Bronson Welcomes 11 New Providers in July 2022
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Published on August 05, 2022

Bronson Welcomes Nine New Providers in July 2022

At Bronson, everything we do is about providing you with the best care possible. That is why the following 11 providers have joined Team Bronson.

jonathan blais DO

Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare welcomes Jonathon Blais, DO, to its team. Dr. Blais completed his cardiology fellowship at Ascension Genesys in Grand Blanc, Mich., and is board certified in internal medicine. He also completed his internal medicine residency at Ascension Genesys. Dr. Blais received his osteopathic medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare has locations in Allegan, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and South Haven. Dr. Blais can be reached at (269) 373-1222.

julia buck md Bronson Family Medicine – Helmer Rd. welcomes Julia Buck, MD, to its team. Dr. Buck received her medical degree from Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine. She went on to complete her family medicine residency at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind. Though she cares for the ongoing health needs for people of all ages and backgrounds, she has a special interest in women’s health. Dr. Buck is a native English speaker and is also proficient in the Spanish language, holding a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Bronson Family Medicine is located at 2900 Watkins Rd. in Battle Creek. Dr. Buck is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 245-5430 to schedule an appointment.
tara dekamp np Bronson Pediatric Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Tara DeKamp, NP, to its team. She will be working as a pediatric hospitalist at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Tara received her master’s degree in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo., and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Mich. Before Tara became a nurse practitioner she spent several years as a registered nurse. She recently gained over 500 hours of clinical pediatric experience, working directly with Bronson pediatricians Dr. Megan Sikkema and Dr. Caleb Springsteen. Bronson Pediatric Medicine Hospital Specialists is located inside Bronson Methodist Hospital at 601 John St., E-352. Tara can be reached at (269) 341-8986.
austin fernstrum  MD Bronson Urology & Continence Specialists – John St. welcomes Austin Fernstrum, MD, to its team. Dr. Fernstrum received his medical degree from Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine. He went on to complete his general surgery internship and urology residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Fernstrum has special interests in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as well as kidney stones and cancers of the genitourinary tract. Bronson Urology & Continence Specialists – John St. is located at 601 John St., Suite M-318 in Kalamazoo. You can reach the office at (269) 349-9745.
michelle locke cnm Bronson Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists - Battle Creek welcomes Michelle Locke, CNM, to its team. Michelle received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo. Michelle has 30 years of experience in healthcare and was most recently a certified nurse-midwife for ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital and OB/GYN Clinic. Prior to becoming a CNM she spent 16 years as a registered nurse. Bronson Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists is located at 3238 Capital Ave. SW in Battle Creek. Kimberly can be reached at (269) 979-6432.
corey homan md Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Corey Homan, MD, to its team. Dr. Homan will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Methodist, LakeView, Battle Creek and South Haven Hospitals. He completed his residency at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Homan received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists is located at 601 John St. in Kalamazoo. Dr. Homan can be reached at (269) 341-8481.
gloria vanklompenberg do Bronson Primary Care Partners – Galesburg Welcomes Gloria Van Klompenberg, DO, to its team. Dr. Van Klompenberg completed her osteopathic family medicine and manipulation residency and internship at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, and is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. Dr. Van Klompenberg was most recently employed with the Chippewa Indian Tribal Health Center in 2021. Though she is available to provide care for all adults, age 18+, she has a special interest in obesity management, women’s health and nutrition. Primary Care Partners is located at 10310 Miller Dr. in Galesburg. Dr. Van Klompenberg can be reached at (269) 286-7150.
zachary richens do Bronson Sleep Health Specialists welcomes Zachary Richens, DO, to its team. Dr. Richens earned his doctor of osteopathy from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. He went on to complete his family medicine residency at the University Hospitals Osteopathic Consortium in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was chief resident. Then, he completed his sleep medicine fellowship at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Richens has a special interest in sleep-disordered breathing. Bronson Sleep Health Specialists is located at 3200 W. Centre Ave., Suite 203, in Portage and 363 Fremont Ave, Ste 305 in Battle Creek. You can reach Dr. Richens at (269) 324-0799.

madison rocheleau Bronson Oncology & Hematology Specialists welcomes Madison Rocheleau, FNP-BC, to its team. Madison is a nurse practitioner who will be helping the medical oncology team provide quality, compassionate cancer treatment to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. She completed her bachelor’s degree in allied health studies at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. She then went to Emory University in Atlanta, where she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. Bronson Oncology & Hematology Specialists, located inside the Bronson Cancer Center, is located 805 John St. in Kalamazoo.

luke russell do Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Luke Russell, DO, to its team. Dr. Russell will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Methodist, LakeView, Battle Creek and South Haven Hospitals. He completed his residency at Henry Ford Jackson Hospital in Jackson, Mich. Dr. Russell received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton in Bradenton, Fla. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists is located at 601 John St. in Kalamazoo. Dr. Russell can be reached at (269) 341-8481.
emma zielinski cnm

Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists welcomes Emma Zielinski, CNM, MSN, to its team. Emma completed her master’s degree in nursing – midwifery concentration at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She has special interests in contraceptive counseling, adolescent health and comprehensive LGBTQIA+ healthcare. Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists is located at Bronson Methodist Hospital, North Pavilion 601 John St., Suite N-1200A in Kalamazoo. Emma can be reached at (269) 341-7979.

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