dr. Paff’s focus on the hand began in medical school, where he became intrigued by the hand’s intricate anatomy and the broad range of surgical expertise drawn on to treat it. He attended Kingston University in London, earned his bachelor of science degree in biomedical science from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, and received his D.O. from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following his internship and residency at Des Peres Hospital in Missouri, Dr. Paff completed his orthopaedic hand fellowship at University of Mississippi Medical Center. He trained under Dr. William B. Geissler, a world-renowned hand surgeon and prolific, cutting-edge designer of orthopaedic implants.

 

Bruce A. Stewart, MD, MBA, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, a specialty within orthopaedic surgery that treats injuries to bones, joints, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques and arthroscopy to treat complex injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. Dr. Stewart’s extensive training and experience includes caring for athletes and treating common orthopedic problems ranging from pediatric injuries to fractures and other injuries of the musculoskeletal system. This expertise, combined with his philosophy of personalized care, allows him to develop the most appropriate plan of treatment—either surgical or nonsurgical—based on the needs, goals and desires of each individual. His patients include little league, high school, collegiate and professional athletes, as well as nonathletes and weekend warriors—all receiving the same expert level of care.

During his fellowship at The Methodist Hospital and Baylor Clinic, Dr. Stewart trained with physicians whose advice and treatment was sought by athletes from across North America. He was an assistant physician for the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team, accompanying the team for spring training. Dr. Stewart also assisted with the Houston Texans NFL team, the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer team, University of Houston athletic teams, and several Houston area high school football teams. He trained with team doctors for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Fire, and Northwestern University athletic teams while in residency at the prestigious Northwestern University in Chicago.

John Swartz, DO, in both primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as joint preserving procedures such as knee arthoroscopy and osteotomy. Also a specialist in general orthopedic surgery, he uses the newest techniques and leading edge technologies to treat patients. Dr. Swartz centers his practice on providing advanced conservative and surgical care for hip and knee disorders. Additionally, he provides expert treatment for a variety of subspecialties, including:

  • Minimally invasive posterior and anterior approaches for total hip arthorplasty
  • Knee arthroscopy for treatment of meniscus and cartilage disorders
  • Minimally invasive total and robotic partial knee arthroplasty
  • Complex hip and knee revision surgery

After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology from Hope College in 2004, Dr. Swartz went on to receive his D.O. from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. He completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University, St. John Oakland Hospital, followed by a one-year fellowship in adult reconstruction at Desert Orthopedic Center in Nevada, under the direction of Todd Swanson, M.D. Dr. Swartz grew up in Richmond, Michigan and is pleased to be here in West Michigan, with his family.

Kevin Vardon, PA-C , works closely with our Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Physicians in providing non-operative and surgical care in treating a variety of conditions within the orthopedic spectrum. He has extensive knowledge in sports medicine, fracture care and injection therapy. Kevin places a high priority on patient education by empowering the patient with knowledge of their condition, treatment options and taking the time to answer any question.

Kevin graduated from Central Michigan University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science and double major in Health Fitness/Preventative Rehabilitation and Psychology. He worked for two years in Cardiology before returning to Central Michigan University to earn his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.  He has worked as a certified Physician Assistant since 2006 in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and has also worked with area high schools in providing sideline and game coverage.  Kevin is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member in a variety of professional organizations, staying up to date with the latest advancements in healthcare.

Joel R. Wolfe, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who has served West Michigan since 1993. His practice reflects a broad orthopedic focus, with special expertise in multiple areas of treatment, including knee and hip arthritis. His adult reconstructive experience includes hip, knee as well as partial knee replacements and revision procedures. Dr. Wolfe has extensive sports medicine expertise that includes knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstructions. From weekend warriors to Division I college athletes, he has a high rate of success in returning patients to sports. Dr. Wolfe also provides fracture treatment and treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. The maturity and experience he has gained during his more than two decades in orthopedics allows him to evaluate the latest trends in treatment and determine which may provide patients with the most successful outcomes.

Following medical school at Emory University, Dr. Wolfe returned to Michigan for his residency training at Wayne State University’s Detroit Medical Center, where he scored among the top five percentile of the nation on his specialty boards. Board Certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Wolfe is involved in the following professional organizations: Michigan Orthopaedic Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Ottawa County Medical Society and Michigan State Medical Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Wolfe regularly attends specialized surgical labs and training courses to stay current on all new protocols and procedures, while remaining up-to-date on all required CME material.

Outpatient Rehabilitation*

Dave Blanchard, OTL is an occupational therapist.  He is specialized in hand therapy and on track to receive his board certification.   He was a student at our Hand Therapy Clinic, at our Spectrum Health Lake Drive campus and is a great addition to the Health Pointe Rehab Team!

*Outpatient Rehabilitation provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group

Nate Carlson, PT, 3D Maps, Cert. MDT, is a physical therapist with interest in orthopedics, sports rehab, and spine health.  He is a graduate of Central Michigan University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013.

*Outpatient Rehabilitation provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group

Alana Garcia, PT, NCS, CBIS is a physical therapist who will be working with the adult population at Health Pointe.  She graduate from Arcadia University with a doctorate in physical therapy, is a board certified clinical specialist in neurology and is a certified brain injury specialist.

*Outpatient Rehabilitation provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group

Sara Grossenbacher, OTL is a pediatric occupational therapist. She attended Midwestern University and graduated in 2016. Special interests include feeding therapy.

*Outpatient Rehabilitation is provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group

Katelyn Harrington, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who will be working with the adult population here at Health Pointe. Katelyn graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University in 2015 and completed her undergraduate education at Central Michigan University.

*Outpatient Rehabilitation is provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group

Jean Nielsen, PT, C/NDT is a physical therapist that specializes in pediatrics.  She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and has a Certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment.

*Outpatient Rehabilitation provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group

Elaina Stewart (Peets), MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, who graduated from GVSU and has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence. She has specialized training in the areas of pediatric feeding disorders, dysphagia, brain injury, and various other populations.

*Outpatient Rehabilitation is provided by Spectrum Health Medical Group

Outpatient Surgery

Pediatrics

Tarin Coulas, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician. Dr. Coulas earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. She completed her pediatrics residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Coulas’ clinical interests include childhood development, newborn and infant care, eczema and preventive health maintenance.

Julia Davey, MD

Julia Davey, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician. Dr. Davey earned her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She completed her pediatrics residency at University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital in Madison.

 

Krista Hansen DeLong, MMS, PA-C

Krista Hansen DeLong, MMS, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant. Krista earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, and her master’s degree from Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. Krista is a member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.

 

Lindsay Fox, MD, FAAP

Lindsay Fox, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Fox earned her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, and completed her pediatrics residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington. Dr. Fox’s clinical interests include infectious diseases and global health.

 

 

Karen Kerridge, MSN, CPNP-PC

Karen Kerridge, MSN, CPNP-PC, is a certified nurse practitioner. Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit. Karen is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

 

Karen E. Wiseman, MD

Karen E. Wiseman, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician. Dr. Wiseman earned her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She completed her pediatrics residency and one year of fellowship training in neonatal and perinatal medicine at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

 

Radiology

Sports Medicine

Courtney Erickson-Adams, M.D. is a specially trained, board-certified sports medicine physician providing non-operative treatment options for sports-related and active lifestyle injuries including:

  • Advanced management of concussions
  • Fracture management
  • Ultrasound guided joint injections for shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist and hand
  • Over-use and misuse conditions
  • 3D Gait Analysis for active runners and walkers

Dr. Erickson-Adams has worked as a team physician, providing sideline and game coverage for high school, collegiate and semi-professional sports including: football, basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, volleyball and gymnastics.

Education:

Undergraduate Degree: Biology and Chemistry – Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Medical Degree: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency: Family Medicine – MacNeal Family Medicine, Berwyn, IL
Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Kyle Snell, DO, is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Snell earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. He completed his family medicine residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and his sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Dr. Snell’s clinical interests include sports medicine, preventive medicine and osteopathic manual medicine.

Kevin Vardon, PA-C , works closely with our Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Physicians in providing non-operative and surgical care in treating a variety of conditions within the orthopedic spectrum. He has extensive knowledge in sports medicine, fracture care and injection therapy. Kevin places a high priority on patient education by empowering the patient with knowledge of their condition, treatment options and taking the time to answer any question.

Kevin graduated from Central Michigan University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science and double major in Health Fitness/Preventative Rehabilitation and Psychology. He worked for two years in Cardiology before returning to Central Michigan University to earn his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.  He has worked as a certified Physician Assistant since 2006 in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and has also worked with area high schools in providing sideline and game coverage.  Kevin is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member in a variety of professional organizations, staying up to date with the latest advancements in healthcare.

Urgent Care

Brian J. Cote, DO, is a practicing emergency medicine doctor.

Education and Training:

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) – DO Medical Education

Ingham Regional Medical Center – Internship – General

Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, MI) – Residency – Emergency Medicine

Julie Kowacz, MD.

Primary Specialty – Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Subspecialties and Special Interests – Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Primary Care for Children

Board Certifications – Pediatrics, 2010 – Internal Medicine

Medical Education – MD, University of Missouri – Columbia (GME), Medical Education

Residency – University of Missouri – Columbia (GME), Residency

R. Garett Shook, DO

Primary Specialties: Pediatrics and Urgent Care

Education and Training:

Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center – DO, Medical Education

Genesys Regional Medical Center – Internship, Osteopathic

Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Residency – Pediatrics

Gene Sullivan, PA-C is a physician assistant with more than 15 years of experience in emergency and urgent care medicine. Gene has 10 years of experience as a paramedic prior to that. Gene went to Grand Valley State University for undergrad and PA school.

Gene enjoys golfing, playing guitar and spending time with his wife and dogs.

Kevin VanAllen, MD, is a an urgent care provider. Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine. Medical Degree: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California. Residency: Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois.

Barbara A. VanDerMale, FNP-C, is a certified nurse practitioner.

Urology

John Ludlow, MD

John Ludlow, MD, is a board-certified urologist. Dr. Ludlow earned his medical degree from University of Southern California Medical School in Los Angeles. He completed his urology residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Ludlow’s clinical interests include erectile dysfunction, male urinary incontinence and genitourinary prostheses.

 

Bradley Willoughby, MD, FACS

Bradley Willoughby, MD, FACS, is a board-certified urologist and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Willoughby earned his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He completed his urology residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Dr. Willoughby’s clinical interests include laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery, urologic cancer, stone disease and incontinence.