Bronson Welcomes New Providers

Published on September 01, 2020

Bronson Welcomes New Providers

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.

August/September 2020

Jessica Pochedly, MD

Jessica Pochedly, MD Bronson Endocrine & General Surgery Specialists in Kalamazoo welcomes Jessica Pochedly, MD , to its team. Pochedly is board certified in general surgery. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed her general surgery residency at Detroit Medical Center – Wayne State University, in Detroit. Dr. Pochedly has served as an Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) instructor and Code Blue youth mentor. She was most recently employed at the Detroit Medical Center. Bronson Endocrine & General Surgery Specialists is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-283A in Kalamazoo. Dr. Pochedly can be reached at (269) 349-7696.

Patrick O’Callaghan, MD

Patrick O’Callaghan, MD Bronson Hand & Elbow Surgery Specialists welcomes Patrick O’Callaghan, MD , to its team. O’Callaghan completed his hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. He is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery. O’Callaghan completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., and received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Mich. His hand, wrist and elbow special interests include fracture care, arthritis, joint replacement, sports injuries, and pediatric trauma and deformity. Bronson Hand & Elbow Surgery Specialists is located at 601 John St., Suite M-206C in Kalamazoo. O’Callaghan can be reached at (855) 618-2676.

Cara Klein, DNP

Cara Klein, DNP Bronson Family Medicine – Shaffer St. welcomes Cara Klein, DNP , to its team. Cara earned her doctorate in family medicine degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She previously earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Bronson Family Medicine – Shaffer St. is located at 1820 Shaffer St. in Kalamazoo. Cara is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 381-7136 to schedule an appointment.

Alec MacDonald, DO

Alec MacDonald, DO Bronson Family Medicine – The Groves welcomes Alec MacDonald, DO , to its team. Dr. MacDonald graduated with his medical degree from Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. He completed his family medicine residency program at the Naval Hospital of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL. Bronson Family Medicine – The Groves is located at 6938 Elm Valley Drive, Suite 101, in Kalamazoo. Dr. MacDonald is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 552-4233 to schedule an appointment.

Katherine Bolton, DO

Katherine Bolton, DO Bronson Internal Medicine – Stadium Dr. welcomes Katherine Bolton, DO , to its team. Dr. Bolton is board certified in internal medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency through the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine in Kalamazoo. She received her doctorate degree at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Bolton is accepting patients at Bronson Internal Medicine – Stadium Dr., located at 5629 Stadium Drive, Suite B, in Kalamazoo. She can be reached at (269) 544-3270.

Rebecca McConnell, DO

Rebecca McConnell, DO Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Rebecca McConnell, DO , to its team. McConnell completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation research fellowship at University of Turin in Turin, Italy as well as her medical education fellowship at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. and her traditional osteopathy internship at Altoona Family Physicians, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. McConnell received her medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.V. She has a special interest in medically complex rehabilitation, post-acute care utilization, chronic pain, spine and musculoskeletal medicine, and manual medicine. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek. McConnell can be reached at (269) 245-5862.

Collette Rice, NP

Collette Rice, NP Bronson Pediatric Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Collette Rice, NP , to its team. She will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Battle Creek and Bronson Methodist hospitals. Collette received her bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her master of science in nursing degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Bronson Battle Creek Hospital is located at 300 North Ave., Battle Creek and Bronson Methodist Hospital is located at 601 John St., Kalamazoo. Collette can be reached at (269) 341-8986.

Satvik Jhamb, MD

Satvik Jhamb, MD Bronson Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Specialists in Kalamazoo welcomes Satvik Jhamb, MD , to its team. Jhamb completed his vascular surgery fellowship at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, N.C., and is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in vascular surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Mich. Jhamb received his medical degree from University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Bronson Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Specialists is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-460 in Kalamazoo. Jhamb can be reached at (269) 341-7333.


June/July 2020

Bronson welcomes Thomas Goodwin, DO, FAOASM, to its teams at Bronson Primary Care Partners and Bronson Sports Medicine Specialists. Dr. Goodwin completed his sports medicine fellowship at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va., and his family medicine residency and internship at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing. As a primary care and sports medicine doctor, Dr. Goodwin treats athletes of all ages and skill levels. He has special interests in youth athletes, weekend warriors, runners and triathletes. Bronson Primary Care Partners is located at 8088 Vineyard Parkway in Texas Corners. Bronson Sports Medicine Specialists is located at 315 Turwill Lane in Kalamazoo. Dr. Goodwin is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment at Bronson Primary Care Partners, call (269) 286-7090. To schedule an appointment at Bronson Sports Medicine Specialists, call (855) 618-2676.

Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists in Kalamazoo welcomes Hillary Hoskins, CNM, DNP, FNP-BC, to its team. Hillary received her doctorate in nursing practice, as well as her bachelor’s of science in nursing degree, from the University of Michigan. She is certified as a nurse midwife and a family nurse practitioner. Her special interests include nutrition and exercise in pregnancy, group prenatal care, labor support and labor preparation. Prior to joining Bronson, she worked at Spectrum Health – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists is located at 601 John St., North Pavilion, Suite N-1200A, in Kalamazoo. Hillary can be reached at (269) 341-7979.

Bronson Newborn Hospital Specialists welcomes Nick Huff, MD, to its team. He will be working as a pediatric critical care hospitalist at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Dr. Huff received his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency, where he also served as chief resident over pediatrics, at the Charleston Area Medical Center - West Virginia University and his pediatric critical care fellowship at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Bronson Methodist Hospital is located at 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, Mich. Dr. Huff can be reached at (269) 341-8986.

Bronson Neuroscience Center in Battle Creek welcomes Peter Lapen, DO, to its team. Dr. Lapen completed his pain management fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Loyola University in Chicago, and his physical medicine and rehabilitation internship at Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. He is board eligible in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Lapen received his medical degree from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. He has a special interest in relieving back and neck pain without using surgery. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 300 North Ave., 2nd floor, in Battle Creek. Dr. Lapen can be reached at (269) 245-5862.

Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists in Kalamazoo and South Haven welcomes Lanie Santos, CNM, to its team. Lanie is board certified in midwifery. She received her master’s of science in nursing degree from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Ky., and her bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. Lanie has more than nine years of nursing experience. She has special interests in contraception and adolescent health. For the past four years, she was a certified nurse midwife at Grace Health in Battle Creek. Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists is located at 601 John St., North Pavilion, Suite N-1200A, in Kalamazoo, and at 955 S. Bailey Ave., in South Haven. Lanie can be reached at (269) 341-7979.

Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists welcomes Jennifer Shanley, CNM, to its team. Jennifer is board certified in midwifery. She received her master’s of science in nursing degree from Frontier Nursing University in Hayden, Ky., and her bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. She has more than 16 years of nursing experience in high-risk labor and delivery/postpartum. Jennifer has special interests in providing care to young moms and to patients with postpartum depression. Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists is located at 601 John St., North Pavilion, Suite N-1200A, in Kalamazoo, and at 955 S. Bailey Ave., in South Haven. Jennifer can be reached at (269) 341-7979.

Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists welcomes Leslie Stork, CNM, as a new on-call midwife to its team. Leslie received her master’s of science in nurse-midwifery  degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Bronson, Leslie practiced at OB-GYN Midwifery Associates of Ithaca in Ithaca, N.Y. Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Associates is located at 601 John St., Suite N-1200A, in Kalamazoo, and at 955 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven. Leslie can be reached at (269) 341-7979.

Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists in Kalamazoo and South Haven welcomes Miriam Wiard, FNP, to its team. Miriam received her master’s of science in family nurse practitioner degree from Simmons University in Boston, Mass., and her bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. Her special interests include women's health, obstetrics, mental health, bariatrics, hypertension and diabetes. Prior to coming to Bronson, she practiced at Family Health Center in Kalamazoo. Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecology & Midwifery Specialists is located at 601 John St., North Pavilion, Suite N-1200A, in Kalamazoo, and at 955 S. Bailey Ave., in South Haven. Miriam can be reached at (269) 341-7979.


April/May 2020

Ashley Conklin, NP

Ashley Conklin, NP Bronson Family Medicine – John St. welcomes Ashley Conklin, NP , to its team. Ashley received her Master of Science in Nursing from Kaplan University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She most recently practiced at Bronson Family Medicine – Helmer Rd. in Battle Creek. Bronson Family Medicine – John St. is located in the Medical Office Pavilion of Bronson Methodist Hospital at 601 John St., Suite M-020 in Kalamazoo. Ashley is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 341-8282 to schedule an appointment.

Kristen DeGroff, FNP-C

Kristen DeGroff, FNP-C Bronson LakeView Family Care – Paw Paw (Suite G) welcomes Kristen DeGroff, FNP-C , to its team. Kristen completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Kaplan University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Kristen was most recently employed at Bronson Family Medicine – John St. in Kalamazoo. Bronson LakeView Family Care – Paw Paw (Suite G) is located in the Bronson LakeView Outpatient Center at 451 Health Parkway, Paw Paw. Kristen is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 668-3348 to schedule an appointment.

Trudy Pyle, NP

Trudy Pyle, NP Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Trudy Pyle, NP , to its neurocritical care inpatient team. Trudy received her Masters of Science in Nursing from University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 601 John Street, Suite 124 in Kalamazoo. Trudy can be reached at (269) 341-7500.


March 2020

Kathryn Moratti, NP

Kathryn Moratti, NP Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists welcomes Kathryn Moratti, NP , to its team. Kathryn received Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. She previously worked in adult critical care at Bronson. Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists is located at 601 John St., Suite M-460 in Kalamazoo. Kathryn can be reached at (269) 341-7333.

Ryan Klanseck, DO

Ryan Klanseck, DO Bronson Family Medicine – Blue Star welcomes Ryan Klanseck, DO , to its team. Dr. Klanseck completed his family medicine residency and internship at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. Bronson Family Medicine – Blue Star is located at 930 Blue Star Highway in South Haven. Dr. Klanseck is currently accepting new patients. New patients can schedule their first appointment online at bronsonhealth.com/findadoc or by calling a Bronson Care Advisor at (269) 341-7788.

Desmonda Brady, MD

Desmonda Brady, MD Bronson Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – Lifetime Wellness welcomes Desmonda Brady, MD , to its team. Dr. Brady completed her residency at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo through Michigan State University. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Bronson Internal Medicine & Pediatrics – Lifetime Wellness is located at 4613 W. Main St., Suite A, in Kalamazoo. She can be reached at 269) 488-8672.

Erin Henn, PA-C, MSW

Bronson Orthopedic & Joint Specialists – John St. welcomes Erin Henn, PA-C, MSW , to its team. Henn received two master’s degrees: in physician assistant studies from Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Mich., and in social work from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. She also received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Western Michigan University. Prior to joining Bronson, Henn was a physician assistant in orthopedic surgery at Three Rivers Health. Bronson Orthopedic & Joint Specialists is located at 601 John St., Suite M-424 in Kalamazoo. Henn can be reached at (855) 618-2676.

Jennifer Hite, PA-C

Jennifer Hite, PA-C Bronson Rheumatology Specialists welcomes Jennifer Hite, PA-C , to its team. Jennifer earned her master’s degree in medicine, physician assistant studies and her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary health services both at Western Michigan University. She also earned her associates degree in respiratory care practitioner from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Bronson Rheumatology Specialists is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-030 in Kalamazoo. Jennifer can be reached at (269) 343-3939.


February 2020

Andrew Gordon, MD, FACS

Andrew Gordon, MD, FACS Bronson Endocrine & General Surgery Specialists welcomes Andrew Gordon, MD, FACS, to its team. Gordon is board certified in general surgery. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed his general surgery residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Penn. Dr. Gordon has more than 25 years of experience in general surgery and was most recently employed at Oaklawn Hospital. Bronson Endocrine & General Surgery Specialists is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-283A in Kalamazoo. Dr. Gordon can be reached at (269) 349-7696.

Brittany Irey, MD, Sarah Elser, NP, and Samantha Grundemann, PA-C

Bronson Family Medicine Marshall Group Picture. Bronson is extending its family medicine services to the Marshall community.Bronson Family Medicine – Marshall opened on January 27 at 212 Winston Dr. The providers – Brittany Irey, MD, Sarah Elser, NP, Samantha Grundemann, PA-C– were formerly employed by Marshall Medical Associates, which has closed its practice. The team looks forward to continuing to provide a wide range of services for adults and children, from check-ups to managing chronic conditions. Additionally, Bronson has added lab and x-ray services at this location available for public use. All providers will be accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call (269) 781-9867 or schedule an appointment online.

Janell Colao, PA-C

Janell Colao, PA-C Bronson Family Medicine - Stadium Dr. welcomes Janell Colao, PA-C, to its team. Janell received her master of science in physician assistant studies degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has special interests in culinary and lifestyle medicine. Janell was most recently employed as an on-call provider at Bronson FastCare™. Bronson Family Medicine - Stadium Dr. (A Bronson Methodist Hospital facility) is located at 5629 Stadium Dr., Suite D, in Kalamazoo. She can be reached at (269) 372-5701.


January 2020

Troy Green, PA-C

Troy Green, PA-C Bronson FastCare® welcomes Troy Green, PA-C , to its team. Troy received his Bachelor of Science in Medicine – Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich. He joins a team that provides expert, no wait medical attention for minor healthcare needs such as sore throats, sinus infections and insect bites. Bronson FastCare® services are provided at four locations – on West Main by US-131 in Kalamazoo, inside the Meijer store on South Westnedge by I-94 in Portage, on Gull Rd. just east of Sprinkle Rd. and at 970 S. Bailey Ave. in South Haven. Call (269) 276-4744 for more information.Diabetes and Endocrinology Center – Battle Creek is located at 363 Fremont Street, Suite 109 in Battle Creek. Erin can be reached at (269) 341-8585.

Lacey Mersino, PNP

Lacey Mersino, PNP Bronson Newborn Hospital Specialists welcomes Lacey Mersino, PNP , to its team. She will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Battle Creek and Bronson Methodist hospitals. Lacey received her master’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. Bronson Battle Creek Hospital is located at 300 North Ave., Battle Creek, Mich. and Bronson Methodist Hospital is located at 601 John St., Kalamazoo, Mich. Lacey can be reached at (269) 341-8986.

Courtney Thompson, PA-C

Courtney Thompson, PA-C Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Courtney Thompson, PA-C , to its neurology team for both inpatient and outpatient care. Courtney received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio and her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-124 in Kalamazoo. Courtney can be reached at (269) 341-7500.

Tatiana Burkholder, NP

Tatiana Burkholder, NP Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Tatiana Burkholder, NP , to its neurocritical care inpatient team. Tatiana received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Rush University in Chicago, Ill. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. She has a special interest in neurocritical care. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 601 John Street, Suite 124 in Kalamazoo. Tatiana can be reached at (269) 341-7500.

Kimberly Applebey, FNP-BC, MSN

Kimberly Applebey, FNP-BC, MSN Bronson Urology & Continence Specialists welcomes Kimberly Applebey, FNP-BC, MSN , to its team. Applebey received her Master of Science in Nursing from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. She has special interests in rural health and serving underprivileged individuals. Applebey has previously served in emergency medicine and walk-in healthcare settings in northern lower Michigan. Bronson Urology & Continence Specialists is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-318 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Applebey can be reached at (269) 349-9745.

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