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Robert Riekse, MD

Program Director

Robert Riekse, MD

Program Director

Fellowship

Geriatric Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Medical School

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Primary Practice Location

Long-term care at the campuses of Holland Home and Beacon Hill at Eastgate

Teaching or Other Awards

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Outstanding Teacher Award 2016-2017

Why I chose to practice at Mercy Health/Grand Rapids...

Multiple medical opportunities available in the Grand Rapids area as well as being close to family.

Residency

Internal Medicine, Spectrum Health East Campus/St. Mary's Mercy Medical Center, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI

Subspecialty

Geriatric Medicine

Current Activities, Research or Professional Interests

Geriatrician for continuing care retirement communities including the campuses of Holland Home and Beacon Hill at Eastgate. Medical Director of Beacon Hill at Eastgate. Preceptor for internal medicine residents. Interests include caring for persons with dementia including Alzheimer's disease, as well as preventive care in the elderly.

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Basketball, football, yard work, taking family walks

Carlos Weiss, MD

Associate Program Director

Carlos Weiss, MD

Associate Program Director

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Current Practice Location

Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Kelly Parm

Program Administrator

Kelly Parm

Program Administrator

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

I have lived in the Grand Rapids area since childhood and have worked in health care for 17 years, GME for 4 of those years. During this time, I have mainly worked with the Family Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship and the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. When I am not working, I enjoy being outdoors with my husband and 3 children & great dane - enjoying Michigan's lakes by boating, swimming, & fishing!

Gwen Brandt, MD

Gwen Brandt, MD

Fellowship

MSU Sparrow Hospital Geriatric Fellowship, East Lansing, MI

Medical School

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Residency

Synergy Family Medicine, Saginaw, MI

Ronald S. Duemler, MD

Ronald S. Duemler, MD

Fellowship

Mercy Health Grand Rapids Geriatrics Fellowship, Grand Rapids, MI

Medical School

Michigan State University

Primary Practice Location

Holland Home Campuses

Teaching or Other Awards

American Geriatric Society Clinician of the Year 2015

Residency

Mercy Health Grand Rapids Family Medicine Residency

Subspecialty

Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Additional Practice Information

Trillium Woods

Why I chose to practice at Mercy Health/Grand Rapids...

I really appreciate practicing in a faith based not for profit organization and really appreciate their core values.

Shannon English, MD

Shannon English, MD

Fellowship

Sun Health-St. Joseph's Geriatric Fellowship Program, Sun City, AZ

Medical School

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Residency

The Williamsport Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Williamsport, PA

Subspecialty

Family Medicine; Geriatrics; Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Kevin Foley, MD

Kevin Foley, MD

Fellowship

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Medical Director of the Mercy Health - Saint Mary's Memory Disorders Service in the Hauenstein Neuroscience Center

Residency

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

Current Practice Location

Mercy Health Saint Mary's

James Passinault, MD

James Passinault, MD

Fellowship

Geriatrics; University of Michigan

Medical School

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

• Medical Director of Geriatric Inpatient Services; Mercy Health • Medical Director; Clark Retirement Community • Inpatient Care of the demented patient with behavior disturbance

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids

Family Excellent Medical Community Weather

Residency

Internal Medicine; GRMERC; Grand Rapids, MI

Current Practice Location

Mercy Health Saint Mary's 300 Lafayette; Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc

Golf

Afriyie Randle, DO

Afriyie Randle, DO

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Keith Van Oosterhout, MD

Keith Van Oosterhout, MD

Residency

St. Joseph Hospital, Flint, MI

Subspecialty

Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Current Activities, Research or Professional Interests

My interests include care for the debilitated elderly, care at the end of life, and teaching end of life principles, or simply providing clinical care in medically needy countries (including Haiti, Kosovo, Ecuador, and Kenya).

Why I chose to practice at Mercy Health/Grand Rapids...

Mercy Health demonstrates a strong commitment to providing care for the underserved community. The Geriatric Department reflects that model with its focus on medical for facility-confined and homebound patients.

Medical School

Wayne State University, Detroit , MI

Primary Practice Location

Long term Care Facilities
Trillium Woods/Faith Hospice

Teaching or Other Awards

Faculty Teaching Award, St. Catherine's Family Practice Residency Program, 1983.

Anthony DeVito II Memorial Award, University of Michigan Geriatrics Center, 2015.

My past teaching activities have included appointments with Medical College of Wisconsin (1990-1993) Western Michigan University School of Allied Health Professionals (2001-2015) Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine (2011-present).

My current interests involve teaching the principles of geriatrics and hospice care to medical students, residents, and fellows, with MSU College of Human Medicine (2016-present).

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