Bronson Welcomes New Providers in July and August 2021

Published on September 15, 2021

Bronson Welcomes New Providers in July and August 2021

At Bronson, everything we do is about bringing you the best possible care. That's why we're excited to have these new providers on our team.

  • Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Ridwaan Albeiruti, MD, to its team. He will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Battle Creek, LakeView, Methodist and South Haven Hospitals. Dr. Albeiruti completed his internal medicine fellowship at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. He earned his doctorate of medicine degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists serves in-patients in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and South Haven. The practice can be reached at (269) 341-8481.
  • Bronson Pulmonary Medicine Specialists welcomes Katelyn Amos, PA-C, to its team. Amos completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Ind. and her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Bronson Pulmonary Medicine Specialists is located in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo ​and Paw Paw. Katelyn can be reached at (269) 388-5864.
  • Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Lindsay Bliss, DO, to its inpatient team providing care at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Dr. Bliss completed her vascular neurology fellowship at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. and is board certified in neurology. She completed her neurology residency and internship at Sparrow Hospital and Michigan State University in Lansing. Dr. Bliss received her medical degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Vir. She has a special interest in vascular neurology and women's health. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 601 John Street in Kalamazoo. Dr. Bliss can be reached at (269) 341-7500.
  • Bronson Adult Critical Care welcomes Julie Bourbonnais, MD, to its team. She will be working in critical care at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Bronson Methodist Hospital. Dr. Bourbonnais completed her critical care and sleep fellowship at Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center in Detroit. She completed her internal medicine residency and internship at Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center in Detroit., and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. Dr. Bourbonnais received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. She has more than 20 years of experience and was most recently employed with Mercy in Grand Rapids. Bronson Adult Critical Care is located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek and 601 John Street in Kalamazoo. Bourbonnais can be reached at (269) 245-4700 in Battle Creek or (269) 341-7762 in Kalamazoo.
  • Bronson Internal Medicine – John St. welcomes Andrew Chen, MD, to its team. Dr. Chen was a member of the inaugural class at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He has a special interest in treating patients with hypertension, diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Bronson Internal Medicine – John St. is located at 601 John St., Suite M-170, in Kalamazoo. You can reach Dr. Chen at (269) 381-5060.
  • Bronson Primary Care Partners - Three Rivers welcomes KayLynn DeCarli, DO, to its team. Dr. DeCarli received her medical degree from Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. She completed her family medicine residency and internship at Metro Health University of Michigan Health in Wyoming, Mich. Bronson Primary Care Partners is located at 601 S. US Highway 131 in Three Rivers. You can reach Dr. DeCarli at (269) 286-7070.
  • Bronson Internal Medicine & Pediatrics - Lifetime Wellness welcomes Amber Fausneaucht, DO, to its team. Dr. Fausneaucht earned her medical degree at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. She completed her pediatric residency at Western Michigan Univeristy Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) in Kalamazoo. Though she works with patients of all backgrounds, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. Bronson Internal Medicine & Pediatrics - Lifetime Wellness (A Bronson Methodist Hospital facility) is located at 4613 W. Main St., Suite A, in Kalamazoo. She can be reached at (269) 488-8672.
  • Bronson Pediatric Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Hayley Hardin, DO, to its team. Dr. Hardin completed her pediatric critical care fellowship at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., and is board certified in pediatrics. She completed her residency at Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge in Chicago, and received her medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. She has special interests in traumatic brain injury and sepsis. Bronson Pediatric Medicine Hospital Specialists is located at 601 John St., M-351 in Kalamazoo. Dr. Hardin can be reached at (269) 341-8986.
  • Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare welcomes Atanas Iliev, DO, to its team. Dr. Iliev completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship at Sparrow Health System in Lansing., and is board certified in internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Dr. Iliev received his doctor of osteopathy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Penn. He has a special interest in heart failure, preventative medicine and heart healthy diets. Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare is located at 601 John St., Suite 100, in Kalamazoo and 363 Fremont St., Suite 200, in Battle Creek. You can reach Dr. Iliev at (269) 373-1222.
  • Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Michael Kakareka, DO, to its team. As part of Bronson Medical Group’s concerted efforts to improve access to care across the region, Dr. Kakareka will be seeing patients and performing brain and spine surgery at Bronson hospitals in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. Dr. Kakareka completed his fellowship in complex adult spinal deformity surgery from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn. He completed his neurosurgery residency and internship at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn, and is board eligible in neurological surgery. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn. He has a special interest in general neurosurgery so is well versed in treating a wide variety conditions from cranial to spinal disorders. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek and 601 John Street, Suite M-124 in Kalamazoo. Dr. Kakareka can be reached at (269) 245-5862.
  • Bronson Family Medicine – Blue Star welcomes Matthew Kuivenhoven, DO, to its team. Dr. Kuivenhoven received his medical degree from Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at McLaren Oakland, located in Pontiac, Michigan. He has a special interest in working with geriatric patients and those with Alzheimer's Disease, as well as treating migraines, helping with weight loss and dermatology. Bronson Family Medicine – Blue Star is located at 930 Blue Star Highway in South Haven. You can reach Dr. Kuivenhoven at (269) 637-1115.
  • Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center - Battle Creek welcomes Jeffrey Lee, FNP, to its team. Jeffrey received his master’s degree in nursing from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Cali. Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center – Battle Creek is located at 363 Fremont Street, Suite 307 in Battle Creek. Jeffrey can be reached at (269) 341-8585.
  • Bronson Gastroenterology Specialists welcomes Krishna Meka, DO, to its team. Dr. Meka completed his gastroenterology fellowship and his residency in internal medicine at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights, Mich. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing. He has special interests in inflammatory bowel disease and cirrhosis. Bronson Gastroenterology Specialists is located at 601 John St., Suite M-302 in Kalamazoo and in Battle Creek at 3770 Capital Ave., SW, Suite A. You can reach Dr. Meka at (269) 349-2266.
  • Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Christopher Osterbauer, DO, to its team. He will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Battle Creek, LakeView Methodist and South Haven hospitals. Dr. Osterbauer completed his internal medicine fellowship at Ascension St. Mary’s of Michigan. Dr. Osterbauer received his Doctorate of osteopathic medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists serves in-patients in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and South Haven. The practice can be reached at (269) 341-8481.
  • Bronson LakeView Family Care – Paw Paw (Suite B) welcomes Elizabeth Ramirez, MD, to its team. Dr. Ramirez received her medical degree from Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids. She completed her family medicine residency at West Suburban Family Medicine in Oak Park, Ill. Dr. Ramirez has a special interest in health education, women's health, pediatrics and treating chronic conditions like diabetes. Bronson LakeView Family Care – Paw Paw (Suite B) is located in the Bronson LakeView Outpatient Center at 451 Health Parkway in Paw Paw. You can reach Dr. Ramirez at (269) 655-3065.
  • Bronson Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Specialists in Kalamazoo welcomes Peter Schoettler, MD, to its team. Dr. Schoettler completed his pediatric hematology oncology fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is board certified in pediatrics. He completed his pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Cali. Dr. Schoettler received his medical degree from University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. He has a special interest in cancer genetics and DICER1 Syndrome. Bronson Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Specialists is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-005 in Kalamazoo. Dr. Schoettler can be reached at (269) 341-6350.
  • Bronson Pulmonary Medicine Specialists and Bronson Critical Care Specialists welcome Eric Smith, DO, to its team. Dr. Smith completed his pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing., and is board certified in internal medicine as well as board eligible in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich. Dr. Smith received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Penn. Bronson Pulmonary Medicine Specialists is located in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo ​and Paw Paw. Bronson Critical Care Specialists is located in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. Dr. Smith can be reached at (269) 388-5864 in Kalamazoo or (269) 245-5100 in Battle Creek.
  • Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare welcomes Hye Rim Smith, DO, to its team. Dr. Smith completed her cardiovascular disease fellowship and internal medicine residency at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc, Mich. She is board certified in internal medicine and received her doctor of osteopathy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Penn. Dr. Smith has a special interest in coronary microvascular dysfunction in females and structural heart disease imaging for all patients. Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare is located at 601 John St., Suite 100, in Kalamazoo and 363 Fremont St., Suite 200, in Battle Creek. Smith can be reached at (269) 373-1222.
  • Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Anandhi Sudhagaran, MD, to its team. Dr. Sudhagaran will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Battle Creek, LakeView, Methodist and South Haven Hospitals. She completed her internal medicine residency at Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Sudhagaran received her Bachelor’s of Medicine/Bachelor’s of Surgery degree (M.B.B.S.) from P.S.G Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Tamil Nadu, India. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists serves in-patients in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and South Haven. The practice can be reached at (269) 341-8481.
  • Bronson South Haven Family Medicine welcomes Lauren Verstraete, DO, to its team. Dr. Verstraete received her medical degree from Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. She completed her family medicine residency and internship at Heritage Valley Beaver Family Medicine Residency in Beaver, Pa. Bronson South Haven Family Medicine is located 955 S. Bailey Ave., Suite 200 in South Haven. You can reach Dr. Verstraete at (269) 639-2772.
  • Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Jessica White, MD, to its team. She will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Battle Creek, LakeView, Methodist and South Haven Hospitals. Dr. White completed her integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizone in Tuscon, Ariz., and her family medicine residency at the University of California in Ventura, Cali. Dr. White earned her doctorate of medicine degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minn. She has special interests in hospital medicine, ultrasound-guided procedures and critical care. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists serves in-patients in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and South Haven. The practice can be reached at (269) 341-8481.
  • Bronson Family Medicine – Blue Star welcomes Marcus Wollak, PA-C, to its team. Marcus completed his bachelor’s of science in biology at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. and his master’s of science in physician assistant studies at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc. He has a special interest in endocrinology and sports medicine. Bronson Family Medicine – Blue Star is located at 930 Blue Star Highway in South Haven. You can reach Marcus at (269) 637-1115.
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