Baldwin, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Grant, McBain and White Cloud


  Contact Administration : (231) 745-2743

Our Providers

At Family Health Care, nowhere is our passion for providing quality health care for all more evident than in our roster of outstanding providers. Our clinics are staffed by health care physicians and other professionals who love our community, our patients, and our unique environment that allows them to make a real difference in people’s lives. They are the best our community has to offer; they are passionate about providing access to quality health care to everyone who walks through the door. Don’t wait; see us today.

Alexander Warnsholz

PA-C

Professional Background In 2016, I graduated from South College in…

Amanda Barton

DNP, FNP, RN

About Me I am a small town girl at heart….

Amanda Ludlow

TLLP

About Me I realized at a young age that helping…

Amanda Mishler

Dental Hygienist

About Me As a child, I always liked going to…

Ankita Sharma

DMD

About Me I grew up in a household with two…

Ashley Roseveld

FNP-BC

Professional Background I graduated with my BSN from Ferris State…

Becky Porter

FNP

About Me I knew that I wanted to work in…

Betsey Baumann-Smeenge

Pediatric Dentist, DDS

About Me I love being a pediatric dentist because it…

Brad Noon

Pharmacist

Brett Stacer

PA-C

Experience: I have done clinical rotations in Family Practice, Internal…

Brian Dykes

LPC

About Me I took an interest and aptitude test to…

Brian Swank

Pharmacist

Alexander Warnsholz

Position: PA-C

Professional Background

In 2016, I graduated from South College in Knoxville, Tennessee, with my M.H.S. of Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to joining Family Health Care, I spent the last four years at a Medical Center in Wellston, Michigan, where I was able to provide evidence-based medicine care in a rural health and underserved setting.

 

Amanda Barton

Position: DNP, FNP, RN
Cadillac: (231) 775-6521
McBain: (231) 825-2643

About Me

I am a small town girl at heart. I was born and raised in West Michigan and now live just outside McBain. I love working in family practice. I see newborns, the elderly and everyone in between. Patients have said that seeing me is like having coffee with a good friend who listens and cares about you, your children and your parents. If you are looking for a new health care provider for you and/or your children, schedule an appointment and see for yourself the difference a caring provider who listens to you can make! You won’t be disappointed.

Professional Background

For a small town girl, it may be surprising that I did most of my training in the big cities. I received my doctorate at Rush University in Chicago. My family nurse practitioner training was completed at Columbia University in New York City. My undergraduate and graduate work was at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. My heart, however, remained in west and northern Michigan; so early in my career I returned “home” to practice the profession that I love! I am board certified, on the faculty at Michigan State University and committed to keeping up with the most current practice standards in family medicine while valuing the tried and true that comes with experience.

“Let’s work together to eat healthier, move more and reduce stress, and see how much better you can feel.”

Life Outside of the Practice

In addition to being a family nurse practitioner, I am also a wife and mother. My family includes adopted, biological and foster children. I have authored a series of children’s books based on our real-life experiences of being a mixed-race family created through adoption. Self-care for me includes prioritizing time with close friends and family, walking our dog with my husband, kayaking down the Clam River, hiking with girlfriends, cheering at my kids’ sporting events and reading fiction. Self-care for me does NOT involve shopping, iPhones or open water swimming, thus on my days off I avoid buying groceries, my phone is often missing (unless I am on-call!) and I will never attempt another triathlon-ever.

Amanda Ludlow

Position: TLLP
Phone: (231) 834-1350

About Me

I realized at a young age that helping others was my calling; it humbled me to help take the burned off people to be empathetic and caring. I was raised on a farm, and it was natural to help each other out. I was always eager for the next task. I can remember a time when my grandfather asked for help patining a piece of farm equipment. During this process, I noticed that my grandfather slopped paint on his clothing. In my young mind, I thought that he would feel upset being the one who slopped the paint. So in an attempt to make him feel better, I purposely put paint on my clothes.

 

I love connecting with people. I firmly believe that the patient/provider relationship is the most important part of the healing process. Every relationship is special and unique. It’s important to develop a trusting, positive, and open therapeutic relationship. I meet patients where they are at emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially to help mutually guide and support them through the healing process to become beathlier and happier people.

Professional Background

I have earned a Master’s degree in Arts from Western Michigan University, which has provided me with the education and training necessary to be licensed as a Temporary Limited License Psychologist. I have nearly 20 years of experience working in behavioral health and social services. I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. During my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to help adults and children through group, play, and equine therapy. I have also administered psychological and intellectual testing for adults and children.

 

Be kind to yourself and trust the healing process. Many times we can be our worst critic and forget to love ourselves and take care of our holistic being.

Life Outside of the Practice

I was born and raised in Newaygo County and still live there to this day. I enjoy being in nature and being active. I love spending time with my family and my rescue dog, Lady. I also love being around cows!

Amanda Mishler

Position: Dental Hygienist
Phone: (231) 689-1608

About Me

As a child, I always liked going to the dentist. I liked the clean and organized environment and I knew I wanted to help people somehow. I decided to give dental hygiene a try and I love it. I really enjoy getting to meet new people and build relationships with them. It is really rewarding to see a smile transform and know that I helped the patient along the process.

Professional Background

I graduated from Ferris State University with my associate degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and my bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2017. I am currently a student at Ferris again, in the Master of Public Health program. Along with working for Family Health Care, I am also adjunct clinical faculty at Ferris and I help oversee dental hygiene students in the clinic.

 

Besides telling all my patients that they should floss their teeth and not drink pop every day, I would tell everyone to stop being so self-conscious about their smile. Don’t worry about what others think about you; just smile, laugh and be confident in yourself! I think we are all our hardest critics, and we need to relax a little more and just be happy with who we are.

Life Outside of the Practice

I grew up in Cheboygan, MI and moved to Big Rapids for college. I met my husband there and we now call it home. We have two young boys, who keep us busy and entertained, as well as a dog and two cats. My husband and I created the Big Rapids Board Game Group, as we love to play board games. I also enjoy hula hooping in my free time and trying to learn new tricks. We also love spending time at our family cabins near Hubbard Lake.

Ankita Sharma

Position: DMD

About Me

I grew up in a household with two medical doctors as parents. Caring and helping people in distress was something that was instilled as a value since a very young age. I love meeting people and it gives me immense joy to alleviate their pain and suffering. I am extremely compassionate about my patients and would go out of my way to help them with their dental needs and trust me I don’t judge.

Professional Background

I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Massachusetts. Prior to joining Family Health Care, I practiced at a dental clinic in Pontiac, Michigan. My clinical field of interest are pain management and oral cancer. I also have published papers in Oral Oncology and Oral Diagnostics Medicine.

Life Outside of the Practice

I love traveling and cooking for friends and family, reading and listening to music, and going for long walks. I also really enjoy watching sports, especially tennis and cricket. I am a typical introverted extrovert. A fun fact about me is that I love to iron clothes!

Ashley Roseveld

Position: FNP-BC

Professional Background

I graduated with my BSN from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, and with my MSN from Davenport University. I am currently working as a RN at Trinity Health St. Mary’s Emergency Department.

 

I am eager to join a team that works together to improve the health and the lives of our surrounding communities.

Life Outside of the Practice

Some of my hobbies include hunting, fishing, anything pertaining to the outdoors, training/working our hunting dogs, yoga, and spending my free time with my spouse and son (6 yr old).

Becky Porter

Position: FNP
Phone: (231) 775-6521

About Me

I knew that I wanted to work in a profession that allowed me to influence others’ lives positively from a young age—practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner has made this possible. I love connecting with and empowering patients. I view the patient/provider relationship as a partnership or a team. Together we will determine what is needed to reach long-term and short-term goals. I enjoy caring for all age groups, from newborns to end of life.

Professional Background

I graduated with my Associates in Nursing in 2011. I completed my Bachelors of Nursing through Kaplan University in 2013. During that time, I worked in geriatrics, ICU/critical care, and maternity as a Registered Nurse. Although these were very fulfilling careers, my interest in becoming a family nurse practitioner was high. I was accepted to Michigan State University College of Nursing in 2014 and graduated with my Master’s degree in 2017. I became licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner shortly after. 

 

Sometimes, medicine is incredibly frustrating, scary, and complex. We are here for you. We are in this together. Hang in there. You’re health/wellness is important too.

Life Outside of the Practice

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy being outside and camping during the summer. 

Betsey Baumann-Smeenge

Position: Pediatric Dentist, DDS
Phone: (231) 689-1608

About Me

I love being a pediatric dentist because it gives me the chance to help children have happy, healthy smiles. Teeth affect the entire body, so keeping them disease-free helps a person stay healthy and out of pain. Baby teeth set the tone for the permanent teeth, so it’s important to take care of them. Starting good dental habits early on can help a child have a lifetime of good oral health.

 

I love working with children (and their parents), teaching them the importance of dental health and easing their anxieties. I know that many parents say they have had negative dental experiences in the past, and my goal is to change the narrative, so that the children I meet can have a positive dental experience, even looking forward to their dental visits. Every dental visit is kid-friendly, using simple terms and taking time to tell the child about the appointment, showing him or her what we will be doing, and then finally doing it.

 

I specialize in seeing kids of all ages: from the time the first tooth appears until they are 18 years old. I also see children with special healthcare needs, including those with sensory processing disorders, Autism, Down syndrome, or any other condition that may cause them to need a little extra time and patience during the appointment.

Professional Background

I grew up in Holland, MI, and studied psychology and biochemistry at Calvin College. After college, I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan, and then stayed at U of M to complete my Master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Life Outside of the Practice

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, boating, reading, and traveling to new places.

Brad Noon

Position: Pharmacist

Brett Stacer

Position: PA-C
Phone: (231) 834-0444

Experience:
I have done clinical rotations in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Psychology, OB/GYN, and Dermatology. One of my passions, though, is working with youth as I have been volunteering for a variety of youth organizations for over ten years.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI

Personal:
In my personal time, I like to make memories with family and friends, enjoying all of the outdoor activities Michigan has to offer in its various seasons. You can find me snowboarding in the winter, kayaking or out on a lake in the summer, and doing boxing workouts year round

Brian Dykes

Position: LPC
Phone: (231) 834-0444

About Me

I took an interest and aptitude test to determine what career would best fit my personality. It indicated that I would make a good teacher/preacher/counselor. I wanted to be a forest ranger (like Jim from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom; for you younger folks, I wanted to be Steve Irwin before Steve Irwin). A failed camping experienced soured me on the forest experience. However, life has opened up many opportunities over the decades for me to help people through teaching and counseling.

 

As a behavioral therapist, I have the opportunity to meet with people in various spots on their journey through life – joy and heartbreak, health and hurting, life and death. I also work alongside medical staff who care deeply for the patients and want them to experience life to its fullest. I am viewed as a partner in the healing process.

 

I enjoy life and want others to experience the beauty and mystery of these few years we travel on this earth. I enjoy humor. I strive to find hope in the most desperate of situations. I also like to help others find the treasures in their lives even when they feel like theirs doesn’t have any. I view myself as a psychological archaeologist helping each patient find the gems of their past.

Professional Background

I am from the East Coast (Maryland) and landed in Michigan over three decades ago (I love West Michigan). Along the way, I graduated from a small college in North Carolina, began my graduate work in Illinois, and completed my Master’s in Counselor Education/Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. 

 

My training is as a professional counselor. I’ve had experiences as a counselor, teacher, and supervisor. I also spent 13 years working within the criminal justice system, advocating for mentally ill and developmentally disabled individuals who were caught up in the legal process. My passion is to help others rediscover their value and pursue a value-focused life.  

 

The first step is to breathe. Slow down, breath in deeply, and exhale slowly. Smell the flowers or chocolate chip cookies baking. Now that you have stopped running from life, it’s time to unpack the baggage and begin living.

Life Outside of the Practice

I have completed 10 marathons in six different states. My goal at one time was to run a marathon in every state. I’ve now modified my goal – walk as a tourist in every state. One of my most fulfilling activities is going to Honduras on Mission Trips. Besides being warm and beautiful, some awesome people live there and help me experience life in fresh and fulfilling ways. I also enjoy remodeling my house, and I’m a history nerd. Being chased by my grandchildren is an indescribably joyful experience. When I retire, I plan to be an archaeologist.  

Brian Swank

Position: Pharmacist