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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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Best Doctors in Michigan
Dr. Wiseman is currently an attending physician of neonatal-perinatal medicine and assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, New York. Throughout an outstanding 35-year career in the healthcare industry, Dr. Wiseman gained comprehensive skills and knowledge in clinical medicine, neonatology, pediatrics and patient care.
Dr. Carter has expanded and perfected his skills in joint, knee, hip and shoulder operations. With an impressive 30-year career at hand, Dr. Carter is an esteemed and invaluable member of the healthcare industry.
With an impressive career spanning over 25 years within the healthcare industry, Dr. Cowling has been recognized for her accomplishments in emergency medicine and educating others, in particular for her ability to see potential in others.
Best in Medicine
Dr. Hughes has worked in the healthcare industry for over 9 years including his residency training. 4 and a half of these years have been spent working in his current role at Anesthesia Practice Consultants P.C.
As the owner of Elite Care Home Care in Grand Rapids, Mich., Ms. Obenauf works with patients in their homes and develops care plans for each one. In addition to that role — which she has held for over a year — Ms. Obenauf is also an attending physician assistant-certified at Mercy Health Physician Partners, where she has spent more than 10 years working with patients.
Best in Medicine
Timothy Keeler, BS-PA currently holds various leadership roles, including vice-president of operations, partner and founder of Pro-Health Medical, Inc., and partner, owner, provider and director of operations at Hope Urgent Care in Midland, Mich.
Best in Medicine
Lisa Cavanaugh, PA brings her extensive clinical training and expertise in Preventative Medicine. With four years in her current position as a Physician’s Assistant at Spectrum Health, she sharpens her clinical skills and works daily towards a mission of healthcare access for underserved populations on the front line of clinical care.
Joseph Ciacci, DO
Dr. Joseph Ciacci, Faculty & Radiologist at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Michigan, to their Physician Board. With 13 years in the healthcare industry, including 6 in his current role, Dr. Ciacci brings honed skills and expertise in Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology. He is Board Certified in Radiology and CAQ in Vascular & Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Osteopathic Radiology.

Bruce Ahlich, BS, MSA

Coordinator/Affiliate Pharmacy Services
Munson Medical Center

Alan Campbell, BA, MD

Medical Director
SpectrumHealth, Cancer Centers of West Michigan

Timothy Keeler, BS

Vascular Neurologist
Hope Urgent Care & Pro-Health Medical

Paul Krebsbach, MD

Staff Physician
Henry Ford Health System

Georgeta Macri, MD

Hospital Consultants PC

Laura Obenauf, PA-C

Elite Care and Mercy Health Physician Partners

Neethi Patel, DO

Shelby Pediatric Associates

Tonyia Seeland, PA-C, MS, MS

Physician Assistant
Michigan Medicine

Dawn Swatsenbarg, BS, MS

Lead Physician Assistant
Veterans Health Administration