Category Archives: ProMed

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 a candidate for board certification 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.

Irey and Parasher Photo

ProMed Family Practice welcomes Theodore Liao, MD

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Theodore Liao, MD, to its growing family practice.

Dr. Liao previously was a clinical instructor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, Mich.  He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, and completed his family medicine residency through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University.  Dr. Liao is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Liao is accepting new patients at the ProMed Family Practice Woodbridge and Galesburg locations.  To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Practice, call (269) 324.8600 in Portage or (269) 665.7092 in Galesburg, or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.
Theodore Liao, MD

Borgess ProMed Pediatrics welcomes Charlotte Rensberger, MSN, RN, PNP-PC

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Charlotte Rensberger, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), has joined Borgess ProMed Pediatrics at the Richland, Mich. location. Her addition strengthens ProMed Pediatrics’ growth in providing greater care for children and their families.

Charlotte most recently served as unit coordinator of the pediatric intensive care unit with The Children’s Hospital at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, and has also worked in pediatric cardiology, pediatric primary care, and pediatric gastroenterology.  She earned a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, Ill.  Charlotte also earned a Master of Science – Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Wayne State University in Detroit.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.

Charlotte is accepting new patients.  To make an appointment or to learn more about Borgess ProMed Pediatrics, call (269) 329.0944 in Portage, or (269) 552.2500 in Richland.

Charlotte Rensberger, PNP

Borgess ProMed Physicians-Family Practice welcomes Gregory Mindock, PA-C

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Gregory Mindock, certified physician assistant (PA-C), has joined Borgess ProMed Physicians-Family Practice.

Mindock received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine-Physician Assistant Program from Western Michigan University (WMU). He also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry from Northern Michigan University. An adjunct clinical assistant professor at WMU’s College of Health and Human Services, Mindock has 33 years of experience providing comprehensive health care for patients of all ages. Most recently, he served as a PA-C with Family Health Center of Battle Creek. He is a member of the Michigan and American Academy of Physician Assistants.

ProMed Physicians is an affiliate of Borgess Health. Along with treating illness, the professionals at ProMed Physicians remain dedicated to helping people of all ages stay healthy for a lifetime. To learn more or to make an appointment with Mindock, call (269) 324.8600 (Portage) or (269) 552.2500 (Richland).

Gregory Mindock, PA-C

ProMed Family Practice welcomes Katherine Schultz and Jennifer Owens, PA-Cs

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Borgess ProMed Family Practice has added Katherine Schultz and Jennifer Owens, certified physician assistants (PA-Cs), to its growing family practice. Their addition means even better care for parents and their families.

Schultz joins ProMed Family Practice after serving as a PA-C with Family Health Center in Kalamazoo and the Borgess Heart Center for Excellence. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and is also a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. She received a Master of Science degree in Medicine-Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University.

Owens previously was a certified ophthalmic medical technologist at Haik Humble Eye Center in West Monroe, La. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Owens received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. She received Bachelor of Science degrees in Ophthalmic Medical Technology and Biology from the University of Arkansas.

Schultz and Owens are accepting new patients and will be practicing at the ProMed Family Practice Woodbridge and Three Rivers locations. To make an appointment or learn more about ProMed Family Practice, call (269) 324.8600 or visit familymedicine.borgess.com.

Jennifer Owens, PA-C and Katie Schultz, PA-C

Borgess ProMed Family Practice welcomes Duncan Chapman, MD

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Duncan Chapman, MD, family medicine specialist, has joined Borgess ProMed Family Practice at the Woodbridge Hills location in Portage.

Dr. Chapman is a member of the American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians.  He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Colorado.  While at Wayne State University, he received the Gold Humanism Honors Society Award, given for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.”

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

Dr. Duncan Chapman

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

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Numerous Borgess Health physician practices have been selected as 2013 Patient-Centered Medical Home-designated practices by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides continuous, coordinated and comprehensive care for the whole person – care that is highly accessible, compassionate and effective. The PCMH also helps the patient deal with the healthcare system.

The physician practices that have been re-designated are:

  • Borgess Family Medicine – Lakeview, Battle Creek
  • Borgess Internal Medicine – Columbia Ave., Battle Creek
  • Borgess Internal Medicine – Currier Drive
  • Borgess Internal Medicine – Gull Road
  • Borgess Internal Medicine – North Professional
  • ProMed Physicians Family Practice – Mattawan
  • ProMed Physicians Family Practice – Three Rivers
  • ProMed Physicians Family Practice – Woodbridge
  • ProMed Physicians Pediatrics – Richland
  • ProMed Physicians Pediatrics — Woodbridge

Two Borgess physician practices received new designations:

  • Borgess Family Medicine – Capital Ave., Battle Creek
  • ProMed Physicians Family Practice — Richland

In the Patient-Centered Medical Home, patients work closely with their primary care physicians (pediatricians, internists and family practice doctors) as they navigate across the health care system. Physicians coordinate the patient’s care, manage chronic conditions, track all medications, offer extended office hours, and practice ongoing health management to keep patients health and prevent complications.

“Navigating the healthcare system can be complex and challenging for the patient,” said Cindy Gaines, MSN, RN, vice president, Systems of Care, Borgess Health. The Borgess physician 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.”

Case studies demonstrate effectiveness of Patient Centered Medical Home model at Borgess and other Michigan practices

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Borgess physicians have been recognized for the effectiveness of their Patient-Centered Medical Home approach to patient care.

The recognition comes in a report on 13 physician practices that use the Patient-Centered Medical Home model, including ProMed Physicians – Pediatrics. Case studies were conducted by the Michigan State Medical Society and five other organizations.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides continuous, coordinated and comprehensive care for the whole person—care that is highly accessible, compassionate and effective.

“Practices that have received PCMH designation have engaged in several activities that make the care they provide more proactive,” states the report. “They call patients to let them know they are due for preventive care; they follow up with patients to ensure they receive any lab work the physician has requested or even ask that patients have lab work done before office visits; they identify patients with chronic diseases and get them in for regular check-ups; and they carefully review patient charts prior to the office visit to ensure that a plan for the care that needs to be provided is clearly laid out.”

Three ProMed Family Practice offices, two ProMed Pediatrics practices, two Borgess Internal Medicine offices and two Borgess Family Medicine offices have all been selected as Patient-Centered Medical Home-designated practices in 2010 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

New patients are being accepted at all nine of the practices:

ProMed Physicians Family Practice at Richland – (269) 552.2500
ProMed Physicians Family Practice at Three Rivers – (269) 273.9539
ProMed Physicians Family Practice at Woodbridge – (269) 324.8600
ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at Richland – (269) 552.2500
ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at Woodbridge South – (269) 329.0944
Borgess Internal Medicine at Currier Drive – (269) 324.8670
Borgess Internal Medicine at Gull Road – (269) 226.5290
Borgess Family Medicine at Plainwell – (269) 552.0100
Borgess Family Medicine at Lakeview – (269) 969.6240

In addition to the Michigan State Medical Society, the organizations conducting the 13 case studies were the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and Medical Advantage Group. A report on the case studies is available at the Michigan State Medical Society website.

Physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner join ProMed Family Practice – Woodbridge

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Kaitlin T. Chappell, FNP


Laura L. Miller, PA-C


Family Nurse Practitioner Kaitlin T. Chappell, FNP, and Physician Assistant Laura L. Miller, PA-C, have joined ProMed Family Practice – Woodbridge.  They join a team of more than 20 experienced, highly qualified professionals providing care at 7901 Angling Road, Portage.   Appointments and other information may be obtained by calling 269.324.8600.

Miller graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, as well as a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies, from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She previously served as a physician assistant with Down East Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Miller is a member of the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants.

Chappell received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Grand Valley State University (GVSU), followed by a Master’s degree in Nursing from GVSU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She has worked as a Neuro Intensive Care Registered Nurse for Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, Illinois. Chappell is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Critical Care Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing).

ProMed Family Practice, an affiliate of Borgess Health, offers a wide range of services from highly qualified practitioners, with quick access to specialists for any need.  Visit www.promed.borgess.com to request an appointment or learn more.