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West Michigan’s Best Doctors

Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are fewer empty seats in your doctors’ waiting rooms.

According to a 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, Americans are visiting physicians more often, on average of three visits per year. As America’s population grows and ages, that number is likely to increase, as it has for the past decade.

The men and women who provide us with medical advice and care are playing bigger roles in our lives. Finding the best advice and the best care is a significant endeavor.

 

Here, Grand Rapids Magazine provides a list of the area’s best doctors, as established by the Best Doctors in America database. Best Doctors Inc. (www.bestdoctors.com) conducts an annual peer review survey to determine the “best,” in which renowned doctors are asked, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”

Doctors and hospitals are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed, nor does Best Doctors pay physicians to participate in the survey process. This ensures that the database remains an unbiased source. The recommended doctors are screened for licensing and certification requirements and for any disqualifying disciplinary actions.

West Michigan’s best doctors are part of a select group. Best Doctors names only 30,000 doctors in the United States — about 4 percent of all U.S. doctors — as the best.

In October 2003, Grand Rapids Magazine will again honor members of the medical community via the Grand Rapids Magazine Medical Hall of Fame. This event and complementary publication are meant to serve the Greater Grand Rapids area in providing recognition of individuals who have made tremendous contributions to this — and the worldwide — community. GR

Editor's note: Addresses are in Grand Rapids unless otherwise listed.

 

 

Allergy And Immunology

Raymond L. Gonzalez
1300 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 459-1125

Richard R. Townley
Allergy Associates of Western Michigan, 3625 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming, 49509-4023, 531-6900

 

Anesthesiology

Paul J. Fatum
Anesthesia Medical Consultants, 3333 Evergreen Drive NE, 49525, 364-4200

J. Robert Van Timmeren
Anesthesia Medical Consultants, 3333 Evergreen Drive NE, 49505, 364-4200

 

Cardiovascular Disease

Dennis C. Besley
West Michigan Heart, 1300 Michigan St. NE, Suite 201, 49503-2029, 459-4345

Robert C. Davidson
West Michigan Heart, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 200, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 454-5551

Timothy D. Fritz
West Michigan Heart, 1300 Michigan St. NE, Suite 201, 49503-2029, 459-4345

David E. Langholz
West Michigan Heart, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 200, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 454-5551

Ronald L. VanderLaan
West Michigan Heart, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 200, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 454-5551

 

Colon And Rectal Surgery

Martin A. Luchtenfeld
Spectrum Health, Ferguson Clinic, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 205, 49546, 356-4100

John M. MacKeigan
Spectrum Health, Ferguson Clinic, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 205, 49546, 356-4100

 

Dermatology

Marek A. Stawiski
Dermatology Center of Grand Rapids, 426 Michigan St. NE, Suite 201, 49503-5611, 459-8209

Evelyn E. Vanderveen
Dermatology Center of Grand Rapids, 426 Michigan St. NE, Suite 201, 49503-5611, 459-8209

John R. Vydareny
1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 395, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 459-1144

 

Endocrinology And Metabolism

Edward J. Kryshak
Michigan Medical, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 200, 49546, 974-4820

Douglas D. Notman
Endocrine Associates of Western Michigan, 240 Cherry St. SE, Suite 104, 49503-4608, 752-6310

 

Family Medicine

Lee P. Begrow
Spectrum Primary Care Partners, Kentwood, 4600 Breton Road SE, Kentwood, 49508-5220, 391-9700

Craig H. Bethune
2540 Woodmeadow Drive SE, 49546-8031, 956-0026

David E. Blair
Advantage Health, 150 Jefferson Ave. SE, 49503, 913-8450

Sam Giovannucci
Michigan Medical, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 200, 49546, 974-4820

Brian V. Phillips
Spectrum Primary Care Partners, Kentwood, 4600 Breton Road SE, Kentwood, 49508-5220, 391-9700

Ernest V. Quiroz
Advantage Health, 150 Jefferson Ave. SE, 49503, 913-8450

Janet L. Talmo-Spooner
Advantage Health, 150 Jefferson Ave. SE, 49503, 919-8450

 

Gastroenterology
Allan G. Coates
Gastroenterology Associates of Western Michigan, 1945 Boston St. SE, Suite 201, 49506, 452-7099

Paul O. Farr
Grand River Gastroenterology, 310 Lafayette Ave. SE, Suite 400, 49503, 752-6525

James A. Fuson
Michigan Medical Specialists, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 205, 49546, 774-2414

John D. Serini
Gastroenterology Associates of Western Michigan, 1945 Boston St. SE, Suite 201, 49506, 452-7099

 

Geriatric Medicine
Iris Boettcher
Spectrum Health Elder Consult, 4500 Breton Road SE, 49508, 391-5710

Kevin Thomas Foley, Western Michigan Internal Medicine Associates, 1000 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 160, 49546-8313, 956-0803

 

Hand Surgery

Donald P. Condit
Michigan Hand Center, 1000 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 230, 49546, 954-1442

 

Infectious Disease

David J. Dobbie
Grand Rapids Infectious Disease Specialists, 515 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 774-2822

 

Internal Medicine (General)

Marcus G. Beversluis
Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners, 4444 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, 49508, 391-5600

Thomas W. Brink
Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners, 4444 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, 49508, 391-5600

Bruce B. Brintnall
Grand Valley Internal Medicine Specialists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 150, East Grand Rapids, 49506-2969, 459-3158

Michael George Dickinson
Grand Valley Internal Medicine Specialists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 150, East Grand Rapids, 49506-2969, 459-3158

Daniel R. Drumm
Grand Rapids Associated Internists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 375, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 459-0292

James A. Geissler
Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners, 4444 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, 49508, 391-5600

Gary N. Humphries
Grand Valley Internal Medicine Specialists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 150, East Grand Rapids, 49506-2969, 459-3158

Melonie S. Ice
Grand Valley Internal Medicine Specialists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 150, East Grand Rapids, 49506-2969, 459-3158

Peter Kuhl
Grand Valley Internal Medicine Specialists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 150, East Grand Rapids, 49506-2969, 459-3158

John A. Marvin
2851 Michigan St. NE, 49506, 285-9090

John R. Maurer
Grand Valley Internal Medicine Specialists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 150, East Grand Rapids, 49506-2969, 459-3158

Robert S. Rood
Grand Rapids Associated Internists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 375, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 459-0292

Edward J. Snell
21 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 456-7273

A. Robert Van Tuinen
Grand Rapids Associated Internists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 375, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 459-0292

Gordon F. Van Otteren
21 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 456-7273

 

Medical Oncology And Hematology

Mark G. Campbell
Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan, 710 Kenmoor Ave. SE, Suite 200, 49546-2371, 954-9800

David L. Oviatt
West Michigan Hematology/Oncology, 3230 Eagle Park Drive NE, Suite 100, 49525, 949-7079

Enrico C. Sobong
West Michigan Hematology/Oncology, 3230 Eagle Park Drive NE, Suite 100, 49525, 949-7079

Kathleen Jo Yost
West Michigan Hematology/Oncology, 3230 Eagle Park Drive NE, Suite 100, 49525, 949-7079

Michael Zakem
Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan, 710 Kenmoor Ave. SE, Suite 200, 49546, 954-9800

 

Neurology

Leslie A. Neuman
Neurological Associates of Western Michigan, 2855 Michigan St. NE, Suite 200, 49506-1242, 957-4090

Dudley E. Wiley, Neurological Associates of Western Michigan, 2855 Michigan St. NE, Suite 200, 49506-1242, 957-4090

 

Neurology, Child

David H. Van Dyke
Neurological Associates of Western Michigan, 2855 Michigan St. NE, 49506-1242, 957-4090

 

Obstetrics And Gynecology

Curtis R. Cook
West Michigan Perinatal, 221 Michigan St. NE, Suite 300, 49503, 391-3681

Stephen H. Cruikshank
330 Barclay Ave. NE, Suite 102, 49503, 391-1929

Gordon O. Downey
Gynecologic Oncology of Western Michigan, 1002 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 242, 49546, 957-3398

Domenic R. Federico
Michigan Medical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3800 Lake Michigan Drive NW, 49504, 453-8225

Charles R. Harrison
Gynecologic Oncology of Western Michigan, 1002 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 242, 49546, 957-3398

Russel D. Jelsema
West Michigan Obstetrics and Gynecology, 221 Michigan St. NE, Suite 600, 49503, 774-7035

John LaGrand
2120 43rd St. SE, Suite 100, 49508, 455-0950

Dorsey Ligon
515 Michigan St. NE, Suite 302, 49503, 458-7591

Ralph Mathis
21 Michigan St. NE, Suite 660, 49503, 451-2993

Darla M. Olson
West Michigan Obstetrics and Gynecology, 221 Michigan St. NE, Suite 600, 49503, 774-7035

Stephen F. Rechner
West Michigan Obstetrics and Gynecology, 221 Michigan St. NE, Suite 600, 49503, 774-7035

Liana G. Rinzler
Michigan Medical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4829 East Beltline NE, 49525, 363-9069

Kathy C. Williams
Michigan Medical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4829 East Beltline NE, 49525, 363-9069

Laura J. Zuidema
West Michigan Perinatal, 221 Michigan St. NE, Suite 300, 49503, 391-3681

 

Ophthalmology

Patrick J. Droste
1000 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 250, 49546, 957-0866

Larry J. Gerbens
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, 750 East Beltline NE, 49525, 949-2600

David M. Reifler
1000 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 221, 49546, 942-7377

Robert J. Roosenberg
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, 750 East Beltline NE, 49525, 949-2600

David D. Verdier
Verdier Eye Center, 1000 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 130, 49546-3680, 949-2001

Jeffrey D. Zheutlin
3350 Eagle Park Drive NE, Suite 105, 49525, 285-1200

 

Orthopedic Surgery

Allan C. Hoekzema
153 Lafayette St. SE, 49503-4347, 459-3213

Scott S. Russo
Orthopedic and Spine Specialists of West Michigan, 750 East Beltline NE, Suite 301, 49525, 942-1313

Thomas G. Schwaderer
Orthopaedic Associates of Grand Rapids, 230 Michigan St. NE, Suite 300, 49503-2531, 459-7101

Roy W. Waddell
1000 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 118, 49546-3680, 949-8945

 

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose And Throat)

Terry DeGroot
Lakeshore Otolaryngology, 1310 Wisconsin Ave., Grand Haven, 49417, 846-7080

Robert Petroelje
Ear, Nose and Throat Center, 655 Kenmoor Ave. SE, Suite A, 49546, 575-1212

Sherman Sprik
Western Michigan Otolaryngology, 655 Kenmoor Ave. SE, Suite A, 49546, 575-1212

Theodore S. Vanderveen
Lakeshore Otolaryngology, 1310 Wisconsin Ave., Grand Haven, 49417, 846-5960

Phillips H. Winter
Lakeshore Otolaryngology, 577 Michigan Ave., Suite 101, Holland, 49423, 393-2190

 

Pediatric Specialist

Richard A. Axtell
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 330 Barclay Ave. SE, 49503, 391-2086

Scott E. Curtis
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Critical Care, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-3626

James B. Fahner
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-2086

David R. Freyer
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-2086

Donald D. Malcolm
Western Michigan Pediatric Cardiology, 330 Barclay Ave. NE, Suite 201, 49503, 459-8247

Deanna Mitchell
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-2086

Dominic J. Sanfilippo
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Critical Care, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-9000

Michael A. Wood
1425 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-3933

 

Pediatrics (General)

David W. Chamness
Holland Pediatric Associates, 926 S. Washington Ave., Holland, 49423, 393-0166

James Alan Chamness
Michigan Medical Pediatric Corp., Lake Shore Medical Campus, 3235 N. Wellness Drive, Suite 120A, Holland, 49424, 399-0902

Edward O. Cox
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 330 Barclay Ave. NE, 49503, 391-8810

John Koetsier
Western Michigan Pediatrics, 710 Kenmoor Ave., Suite 110, 49546, 949-6112

Nicholas P. Kokx
Kent Pediatrics, 4735 West River Drive, Comstock Park, 49321, 784-9400

Robert D. Lang
3271 Clear Vista Court NE, 49525, 391-7800

Beatrice A. Murray
Spectrum Health, DeVos Children's Hospital, 330 Barclay Ave., Suite GL-2, 49503, 459-4314

Susan H. Wakefield
751A Kenmoor Ave. SE, 49546, 949-4465

 

Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Stephen C. Bloom
Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Specialists, 350 Lafayette St. SE, Suite 301, 49503, 459-0801

Benjamin J. Bruinsma
Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Specialists, 350 Lafayette St. SE, Suite 301, 49503, 459-0801

 

Plastic Surgery

Bradley P. Bengtson
Plastic Surgery Associates, 220 Lyon St. NW, Suite 700, 49503, 451-4500

Dennis C. Hammond
4070 Lake Drive SE, Suite 202, 49546, 464-4420

W. David Moore
Plastic Surgery Associates, 220 Lyon St. NW, Suite 700, 49503, 451-4500

Steven L. Ringler
Plastic Surgery Associates, 220 Lyon St. NW, Suite 700, 49503, 451-4500

David A. VanderWall
Plastic Surgery Associates, 220 Lyon St. NW, Suite 700, 49503, 451-4500

 

Psychiatry

Mark W. Hinshaw
Psychiatric Consultation Services, 1000 Parchment Drive SE, 49546, 957-9197

 

Pulmonary And Critical Care Medicine

John P. Cantor
Grand Valley Internal Medicine Specialists, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 150, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 459-3158

Wayne M. Couwenhoven
Michigan Medical, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 200, 49546, 949-8244

Timothy E. Daum
Michigan Medical, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 200, 49546, 949-8244

Steven K. Kraker
Michigan Medical, 640 Michigan Ave., Suite 102, Holland, 49423, 394-3748

Gregory A. Sandman
Michigan Medical, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 200, 49546-3703, 949-8244

Glenn M. VanOtteren
Michigan Medical, 4100 Lake Drive SE, Suite 200, 49546, 949-8244

 

Radiation Oncology

Eric P. Buth
Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-1830

 

Radiology

Charles R. Luttenton
Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus, Department of Radiology, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-1810

Jeffrey S. Van Erp
Spectrum Health, Blodgett Campus, 1840 Wealthy St. SE, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 774-7444

 

Surgery

Denis R. Alix
Western Michigan Surgical, 245 Cherry St. SE, Suite 102, 49503, 456-5311

Bruce W. Bonnell
Towers Surgeons, 21 Michigan St. NE, Suite 735, 49503, 456-8613

Lowell R. Bursch
Spectrum Health, Butterworth Campus, Department of General Surgery, 100 Michigan St. NE, 49503, 391-2085

Robert H. Connors
Pediatric Surgeons of West Michigan, 330 Barclay Ave. NE, Suite 202, 49503, 458-1722

Larry J. Robson
2765 Woodcliff Circle SE, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 949-3207

Donald J. Scholten
Academic Surgical Associates, 1000 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 150, 49546, 977-6243

George T. Sugiyama
Vascular Associates, 21 Michigan St. NE, Suite 550, 49503, 459-8700

Richard M. Wilcox
Health Quest, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 180, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 458-1200

 

Thoracic Surgery

John Charles Heiser
1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 280, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 459-7258

Lawrence H. Patzelt
1900 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 280, East Grand Rapids, 49506, 459-7258

 

Urology

William E. Marquis, Urology Associates
245 Cherry St. SE, Suite 202, 49503, 459-3551

Michael E. Novak, Urology Surgeons
4070 Lake Drive SE, Suite 103, 49546, 949-4340

Brian A. Roelof, Urology Consultants
21 Michigan St. NE, Suite 450, 49503, 459-4171

David E. Thompson, Urology Surgeons
4070 Lake Drive SE, Suite 103, 49546, 949-4340

 

These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America database, which includes approximately 30,000 doctors in more than 40 medical specialties.

The Best Doctors in America database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors Inc. of Boston, Mass., and Aiken, S.C. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at (888) DOCTORS or by e-mail at info@bestdoctors.com.

Best Doctors Inc. has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause.

Copyright 2002 by Best Doctors Inc. of Boston, Mass., and Aiken, S.C. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of Best Doctors Inc. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.

“Best Doctors,” “The Best Doctors in America” and the Best Doctors logo are registered trademarks of Best Doctors Inc. and are used under license.

   
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