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2022 Autumn CME Program


Total Credits: 23.50 including 23.50 AOA Category 1-A Credit, 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™



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Graham Atkin PhD's Profile

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Graham Atkin is an associate professor with the departments of Radiology and Neurology at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan where he studied Alzheimer’s Disease.  He has worked with marginalized populations for over two decades in Detroit, New York City, and Lansing. He is one of the faculty advisors for Spartan Street Medicine as well as teaching undergraduates, MD and DO students, and neurology residents at Sparrow Hospital.  He also teaches Shakespeare at the University of Michigan.


Adam Hunt DO, MHS, FACEP's Profile

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Adam Hunt, DO went to medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his dual residency in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine at McLaren Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan. Dr. Hunt also received a Masters Degree in International Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He currently practices Emergency Medicine at Covenant Emergency Care Center in Saginaw, MI and is core faculty for the Emergency Medicine residency program.


Michael Klaper MD's Profile

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Michael A. Klaper, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia hospitals in Vancouver and in obstetrics at the University of California in San Francisco. After fifty years as a primary care physician, his current practice, focuses on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people prevent the need for hospitalization and surgery. A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars and to the American Medical Students Association. On his website, DoctorKlaper.com and YouTube channel, Doctor Klaper, visitors can find helpful nutrition information through his numerous articles and videos and learn about his “Moving Medicine Forward” Initiative to promote applied nutrition being taught in medical schools. Dr. Klaper also can be followed on Facebook and Instagram


Francis Komara DO FACOFP's Profile

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Francis Komara, D.O., FACOFP, a Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine alumna, has built a distinguished career in educating medical students, residents and fellows, providing patients with outstanding clinical care and furthering the osteopathic profession through research and service. Dr. Komara has served the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in several capacities for 20 years, including course coordinator for more than a dozen geriatric courses, associate director of Continuing Education and Faculty of the Geriatric Education Center of Michigan, program director for the Family Practice Geriatric Medicine Residency Program and the Osteopathic Geriatric Family Medicine Residency Program, and professor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Geriatrics.  Previously he was faculty at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Southern California School of Medicine and Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.

 

A member of the American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Dr. Komara is a past president of the Ingham County Osteopathic Association. He has been a member of the American Geriatrics Society, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Medical Directors Association. Frank has lectured on geriatric medicine for professional and community organizations in Florida, California and Michigan.

 

He retired in July 2019 and was conferred the title of Professor Health Programs Emeritus by Michigan State University.  In retirement, he plans to devote more time to his wife of 45 years, Pam, his daughter Lauren and son Steve, their families, especially granddaughters Miranda, Audrey and Emma and be the best grampa ever.  Additionally, he plans to read some non-medical books, fish, travel in his trailer, cook and grow some tomatoes.


Edwin Kornoelje DO, FAOASM's Profile

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Dr. Kornoelje is a primary care sports medicine physician who serves as the Director of Sports Medicine for the University of Michigan Health-West and the primary care sports medicine fellowship. He is the Medical Director of numerous events including the University of Michigan Health-West Grand Rapids Marathon and the Michigan Titanium Triathlon. He is a team physician for the Grand Rapids Griffins, Grand Rapids Gold, Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at MSU-COM.
 


Christina Lucas-Vougiouklakis DO, DipALM's Profile

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CHRISTINA LUCAS-VOUGIOUKLAKIS DO
Medical Director, Family Medicine Residency Center. Director of Osteopathic and Lifestyle Medicine Education. Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine & Lifestyle Medicine 
DR. LUCAS HAS BEEN IN PRACTICE SINCE 2009. SHE HAS BEEN PRACTICING OSTEOPATHIC FAMILY MEDICINE WHICH INCORPORATES MANUAL MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE INTO GENERALIZED MEDICAL CARE FOR ACUTE AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS. 
SHE BECAME BOARD CERTIFIED IN LIFESTYLE MEDICINE IN 2019 AND HAS INCORPORATED THIS UNIQUE PRACTICE OF CARE WITH HER PATIENTS. LIFESTYLE MEDICINE FOCUSES ON PRIMARY PREVENTION OF DISEASE THROUGH STRESS REDUCTION, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHPS QUITTING SMOKING/DRINKING, INCREASING EXERCISE, TIME IN NATURE, PROPER SLEEP, AND WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED FOCUSED NUTRITION.   
HER OTHER INTERESTS INCLUDE SERVIING ON LIFESTYLE MEDICINE INTEREST GROUPS AS A COMMITTEE MEMBER, WRITING FOR MSUCOM’S WELLNESS NEWSLETTER, SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY, SINGING AND PLAYING THE PIANO, AND TRAVELING ABROAD. SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT PUBLIC SPEAKING AND EDUCATING HER COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW OSTEOPATHY AND LIFESTYLE MEDICINE INTEGRATE WELLNESS INTO GENERAL DAILY MEDICAL CARE.

My mission as an Osteopathic Family Practice physician is to provide quality and thorough care to my patients to the best of my ability. I strive to educate, support, reassure, and demonstrate humor, and compassion for my patients. I use my language skills in Greek and Spanish to enhance communication and decrease barriers. 
       My goals are to provide the highest quality of care and set a standard of excellence for my patients. From a business standpoint, I strive to continue to optimize effective billing and coding by providing a full variety of unique services and procedures including Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. 
      OMT is an excellent alternative to standard forms of pain treatment and offers patients a means to deal with pain that is non-addictive. My patient testimonials and sustained colleague referrals endorse my success in providing a more integrative approach to acute and chronic pain control.
        My 12+ years of patient service have taught me the importance of active listening, empathy, patience, and connecting with others. I am interested in exploring other fields of medicine such as integrative nutrition, anti-aging, and preventative medicine. I am working to broaden my knowledge in these fields. 
       I am patient, empathetic, understanding, and work diligently to serve my patients in a full care setting. I have a strong work ethic and high integrity and will rise to the highest level of expectation.  I look to maximize my skills among other physicians with whom I work and learn from their knowledge in order to improve my own knowledge base. I look forward to working with others in the fields of Osteopathy, Integrative and Family Medicine.


Favorite Quotes: “People don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone’s mind” YANNI

Motto: “Listen to Learn and Learn to Listen” – Dr. David Law


Patricia Ann Ryan DO, PhD's Profile

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Dr. Ryan graduated from Michigan State University’s Medical Scientist Training Program in 1994 with both her PhD in Microbiology and her Doctorate in Osteopathy.  She then became certified in Family Medicine and practiced in rural Michigan.  During her years of rural Family Practice Dr. Ryan also developed a practice in Complementary Medicine.  After 16 years in rural Michigan, Dr. Ryan returned to East Lansing and MSU.  From 2011 through 2014, she provided primary care at the MSU Student Health Center.  In 2013, Dr. Ryan joined the Physician Peer Education Project on Immunization, a collaborative effort among the CDC, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the MSU Extension Service.  As a presenter for the project, she provides updates on vaccine preventable diseases to medical providers throughout Michigan.  Having recently retired from primary care, Dr. Ryan currently devotes her time to the Peer Education Project and to her Complementary Medicine Practice in Okemos, MI.


Robert Scott DO's Profile

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R. Taylor Scott, DO serves as the program director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital (MGL) in Lansing Michigan.  He provides administration and leadership in this program as well as teaching in the Core Clinical Concepts (C3) Clerkship curriculum at MGL. Dr. Scott has experience in medical education in both pre and post-graduate settings, having served as Clinical Skills coordinator at MSUCOM as well as Internship Director at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing MI.  In addition, Dr. Scott has interest and experience in medical simulation with prior experience in the MSU Learning and Assessment Center.  Dr. Scott also has a clinical practice in Family Medicine on MSU’s campus with the MSU HealthTeam and is appointed in the MSUCOM Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Dr. Scott has interests in the support of evaluation of healthcare professionals in a variety of fields and is especially interested in technology and communication in healthcare.  Dr. Scott has a passion for educating future Family Physicians of tomorrow with pre and post-graduate Medical Education dedication and excellence. In addition he has a special passion for healthcare for people experiencing homelessness and is co-faculty-advisor for Spartan Street Medicine, which provides medical and educational opportunities for medical students at MSU to provide care to this vulnerable population.   He is board certified in Osteopathic Family Practice.


Mary Jo Voelpel DO, FACOI, FACNM's Profile

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1975 graduate MSU-COM
Post graduate training 1975 to 1981
Certified Internal Med, hematology 
Costin scholar 2008
MA -MSU 2015 major health education 
Life member MOA, Amer Med Athletic Assoc, DOCare International 
Member AOA, ACOI, MOCF, MCC, ACS, OCOMA, Oakland County Medical Bar Association 
Social 
Married, 2 children, 4 x Boston Marathon qualifier Ballroom dancing 

 


Luke DeRoo DO's Profile

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MEDICAL SCHOOL
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (East Lansing)
RESIDENCY
Metro Health Hospital, Internal Medicine
FELLOWSHIP
McLaren Greater Lansing (Formerly Ingham Regional/ Lansing General), Gastroenterology
BOARD CERTIFICATION
AM Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
AM Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine


M. Swenor DO, DipABLM's Profile

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Dr. M. Elizabeth Swenor has 20 years of clinical practice and is the director of the Lifestyle, Integrative, and Functional Medicine Department at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.  Dr. Swenor is board certified in Family Medicine and also board certified in Functional, Regenerative and Metabolic Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.  She has additional board certifications in Aesthetics Medicine.  Dr. Swenor has achieved certifications in plant-based nutrition through T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-Based Nutrition and completed the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) certification training program. 

Dr. Swenor’s medical practice focuses on evidence-based lifestyle and functional medicine approaches to promote and optimize wellness while preventing, treating, or reversing chronic disease.  Her medical practice encompasses all demographics and patient populations from all medical specialties.  Dr. Swenor emphasizes patient education promoting patient empowerment to transform patient health and longevity.  She has a strong commitment to providing personalized, highly service-oriented care.

Her clinical focus areas include all chronic diseases, gut and microbiome health, weight loss management, and plant-based nutrition.  Office visits are conducted in-office, and group medical office visits, as well as telemedicine office visits. 

Dr. Swenor has lectured nationally on Functional, Lifestyle, and Preventive Medicine.  She is an educator and board member of the Michigan based Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG).

Dr. Swenor has a master’s degree from Michigan State University in Education and K-12 Administration and formerly for several years was an elementary school teacher.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.  She completed her medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania and residency in Family Medicine in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She was the owner and medical director of Swenor Medical and Aesthetics Center in Petoskey, MI prior to joining HFHS.

 


David Boes DO, FACOOG's Profile

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 Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Practice since 1983, AOBOG certification.
  • EXPERIENCE:
    • Private Practice  
    • Associate Professor at MSU-COM, Female Reproductive: Teaching Medical Students in Pre-clerkship curriculum and Clerkship.
    • Residency training.  Program Director: 1994-2015 (McLaren Greater Lansing); Metro Health-UM Health, 2015-2020.
  • Past President, ACOOG
  • AOBOG: Board examiner, Vice Chair, AOBOG.
  • ACGME OB-GYN RC: Ex-Officio member representing AOA

 


Walter Willett MD's Profile

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Dr. Walter Willett is a physician and epidemiologist and Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He served as Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard for 25 years. Much of his work has been on the development of methods, using both questionnaire and biochemical approaches, to study the effects of diet on the occurrence of major diseases. He has applied these methods starting in 1980 in the Nurses’ Health Studies I and II and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Together, these cohorts that include nearly 300,000 men and women with repeated dietary assessments are providing the most detailed information on the long-term health consequences of food choices. Dr. Willett has published over 2,000 research papers, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and cancer, and has written the textbook, Nutritional Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press. He also has four books for the general public. Dr. Willett is the most cited nutritional scientist internationally. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of many national and international awards for his research.


Brooke Weingarden MPH DO's Profile

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Dr. Weingarden is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She earned her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in California. Dr. Weingarden completed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital and fellowship at Wayne State University. She received a Master’s in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She works at the Birmingham Maple Clinic where her areas of specialization include psychiatric evaluations and management of children and adolescents. This includes early childhood evaluations, disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, thought disorders, and ADHD. Dr. Weingarden also works as an Oakland County school consultant, works once a month at a boys’ residential facility in Detroit and does some consulting work at a foster care home.


Hanady Daas MD's Profile

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Brief Biography

Dr. Daas is a staff infectious diseases specialist and the medical director of infection prevention and Epidemiology at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn.

Dr. Daas is a board certified internal medicine and infectious diseases physician.

2002-  graduated from medical school at the university of Jordan and moved to the US in 2006 to seek further training in Internal Medicine

 2009 - completed internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and pursued fellowship in infectious disease in Ascension Health System.

2011-  graduated from the infectious disease fellowship program and joined a private practice at Detroit Medical Center where to practice Infectious diseases specialty until November 2019 before moving to Beaumont Health system.

Doctor Daas received multiple awards during her career including TOP DOC by the Detroit Hour publication and is currently an MPH candidate at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. 


Donna Kennedy-Williams MSN, MA-Bioethics, NP-BC, ACHPN's Profile

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Henry Ford


Donna Kennedy-Williams, MSN, MA-Bioethics, NP-BC, ACHPN, serves in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, MI.  Donna has been a board-certified nurse practitioner for 18 years with a background in Family Practice and specializing in Geriatric Primary Care. Working with elderly patients, guided her interest to Palliative Medicine and she obtained Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Donna also received her master’s degree in Bioethics and Health Policy and serves as Vice-Chair in the hospital’s Ethics committee. She frequently lectures on Palliative Medicine, Ethics, Advance Care Planning and starting difficult conversations at end-of-life.

Board Certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - Family

Education

  • Loyola University of Chicago, Advanced Degree, IL, 2021

  • Oakland University, MI, 2003

  • Oakland University, MI, 1997


Benjamin Visger DO's Profile

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Benjamin Visger is a board-certified specialist in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He earned his doctorate at MSUCOM in 2011 and completed his residency at Mercy Health Muskegon in 2014. He continued as faculty in that residency program for two years before creating a private practice in North Muskegon. He continues to teach medical students and residents at his office as well as practicing physicians across the state at conferences. He spends an increasing amount of his time advancing the field of physical medicine and promoting improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. 


Shana Krstevska MD's Profile

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Shana Krstevska, MD, is a diplomate of the American board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed a fellowship in Movement disorders with Dr.Peter LeWitt at Wayne State University. Senior Staff Neurologists at Henry Ford Health, Movement Disorders. She received her medical degree and Neurology training at Wayne State University. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State School of Medicine 
She is the Director of integrative neurology empowering patients to take leadership in their health and wellbeing incorporating traditional and complementary treatments. She is actively involved in clinical trials and has been a Principal investigator for many national trials. She has been a member of the Parkinson’s Study group, and NET-PD. She has presented nationally and internationally. Her clinic practice emphasizes movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and tremor; she additionally participates in clinical research within her practice. She has been actively involved in teaching residents and medical students from various institutions through the years and has spoken at numerous Parkinson’s disease support groups in Michigan. She serves on the advisory board for the Michigan Parkinson Foundation and past chair of the advisory board. She received a physician of the year award in 2006 for the north-east region Henry Ford Health medical group. 
 


Miko Rose DO, FNAOME's Profile

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Dr. Miko Rose is an Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Associate Professor, and Chief of the Division of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Joy Initiative Wellness Program at Michigan State University. She is Nationally Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, having completed her training at Michigan State University. She has served as council member for the American Psychiatric Association Committee for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Council on Communications. She serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners as appointed faculty, writing and creating standards for national medical board examinations.
Dr. Rose is founder and Program Director of “the Joy Initiative,” a project she started at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine schools. In 2013, she was awarded the SAMHSA American Psychiatric Association Minority Leadership Fellowship Grant, from which she built the foundation to develop emotional resilience, happiness, and mindfulness trainings tailored to meet the unique needs of medical providers. She now offers one of the first formal classes on happiness and joy in medical schools in the nation--which she has been teaching as a for-credit class in two medical schools for the past eight years. This curriculum has since expanded to provide training for peak performance for team coaches, trainers and student athletes.
Most recently, Dr. Rose received an award as one of the top medical educators in the country, the National American Osteopathic Medical Educator Fellowship Teaching award, which is a five-year fellowship.
Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Rose worked as a Program Officer, fundraiser, and advocate for the underserved with a focus on overcoming domestic violence and trauma. She has over 25 years of experience and formal training in life coaching. Drawing upon her experiences with underserved communities, she now creates and facilitates happiness training programs for medical providers and trainees across the country.
 
 


J'Aimee Lippert DO's Profile

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J’Aimee Lippert, D.O., is a 2000 graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Metro Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2004.  She was a residency program director at Metro Health (now University of Michigan-West) for several years prior to moving to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she served as an integrated family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine physician with Prevea Health from 2010-2020.  In January 2020, she returned to her home state of Michigan and is now the Interim Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at MSUCOM.  She enjoys working with the first- and second-year students, precepting students and residents in the clinical setting, and sharing Osteopathic medicine with her community through lectures, workshops, and service.  Dr. Lippert’s passion is sharing Osteopathic medicine with others in the hopes that this approach to health is available to all people.


Michael Patterson DO's Profile

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I have been practicing Internal Medicine and OMT since graduating from my residency program at Henry Ford / Bi-county in 2002. I also worked in urgent care and at Martha T. Berry Nursing home (long-term care facility) for 2 years as well as at St. Joseph, St John, and Henry Ford hospitals for 4 years while establishing my outpatient practice. I have been in practice for a total of 13 years. I have specialized in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and do mostly musculoskeletal pain management thru OMT to reduce and permanently eliminate acute and chronic pain due to multiple different forms of injuries and disabilities. I provide thorough and complete medical care and education for all forms of ailments, not solely pain complaints. As a Board Certified Internist and an adherent to the Osteopathic Philosophy, I treat the whole patient, mentally, spiritually and physically. I am here to educate the person, identify the cause of their symptoms and treat them using individualized approaches that suit the person and not just statistics to help improve your life and prevent future problems. I believe in integrating proven medicinal treatments with hands-on manipulation and nutritional therapies to improve a person’s overall health and long-term well being.


William Beecroft MD, DLFAPA's Profile

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William Beecroft M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A. 
Medical Director Behavioral Health BCBSM/BCN 
 
Dr Beecroft is currently responsible for the medical administration of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Behavioral Health and Behavioral Health strategy and planning. He has been instrumental in development of innovative programming in behavioral health including Collaborative care, Crisis programming, Provider delivered care management and first episode psychosis programming.  
 
Dr. Beecroft received his M.D. from Michigan State University. He is board certified in general psychiatry with added qualifications in geriatrics and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2018. 
 


Traci Dantzler DDS's Profile

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Biography for Dr. Traci Jill Dantzler

Dr. Traci Dantzler is the Past President of the Genesee District Dental Society, where she served on the board of directors for eight years. She served as a volunteer in organized dentistry in various capacities over the years, including Delegate to the Michigan Dental Association House of Delegates, Secretary of the Genesee District Dental Society, Chair of the Ethics Committee, President-elect, and ultimately, President. 

Dr. Dantzler is a native of Flint, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Dantzler also received a certificate in Counselor Training from Beecher Institute, a Bible school founded by Mt Zion Church in Clarkston, Michigan.

Dr. Dantzler is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the Genesee District Dental Society. She is a Fellow of  the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Dantzler participated in several television interviews, and authored, or contributed to, articles in local, state, and national publications. Her focus has been the importance of oral health,  the connection between oral health and overall health, and the necessity for everyone to establish a dental home. Dr. Dantzler’s outreach has been an effort to bridge the gap between society and dentistry.

Over the past several years, Dr. Dantzler has met with various legislators to discuss issues such as mobile dentistry, community water fluoridation, and access to care, to name a few.

The goal of many of Dr. Dantzler’s outreach efforts has also been to bring local, state, and national attention to the dental needs of the Flint community-particularly as they pertain to the Flint water crisis. Dr. Dantzler has met twice with the Surgeon General of the United States-Dr. Vivek H. Murthy-to discuss the impact of the Flint water crisis on the dental health of the Flint community. 

Dr. Dantzler retired from the practice of dentistry in 2019, and is currently working as a dental consultant for Delta Dental of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.


Scott Russo MD's Profile

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Dr. Scott Russo is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Natural Science and Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He completed Residency training at Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and a Spine Fellowship at Southern Illinois University school of Medicine. 
 
Dr. Russo specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of spinal disorders and orthopaedic fracture care. He is accomplished in all areas of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal surgeries, including trauma, tumors, degenerative conditions, scoliosis and herniated discs. His subspecialty of interest is in the non-surgical and surgical care of adult scoliosis and kyphosis. 
 
Dr. Russo's academic activities include being an invited lecturer with the Grand Valley State University Physical Therapy program as well as being a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at both Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Human Medicine.   Additionally, Dr. Russo is a member of the Executive Committee for the Spectrum Health/MSU Orthopaedic Residency Program. 
 
Dr. Russo has served as the past Chairman of Orthopaedics at Spectrum Health and Trinity Health St. Mary’s Hospitals.  He is a current member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, American Spinal Injury Association, and Michigan State Medical Society. 
 


Peter Gulick DO, FACOI's Profile

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I am board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Infectious Diseases and have taken care of HIV patients for over 30 years. I have also taken care of hepatitis C patients for 20 years. I am a professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and I have developed courses in HIV and hepatitis. I teach medicine residents as well as ID fellows on HIV and hepatitis C at my clinical sites.

I am currently the Director of HIV/Hepatitis clinics at three sites:

  1. Ingham County Health Department
  2. Central Michigan Department of Community Health
  3. Great Lakes Community Health Clinics

All three sites are FQHC sponsored clinics, and all are funded by Ryan White for HIV Care. I am currently taking care of over 1000 HIV patients and over 500 Hepatitis C and B patients.

I am the Director of the HIV Registry at Michigan State University. The registry has data on over 600 HIV patients and we are currently doing translational research at MSU, which have been NIH sponsored grants.


Michael Valitutto DO's Profile

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Medical Director, Borgess Diabetes & Endocrine Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
ValituttoMichael@Gmail.com
 
Michael Valitutto D.O. is the Medical Director of the Borgess Diabetes and Endocrine Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He has been instrumental in the development of both in-patient and out-patient protocols at Borgess Medical Center.  He was the clinical leader for the acquisition of NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) Recognition for a Diabetes Center of Excellence and all of Borgess Medical Center.  He is actively involved as the Principal Investigator within the Borgess Research Institute in numerous research studies in Diabetes.  He is the Lead Physician for Diabetes Care Management at Borgess Medical Center and is involved in designing health care strategies for over 8,000 patients with Diabetes.  He has developed and initiated a Diabetes Transition Service Linking Inpatient and Outpatient Diabetes Care.
In addition, he runs a weight management program.  He offers a range of medical interventions to promote prevention, treatment, & manage obesity including exercise physiology, medical nutrition therapy, medical weight loss therapies and supervises the medical management side of Bariatric intervention.  
Clinical expertise includes obesity management, difficult to treat blood pressure, lipid disorders and thyroid disease.  
 

 


Ramona Wallace DO's Profile

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Ramona Wallace D.O. IFMCP, is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at WMED. Currently in Battle Creek teaching in the Family Medicine Residency Program. She became Certified in Functional Medicine in 2018. Since then she has piloted a Functional Medicine Residency track. Prior to coming to Battle Creek, she worked in Muskegon at a FQHC and developed various programs to address the disparities in care, focusing on nutritional insecurity as well as building community resilience. Her current focus of research is to develop a nutritional deficiency data base.