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Borgess ProMed Family Medicine welcomes Barbara Hopps, MS, PA-C

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Borgess ProMed Family Medicine has added Barbara Hopps, MS, as a certified physician assistant (PA-C). She is accepting patients at the Woodbridge Hills location in Portage, 7901 Angling Road, and at the Three Rivers location, 1241 W. Broadway.

Barbara specializes in family medicine, and most recently was a physician assistant at Bronson Lakeview Outpatient Center in Paw Paw, Mich. She has been a physician assistant and an adjunct faculty member in the Family Residency Program at the Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, which is now the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Barbara is also a former assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Western Michigan University, and she has held physician assistant positions at family practice and residential centers in Kalamazoo, Otsego, Mich., and Parchment, Mich.

Barbara received a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Program from Western Michigan University. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Michigan.

Barbara is licensed with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also board certified with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.

To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Medicine, call (269) 324.8600 or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Joanna Simkus, PA-C

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KALAMAZOO, Mich., – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Joanna Simkus, PA-C, as a certified physician assistant (PA-C) at the Woodbridge Hills location, 7901 Angling Road, Portage.

Joanna specializes in pediatrics and most recently was a physician assistant at Bronson Children’s Hospital in Kalamazoo. She is also a member of the United States Air Force Reserves and is trained in in-flight patient care, emergency medical services and other medical duties. Joanna received a Master of Science degree in Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies in August 2013 from Western Michigan University. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services, Summa Cum Laude, from WMU.

Joanna is licensed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, and is licensed with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.

Joanna is now accepting new patients. To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Practice, call (269) 324.8600 or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Megan O’Brien, MS, PA-C

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Megan O’Brien, MS, PA-C. She is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) at the Woodbridge Hills location, 7901 Angling Road, Portage, and at 8450 North 32nd St., Richland.

Megan comes to ProMed Family Practice from Sinai-Grace Hospital at Detroit Medical Center. She is a former certified nursing assistant at Masonic Pathways Senior Living Services in Alma, Mich., and a former pharmacy assistant at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw, Mich.

Megan received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wayne State University, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University. She is board certified in Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.

Megan is now accepting new patients. To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Practice, call (269) 324.8600 or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan selects Borgess practices as Patient Centered Medical Homes

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Numerous Borgess Medical Group physician practices have received 2015 Patient Centered Medical Home designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Three Borgess physician practices are newly designated. ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at Woodbridge is also recognized for having clinical outcomes in the top 20 percent of the state’s performance. The physician practices that are re-designated are:
Borgess Family Medicine – Galesburg
Borgess Internal Medicine – Columbia Ave., Battle Creek
Borgess Internal Medicine – Gull Road
Borgess Internal Medicine – North Professional
Borgess Internal Medicine – Woodbridge
• Borgess Lee Family Practice – Lyons Building, Dowagiac
• Borgess Lee Pediatrics – Lyons Building, Dowagiac
• ProMed Physicians Family Practice – Mattawan
• ProMed Physicians Family Practice – Richland
• ProMed Physicians Family Practice – Three Rivers
• ProMed Physicians Family Practice – Woodbridge
• ProMed Physicians Pediatrics – Richland
• ProMed Physicians Pediatrics – Woodbridge (Top 20% Performance)

Physician practices receiving new designations are:
• Borgess Family and Internal Medicine – Borgess Health Park, Battle Creek
Borgess Family Medicine – Delton
Borgess Family Medicine – Plainwell

“We are pleased with the success of our physician practices,” said Cindy Gaines, MSN, RN, vice president and chief operating officer, Borgess Medical Group. “Navigating the healthcare system can be complex and challenging for the patient. Our practices are unique in connecting with patients to foster an environment for better healing. We are proud to help our patients take an active role in their own health care.”

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides continuous, coordinated and comprehensive care for the whole person and helps the patient deal with the healthcare system. In the PCMH, patients work closely with their primary care providers (pediatricians, internists and family practice physicians) as they navigate across the healthcare system.

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Katherine McLellan, MSN, NP-C

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Katherine McLellan, MSN, NP-C, as a nurse practitioner at the Woodbridge Hills location at 7901 Angling Road, Portage.

McLellan most recently was a summer school nurse for the Hartford Public Schools in Hartford, Mich., where she was responsible for the assessment and treatment of children in the Title 1 and Migrant Programs.  Her experience includes being a nursing director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and she was a registered nurse and nursing manager in the Neurovascular and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.  McLellan also was a staff nurse in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich.

McLellan recently completed a master’s degree in family nurse practitioner at Michigan State University.  She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich.  McLellan is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse.  She is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Neuro Critical Care Society, and Stroke Care Network Division of the National Stroke Association.

To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Practice, call (269) 324.8600 or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.

Kate McLellan, NP

Borgess ProMed Pediatrics welcomes new physician

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Evan Pelc, DO, has joined Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at the Richland location.

Dr. Pelc completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, a 228-bed, Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Detroit, and obtained his medical education at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing.  He earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Dr. Pelc is board certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program.  He holds professional memberships with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Pelc is accepting new patients.  To make an appointment or learn more about Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatric – Richland, call (269) 552.2500 or visit pediatrics.borgess.com.

Evan Pelc, DO

Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics welcomes new physician

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Nilam B. Patel, MD, has joined Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics as a pediatrician at the Woodbridge Hills location.

Dr. Patel completed her pediatric residency at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (formerly Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies).  She has been a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has taught in the MSU College of Human and Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Patel completed her medical degree from American University of Antigua-Kasturba Medical College International Center in Manipal, India.  She completed medical technology clinical training at the William Beaumont Hospital School of Medical Technology in Royal Oak, Mich., and also earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the Lyman Briggs College of Natural Science at Michigan State University.

Dr. Patel is board certified with the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.  To make an appointment or learn more about Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics – Woodbridge Hills, call (269) 329.0944 or visit pediatrics.borgess.com.

Nilam Patel

Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics – Woodbridge Hills, welcomes Jessica Segedy, DO

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at Woodbridge Hills has added Jessica D. Segedy, DO, to its team of providers.  Her addition strengthens the care Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics delivers to kids and their families throughout the region.

Dr. Segedy obtained her medical education at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo.  She most recently completed her residency training in pediatrics through the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (formerly Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies).  Dr. Segedy received a bachelor’s degree in human biology and psychology from Michigan State University.

Dr. Segedy currently serves as a clinical instructor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association.  Dr. Segedy is board certified in neonatal resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support.

Dr. Segedy is accepting new patients.  To make an appointment or learn more about Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics – Woodbridge Hills, call (269) 329.0944 or visit pediatrics.borgess.com.

Jessica Segedy

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Rebecca Runge, DO

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Rebecca Runge, DO.  She will practice at the Galesburg, Richland and Woodbridge Hills locations.

Dr. Runge comes to Borgess ProMed Family Practice from Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., where she was chief resident in the Family Practice/OMM Residency.  She received her medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing.  Dr. Runge graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience.

Dr. Runge is board certified with the Family Medicine Board.  She holds memberships in the following organizations: American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Michigan Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Runge is accepting new patients.  To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Practice, call (269) 324.8600 or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Drs. Irey and Parashar

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Brittany Irey, MD, and Kalind Parashar, MD, at the Woodbridge and Three Rivers locations.

Dr. Irey completed her medical residency with the Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.  She received her medical degree of the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Penn.  Dr. Irey is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is also a member of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Parashar is a nuclear oncology fellow in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  He was a chief resident in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., and also was a chief resident in the Department of Family Medicine at the Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.

Dr. Parashar holds membership in numerous scientific and medical societies, including the American Medical Association, and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.  He is board certified with the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, and with the American Board of Family Medicine.  He received his medical degree from the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences in Dehradun, India.

Drs. Irey and Parashar are accepting new patients.  To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Practice, call (269) 324.8600 or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.

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