2024 Best Doctors in Grand Rapids: Where to Find Top 10 Dentists, Pediatricians, OBGYNs + More

Best Doctors & Health Care Pros in Grand Rapids – 2024

We all love talking about the fun things to do in Grand Rapids with kids: best beaches, fun museums, fave schools.

But publicly asking your Instagram posse for a recommendation for a counselor for your kid with mental health issues? Or finding an OBGYN to talk to about about experiencing pain during intercourse?

Yeah… maybe that’s not something for the Reddit crew.

It’s really nice to get intel from people who know when looking for providers for your family. And we’ve done the work for you. Without you having to publicize anything.

We polled people across West Michigan to find the area’s best dentists, eye doctors, therapists and more.

Now that the results are in, you can use this guide to find your new favorite healthcare provider!

About Voting for the Best Doctors

ADHD Testing for Kids

As we learn more about how the brain works, there has been an increased demand for ADHD testing.

For those with ADHD, getting a diagnosis can be life changing.

Here are the top West Michigan ADHD testing options, according to our readers:

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Dr. Jennifer Maurer
at Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA Psychological Services

TOP ADHD Testing in Grand Rapids

1. Maurer, Dr. Jennifer (Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA)

2. Pine Rest

3. Warholic, Dr. Christina (Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA Psychological Services)

4. Rush, Dr. Shana (Rush Pediatric Neuropsychology)

5. Young, Dr. Crystal (Center for Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health)

6. Mahdavi, Dr. Seema (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Neuropsychology)

7. Essique, Dr. Trevor (Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health Services)

8. Attention MD

8. Rozema, Dr. Sheryl (Behavior Health Partners)

10. Kroeger, Dr. Tracy (Anchored Family)

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Trevor Essique at Developmental Enhancement

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in practice with Annalise Sikma, Ben Kennert, Hilary Stratton, Erin Barkow, Andrew Crisco

Our highly experienced clinical team conducts evaluations to provide a diagnosis while gaining an understanding of "the whole child".

Our evaluations include thorough recommendations for parents, schools, and medical providers which address identified concerns.

Our approach to psychological assessments is consistent with DE’s understanding that each child is unique and that a diagnosis clarifies challenges, but does not define the child.  

(616) 604-8492 | Visit Website

3809 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

854 Washington Ave Ste 600, Holland, MI 49423 | Map It

ADHD Therapists for Kids

So your kid was diagnosed with ADHD. Now what?

Now you connect with one of these local ADHD experts who can show your child what tools they can use for success.

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Dr. Hannah Olsen
at Paper Plane Therapies

TOP ADHD Therapists in Grand Rapids

1. Olsen, Hannah (Paper Plane Therapies)

2. Stearns, Kaylie (Sensational Steps Therapy)

3. Maurer, Dr. Jennifer (Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA Psychological Services)

3. Bell, Becky (ADHD Center of West Michigan)

5. Piscopink Taylor, Amy (Pine Rest Zeeland)

6. Hunt, Lauren (CAYA Therapies)

7. Kerbs, Kendra (Paper Plane Therapies)

8. Hayden, Jennifer (Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health)

9. Lynn, Noelle (ADHD Center of West Michigan)

10. Hammerlund, Annalise (Expressive Explorations)

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Becky Bell, M.Ed, and Noelle Lynn, LMSW at The ADHD Center of West Michigan

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The ADHD Center of West Michigan is your dedicated partner in understanding and navigating the impact of ADHD on your life.

Focused solely on ADHD, our expert team, many with personal experiences, offers tailored support.

We recognize the nuances and challenges of ADHD, avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach.

Whether seeking coaching, therapy, assessments, educational therapy, or speech pathology services, we begin where you are and guide you toward your desired destination.

(616) 217-9477 | Visit Website

2025 East Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

Allergists

Dealing with allergies and asthma is no joke…it can be incredibly challenging (and scary) for kids and their families.

Finding Grand Rapids doctors that specialize in allergies – allergists – who can put kids at ease and identify the help they need is priceless.

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Dr. Ted Kelbel
at Corewell Health (Spectrum) Allergy & Immunology


TOP Allergist in Grand Rapids

1. Kelbel, Dr. Ted (Corewell Health Allergy & Immunology)

2. Gell, Dr. Karyn (Grand Rapids Allergy)

2. Schafer, Dr. Christine (Grand Rapids Allergy)

4. Holsworth, Dr. Amanda (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Allergy & Immunology)

5. Uekert, Dr. Sara (Grand Rapids Allergy)

6. Strabbing, Dr. Richard (Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists)

7. Hartog, Dr. Nicholas (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Allergy and Immunology)

8. Heyboer, Lisa (PA-C) (Corewell Health Allergy & Immunology)

9. Palmisano, Dr. Erica (Allergy Associates of West Michigan)

9. Pebbles, Timothy (PA-C) (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Allergy & Immunology)

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Karyn Gell, Christine Schafer, Sara Uekert at Grand Rapids Allergy

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Grand Rapids Allergy physicians understand that listening to you is the first step in establishing care for your family.

Based on their commitment to shared decision making, Dr. Karyn Gell, Dr. Christine Schafer, and Dr. Sara Uekert will partner with parents to build a treatment plan tailored to the needs of your child.

We’re excited to welcome you and look forward to collaborating with you to improve your child’s ability to rest, play and learn!

(616) 949-4840 | Visit Website

970 Parchment Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

Autism Spectrum Disorder Testing

Wondering if your child may be on the autism spectrum?

There are many options for testing, some with long wait lists. These testers are worth the wait.

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BRAINS


TOP Autism Spectrum Disorder Testing in Grand Rapids

1. BRAINS

2. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

3. Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA Psychological Services

4. Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health GR

5. Pine Rest

6. Center for Childhood Development

7. Horizons Developmental Resource Center

8. Rush Pediatric Neuropsychology

8. Behavior Health Partners

8. Counseling Center of West Michigan – Muskegon

Chiropractors

Patients seek chiropractors for headache management, back pain and so much more.

Whatever the reason is that you’re looking for a trusted chiropractor, check out these top recommendations below.

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Dr. Erik Kowalke
at Higher Health Chiropractic Wyoming

TOP Chiropractors in Grand Rapids

1. Kowalke, Dr. Erik (Higher Health Chiropractic Wyoming)

2. House, Dr. Ronald (Full Potential Chiropractic)

3. Ryder, Dr. Justin (Limitless Chiropractic)

4. Lang, Dr. Kurt Vibrant (Vibrant Life Chiropractic)

5. House-Vereeke, Dr. Therese (Healthy Choice Family Chiropractic)

6. Osmer, Dr. Theresa (Flow Chiropractic)

7. Bishop, Dr. Annie (Rise Wellness Chiropractic)

8. Kooistra, Dr. Jared (Kooistra Chiropractic)

9. McKenzie, Dr. Doug (Great Lakes Family Chiropractic)

10. Deyo, Dr. John Higher (Health Chiropractic)

10. Hawkins, Dr. Chris (West Michigan Chiropractic)


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Erik Kowalke at Higher Health Chiropractic

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in practice with Dr. John Deyo, Dr. Marc DeMeester, Dr. Katie DeMeester, Dr. Will Booker, Dr. Michelle Lucassian

The Grand Rapids area has voted Higher Health the #1 Chiropractor for kids and families for 9 years.

We are a team of 7 doctors that are all specialized in pediatric, prenatal and family chiropractic care.

We use a very gentle and specific technique that allows us to care for babies that are just a few days old.

Utilizing the latest technology in the profession, we can assess the root cause of the problem and develop a specific plan to restore health.

We have been to other chiropractors before, but this place goes above and beyond to make sure it’s a positive experience from the second you walk through the door. - Rachel HMy husband, Bob, and I count on our chiro care to keep us healthy. I no longer deal with environmental allergies since beginning our regular visits a few years ago
(616) 301-8300 | Visit Website

1027 Gezon Pkwy, Wyoming, MI 49509 | Map It

180 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428 | Map It

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Dr. Annie Bishop at Rise Wellness Chiropractic

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Rise Wellness is a pediatric and pregnancy focused chiropractic office.

Dr. Annie and Dr. Rachel are passionate about helping moms through all stages of pregnancy and helping their babies and kids grow and thrive.

Both doctors have advanced training in pediatric chiropractic and are Webster Technique certified.

(616) 258-8480 | Visit Website

1005 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | Map It

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Dr. Kurt Lang at Vibrant Life Chiropractic

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We believe healthy kids grow up to be healthy adults, and healthy families are stronger together.

We are on a mission to serve the community with quality, corrective, and preventative chiropractic care using gentle techniques and measurable results.

As a family owned office, we look forward to caring for yours!

(616) 855-2017 | Visit Website

1971 E. Beltline Ave NE, Ste. 126, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | Map It

Dentists

Today’s dentist office has changed drastically since we were kids. There are friendly, colorful waiting rooms. Understanding, patient hygienists and dentists. And of course, prizes for a job well done.

Visiting the dentist is more like a fun experience for kids now, especially when you see these top rated dentists below.

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Dr. Meggan McCone
at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

TOP Dentists in Grand Rapids

1. McCone, Dr. Meggan (Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry)

2. Swanson, Dr. Katie (Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan)

3. Kloostra, Dr. Stephanie (Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan)

4. Weil, Dr. Taryn (Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan)

5. Bohn, Dr. Keegan (Bohn Dental)

6. Kingma, Dr. Brett (Mitten Kids Dentistry)

7. Rediske, Dr. Michael (Great Lakes Family Dentistry)

8. O’Callaghan, Dr. Daniel (Gaines Pediatric Dentistry)

8. Demeter, Dr. Mike (Grandville Pediatric Dentistry)

10. Massie, Dr. Jessica (Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry)

11. Powell, Dr. Chris (Stellar Smiles Pediatric Dentistry)


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Meggan McCone at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

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At her practice, Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Meggan McCone, DDS, helps parents understand the importance of taking their children to a pediatric dentist. These experts can apply child-specific knowledge to their treatment and care.

Dr. Meggan is a specialist in children’s dental health with extra training in child psychology and guiding behavior, as well as sedation dentistry for patients with special needs.

As soon as that first tooth comes in, parents can visit Growing Smiles and start building the educational foundations and oral habits that will help their children become dentally confident adults.

Establishing dental care at a young age with the right provider can also put children at ease and make visiting the dentist a comfortable, natural experience that isn’t scary or traumatizing.

(616) 988-9485 | Visit Website

2643 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | Map It

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Dr. Michael Demeter at Grandville Pediatric Dentistry

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in practice with Dr. Agata Lefere and Dr. Sally Kotani

At Grandville Pediatric Dentistry, we believe it is a privilege to treat children, and that we have a unique opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

It is our mission to recognize the uniqueness of each child and provide a warm, welcoming, family friendly facility.

All three board certified doctors have specialized training in early childhood development and are continually seeking ways to minimize children's apprehension to dental care.

Their extensive training in infant oral health, trauma management, cavity risk assessment, and growth development allows them to treat young infants as well as adolescents.

(616) 531-3430 | Visit Website

3131 44th Street Southwest, Grandville, MI 49418 | Map It

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Brett Kingma at Mitten Kids Dentistry

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in practice with Dr. Grady Randall, Dr. Alex Korte, Dr. Kruti Shah

At Mitten Kids Dentistry, we provide the highest level of pediatric dental care for kids in a fun, positive, and safe environment.

Our doctors are Board Certified Pediatric Dentists who specialize in treating infants, children, teens, and children with special needs.

They also specialize in completing laser treatment for lip and tongue ties.

Our team is excited to announce we will be offering Orthodontics at our Grand Rapids location in the Spring of 2024!

(616) 942-9840 | Visit Website

1179 E Paris Ave SE #130, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

6477 Cherry Meadow Dr SE Suite 4, Caledonia, MI 49316 | Map It

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Dr. Katie Swanson, Dr. Stephanie Kloostra, and Dr. Taryn Weil at Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan

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Our practice is designed for kids, from infancy to adolescence.

Our doctors are moms who understand how to help parents and their kids experience going to the dentist in a positive way!

As Board Certified Pediatric Dentists with specialized training in child development and behavior enhancement, they recognize that all children are unique and tailor treatment approaches for each child.

We also specialize in laser treatment of lip and tongue ties.

(616) 608-8898 | Visit Website

2155 E Paris Ave SE, Ste 120, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

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Dr. Keegan Bohn at bohn dental

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Dr. Keegan and the team at bohn dental are passionate about serving their community through personalized, high-quality dental care.

Their goal is to simplify dentistry by providing a convenient dental home for the whole family, under the same roof. We look forward to serving your family’s dental needs throughout every stage of life.

Our team can’t wait to welcome you and your family!

(616) 425-8892 | Visit Website

3686 32nd Ave Ste 100, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | Map It

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Dr. Michael Rediske DDS at Great Lakes Family Dentistry

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Dr. Rediske and his excellent staff specialize in quality and comprehensive dentistry for the entire family and are committed to helping you achieve a confident and healthy smile.

Our team loves seeing patients of all ages, from growing smiles to smiles in their prime.

New patients and families welcome!

(616) 669-1225 | Visit Website

6543 28th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | Map It

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Daniel O'Callaghan, DDS at Gaines Pediatric Dentistry

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Dr. Daniel O'Callaghan and the entire team love caring for the smiles of your children, whether they're just starting to get teeth or already having visits from the tooth fairy.

We know the dentist can seem like a scary place so we've worked to create a fun and welcoming environment.

(616) 258-2005 | Visit Website

1559 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 | Map It

Dermatologists

From dry skin to warts to rashes – unhealthy skin is super uncomfortable. And being the largest organ in our bodies, we need to take care of it!

These Grand Rapids doctors specialize in skincare – our local dermatologists know their stuff and can help manage any skin issues you or your kids face.

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Dr. Ryan Freeland
at Wolverine Dermatology

TOP Dermatologists in Grand Rapids

1. Freeland, Dr. Ryan (Wolverine Dermatology)

2. Meyer, Kristen (PA-C) (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)

3. Ashack, Dr. Kurt (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)

4. Hawley, Dr. Kristi (The Dermatology Institute of West Michigan)

4. VanderVeen, Kurt (PA-C) (Wolverine Dermatology)

4. Stawiski, Dr. Marek (M.A. Stawiski, M.D. Dermatology)

7. Jansen, Dr. Rebecca (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)

8. Green, Dr. Bridget (West Michigan Dermatology)

9. Gremban, Megan (PA-C) (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)

10. Foster, Dr. Katherine (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital)


Disabilities Specialists

Disabilities are vast, from cognitive to physical and everything in between. While schools often provide support services, some kids need additional help.

Here are the top West Michigan disabilities specialists, according to our readers:

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Dr. Emily White
at Pine Rest

TOP Disabilities Specialists in Grand Rapids

1. White, Emily (Pine Rest)

2. Stearns, Kaylie (Sensational Steps Therapy)

3. Hohman, Lauren (Center for Childhood Development)

4. Warholic, Dr. Christina (Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA Psychological Services)

5. Maurer, Dr. Jennifer Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA Psychological Services

6. Huisman, Lette (CAYA Therapies)

6. Martin, Ellianne (Paper Plane Therapies)

6. Hester, Heather (Centria Autism)

9. Visser, Anna (Paper Plane Therapies)

10. Olsen, Hannah (Paper Plane Therapies)


Mental Health Professionals

Demand for mental health professionals keeps rising, as families are seeing the immense benefits it gives to their kids.

From anxiety to depression to other struggles, Grand Rapids therapists come alongside your kid and teach them coping techniques and more, so they can move through life with the best tools for mental health.

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Brina Tiemeyer
at Wedgwood Christian Services

TOP Mental Health Professionals  in Grand Rapids

1. Tiemeyer, Brina (Wedgwood Christian Services)

2. Maurer, Dr. Jennifer (Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA)

3. Wiersema, Chelsea (Human Kind Counseling Group)

4. Bowden, Dr. Jennifer (Jennifer Bowdwn Psychiatry)

5. White, Emily (Pine Rest)

6. Warholic, Dr. Christina (Pediatric Mindworks Center at HRA Psychological Services)

7. Miller, Jay (ClearWater Counseling & Wellness)

8. Griffin, Kelly, MA, LLP (Pediatric Counseling of West Michigan)

9. Brouwer, Brooke LMSW (Anchored Family: Psychology & Counseling Associates)

10. Murray-Joseph, Emily (Human Kind Counseling Group)

10. Worm, Margaret (616 Counseling)


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Brina Tiemeyer at Wedgwood Christian Services

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Life changes, anxiety & depression, or challenging behaviors and relationships can impact anyone. There is hope.

Our therapists provide counseling services to fit your needs – with genuine care and compassion.

Counseling at Wedgwood is open to all ages, faiths, and beliefs.

Wherever life finds you, Wedgwood is here.

(616) 942-7294 | Visit Website

3300 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | Map It

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Margaret Novak (previously Margaret Worm) at 616 Counseling

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Meet Margaret Novak!

Devoted to guiding families through tough times, she's part of the fantastic team at 616 Counseling.

Our compassionate professionals deliver evidence-based interventions with a touch of play, laughter, and a secure emotional space for healing.

Experience counseling the way it should be – nurturing, effective, and fun!

(616) 930-4123 | Visit Website

550 Cascade West Parkway SE, 616 Counseling, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

Midwives

Midwives can provide a nice in-between for moms-to-be. They have medical training, but often have a more natural approach. Some deliver in hospitals, some in your home.

These are West Michigan’s top voted midwives.

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Yolanda Visser
at Birth Song

TOP Midwives  in Grand Rapids

1. Visser, Yolanda (Birth Song)

2. Kent, Sarah (Corewell Health Midwifery Obstetrics and Gynecology)

2. LaGrand, Sarah (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)

4. George, MaryAnne (Corewell Health)

5. Badger, Sara (Simply Born)

6. Ondersma, Julie (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)

7. Holshoe, Jennifer (West Michigan Midwifery)

8. Mulder, Ruth (Corewell Health)

9. Porter, Kim (Michigan Born and Raised)

9. Reinsma, Breck (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)

9. Slater, Laura (MI Home Birth)


OB/GYNs

Having a baby? These Grand Rapids doctors for women specialize in not only childbirth, but can also assist you with birth control and into menopause.

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Dr. Michelle Klyn
at Grand Rapids Women’s Health

TOP OB/GYNs  in Grand Rapids

1. Klyn, Dr. Michelle (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)

2. LaGrand, Dr. John (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)

3. Pilbeam, Dr. Rosalie (Corewell Health)

4. VanDeBurg, Dr. Anita (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)

5. Getz, Dr. Stephanie (University of Michigan Health-West)

5. Florido, Dr. Judith (University of Michigan Health-West)

5. Brandt, Dr. Ruth (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)

8. Lown, Dr. Steven (University of Michigan Health-West at the Village)

8. Mattson, Dr. Sarah (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)

8. Jereb, Dr. Heather (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)

8. VandenBosch, Dr. Susan (University of Michigan Health-West)

Occupational Therapists

When kids need extra help meeting their developmental milestones, occupational therapists are there to help.

They address a child’s gross and fine motor skills, sensory integration, social development, cognitive abilities, and self care routine.

Pediatric occupational therapists’ main goal is to help children grow to be as independent and successful as possible!

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Alyssa Davidson
at Next Adventure-Pediatric Occupational Therapy

TOP Occupational Therapists  in Grand Rapids

1. Davidson, Alyssa (Next Adventure-Pediatric Occupational Therapy)

2. Stearns, Kaylie (Sensational Steps Therapy, Inc.)

3. Fitzek, Jessica (Family Tree Therapies)

4. Wennerstrand, Sara (Thrive Pediatric Therapy)

5. Mesko, Katie (CAYA Therapies)

6. Huisman, Lette (CAYA Therapies)

7. Disney, Annie (Children’s Therapy Corner)

8. Buist, Molly (The Center for Child Development)

8. Rapson, Shanyn (Ivy Rehab for Kids Muskegon)

8. Kerbs, Kendra (Paper Plane Therapies)

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Alyssa Davidson, MS, OTR/L at Next Adventure

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Next Adventure specializes in helping children develop and strengthen their physical, cognitive, visual, emotional, and social skills.

Our goal is to provide individualized, creative interventions to help children become more successful and independent in their everyday life.

We strive to help children reach their full potential, all while having fun!

(616) 207-3856 | Visit Website

3181 Prairie St. SW Suite 115, Grandville, MI 49418 | Map It

Optometrists

One of the most transformative experiences for a kid with poor sight is putting on that first pair of glasses. The trees have leaves! The letters on the blackboard are clear!

These are the GR eye docs that love helping kids see better.

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Dr. Carl Stites
at Stites Eye Care

TOP Optometrists  in Grand Rapids

1. Stites, Dr. Carl (Stites Eye Care)

2. Veldkamp, Dr. Abby (Grand Rapids Opthamology – Grandville)

3. Kenyon, Dr. Jeffrey (West Michigan Eyecare Associates)

4. Conley, Dr. Julie (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology)

5. Geddie, Dr. Brooke (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology)

5. Droste, Dr. Patrick (Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility)

7. Peters, Dr. Robert J. (Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility)

8. Wustman, Dr. Stacey (Hudsonville Vision Care)

9. Coon, Dr. Kiersten (Family and Pediatric Eyecare)

9. Whitely, Dr. Kimberly (Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility)

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Jeffrey Kenyon, OD at West Michigan Eyecare Associates

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in practice with Cynthia Geneva, OD Jon Wieringa, OD Laura Kenyon, OD Gregory Ford, OD

Dr. Jeff Kenyon is committed to providing exceptional care and personalized service to each of his patients, from infancy to adulthood.

With expertise in pediatrics, amblyopia care, learning disorders, and vision therapy, we are equipped to meet your needs from the routine to the more complex.

The doctors and staff at West Michigan Eyecare will help your child feel at ease from the moment they arrive.

We look forward to meeting you and your family!

(616) 949-8500 | Visit Website

2112 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

Orthodontists

Orthodontists are about more than a pretty smile – although that is a big part of what they do.

These specialists work to correct alignment issues and other functional components of the anatomy as well.

Here are the best orthodontists for kids:

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Dr. Kevin Knapp
at Knapp Orthodontics

TOP Orthodontists  in Grand Rapids

1. Knapp, Dr. Kevin (Knapp Orthodontics)

2. Williams, Dr. Thomas (Williams Orthodontics)

3. Coe, Dr. Cory (Beaches & Braces)

4. Swan, Dr. Kathryn (Swan Orthodontics)

5. Wierenga, Dr. Mark (Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics)

6. Heinz, Dr. Jeff (Heinz Orthodontics)

7. Armbrecht, Dr. David (Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics)

8. Kessel, Dr. Jayne (Kessel & Bouwens Orthodontics)

9. Powell, Dr. Mark (Powell Orthodontics)

10. Powell, Dr. Breanna (Powell Orthodontics)

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Dr. Kevin Knapp at Knapp Orthodontics

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Our purpose at Knapp Orthodontics is to inspire confidence. We do this by creating healthy, beautiful smiles using the most advanced and efficient orthodontic treatments.

No matter your age, Dr. Knapp and his team welcome the opportunity to create a custom treatment plan that gives you a confident, lasting smile that you will love.

(616) 277-1938 | Visit Website

2384 76th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315 | Map It

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David Armbrecht and Mark Wierenga at Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics

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in practice with Dr. Katie Randall, Dr. Sara Schwager

A&W Orthodontics is Grand Rapids' most experienced orthodontic practice, with more years of provider experience than any other local orthodontic office. Check our reviews on Google and look us up on Social Media!

Our focus is on top quality care in a caring, friendly environment with individual treatment plans tailored to each patient.

All insurances accepted

High-tech 3D imaging, intraoral scanning, and 3D printing available

See a doctor at each visit

Family, military, and ministry discounts available

Flexible payment plans for every budget

Open 5 days-per-week

We are committed to continued doctor and staff education

Digital consultations available online!

(616) 455-4800 | Visit Website

2000 43rd St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 | Map It

3131 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418 | Map It

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Dr. Cory Coe, DDS, MS, JD, MBA at Beaches & Braces

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A radiant smile, much like the beauty of the beach, is a universal symbol of positivity.

Beaches and Braces harnesses this connection, creating a welcoming atmosphere that sets the stage for a transformative orthodontic journey.

The goal is not just straightening teeth, but also crafting confidence and a sense of well-being.

Call us today for your free consultation!

(616) 878-5960 | Visit Website

2347 84th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315 | Map It

4310 Leonard ST NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 | Map It

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Jeffrey M. Heinz DDS MSD at Heinz Orthodontics

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Dr. Jeff Heinz and the team at Heinz Orthodontics is dedicated to creating beautiful smiles that build life-long confidence.

We are a family-owned practice committed to finding the most efficient and effective treatment using the latest cutting-edge technology.

We strive to help each of our patients feel like part of the Heinz family by providing a welcoming atmosphere and an amazing orthodontic treatment experience.

(616) 951-3006 | Visit Website

158 Marcell Dr NE Suite A, Rockford, MI 49341 | Map It

6208 Kalamazoo Ave SE Suite 3, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 | Map It

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Kathryn Swan DDS, MS at Swan Orthodontics

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Dr. Swan and her team cater to the needs of child, teen, and adult patients.

Swan Orthodontics is a state-of-the-art practice with 3D x-rays, digital scans (no more goopy impressions) and free Invisalign upgrades (even for complex treatment plans).

We can't wait to see you smile!

(616) 698-2323 | Visit Website

1723 68th Street SE Ste A, Caledonia, MI 49316 | Map It

Pediatricians

Grand Rapids doctors just for kids! That’s where pediatricians come in, at least.

Most pediatricians offer care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults until around age 20-21.

Here are the top pediatricians in our area:

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Dr. Jeffrey Mantia
at Grandville Pediatrics

TOP Pediatricians  in Grand Rapids

1. Mantia, Dr. Jeffrey (Grandville Pediatrics)

2. Mlynarek, Dr. Caitlin (Hudsonville Pediatrics Health Center)

3. App, Dr. Michael (Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of West Michigan)

4. Letts, Dr. Tiffany (University of Michigan Health-West Southwest)

5. Rauwerda, Dr. Jayne (Alger Pediatrics)

5. Bush, Dr. William (Forest Hills Pediatric Associates)

7. Budinsky, Dr. Robert (MI Kids Pediatrics)

8. Pott, Dr. Erika (MiKids Pediatrics, PC)

8. Hofman, Dr. Ron (Alger Pediatrics)

10. McMahon, Dr. Stephen (MI Kids Pediatrics)

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Jeffrey Mantia at Grandville Pediatrics

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Grandville Pediatrics believes that children are not little adults.

Our treatment involves specialized pediatric knowledge and care, closer follow-up, a higher dedication to care of the entire patient and an increased level of provider and nurse involvement.

We believe that patients and parents deserve thorough explanations about growth and development as well as illnesses, behavioral/developmental issues, and their management.

Our providers and staff will take the time to get to know you and your children and respond to your concerns.

The best part of our job is the relationships that we build with our patient families over time!

(616) 538-2410 | Visit Website

2845 44th St SW Suite 200, Grandville, MI 49418 | Map It

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists are your best friend when your kid needs to recover from an injury.

Whether it is sports related for from an accident, these Grand Rapids PT pros know how to get your kid back to healthy movement as soon as possible.

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Matt Zitny (Independent Practice)

TOP Physical Therapists  in Grand Rapids

1. Zitny, Matt

2. Swartz, Erin (Thrive Pediatric Therapy)

3. Bastian, Jennifer (Launch Pediatric Rehab)

4. DeRoo, Katie (The Center for Childhood Development)

5. Conran, Laura (Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy – Grandville)

5. Omiljan, Stacey (The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Kentwood)

7. Huegel, Micah (Mary Free Bed)

7. Lawrence, Patrick (The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Cascade)

9. Buikema, Jessica (Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy – Cascade)

10. Grey, Victoria (The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Greenville)

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Laura Conran and Jessica Buikema at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy

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Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy is the leading 100% locally-owned PT company in West Michigan, providing personalized and compassionate care to their patients.

With 22 locations and home care, they offer convenient care in your neighborhood!

Laura Conran, DPT, is passionate about providing exceptional care for your family. She specializes in orthopedic conditions and vestibular disorders.

Jessica Buikema, DPT, specializes in treating pediatrics, including infants with torticollis and plagiocephaly while also providing care across the lifespan.

(616) 256-8679 | Visit Website

5570 Wilson Avenue SW, Suite A, Grandville, MI 49418 | Map It

5136 Cascade Road SE, Suite 1C, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map It

Speech Therapists

Speech therapists help kids with so much. Clarity, lisp and swallowing are just a few of the many issues they help resolve.

Here are the top West Michigan speech therapists, according to our readers:

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Erin Heator-Dietsche
at Exemplary Speech Services

TOP Speech Therapists  in Grand Rapids

1. Heator-Dietsche, Erin (Exemplary Speech Services)

2. Doletzky, Marissa (Rockford Speech Therapy)

2. Ritchie, Janelle (Blue Skies Therapies)

4. Joesel, Courtney (Building Blocks)

5. Kidder, Sarah (Building Blocks)

6. Antor, Katie (Apogee Therapy Center)

6. Salas, Dalila (Thrive Pediatric Therapy)

6. Block, Meredith (Sensational Steps Therapy)

9. Grysen, Courtney (Early Foundations Speech and Feeding Services)

10. Baker, Liv (Exemplary Speech Therapy Services)

10. VandeWater, Meghan (Thrive Pediatric Therapy)

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Marissa Doletzky at Rockford Speech Therapy

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in practice with Samantha Crimmins, Maria Sprik, Carly Reimer

Rockford Speech Therapy is a multidisciplinary, neurodivergent-affirming clinic for pediatrics and adults of all ages.

We offer speech, feeding and occupational therapy.

We specialize in early intervention, articulation/phonological disorders, bilingual, sensory processing, AAC, Orofacial Myology, reading disorders, stuttering, as well as feeding for babies and young children.

Our adult specialties include TBI and stuttering.

We offer clinic, home, daycare and teletherapy appointments.

(616) 951-1077 | Visit Website

117 Courtland Street, Rockford, MI 49341 | Map It

6284 Belmont Ave, Belmont, MI 49306 | Map It

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Courtney Joesel at Building Blocks Therapy Services, LLC

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Building Blocks Therapy Services mission is to provide professional speech, language and feeding services from infancy to adulthood for a variety of disorders.

We are dedicated to offering the highest quality, researched based treatment plans that are individualized to enhance the daily lives of the clients and families.

(616) 570-0925 | Visit Website

2922 Fuller Ave NE, Suite 107, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | Map It

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Katie Antor - SLP at Apogee Therapy Center

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Apogee Therapy offers speech therapy services from infancy through adulthood.

Our pediatric services include treatment for delayed speech development, receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, augmentative/alternative communication, social language, and picky eating.

We work with children diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, cognitive impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.

(616) 249-8141 | Visit Website

3010 Wilson Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418 | Map It

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Janelle Ritchie, M.A., CCC-SLP at Blue Skies Therapies

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Blue Skies Therapies provides mobile speech and occupational therapy for children within the Greater Grand Rapids area & along the lakeshore.

We make therapy convenient and accessible by serving families in-home, in-daycare and via telehealth. We pride ourselves in providing compassionate child-centered care, individualized to each child's specific needs.

(616) 287-4452 | Visit Website

, , MI | Map It

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Courtney Grysen, MA CCC-SLP at Early Foundations Speech and Feeding Services

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Early Foundations Speech and Feeding Services is a pediatric speech therapy practice in Hudsonville.

We provide individualized (and fun!) treatment, along with parent training, to help the child build a strong foundation of speech, language and feeding skills.

Treatment is intended to be enjoyable, motivating, functional and meaningful.

(616) 229-0525 | Visit Website

3300 VanBuren St, Suite A6, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | Map It

About The Author

3 thoughts on “2024 Best Doctors in Grand Rapids: Where to Find Top 10 Dentists, Pediatricians, OBGYNs + More”

  1. Proud to say Megan is now working at The Center for Childhood Development. She is a phenomenal therapist!!!

  2. This is an awesome list and resource and there are definitely some wonderful clinicians and therapists on here. Next time you publish this list I would also love to include a category for physical therapists.

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