The Do’s and Don’ts of Diabetic Foot Care

By Courtney Thenn, DPM Mercy Health Physician Partners Proper foot care is important all year round, especially for diabetic patients. But during the warmer months when most people wear sandals, diabetic patients may be even more aware of their feet and their condition. That’s why summer is a great time to review self-care. If you … Read more The Do’s and Don’ts of Diabetic Foot Care

Mercy Health Epilepsy Clinic in Muskegon

An interview with Hussam Shaker, MD In August 2020, Hussam Shaker, MD, left Cleveland Clinic to join Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) Neuroscience Specialists. He is one of a team of Mercy Health epileptologists, epilepsy specialists, at the Mercy Health epilepsy clinic in Muskegon, part of the Hauenstein Neurosciences Epilepsy program first established in Grand … Read more Mercy Health Epilepsy Clinic in Muskegon

Five Things to Know about your COVID-19 Vaccine Card

Many providers are offering fun “I’ve been vaccinated” stickers or buttons for patients to share their excitement and encourage others to get their COVID-19 vaccine. But there’s only one official document you’ll receive after getting your vaccine and that is the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. What is a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card? Your vaccination card … Read more Five Things to Know about your COVID-19 Vaccine Card

Living with Type 2 Diabetes?

Five Tips for Staying Comfortable and Healthy During Warmer Weather By Mercy Health Endocrinologist Cyprian Gardine, MD According to the CDC National Diabetes Statistic Report 2020, in 2018 (most recent statistics), an estimated 7.3 million U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (2.8 percent) had undiagnosed diabetes and 88 million adults (34.5 percent) had pre-diabetes. … Read more Living with Type 2 Diabetes?

Part of My Husband’s Miracle

Living Kidney Donor Describes Amazing Care Throughout their 27-year marriage, Bruce and Pam Schmitt have been physically active and careful about their diet. Even so, in his late 50s, Bruce was diagnosed with high blood pressure that runs in his family. He took medication to keep it under control. It was after Bruce had a … Read more Part of My Husband’s Miracle

Jarrad Utter, MD, Awarded West Michigan Preceptor of the Year

Mercy Health Physician Partners physician Jarrad Utter, MD, received this prestigious award from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in May 2021. The following nomination by Connor Welsh, MD, exemplifies the positive impact Dr. Utter made on his students in the Family Medicine Residency Program. I am glad to see that this award exists, … Read more Jarrad Utter, MD, Awarded West Michigan Preceptor of the Year

Regular Health Screenings Can Help Keep Men Well

Balancing a busy career, family and personal life can leave men with little time to even think about their health, let alone schedule (and keep) an appointment for their annual health screenings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular exams and screenings can help save lives. They can help find problems … Read more Regular Health Screenings Can Help Keep Men Well

Mercy Health Epilepsy Clinic in Muskegon

An interview with Hussam Shaker, MD By Mercy Health In August 2020, Hussam Shaker, MD, left Cleveland Clinic to join Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) Neuroscience Specialists. He is one of a team of Mercy Health epileptologists, epilepsy specialists, at the Mercy Health epilepsy clinic in Muskegon, part of the Hauenstein Neurosciences Epilepsy program first … Read more Mercy Health Epilepsy Clinic in Muskegon