Bronson Welcomes New Providers - Bronson Healthcare

Published on August 06, 2018

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 2018

Katelyn Darling, PA-C

Katelyn Darling, PA-C. Bronson Colon & Rectal Surgery – Kalamazoo welcomes Katelyn Darling, PA-C, to its team. Katelyn received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. She was most recently part of the hospitalist team at Bronson. Katelyn can be reached at (269) 341-4890.

Corey Lager, MD

Corey Lager, MD. Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center welcomes Corey Lager, MD, to its team. Lager completed his endocrinology fellowship and internal medicine residency at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He is board certified in internal medicine. Lager also received his medical degree from University of Michigan. He has a special interest in endocrinology and diabetes. Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center is located at 535 S. Burdick St., Suite 256 in Kalamazoo. Lager can be reached at (269) 341-8585.

Larry Mann, DO

Larry Mann, DO. Bronson Family Medicine - Helmer Rd. welcomes Larry Mann, DO, to its team. Lager completed his endocrinology fellowship and internal medicine residency at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He is board certified in internal medicine. Lager also received his medical degree from University of Michigan. He has a special interest in endocrinology and diabetes. Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center is located at 535 S. Burdick St., Suite 256 in Kalamazoo. Lager can be reached at (269) 341-8585.

Phillip J. Dabrowski, DO

Phillip J. Dabrowski, DO. Bronson Orthopedic Specialists welcomes Phillip J. Dabrowski, DO, to its team. Dabrowski is board certified in orthopedic surgery. He completed his residency, serving as chief resident, and his internship, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich. Dabrowski received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Mich. He has special interests in shoulder, hip and knee joint replacement, including robotic-assisted knee replacement. Dabrowski has more than six years of experience in orthopedic surgery and was recently employed with Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon. Bronson Orthopedic Specialists has locations in Battle Creek at 2 Heritage Oak Lane and 710 North Avenue, and in Marshall at 212 Winston Drive. Dabrowski can be reached at (877) 704-3133.


July 2018

Kelly Walker, FNP

Kelly Walker, FNP. Bronson Family Medicine - The Groves welcomes Kelly Walker, FNP, to its team. Walker received her master of science in nursing from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Walker was most recently employed at Bronson FastCare – Kalamazoo. Bronson Family Medicine - The Groves is located at 6938 Elm Valley Dr., Suite 101, in Kalamazoo. She is currently accepting new patients of all ages. Call (269) 552-4233 to schedule an appointment.

Deepkamal Kaur, MD

Deepkamal Kaur, MD. Bronson Internal Medicine – Fremont St. welcomes Deepkamal Kaur, MD, to its team. Dr. Kaur completed her internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Kaur received her medical degree from Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Amristar, India. She has a special interest in nephrology. Bronson Internal Medicine – Fremont St. is located at 363 Fremont St., Suite 308 A-B, in Battle Creek. Dr. Kaur is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 245-8393 to schedule an appointment.

Kimberly Haines, NP-C

Kimberly Haines, NP-C. Bronson Internal Medicine – John St. (A department of Bronson Methodist Hospital) welcomes Kimberly Haines, NP-C, to its team. Haines received her master of science in nursing from Kaplan University in Davenport, Iowa. Haines was most recently employed at Bronson Methodist Hospital as an emergency room registered nurse. Bronson Internal Medicine – John St. is located at 601 John St., Suite M-170 in Kalamazoo. She can be reached at (269) 381-5060.

Thomas Geigert, NP

Thomas Geigert, NP. Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Thomas Geigert, NP, to its outpatient team. Geigert received his Master of Science in Nursing from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He has a special interest in neurology. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 601 John St. Suite M-124 in Kalamazoo. Geigert can be reached at (269) 341-7500.


June 2018

Melissa Houser, MD

Melissa Houser, MD. Bronson Pediatric Referral Service welcomes Melissa Houser, MD, to its team. Dr. Houser will be working as a newborn hospitalist at Bronson BirthPlace in both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and is board certified in pediatrics. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University, School of Medicine in Detroit and previously worked at Akron Children’s Hospital in New Philadelphia, Ohio. She can be reached at (269) 341-8986.

Mona Merritt, MD

Mona Merritt, MD. Bronson South Haven Family Medicine welcomes Mona Merritt, MD, to its team. Dr. Merritt completed her family medicine residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and is certified in family medicine. Dr. Merritt received her medical doctorate from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. She has a special interest in family medicine. She has 21 years of experience in family medicine and was most recently employed with Spectrum Health. Bronson South Haven Family Medicine is located at 965 S Bailey Ave, Suite 2-5 in South Haven. Dr. Merritt is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 639-2772 to schedule an appointment.

Stephanie Bycroft, FNP

Stephanie Bycroft, NP. Bronson South Haven Family Medicine welcomes Stephanie Bycroft, FNP, to its team. Bycroft completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Kaplan University in Davenport, Iowa. She has special interests in incorporating diet and exercise in patients’ plans of care. She was most recently employed with Bronson Methodist Hospital as a registered nurse. Bronson South Haven Family Medicine is located at 965 S. Bailey Ave. in South Haven. Bycroft is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 639-2772 to schedule an appointment.

Rhonda Shinault, PA

Rhonda Shinault, PA. Bronson South Haven Family Medicine – Cooper Clinic welcomes Rhonda Shinault, PA, to its team. Shinault received her Master in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. She was most recently employed with Lakeside Urology in St. Joseph. Bronson South Haven Family Medicine – Cooper Clinic is located at 520 Railroad St. in Bangor. Shinault is currently accepting new patients. Call (269) 427-5811 to schedule an appointment.


May 2018

Jennifer Dykstra, NP

Jennifer Dykstra, NP.Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center welcomes Jennifer Dykstra, NP, to its team. Jennifer received her Master of Science Nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati. She was most recently employed with the Family Health Center in Kalamazoo. Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center is located at 535 South Burdick Street, Suite 256 in Kalamazoo. Jennifer can be reached at (269) 341-8585.

Ashley Ross, NP

Ashley Ross, NP.Bronson Pediatric Gastroenterology welcomes Ashley Ross, NP, to its team. Ashley received her post-master certification, pediatric primary care practitioner program from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. She has a special interest in pediatric gastroenterology. She has 32 years of experience in nursing and was most recently employed with Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics. Bronson Pediatric Gastroenterology is located at 601 John Street, Suite M-351 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Ashley can be reached at (269) 341-7784.

Barbara Reaume, PA-C

Barbara Reaume, PA-C.Bronson Urology & Continence Specialists welcomes Barbara Reaume, PA-C, to its team. Barbara received her both her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was most recently employed as a physician assistant at Bronson Urology Specialists in Battle Creek, Michigan. Barbara will be seeing patients at Bronson Urology & Continence Specialists located at 601 John St., Suite M-206C in Kalamazoo. She can be reached at (269) 349-9745.


April 2018

Timothy Wackerle, NP

Timothy Wackerle, NP.Bronson Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Specialists welcomes Timothy Wackerle, NP, to its team. Timothy received his Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis. He has more than ten years of experience in critical care and was most recently employed with Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Bronson Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Specialists is located at 363 Fremont St. in Battle Creek. Timothy can be reached at (269) 969-6100.

Elizabeth Doorn, FNP

Elizabeth Doorn, FNP.Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Elizabeth Doorn, FNP, to its team. She will be working as a family nurse practitioner with the hospitalist practice at Bronson Battle Creek and Bronson Methodist Hospital. Elizabeth received her Master of Science in Community Health Nursing as part of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists practices are located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek and 601 John St. in Kalamazoo. Doorn can be reached at (269) 341-8481.

Timothy Carew, PA-C

Timothy Carew, PA-C.Bronson Neuroscience Center welcomes Timothy Carew, PA-C, to its neurocritical care inpatient team. Timothy received his Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also received his Master of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. He has a special interest in neurocritical care and was most recently employed as a nursing technician with Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. Bronson Neuroscience Center is located at 601 John Street, Suite 124 in Kalamazoo. Timothy can be reached at (269) 341-7500.


March 2018

Anna Welcome, MD

Anna Welcome, MD.Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists in Portage welcomes Anna Welcome, MD, to its team. Dr. Welcome completed her obstetrics & gynecology internship and residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and her medical degree from East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. Dr. Welcome is board certified in obesity medicine as well as obstetrics and gynecology. She has a special interest in preventative and functional medicine. Dr. Welcome has worked exclusively in weight management for over three years and was most recently employed with Eviva Medical & Surgical Weight Management in Seattle, Wash. Bronson Bariatric & Metabolic Specialists is located at 7901 S. 12th St. in Portage. Dr. Welcome can be reached at (269) 341-8900.

Bronson Family Medicine — Blue Star

Bronson Family Medicine — Blue Star.We are excited to announce that South Haven Family Physicians is now a part of Bronson. As of February 1, they joined the new family medicine practice on Blue Star Highway in South Haven, Mich. The practice is staffed by Richard Allen, MD; David Liscow, MD; Susan Heinrich, MD; Conor Mullin, MD; Ruth McDowell, PA-C, and Patricia Capps, NP-C. These providers will continue to provide primary care services to the South Haven community. This practice provides a wide range of services for adults and pediatric patients, from check-ups to managing chronic conditions. Bronson Family Medicine — Blue Star is located at 930 Blue Star Highway in South Haven. For more information, call (269) 637-1115.

Alison Stoughton, NP

Alison Stoughton, NP.Bronson FastCare – Kalamazoo welcomes Alison Stoughton, NP, to its team. Stoughton received her Master of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She joins a team that provides expert, no-wait medical attention for minor healthcare needs such as the flu, sore throats, sunburns and insect bites. Stoughton previously worked for Sturgis Healthcare Group in Sturgis, Mich. Bronson FastCare offers services at two locations – on West Main by US-131 in Kalamazoo and inside the Meijer store on South Westnedge by I-94 in Portage. Both locations are open days, evenings, holidays and weekends, and provide care at one low price. Call (269) 276-4744 for more information.

Laura Felton-Zerafa, PA-C

Laura Felton-Zerafa, PA-CBronson LakeView Neurobehavioral Health welcomes Laura Felton-Zerafa, PA-C, to its team. She will be working both in the inpatient and outpatient units. Laura received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She has a special interest in geriatric neurobehavioral health. She was most recently employed with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids. Bronson LakeView Neurobehavioral Health is located at 404 Hazen Street, Suite L3, in Paw Paw. Laura can be reached at (269) 657-1595.


February 2018

Kristen Moran, PA-C

Kristen Moran, PA-C.Bronson FastCare – Kalamazoo welcomes Kristen Moran, PA-C, to its team. Moran received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Butler University in Indianapolis. She joins a team that provides expert, no-wait medical attention for minor healthcare needs such as the flu, sore throats, sunburns and insect bites. Moran previously worked for NWI Urgent Care and Midwest Express Clinic in Indiana. Bronson FastCare offers services at two locations – on West Main by US-131 in Kalamazoo and inside the Meijer store on South Westnedge by I-94 in Portage. Both locations are open days, evenings, holidays and weekends, and provide care at one low price. Call (269) 276-4744 for more information.

Abhishek Gupta, DO

Abhishek Gupta, DO.Bronson General Surgery – Battle Creek welcomes Abhishek Gupta, DO, to its team. Dr. Gupta completed his internship and general surgery residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. and Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Mich. He is board certified in general surgery. Dr. Gupta received his medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Tex. He was most recently employed as a general surgeon with ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe, Mich. Bronson General Surgery is located at 363 Fremont St., Suite 208 in Battle Creek, Mich. Dr. Gupta can be reached at (269) 245-8310.

Miranda Makulski, DO

Miranda Makulski, DO.Bronson Internal Medicine & Rheumatology welcomes Miranda Makulski, DO, to its team. Makulski received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Penn. She completed her family medicine residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich. Makulski was previously employed at Henry Ford Allegiance Family Medicine in Albion, Mich. Bronson Internal Medicine & Rheumatology is located at 2845 Capital Ave SW Suite 302 in Battle Creek. She is accepting new patients and can be reached at (269) 979-6333.

Mirjana Stancic, MD

Mirjana Stancic, MD.Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Mirjana Stancic, MD, to its team. She will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson LakeView Hospital, Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson South Haven Hospital. Dr. Stancic completed her internal medicine residency at Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo and is board certified in internal medicine and palliative care. Dr. Stancic received her medical degree from the University of Sarajevo Medical School in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was most recently employed as a hospitalist at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists is located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek, 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, 408 Hazen St. in Paw Paw, and 955 S. Bailey Ave. in South Haven. Dr. Stancic can be reached at (269) 341-8481.

Karen Garcia, DO

Karen Garcia, DO.Bronson Newborn Hospital Specialists welcomes Karen Garcia, DO, to its team. Dr. Garcia completed her pediatrics residency at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich. and is certified in pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla. Garcia can be reached at (269) 341-8986.

Alan Messinger, MD

Alan Messinger, MD.Bronson Plastic Surgery Specialists in Portage welcomes Alan Messinger, MD, to its team. Messinger completed his plastic surgery fellowship at Loyola University in Chicago, Ill. and is board certified in plastics reconstructive surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Southwest Michigan Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC) in Kalamazoo, Mich. Messinger received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He has a special interest in breast reconstruction. Bronson Plastic Surgery Specialists is located at 7901 S. 12 St., Suite 100, in Portage. The practice is accepting new patients. Dr. Messinger can be reached at (269) 372-3000.

Alan Stephens, MD

Alan Stephens, MD.Bronson Plastic Surgery Specialists in Portage welcomes Alan Stephens, MD, to its team. Stephens is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery. He completed his plastic surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. and his general surgery residency at Rush University in Chicago. Stephens received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He has a special interest in cosmetic surgery. Bronson Plastic Surgery Specialists is located at 7901 S. 12 St., Suite 100, in Portage. The practice is accepting new patients. Dr. Stephens can be reached at (269) 372-3000.

David C. Waterson, DO

David C. Waterson, DO.Bronson Sports Medicine Specialists welcomes David C. Waterson, DO, to its team. Dr. Waterson completed his sports medicine fellowship at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., is board certified in family medicine and has a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine. He completed his family medicine residency and osteopathic internship at Sparrow Hospital/MSU in Lansing, Mich. Dr. Waterson received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Mich. He has a special interest in nonsurgical sports medicine including concussion, tendinitis and joint pain, and is registered in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Waterson has 11 years of experience in family medicine and five years of experience in sports medicine. He sees patients in Kalamazoo and Paw Paw. Bronson Sports Medicine Specialists is located at 315 Turwill Lane in Kalamazoo and 451 Health Parkway in Paw Paw. Dr. Waterson can be reached at (855) 618-2676.


January 2018

Wendy Steinkraus, DNP, FNP

Wendy Steinkraus, DNP, FNP.Bronson Family Medicine - The Groves welcomes Wendy Steinkraus, DNP, FNP, to its team. Steinkraus completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Ky. She was most recently employed at Correct Care Solutions in Nashville, Tenn. Bronson Family Medicine - The Groves is located at 6938 Elm Valley Dr., Suite 101, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Steinkraus is currently accepting new patients of all ages. Call (269) 552-4233 to schedule an appointment.

Holly Dellinger, NP

Holly Dellinger, NP.Bronson Geriatric Medical Service welcomes Holly Dellinger, NP, to its team. Dellinger received her Master of Science in Nursing with a special focus on gerontology from the University of Michigan in Flint, Mich. She has three years of experience in healthcare and was most recently employed with Hamilton Community Health Network in Clio, Mich. Bronson Geriatric Medical Service is located at 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, Mich. Dellinger can be reached at (269) 341-8822.

Gregory Beaver, PA-C

Gregory Beaver, PA-C.Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Gregory Beaver, PA-C, to their team. He will be working as physician assistants with the hospitalist practice at Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView and Bronson Methodist Hospitals. Beaver received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degrees from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists practices are located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek, 408 Hazen St. in Paw Paw, Mich. and 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, Mich. All can be reached at (269) 341-8481.

Thomas Engle, PA-C

Thomas Engle, PA-C.Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Thomas Engle, PA-C, to their team. He will be working as a physician assistant with the hospitalist practice at Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView and Bronson Methodist Hospitals. Engle received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists practices are located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek, 408 Hazen St. in Paw Paw, Mich. and 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, Mich. All can be reached at (269) 341-8481.

Christopher Holthof, NP

Christopher Holthof, NP.Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Christopher Holthof, NP, to its team. He will be working as a nurse practitioner with the hospitalist practice at Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView and Bronson Methodist Hospitals. Holthof received his Master of Science in Nursing degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists practices are located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek, 408 Hazen St. in Paw Paw and 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, Mich. Holthof can be reached at (269) 341-8481.

Danielle Kobrossi, PA-C

Danielle Kobrossi, PA-C.Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Danielle Kobrossi, PA-C, to their team. She will be working as a physician assistant with the hospitalist practice at Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView and Bronson Methodist Hospitals. Kobrossi received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degrees from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists practices are located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek, 408 Hazen St. in Paw Paw, Mich. and 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, Mich. All can be reached at (269) 341-8481.

Travis Turrell, PA-C

Travis Turrell, PA-C.Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists welcomes Travis Turrell, PA-C, to their team. He will be working as a physician assistant with the hospitalist practice at Bronson Battle Creek, Bronson LakeView and Bronson Methodist Hospitals. Beaver received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degrees from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists practices are located at 300 North Ave. in Battle Creek, 408 Hazen St. in Paw Paw, Mich. and 601 John St. in Kalamazoo, Mich. All can be reached at (269) 341-8481.

Jennifer Soper, NP

Jennifer Soper, NP.Bronson OB/GYN Associates - Portage welcomes Jennifer Soper, NP, to its team. Soper received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She has a special interest in women’s health. She has 23 years of experience in nursing and was most recently employed with Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, Mich. Bronson OB/GYN Associates is located at 3300 W. Centre Ave, Portage, Mich. Soper can be reached at (269) 327-2211.


Looking for a Bronson doctor? For a complete list of providers at Bronson, visit bronsonhealth.com/find-a-doctor or call Bronson HealthAnswers at (269) 341-7723.

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