Providers

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.

Family Practice

Amanda Allen, FNP-C

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Practice Graduate of: Indiana State University (FNP)

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

Location: Hillman Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Northern Michigan University 2008 BS degree Biology-Physiology, University of New England 2010 MS Physician Assistant

Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants



Jill Barsen, PA-C

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of Central Michigan University

Amy Brewbaker, FNP-BC

Location: Cheboygan School Based Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate of: Ferris Sate University (BSN) and Michigan State University (MSN-FNP)

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

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of of University of Michigan - Flint (MSN)

Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners

Holly Ehrke, FNP-C

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate of Michigan State University (MSN) and Ferris State University (BSN)

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

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: University of Perpetual Health System , Laguna Philippines

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.

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Medical School in Poland

Residency: Yonkers, NY

Memberships: American Academy of Family Practitioners

Jemelle Jacala-Tadian, MD

Location: Hillman Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: American University of the Caribbean, State University of New York

Special Interest: Family Practice Residency: Oakwood Annapolis Hospital

Memberships: American Academy of Family Practitioners, Philippine Medical Association of Michigan

Julie LaFave, FNP-BC

Location: Onaway School Based Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Michigan State University (MSN) and the University of Michigan (BSN), MCMC (RN)

Special interest: Pediatric Medicine and Mental Health

Cody Lawnichak, PA-C

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Indiana State University, Master of Physician Assistant Program, 2014

Special interest: Dermatology

Memberships: Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants

Abby MacArthur, PA-C

Location: Hillman Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program

Special Interest: Nephrology

Memberships: Christian Medical and Dental Association


Wayne McEwen, PA-C

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Adrian College 1997, Alderson-Broaddus College-2002

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

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Sarah Wallace, PA-C

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Detroit Mercy

She is passionate about healing and is accepting patients of all ages in need of care.

Cori Williams, FNP-BC

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of Michigan State University (BSN) and Saginaw Valley State University (MSN, FNP)

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

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Family Medicine Graduate of: Bachelor's Degree Biomedical Science at Central Michigan University; Master's Degree Physician Assistant Studies at Central Michigan University

Special Interest: Dermatology

Memberships: American Academy of Physician Assistants; Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Dental Providers

Dr. Carlu, DDS

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Dentistry Graduate of University of Detroit School of Dentistry, 1968, Associate Degree in Orthodontics

Memberships: Michigan State Dental Association

Jeffery Taylor, DDS

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Dentistry Graduate of: The Medical College of Virginia, MCV/VCU School of Dentistry, Richmond, VA, 1979

Memberships: American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Saginaw Valley Dental Society

Carol Weiss, DDS

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Dentistry Graduate of: Madison Area Technical College with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene, Eastern Michigan University with a BS in Biochemistry, University of Michigan Dental School. I am a member of the American Dental Association and Michigan Dental Association.

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.

Optical

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Edward P. Kosanke, OD

Location: Rogers City Specialty: Optometrist/ Contact Lenses Graduate of: Illinois College of Optometry

Memberships: Michigan Optometric Association
American Optometric Association



Jessie LaLonde, OD

Location: Rogers City Specialty: Optometry Graduate of: Michigan College of Optometry

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

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Leah Arnold, LMSW

Location: Onaway School Based Specialty: Clinical Social Work Graduate of Central Michigan University (BS Psychology) and Grand Valley State University (MSW)

Special Interest: School Social Work

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Nicole Burr, LMSW

Location: Wolverine School Specialty: Clinical Social Worker Graduate of: Spring Arbor University- (BSW), Grand Valley State University- (MSW)

Special Interest: Mental Health, Trauma, and Children and Families.

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Keisha Carroll, LMSW

Location: Cheboygan East Elementary School Specialty: Clinical Social Work Graduate of: Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Memberships: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Special Interest: Infant Mental Health, Early Childhood, Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Play Therapy

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Jay Chambers, LPC

Location: Inverness Academy School Specialty: Adolescent and Family Therapist Graduate of: Spring Arbor University

Special Interest: Trauma, Substance Abuse and Addictions, Depression and Anxiety

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Laura Desgrange, LMSW

Location: Joburg School Specialty: Professional Counselor Graduate of: Grand Valley State University

Special Interest: Children, Trauma Focused

Memberships: National Board of Certified Counselors

Laura enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, and taking trips.
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Erin Fletcher, LMSW

Location: Hillman Health Center Specialty: Trauma Therapy with Children Graduate of: University of Kentucky (MSW), and Central Michigan University (BS)

Erin loves to spend time with her family and outdoor activities.
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Meaghan Hoffmann, LMSW

Location: Cheboygan East Specialty: Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Graduate of Wayne State University (MSW) and Lake Superior State University (BS)

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.
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Veronica Jung, LMSW

Specialty: Clinical Social Worker Graduate of Grand Valley State University, 2002

Special Interest: Trauma Survivors

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Laura Kauffman, LMSW

Location: Mio School Specialty: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Trauma-Focused) and Play Therapy Graduate of Indiana University (Masters in Social Work) and Spring Arbor College (BA in Social Work)

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.
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Pam Knaffle, LMSW

Location: Cheboygan School Based Specialty: Social Work Graduated from Michigan State University (MSW) and Madonna University (BSW)

Special Interest: School Social Work

Membership: NASW

Enjoys boating, basketball, playing board games with my family and friends.
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Anna Krueger, LMSW

Location: Atlanta and Hillman Schools Specialty: Child Development, Mental Illness, Hospice & Gried Counseling Graduate of: BA from Madonna University, Graduate degree from Michigan State University

On Anna's free time she enjoys camping, kayaking, swimming, and spending time with her family.
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Nina Niemetta, LMSW

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Clinical Social Work Graduate of: Wayne State University (MSW), Madonna University (B.S. and B.S.W.)

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.
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Cathy O'Brien, LMSW

Specialty: Clinical Social Work Graduate of Michigan State University, Blended Program - Masters of Social Work, 2011

Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
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Kim Sumerix, LMSW

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Counseling Graduate of: Michigan State University
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Susan Whitener, LMSW

Location: Inland Lake Schools Specialty: Counseling Graduate of: Masters from Central Michigan University

Memberships: American Counseling Association, NAECHY, Friends of Inland Lakes Schools

Pharmacy

Erin K. Bollinger, PharmD

Location: Rogers City Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Graduate of Lake Superior State University (BS) and Oregon State University (PharmD)

Special Interest: Geriatrics

Memberships: Michigan Pharmacist's Association

Hobbies: Family time, biking, fishing, running dogs

Keith Ganshorn, RPh.

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Graduate of: Ferris State University
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Mike Love, RPh.

Specialty: Pharmacy Graduate of: Ferris State University

Lori Wineman, PharmD

Location: Atlanta Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Graduate of Ferris State University, Doctor Of Pharmacy (RPhD)

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.

Location: Onaway Health Center Specialty: Pharmacy Graduate of: Ferris State University

Memberships: Michigan Board of Pharmacy

Betty enjoys reading, gardening, hunting, fishing, and camping.