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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

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Geriatrician for Continuing Care Retirement Communities including Holland Home and Beacon Hill at Eastgate. Preceptor for internal medicine residents. Interests include care for patients with dementia including Alzheimer's disease as well as preventive care in the elderly.

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids

Multiple medical opportunities exist in the Grand Rapids area.

Residency

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

Current Practice Location

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Holland Home and Beacon Hill at Eastgate

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 Coordinator

Kelly Parm

Program Coordinator

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 16 years, GME for 3 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 - enjoying Michigan's lakes by boating, swimming, & fishing!

Gwen Brandt, MD

Gwen Brandt, MD

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Ron Duemler, MD

Ron Duemler, MD

Fellowship

Michigan State University

Medical School

Rush Medical College

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Reformed Theology, History, Fishing, Traveling

Residency

Grand Rapids Family Practice Residency

Current Practice Location

Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Holland Home

Teaching or other awards

Clinician of the Year from The American Geriatric Society

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

Family in the area. Recreational activity in the area.

Shannon English, MD

Shannon English, MD

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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

Gary Martzke, MD

Gary Martzke, MD

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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

Chandini Valeeswaran, MD

Chandini Valeeswaran, MD

Fellowship

Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Geriatrics

Current Practice Location

• Mercy Health Saint Mary's • Nursing Homes

Hobbies, Personal Interests, etc.

Reading, painting and hiking

Medical School

Bangalore Medical College

Current Activities, Research, Subspecialty or Professional Interests

Working almost full time as clinical geriatrician

Why I chose to practice in Grand Rapids...

I loved the close knit community feel and family friendly environment of west Michigan. The medical community is awesome and growing which is great for personal and professional satisfaction.