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School-based health clinics being added in Reed City and Evart

Family Health Care has been awarded grant funding from the state of Michigan to add school-based health centers in the Evart and Reed City school districts. The Child and Adolescent Health Center Program Planning Grants through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will provide $100,000 in funding for each school district to […]

Family Health Care leaders meet with lawmakers in Washington, DC

Family Health Care CEO Julie Tatko, Quality Director Amy Tompkins, and Board Members Eric Davidson, Pam Panetta and Bruce Whitney met with Congressman John Moolenaar and Congressman Jack Bergman at the National Association of Community Health Centers’ policy and issues forum in Washington, DC. The discussion focused on critical health care issues and the need […]

Family Health Care Awarded Going PRO Talent Funding

Family Health Care recently received a $15,000 Going PRO Talent Fund award from Michigan Works! West Central. The funding is provided by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and administered by the local Michigan Works! office. The money assists with training, developing and retaining newly hired and current employees. Family Health Care is […]

Family Health Care welcomes new provider at Grant medical clinic

Leah Bethel, AGNP-C, has joined Family Health Care as an adult-gerontology family nurse practitioner. She will see patients at the Family Health Care clinic at 11 N. Maple St. in Grant. Bethel earned her nurse practitioner degree from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Central Michigan University. […]

Optometrist joins Family Health Care

Shawn Andrus, OD, has joined the vision department at Family Health Care as an optometrist, working alongside Krystyna Sherman, OD. Dr. Andrus graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry in Big […]

New medical providers join Family Health Care

Two new medical providers have joined Family Health Care. Heather Williams, PA-C, will see patients at the White Cloud and Big Rapids Family Health Care clinics. Williams earned her physician assistant degree at University of Detroit Mercy and has been practicing medicine in West Central Michigan since 2017. Prior to that, she worked in health […]

Dr. Ankita Sharma joins Baldwin Family Health Care dental clinic

Ankita Sharma, DMD, has joined Family Health Care as a general dentist at the Baldwin dental clinic located at 1615 Michigan Avenue. She will provide a full array of preventative and restorative dental services to help patients of all ages achieve a healthy smile. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Sharma to Family Health Care,” […]

Tis the season for ticks

By Vicki Kuhns, BS, CHWPopulation Health Coordinator It’s finally summer. The warm weather makes it the perfect time to get outdoors. However, if you are going into the woods, tall grass or brush, there are some precautions you should take to protect yourself from being bitten by a tick. Being bitten by a tick can […]

Family Health Care warns of Medicare scam

Family Health Care is warning its patients of a Medicare scam. Several patients of the local health center have received phone calls from someone claiming to be with Medicare. The caller is asking patients to verify their Medicare information over the phone. Family Health Care reminds patients to never give out personal information to a […]