WMed Health opens new family medicine clinic in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI – A new family medicine practice is opening in Kalamazoo and accepting new patients of all ages.

WMed Health is opening a new family medicine practice in Kalamazoo where more than 30 providers will provide primary care for the whole family, the health organization said in a press release. WMed Health is the clinical practice of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine.

The WMed Health Family Medicine Crosstown Parkway will feature 20 examination rooms in a 10,800-square-foot facility near Westnedge Avenue at 555 Crosstown Parkway, the release said.

“We are excited to expand our primary care services to the greater Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan communities and provide continuity of care for our current patients,” said Lisa Graves, MD, interim chair of WMed’s department of family and community medicine.

The clinic will provide care for everyone from babies to adults, including prenatal, newborn and pediatric care, acute illness visits, behavioral medicine, gynecology, diabetic management and care of other chronic illnesses and sports-related injuries, the release said.

The clinic’s practitioners will provide care for the whole person, including overall wellness and health maintenance, gender-affirming care, medically managed weight loss and trauma-informed care.

“Our intention is to continue to focus on people who have had trouble accessing care in the past, including the unhoused, those with limited income, people who are gender diverse, people with substance use disorders, people with underlying mental health conditions, people who have food insecurity and historically underserved persons of color, ”said Kristi VanDerKolk, MD, residency program director and an assistant professor in the medical school’s department of family and community medicine.

Patients can schedule in-person and telehealth visits, and same-day and walk-in appointments will be available beginning this summer, the release said. WMed Health participates with many insurance providers, including Medicaid and Medicaid Health Plans.

During the transition, patients can continue to receive care from WMed Health at 1000 Oakland Dr.

To schedule an appointment, call 269-337-4600. For more information, visit med.wmich.edu/fm-move.

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