At Metro Health, we are passionate about your health. From providing the highest quality care that is more personal and focused on you, to our network of primary care doctors who will answer your email and see you when you’re sick, to being one of the nation’s most electronically-integrated health systems that’s connected to some of the most advanced specialists in the nation, Metro Health is passionate about how you experience health care.
And our patients are passionate about their Metro Health team. See why.
When Cheryl Pinnow went in for a routine mammogram and learned that she had Stage 3 breast cancer, she and her family were shocked. Metro Health’s team moved quickly, referring Cheryl to oncologist Dr. Stephanie Dublis. Thanks to Dr. Dublis and treatment resources provided through the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, Cheryl received remarkable care. On Christmas Eve, Dr. Dublis called with news of Cheryl’s latest scans — all clear! Dr. Dublis' excitement and ongoing support for Cheryl brightly shone that day. With her cancer in remission, Cheryl still has a journey in front of her, but Dr. Dublis has promised to walk with her every step of the way.
With a long list of doctors and difficulties in her past, Barbara Smith felt nervous about another surgery. Yet from the start, Barbara noticed Dr. Larissa Dunker genuinely desired to help her. Dr. Dunker, drawn to Metro Health's commitment to care well for the entire person, brought a patient-centered passion to her appointments with Barbara. Meeting beforehand with the gynecologist performing Barbara's surgery, Dr. Dunker addressed each detail of Barbara's medical history, ensuring her procedure went beautifully. Afterward, Dr. Dunker practiced just as much care in facilitating Barbara's recovery. For Barbara, Dr. Dunker’s holistic approach made all the difference. Now she tells all her friends, "Go to Dr. Dunker!"
It was the first week of school and Sara Maltman had a severe poison ivy outbreak covering the right side of her face. After suffering through picture day at school, Sara asked her mom about extra help. That's when they went in to see Dr. Hilary Schmid. Dr. Schmid's warm smile put Sara's mind at ease, and she felt comfortable answering all of the questions that Dr. Schmid asked. With the proper medication, Sara's face cleared right up. Now Sara knows she can bring Dr. Schmid any concern—be it her anemia or another health question. As Sara grows older, Dr. Schmid continues to be a kind, trusted voice.
The leg pain wasn't too serious; at least that is what Wayne Winchester would tell himself—then Wayne's struggle to walk during a family vacation at Mt. Rushmore, pushed him to make a change. Dr. Fadi Saab talked with Wayne about a procedure that would dramatically improve his quality of life. “You don’t have to undergo this procedure,” Dr. Saab shared, "But if you want to keep walking, come and see me." Wayne was convinced. Dr. Saab utilized a less invasive technique unique to Metro Heart and Vascular, known as TAMI, which provided Wayne with a rapid recovery. Now he is back to enjoying his favorite activities. If only he hadn’t waited 5 years to feel this good!
Michelle Huizinga and her husband were excited to start their family, but were having trouble getting pregnant. That's when they met Dr. Brad Irving, who offered them steady reassurance-"It will happen." He was right. After some waiting, baby Huizinga was on the way. At check-ups, Michelle found herself completely confident in Dr. Irving's watch over her baby. Even with the prospect of a surprise C-section, Michelle trusted Dr. Irving's skill. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Irving delivered baby Travis safely into Michelle’s arms. Today, with Travis healthy and baby #2 due later this year, Michelle considers Dr. Irving a key part of the Huizinga family story.
With 145 kills and an all-time college record for assists, Amber Getty has been putting her shoulder and lower back under a lot of strain. That's why she depends on Davenport University's team physician from OAM/Metro Sports Medicine, Dr. Aryn Johnson. OAM/Metro Sports Medicine is West Michigan's most comprehensive practice, offering a broad range of care in injury management and prevention as well as surgical solutions for athletes. Dr. Johnson specializes in osteopathic manipulation and has helped Amber increase her range of motion and realign her shoulder and spine so she can perform at her best level, pain-free. Now, Amber's game is stronger than ever.