New Medical Practice in Elk Rapids

McLaren Northern Michigan-

Elk Rapids Family Medicine now accepting patients

ELK RAPIDS – Elk Rapids Family Practice is now McLaren Northern Michigan-Elk Rapids Family Medicine.

Family medicine physicians Peter Alvarado, D.O., Ann Kuenker, D.O., and James Lawrence Jr., M.D., as well as certified physician assistant Michelle Green will continue to provide high-quality medical care for people of all ages at the current practice, located at 124 Ames St. in Elk Rapids. The practice is a designated Patient-Centered Medical Home by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

"The professionals at this practice have served patients in the Elk Rapids area very well, and we look forward to continuing those relationships," said Margaret Dimond, McLaren Medical Group president and CEO.

Services include annual exams, immunization, physicals, weight loss and nutrition counseling, and treatment of illnesses and minor injuries for patients at all stages of life. Same-day appointments are available, and new patients are being accepted. Call (231) 264-8282 to schedule an appointment.

"The addition of Elk Rapids Family Practice to the McLaren family increases the opportunity for a higher level of seamless care for area residents," said Reezie DeVet, R.N., Ed.D., McLaren Northern Michigan president and CEO. "We are proud to join forces with these professionals to continue to provide the highest quality health care to the community."

McLaren Medical Group is the employed physician network of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan's largest health care system. McLaren Northern Michigan, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is a 202-bed, regional referral center located in Petoskey, serving residents in 22 counties across northern lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula.