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
Graduate of Indiana State University (FNP)
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 (AAPA)
Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
Work History as Physician Assistant:
Maine Medical Center, worked in ENT specialty 2010-2011. Portland, Maine.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Family Medicine, 2011-2016, Grandview, Washington
Thunder Bay Community Health, Family Medicine 2016-current, Hillman, MI
Jill Barsen, PA-C
Amy Brewbaker, FNP-BC
Graduate of: Ferris Sate University (BSN) and Michigan State University (MSN-FNP)
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 Dziesinski, PA-C
Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
Holly Ehrke, FNP-C
Memberships: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International - Nursing Honor Society
Graduate of Michigan State University (MSN) and Ferris State University (BSN)
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
Special Interest: Rural Medicine,Chronic Disease
Brief Bio: Loves living in a Northeast Michigan. Mountain Bike. Running (slow). Reading , sleeping ( if I can)
Manuel Hernandez, MD.
Memberships: American Academy of Family Practitioners
Jemelle Jacala-Tadian, MD
Graduate of: American University of the Caribbean, State University of New York
Memberships: American Academy of Family Physicians, Philippine Medical Association of Michigan
Julie LaFave, FNP-BC
Graduate of: Michigan State University (MSN) and the University of Michigan (BSN), MCMC (RN)
Cody Lawnichak, PA-C
Graduate of: Indiana State University, Master of Physician Assistant Program, 2014
Memberships: Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants
Abby MacArthur, PA-C
Memberships: Christian Medical and Dental Association
Graduate of: Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program
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
Graduate of Michigan State University (BSN) and Saginaw Valley State University (MSN, FNP)
Memberships: Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practioners, Sigma Theta Tau International
From Alpena. Enjoy following my boy/girl twins around the state for travel soccer. Enjoy the outdoors.
Joshua Wyeth, PA-C
Education: Bachelor's Degree Biomedical Science at Central Michigan University; Master's Degree Physician Assistant Studies at Central Michigan University
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.
Shary Henderson, DDS
Memberships: American Dental Association
Involved in Medical and Dental missions to upstate New York and Honduras.
Edward P. Kosanke, O.D.
American Optometric Association
Graduate of: Illinois College of Optometry
Integrated Behavioral Health
Leah Arnold, LMSW
Graduate of Central Michigan University (BS Psychology) and Grand Valley State University (MSW)
Jay Chambers, LPC
Graduate of: Spring Arbor University
Laura Desgrange, LMSW
Graduate of: Grand Valley State University
Memberships: National Board of Certified Counselors
Laura enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, and taking trips.
Erin Fletcher, LMSW
University of Kentucky (MSW), and Central Michigan University (BS)
Erin loves to spend time with her family and outdoor activities.
Jonathan Henry, MD
BA- Wayne State University
MD- University of Michigan
Meaghan Hoffmann, LMSW
Memberships: Infant Mental Health, NASW
Graduate of Wayne State University (MSW) and Lake Superior State University (BS)
Spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, going for walks with my dogs.
Veronica Jung, LMSW
Graduate of Grand Valley State University, 2002
Laura Kauffman, LMSW
Graduate of Indiana University (Masters in Social Work) and Spring Arbor College (BA in Social Work)
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
Graduated from Michigan State University (MSW) and Madonna University (BSW)
Enjoys boating, basketball, playing board games with my family and friends.
Anna Krueger, LMSW
Graduate degree from Michigan State University
On Anna's free time she enjoys camping, kayaking, swimming, and spending time with her family.
Cathy O'Brien, LMSW
Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Kim Sumerix, LMSW
Susan Whitener, LMSW
Graduate of: Masters from Central Michigan University
Erin K. Bollinger, PharmD
Graduate of Lake Superior State University (BS) and Oregon State University (PharmD)
Memberships: Michigan Pharmacist's Association
Hobbies: Family time, biking, fishing, running dogs
Keith Ganshorn, PharmD
Mike Love, PharmD
Lori Wineman, Pharmacist, RPhD
Graduate of Ferris State University, Doctor Of Pharmacy (RPhD)
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.
Memberships: Michigan Board of Pharmacy
Betty enjoys reading, gardening, hunting, fishing, and camping.