Why Mary Younger Now Feels Younger — and Healthier

Mary Younger (69) knows the temptations that contributed to her weight gain over the years — snacks, desserts, and alcoholic drinks. More specifically: “Potato chips, ice cream, and a drink before dinner.” But thanks to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) through the YMCA — referred to Younger by her Mercy Health Physician Partners doctor — … Read more Why Mary Younger Now Feels Younger — and Healthier

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

Mercy Health Physician Partners Consolidate Services Amid COVID-19

Designated locations to treat patients with COVID-19 symptoms; virtual care options available Norton Shores, Mich. (April 13, 2020) – To best serve patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Health Physician Partners is consolidating services and designating specific physician offices for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, beginning April 13. To best determine health care … Read more Mercy Health Physician Partners Consolidate Services Amid COVID-19

Mercy Health Physician Partners West Michigan Internal Medicine Joins Northside Practice in North Muskegon

David Folkmier, DO, and Michael Krohn, DO, of Mercy Health Physician Partners West Michigan Internal Medicine, along with their staff, will join Mercy Health Physician Partners Northside, located at 2006 Holton Road in Muskegon. This change will take place on October 7, 2019. Mercy Health Physician Partners Northside opened in November 2018 and offers patients … Read more Mercy Health Physician Partners West Michigan Internal Medicine Joins Northside Practice in North Muskegon

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Names James Applegate as Family Medicine Physician of Year

Congratulations to James Applegate, MD, FAAFP, for being named Family Medicine Physician of the Year for 2019 by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. This annual award is presented to a family physician who exemplifies the ongoing contributions of the Family Physician to the citizens of Michigan. Applegate will be honored on August 3, 2019, … Read more Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Names James Applegate as Family Medicine Physician of Year

David E. Blair, MD, to Return to Full-time Patient Care

After more than 25 years as a physician leader, David E. Blair, MD, has decided to step down as President and Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) and return full time to his passion for patient care. Dr. Blair began practicing Family Medicine at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in 1982. We are … Read more David E. Blair, MD, to Return to Full-time Patient Care

Mercy Health Opens Primary, Urgent Care Facility in North Muskegon

Mercy Health Physician Partners opened its doors to over 350 members of the North Muskegon community at an open house on December 6. The event offered visitors an opportunity to meet the providers, tour the new facility and enjoy refreshments. This family-friendly event also included balloon animals and face painting for the kids. The new … Read more Mercy Health Opens Primary, Urgent Care Facility in North Muskegon

North Ottawa Medical Group Transitioning to Mercy Health Physician Partners

Mercy Health and North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCHS) are pleased to announce the next step in its ongoing affiliation. Today, we are delighted to report that our two organizations are working together to transition North Ottawa Medical Group (NOMG) to Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP). “NOMG has been a strong, healthy and vibrant physician … Read more North Ottawa Medical Group Transitioning to Mercy Health Physician Partners

Recent Mercy Health Graduates of MSU Healthcare Leadership Academy

We would like to recognize four of our Mercy Health Physician Partners physicians – two from Grand Rapids and two from Muskegon – who recently graduated from the Michigan State University Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape in March 2017. Michelle Klanke, DO, of Westshore Family Medicine who is also the associate … Read more Recent Mercy Health Graduates of MSU Healthcare Leadership Academy

#1 in Michigan for 8 Consecutive Quarters – Congratulations to Care Managers!

In March 2017, Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) in Grand Rapids proudly ranked number one in the state for the excellent patient care provided by its care managers for the eighth consecutive quarter. The care managers received the top Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT) ranking out of 36 health care institutions. As specially trained nurses … Read more #1 in Michigan for 8 Consecutive Quarters – Congratulations to Care Managers!