Our family practice physicians and mid-level providers are dedicated to treating the whole person. They treat each organ, every disease, all ages and both genders. The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. This group of staff work tirelessly to build healthier communities.
Amanda Allen, FNP-C
Special Interest: Rheumatology, Gerontology, Pediatrics, and Sports Medicine
Memberships: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American cNurses Association
From Drummond Island, now resides in Alpena. Married with 3 children. Enjoys horses, camping, gardening, and fishing.
Melissa Anderson, PA-C
Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
Jill Barsen, PA-C
Amy Brewbaker, FNP-BC
Special Interest: Pediatrics
Memberships: Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Hobbies: Bowling, golf, running, riding my motorcycle, spending time with my husband, Joe, and dog, Scooby-Doo.
Amy Code, PA-C
Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
Holly Ehrke, FNP-C
Special Interest: Wellness Care & Women's Health
Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International - Nursing Honor Society
I was born and raised in Rogers City. I have been a RN for 24 years and have worked mostly in the Emergency Room. I was the program manager at the SBHC in Onaway. I am married with three daughters, and have lived in Onaway for 20 years. I enjoy attending the Cardinals sporting events, playing with my dogs and enjoying the out of doors. I am very excited to be back home working in my community.
Marion Hautea, MD
Residency: Kline Family Practice Harrisburg, PA
Memberships: American Academy of Family Practitioners, American Board of Family Medicine, American Medical Association, American College of Physician Executives
Manuel Hernandez, MD.
Residency: Yonkers, NY
Memberships: American Academy of Family Practitioners
Jemelle Jacala-Tadian, MD
Special Interest: Family Practice Residency: Oakwood Annapolis Hospital
Memberships: American Academy of Family Practitioners, Philippine Medical Association of Michigan
Julie LaFave, FNP-BC
Special interest: Pediatric Medicine and Mental Health
Cody Lawnichak, PA-C
Special interest: Dermatology
Memberships: Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants
Abby MacArthur, PA-C
Special Interest: Nephrology
Memberships: Christian Medical and Dental Association
Wayne McEwen, PA-C
Memberships: American Academy of Physicians Assistants
As a lifelong resident of Northern Michigan, Wayne started his career here at Thunder Bay Community Health Service back in 2002. On his free time he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Elaine Smith, DO
Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
Sarah Wallace, PA-C
She is passionate about healing and is accepting patients of all ages in need of care.
Cori Williams, FNP-BC
Special Interest: Pediatrics and Health Maintenance
Memberships: Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International
From Alpena. Enjoys following my boy/girl twins around the state for travel soccer. Enjoy the outdoors.
Joshua Wyeth, PA-C
Special Interest: Dermatology
Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants; Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
Dr. Carlu, DDS
Memberships: Michigan State Dental Association
Jeffery Taylor, DDS
Memberships: American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Saginaw Valley Dental Society
Carol Weiss, DDS
Carol grew up in a small town( smaller than Atlanta) in South Dakota. She came from a rather large family, with six sisters and three brothers. Carol has now been married for 31 years with two children of her own and a dog. Her and her husband enjoy biking, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, Wisconsin Badger football and motorcycles.
Edward P. Kosanke, OD
Memberships: Michigan Optometric Association
American Optometric Association
Jessie LaLonde, OD
After graduation in 2015 Dr. LaLonde completed her residency in ocular disease at the VA Wyoming Health Center where she enjoyed working with our nation's veterans. Dr. LaLonde is excited to welcome patients of all ages and looks forward to providing comprehensive eye care in her hometown.
Integrated Behavioral Health
Leah Arnold, LMSW
Special Interest: School Social Work
Nicole Burr, LMSW
Special Interest: Mental Health, Trauma, and Children and Families.
Keisha Carroll, LMSW
Memberships: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
Special Interest: Infant Mental Health, Early Childhood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Play Therapy
Jay Chambers, LPC
Special Interest: Trauma, Substance Abuse and Addictions, Depression and Anxiety
Laura Desgrange, LMSW
Special Interest: Children, Trauma Focused
Memberships: National Board of Certified Counselors
Laura enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, and taking trips.
Erin Fletcher, LMSW
Erin loves to spend time with her family and outdoor activities.
Meaghan Hoffmann, LMSW
Memberships: Infant Mental Health, NASW
Special Interest: Infant Mental Health Play Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Parent Management Rraining - Oregon Model
Spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, going for walks with my dogs.
Veronica Jung, LMSW
Special Interest: Trauma Survivors
Laura Kauffman, LMSW
Special Interest: Adoption and Foster-Care, Anxiety/Trauma, Depression and Adjustment Issues
Over 25 years experience in the field from positions in home healthcare, hospice, mental health and private practice, priror to school-based services.
Music, drama, nature photography, reading stories to kids. Married, with 2 children through adoption.
Pam Knaffle, LMSW
Special Interest: School Social Work
Enjoys boating, basketball, playing board games with my family and friends.
Anna Krueger, LMSW
On Anna's free time she enjoys camping, kayaking, swimming, and spending time with her family.
Nina Niemetta, LMSW
Special Interest: Children and Families, Trauma, Mental Illness and Adjustment Disorders
On Nina's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her three dogs, singing, and music.
Cathy O'Brien, LMSW
Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Kim Sumerix, LMSW
Susan Whitener, LMSW
Memberships: American Counseling Association, NAECHY, Friends of Inland Lakes Schools
Erin K. Bollinger, PharmD
Special Interest: Geriatrics
Memberships: Michigan Pharmacist's Association
Hobbies: Family time, biking, fishing, running dogs
Keith Ganshorn, RPh.
Mike Love, RPh.
Lori Wineman, PharmD
Special Interest: Immunizations, Community Pharmacy
Memberships: Michigan Pharmacist Association, Michigan Community Pharmacist Association
From Atlanta, MI, currently resides in Atlanta, MI. Married with 2 children; Enjoys reading, crafting and flower gardening.
Betty Clymer, RPh.
Memberships: Michigan Board of Pharmacy
Betty enjoys reading, gardening, hunting, fishing, and camping.