Looking for the BEST healthcare providers for your family? We’ve got you covered.

We value the input of West Michigan parents because we know that together we parents are the real experts on life in greater Grand Rapids. And when it comes to healthcare providers, we are the ones taking our kids to appointments, keeping tabs on their growth and development, and determining the best care providers for our families.

We also know that parents across West Michigan want to know recommendations on all aspects of healthcare from the best places to give birth to the best pediatricians, dentists, chiropractors and more. So, we’ve done it again…

We’ve compiled the results from over 3,500 votes, to provide you with our 2016 Top Family Healthcare Providers Guide.

Bookmark this guide, so you can quickly reference the best care providers around town!

Now, on to some technical information: This past summer, we asked GRKIDS parents to nominate then vote on the #1 best family healthcare providers in West Michigan in a total of 9 categories. Below you’ll find the #1 provider for each category, followed by the “most mentioned” providers that received a significant number of votes from our readers.

Only providers that received a high number of votes were invited to sponsor content to showcase more about their practice. We did this so you can trust that every listing in this guide features one of the best family care providers, based on our grkids reader votes.

*Please note that this content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Users are advised to check the certification of any care providers listed below and consult their own medical doctors before proceeding with a care plan.

OB/GYNS

#1

VOTED TOP OB/GYN

Dr. Michelle Klyn, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group OB/GYN – Mid Towne)

 

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Dr. Judith Florido DO, Michigan Obstetrics & Gynecology PC

“Wellness for Women”

2221 Health Dr. SW | Suite 2100 | Wyoming, MI 49519
770 Kenmoor | Suite 302 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Website616-532-5025

Practitioners:

Dr. Judith Florido D.O. |  Dr. Steven Lown, D.O. | Dr. Peter Kaczkofsky, D.O. | Dr. Kelly Hansul, D.O. | Dr. Brad Irving, D.O. | Dr. Stephanie Getz, D.O. |  Jennifer Swinburne, PA-C | Elizabeth Pierce, FNP-C

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Michigan Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.
Wellness for Women

This is a comprehensive, compassionate, and cohesive practice. We treat each other and our patients like family.

Family deserves the best, which is why Michigan OBGYN stays on the leading edge in women’s healthcare. Patients benefit from minimally invasive, in-office procedures. If gynecologic surgery is required, Michigan OBGYN offers minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures when possible.

Collaboration and comfort are the cornerstone of Michigan OBGYN.

Electronic medical records enable your Michigan OBGYN physician to make highly informed decisions through a complete medical history and detailed communication with your other doctors.

  1. Dr. Michelle Klyn, MD (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)
  2. Dr. Robyn Hubbard, MD (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)
  3. Dr. Judith A. Florido, DO (Michigan OBGYN-Cascade)
  4. Dr. John LaGrand, MD (Advanced OB/GYN)
  5. Dr. Constance Leahy, MD (Mercy Health – OB/GYN Downtown)
  6. Dr. Emily Dietrich, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group OB/GYN – Michigan St.)
  7. Dr. Renee Elderkin, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group OB/GYN – Michigan St.)
  8. Dr. Sejal Bennett (Mercy Health Saint Mary’s OB/GYN)
  9. Dr. Anita VanDeBurg, MD (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)
  10. Dr. Andrew Van Slooten (Spectrum Health Medical Group OB/GYN – Michigan St.)

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS

#1

VOTED TOP GR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN FOR KIDS:

Dr. Michael App, MD (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan)

 

 

  1. Dr. Michael App, MD (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan)
  2. Dr. Peter Macfield, MD (Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine)
  3. Dr. Steven Verkaik, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group-Georgetown)
  4. Dr. Amy Andersen, MD (Mercy Health)
  5. Dr. David Sova, DO (Complete Wellness Care)
  6. Dr. Allison Fabian, DO (Spectrum Health Medical Group Enhanced Primary Care-West Pavilion)
  7. Dr. Stacie Griemsman, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group – East Grand Rapids)
  8. Dr. Linnelle Veldhouse, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group – Wyoming)
  9. Dr. Eric Wielhouwer, DO (Spectrum Health Medical Group – Grandville)
  10. Dr. Jennifer Battiste, MD (Battiste Family Medicine)

PEDIATRICIANS

#1

VOTED TOP GR PEDIATRICIAN FOR KIDS:

Dr. Michael App, MD (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan)

 

 

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Grandville Pediatrics (Drs. Mantia, Stransky and Alt)

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

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Patients Say:

“Love this group!!! Our oldest is 15 and we started with Dr. Mantia when she was born. Our girls see Dr. Alt now and we really like her too!! And I love the time, friendliness, and caring everyone gives.”

“Love Grandville Pediatrics! The doctors are amazing! The support staff, nurses and office staff, so awesome! The new office is BEAUTIFUL!”

Practitioners:

Kim L. Alt, MD | Jeffrey S. Mantia MD | Trew J. Stransky, DO

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Our independent, pro-vaccine office of three dedicated physicians and long term staff provides personalized care in a colorful environment.

Dr.  Masuma Macfield, MD – Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine

Breton Village Pediatrics

2460 Burton St. SE | Suite 300 | Grand Rapids Mi 49546

Facebook | Website | 616-805-3846

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Committed to lifelong wellness through prevention and healing.

 

  1. Dr. Michael App, MD (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan)
  2. Dr. Masuma Macfield, MD (Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine)
  3. Dr. Ronald Hofman, MD (Alger Pediatrics)
  4. Dr. Jayne Rauwerda, MD (Alger Pediatrics)
  5. Dr. Stephen McMahon, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group Pediatrics – Grand Rapids)
  6. Dr. Akuorkor Addy, MD (Alger Pediatrics)
  7. Dr. Erika Pott, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group Pediatrics – Grand Rapids)
  8. Dr. Benjamin Schipper, MD (Spectrum Health Medical Group Pediatrics – Grandville)
  9. Dr. Michael Meindertsma, MD (Forest Hills Pediatrics)
  10. Dr. Jeffrey S. Mantia, MD (Grandville Pediatrics) – TIE
    Dr. Trew J. Stransky, DO (Grandville Pediatrics) – TIE

DENTISTS

#1

VOTED TOP GR DENTIST FOR KIDS:

Valleau, VanDeven and Massie Dentistry for Children

 

 

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Valleau, VanDeven & Massie DDS Dentistry for Children

Dentistry for Children

2000 43rd St SE | Suite B | Grand Rapids, MI 49508
170 Marcell Dr. N.E. | Rockford, MI 49341 

Facebook | Website | Google+ | 616-455-1301

Patients Say:

“My daughters love seeing Dr. Valleau. Not only is she a wonderful dentist, but the staff is just as great. Highly recommend this office for anyone looking for a pediatric dentist!”

“I don’t even know where to start on the hospitality of this staff! We finally found the perfect Dentist and team. I’m beyond impressed with the generosity and hospitality. Thank you is never enough. They’re truly amazing!”

Practitioners:

Dr. Aimee C. Valleau, DDS | Dr. Christopher E. VanDeven, DDS | Dr. Jessica C. Massie, DDS

Office Mission/Additional Information:

We believe what sets our office apart is the kind, gentle and compassionate care we provide all of our patients. We understand that children are not “little adults” and their bodies and minds are constantly growing and developing. This is why pediatric dentists are so important! Drs. Valleau, VanDeven, and Massie are the pediatricians of dentistry and have additional qualifications and expertise to care for your child’s oral health throughout all stages of childhood. In addition, our office understands that all children cope with new situations differently. Our wonderful staff takes pride in making all children feel comfortable, relaxed and even making a dental visit fun!

Education is the focus of our practice, which is why our doctors feel it is important to take their time getting to know each patient and their family. We value parental involvement and we welcome parents and guardians back into our treatment area. We believe that with the right approach, parents and guardians can enhance the positive experience for their child. If treatment does become necessary, you can be certain that our doctors and staff will thoroughly review the treatment options, the costs associated with treatment, and the behavior management plan to assure a safe, calm and positive experience for your child.

As parents ourselves, we understand that our children are the most precious people in the world. We built our practice around the needs of children and our doctors take their roles as members of your child’s healthcare team very seriously. We look forward to welcoming you to our family!

Dr. Brett Kingma, DDS – Kingma Pediatric Dentistry

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1179 East Paris Ave | Suite 130 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Patients Say:

I will absolutely give 5 stars to Dr. Kingma and his staff! My son has a few cavities and the office could schedule appointments for us immediately to get him treated before the teeth decay even more. We visited a number of dentists before we finally found him. He convinced and impressed us during the first visit. He explained everything so professionally and clearly, giving me a good education about the filling procedures. He discussed everything so thoroughly and was also willing to listen to the parents. My 3 year old loved him! He got treated today and everything went so well. I wish we could have our whole family taken care of by his office should he also accept adult patients. A great dentist with absolutely the highest level of ethic, knowledge, professionalism, and dedication! I will recommend him to all our friends.”

“Amazing!!! From the brilliant, fun and welcoming ‘adventure’ themed decor, to the uber kind and patient staff…this place is 5 star!! My son with sensory processing disorder was at ease and they got the job done (no prior dentist could even get his mouth open). My 2 year old can’t wait to go back for the cool prizes! Respectful and knowledgeable, Dr. Brett took time to talk with my kids and answer my questions. Highly recommend it. They’re a new practice so get in now while they are taking new patients!! Thank you Miss Deb and Dr. Brett, my family are lifers at Kingma Pediatric Dentistry.”

Practitioner:

Dr. Brett Kingma

Office Mission/Additional Information:

The compassionate team at Kingma Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing quality care in a positive and comfortable environment. Our goal is for kids to enjoy every visit to the dentist and have fun learning how to care for their teeth. We work with parents and caregivers to set the foundation for a lifetime of proper oral hygiene for each child through early intervention, communication, education, and parental involvement.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Brett Kingma is uniquely qualified to care for infants, children, teens, and any child who has medical, emotional, or developmental needs. We embrace that every child is unique and are proud to serve the specific needs of each patient. Medical complications? Special needs? Scared of the dentist or anxious in new places? We’ll work with you and your child to deliver the best care possible. Dr. Kingma is also specially trained to perform tongue tie release laser surgery for infants who have difficulty feeding due to a tongue tie or lip tie. Although Dr. Kingma is a specialist, you do not need a referral to come see us. Call now to make an appointment and allow us to be your dental home!

Dr. Daniel P. O’Callaghan, DDS – Gaines Pediatric Dentistry

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1559 68th St SE | Suite A | Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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Patients Say:

“Definitely the best place to bring your children! All of the staff are very friendly & helpful with your questions & they make it very comfortable for the kids. My daughter had fillings done & they talked her through it to make sure she was okay. If I had a dentist like this as a kid I would’ve actually enjoyed going to the dentist.”

“Exceptional pediatric dental practice. The hygienist and Dr. O’Callaghan both helped my three-year-old son feel at ease and comfortable throughout his appointment. They made it a really positive experience and were also extremely thorough. Highly recommend Gaines Pediatric Dentistry!”

Practitioner:

Daniel P. O’Callaghan, DDS

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Dr. Daniel O’Callaghan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. O’Callaghan and the entire Gaines Pediatric Dentistry team enjoy caring for the smiles of your children, whether they’re infants getting their first teeth or children starting to gain confidence in their smiles. We also know that visiting the dentist can be an intimidating experience for children of any age, so we’ve done all that we can to create a warm and welcoming office environment.

We’ve stocked our office with fun amenities for kids, including TVs in our private treatment rooms and iPads in our play area. We want your child to enjoy visits to our office and to have fun caring for his or her smile. We love caring for the smiles of children of all ages, and we can’t wait to meet you and your child.

Drs. Demeter, Kotani, and Lefere – Grandville Pediatric Dentistry

Grandville Pediatric Dentistry

3131 44th St SW | Grandville, MI 49418

Facebook | Website | 616-531-3430

Patients Say:

“So gentle and comforting for kids. Gives me peace of mind to know he’s going to have a good experience every time.”

“We always have such a wonderful experience when we come to the dentist. The front desk is so friendly and helpful and the dentists are AMAZING!”

 

Practitioners:

Michael Demeter, DDS | Sally Kotani, DDS | Agata Lefere, DMD

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Our goal is to provide children with the necessary knowledge and treatment to maintain a healthy smile.

Dr. Amy K. DeYoung, DDS, MS, PC

Pediatric Dentistry

3297 Eagle Run Drive NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Facebook | Website | 616-447-7900

Patients Say:

“My daughter has been a patient for about a year and a half to two years now. Dr Deyoung’s office has always treated us with kindness and respect. Having the ability to talk with the doctor on call when something happens is very reassuring. I appreciate her willingness to sacrifice her time to answer questions and to come into the office if needed. Kudos to the office as a whole. They are wonderful with kids and watching what terms they use to explain what treatments they are doing. We appreciate what they do!”

“My two children had their cleanings this morning. I honestly cannot explain what a wonderful place it has been for us. My son has been several times now (4.5yrs) and this was my daughter’s first cleaning (2.5yrs). The waiting room is always rotating and has A TON of fun themed toys and play items. After the cleaning there was an additional play room in back near the chairs where they played as well. I had to beg them to leave. Their hygienists were incredibly sweet and wonderful with the kids. Front office staff was great as well. Best prizes I have ever seen at a doctors office for when the kids are done. Oh, and there is a tiny door for kids to use which has always been a big hit with my two! I know parents are not allowed back after the first visit. I prefer this way and it seems it has helped with my children too. I walked back today where they sat my son and daughter right next to each other for cleanings and I stayed for a few minutes to make sure my daughter felt comfortable and left. In the past my son was able to watch a movie and wear sunglasses during his cleanings! Seriously – just a great dentist for little ones!!”

 

Practitioner:

Amy K. DeYoung, DDS, MS, PC

Office Mission/Additional Information:

To help your children and grandchildren build the foundation for a positive attitude toward dentistry and oral healthcare to create a smile for a lifetime in a fun and caring atmosphere.

  1. Valleau, VanDeven & Massie DDS Dentistry for Children
  2. Grandville Pediatric Dentistry
  3. Kingma Pediatric Dentistry
  4. Gaines Pediatric Dentistry 
  5. Dr. Amy DeYoung Pediatric Dentistry
  6. Norman Family Dentistry
  7. Great Lakes Dental
  8. Robinson Dental
  9. Hoekwater Family Dentistry
  10. West Michigan Pediatric Dentistry

ORTHODONTISTS

#1

VOTED TOP GR ORTHODONTIST FOR KIDS:

Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics

 

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Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics

Armbrecht & Wierenga Ortho

2000 43rd St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49508
3131 44th St SW | Grandville, MI 49418

Facebook | Website616-455-4800 (Grand Rapids) | 616-301-8900 (Grandville) 

Patients Say:

“Everyone is so helpful and friendly! Great service starting at the front desk all the way to the staff in back! The Docs are super nice as well! Highly recommend! My daughters teeth look fabulous!” -Sherry P.

“We received excellent care from the entire office! My daughter was nervous about getting her spacer and the team took extra time with her to answer her questions. I look forward to future visits.” -Erin B.

 

Practitioners:

Gary Armbrecht, DDS | David Armbrecht, DMD | Mark Wierenga, DDS, MS

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Creating healthy, confident smiles in a warm and caring environment. Contact us for your complimentary braces or Invisalign consultation.

Hannapel Orthodontics

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6477 Cherry Meadow Dr. SE | Suite 2  | Caledonia, MI 49316

Facebook | Website | Google+ | 616-891-7272

Patients Say:

“Dr. Hannapel and his team are top notch.  They are very attentive to their patients’ needs and quick to come up with any custom options to get the job done. What a great facility and welcoming environment as well. Truly an A+ operation!”

“Dr. Hannapel and his staff are exceptional! At this office you will find personal, professional, timely and top notch quality care. Thank you team Hannapel for providing exceptional care to all my children. Their once crooked off-center teeth are completely straight, centered, and the days of them giving me a smile without showing their teeth are a thing of the past!”

 

Practitioner:

Dr. Eric Hannapel, DDS, MS, PC

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Team Hannapel is proud to be providing exceptional orthodontic care since 1996. With Dr. Eric Hannapel you are never too young or too old to have an amazing smile. The changes you want to see in your smile are our main focus from the minute we meet. You can count on our team to have excellent clinical skills; the most advanced technology available and great communication so that every aspect of your time with us is fun and rewarding.

You can rest assured that when you enter our doors you will be cared for by a confident and dedicated team that specializes in achieving life changing smiles. Our patients can take full advantage of our amazing services including Invisalign® and both clear and traditional braces. We also offer early age appropriate treatment if your child can benefit from early development of jaw or bite imbalances.

Hannapel Orthodontics provides exceptional orthodontic care to Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, Byron Center, Kentwood, Wayland and all surrounding Michigan areas. Contact our Caledonia office for your complimentary consultation today. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Kruse Orthodontics

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6208 Kalamazoo Ave | Suite 3 | Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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Patients Say:

“We have been going to Kruse Orthodontics for our kids for 13 years. They are the best! The team is awesome and customer service is fabulous – they are patient and always put our kids at ease. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!”

“The doctor and staff are very friendly. They really care about their patients and how they feel. I was very scared getting them on but they made me feel very welcome. When my son has to have his, I will definitely be taking him here.”

 

Practitioner:

Daniel Kruse, DDS, MSD

Office Mission/Additional Information:

As a patient of Kruse Orthodontics in Kentwood, MI, you and your smile goal are our top priorities. Dr. Daniel Kruse will work with you to determine the optimal orthodontic treatment plan based on your unique situation. He will then provide effective, gentle care that will create healthy, straight teeth and a lasting, beautiful smile.

You will be welcomed into a warm and friendly atmosphere with a staff who genuinely cares about each person we treat. You will quickly discover that you are never “just another patient” here. We know our patients as individuals, gradually building treasured friendships and positive experiences. A happy orthodontic experience can set the foundation for a lifetime of positive dental experiences. We would love to welcome you to our family of happy smiles.

Miller Orthodontics

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4875 Cascade Rd | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Facebook | Website | 616-942-9320

Patients Say:

“Dr. Miller and his staff are just awesome! They take the time to keep you informed throughout treatment. We couldn’t be happier with the results for our son!” Sandra M.

“I wouldn’t bring my kids any place else! Friendly, helpful staff and Dr. Miller really interacts with his patients! Overall a great office!”  Lane A.

 

Practitioner:

Lathe E. Miller, DDS, MS

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Dr. Miller has the distinction of being a Top 1% provider of Invisalign treatment in West Michigan! He is an experienced Invislalign – trained doctor. Whether you’re an adult or teen, choosing an experienced doctor can make all the difference.
The mission of our office is to provide the highest level of orthodontic care for you and your family in a fun, positive, and warm environment. Treatment will be personalized to your unique anatomy and aesthetic needs and desires.
No matter what your age is or the complexity of your orthodontic needs, Dr. Miller and his patient-centered staff are entirely dedicated to upholding their high standards in providing you with the exceptional care you deserve.
We look forward to providing your whole family with an orthodontic experience that is truly enjoyable and special. We’ll do everything we can to help you feel confident and excited to make Miller Orthodontics your new orthodontic home!

O’Grady Orthodontics

OGrady Ortho

825 Forest Hill Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Facebook | Website | 616-942-2100

Patients Say:

“My new smile is proof of your commitment to providing customers with the best level of care. When I describe your office to friends and family, I can’t imagine having a better experience with braces.” -Joanna Carey

 

Practitioner:

Dr. Paul O’Grady, DDS, MS

Office Mission/Additional Information:

Experience the O’Grady difference!

Think all braces are the same? Think again. At O’Grady Orthodontics, Dr. Paul O’Grady and our Grand Rapids orthodontic staff can provide you with the latest advancements in orthodontics that will make your treatment more comfortable with fewer appointments, and reduce your overall treatment time.

Providing family-friendly orthodontic care for adults, teens, and children, Dr. O’Grady and our staff believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to have a beautiful smile. We’re here to work with you to help you achieve the straight, stunning smile you’ve always wanted. We understand the expectations of you and your family, and we do everything we can to make sure that you have an exceptional experience at our practice.

What makes O’Grady Orthodontics unique?
•No more tightening braces – With Damon® Smile self-ligating braces, you can straighten your teeth without the inconvenience and discomfort of traditional elastic ties.
•The clear alternative to braces – Invisalign® uses a system of clear, removable aligners that fit into your lifestyle with ease!
•Accelerate your treatment – AcceleDent® can reduce the length of your orthodontic treatment by up to 50%!

Swan Orthodontics

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6677 Crossings Drive SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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Patients Say:

“We have been coming here for almost 2 1/2 years and have always had a great experience! Your office is very kind and friendly always! Thank you!” – Jennifer

“When I have talked to others about our experience vs. theirs at other offices, ours is always much nicer. The staff here are always friendly, the wait is short, and the price is very good. We have and will continue to recommend Swan Orthodontics!”  – Brenda C.

 

Practitioner:

Dr. Kathryn A Swan, DDS, MS

Office Mission/Additional Information:

At Swan Orthodontics, our mission is to simply be the best orthodontic practice. We are committed to being an enthusiastic team, excited about caring for our patients and producing beautiful smiles. Our patient’s emotional and physical well-being is our top priority and we strive every day to make it fun as well as safe and rewarding. We always treat our patient families with utmost respect and tact. We are clear in our communications regarding treatment, finances and education. We continue to enhance our own development through continuing education and team building to provide quality orthodontic care.

We offer an outstanding orthodontic experience that is fun, affordable, innovative and effective. Combining the right mix of personal care, technology and continuing education, we maintain the commitment to our patients in every facet of our practice. Here at Swan Orthodontics, we know that every smile is unique… so we treat them that way!

We are currently accepting new patients!

Christopherson & Caldwell Orthodontics

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3875 Burton  | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
2249 Wealthy | Suite 130 | Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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  1. Armbrecht and Wierenga Orthodontics
  2. Powell Orthodontics
  3. O’Grady Orthodontics
  4. Kessel & Bouwens Orthodontics
  5. Miller Orthodontics
  6. Dr. Larry Majznerski, DDS, MSD
  7. Christopherson and Caldwell Orthodontics
  8. Kruse Orthodontics
  9. Swan Orthodontics
  10. Dr. Eric D. Hannapel, DDS, MS, PC 

PLACES TO GIVE BIRTH

#1

VOTED BEST PLACE TO GIVE BIRTH:

Spectrum Health

 

  1. Spectrum Health
  2. Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
  3. MetroHealth
  4. Homebirth
  5. Simply Born Birth House
  6. Midwifery Matters

MIDWIVES

PLEASE NOTE: As of January 2017, the state of Michigan requires all midwives to obtain state licensing and follow the regulations established by the newly formed Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery. Read more HERE. There are also several different types of midwife certifications and their credentials/practices vary widely. Read this to learn more about the different types and use the following codes to differentiate between the different types of midwives:

  • CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife
  • CPM: Certified Professional Midwife

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VOTED TOP GR MIDWIFE:

Sara Badger (Simply Born)

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Sara Badger – Simply Born Midwifery Services

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802 Merritt SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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  1. Sara Badger – CPM – Homebirth (Simply Born)
  2. Brenda Daniels – CNM, MSN – Hospital Birth (Spectrum Health Medical Group Midwifery)
  3. Mary Anne George – CNM, MSN – Hospital Birth (Spectrum Health Medical Group Midwifery)
  4. Yolanda Visser – CPM – Homebirth
  5. Leslie Cornwell – CNM, MSN – Homebirth & Birth Center (Midwifery Matters)
  6. Sarah LaGrand – CNM, MSN – Hospital Birth (Advanced OB/GYN)
  7. Kim Porter – CNM, MSN – Homebirth & Birth Center (Midwifery Matters)

DOULAS

#1

VOTED TOP GR DOULA:

Kristin Revere (Gold Coast Doulas)

 

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Kristin Revere – Gold Coast Doulas

GoldCoast Doulas

4804 Cascade Rd SE | Suite 104 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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GR Doulas

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  1. Kristin Revere (Gold Coast Doulas)
  2. Ashley Forton (Gold Coast Doulas)
  3. GR Doulas
  4. Laurie Vance (Paisley Birth & Breastfeeding Services)
  5. Heather Dexter (My Earth Mother’s Natural Services)
  6. Stephanie Mayne (Bella Birth)

CHILDBIRTH CLASS/TEACHER

#1

VOTED TOP GR CHILDBIRTH CLASS/TEACHER:

Ashley Forton (Gold Coast Doulas)

 

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Hypnobirthing – Gold Coast Doulas

GoldCoast Doulas

4804 Cascade Rd SE | Suite 104 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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  1. Ashley Forton (Gold Coast Doulas)
  2. Mandi Garvey
  3. Jennifer Vanover (Bradley Method)
  4. Sarah Crupper
  5. Diane Kutter (Lamaze of West Michigan)
  6. Hypnobirthing (Gold Coast Doulas)

EYE DOCTOR FOR KIDS

#1

VOTED TOP GR EYE DOCTOR:

Dr. Patrick J. Droste, MD (Pediatric Opthalmology P.C.)

 

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Dr. Jeffrey Kenyon, OD – West Michigan Eyecare Associates

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2112 East Paris Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 

Facebook | Website | 616-949-8500

Office Mission/Additional Information:

West Michigan Eyecare Associates has been a leading provider of family eye care in the Grand Rapids community since 1951, and we want to help you achieve and maintain clear vision for years to come. Dr. Kenyon is committed to providing exceptional care and personalized service to each of his patients, from infancy, through childhood, and into adulthood. Our mission is to preserve and protect your sight through excellent care, quality products, and friendly service.

You’ll find a child-friendly waiting room and exam rooms at West Michigan Eyecare, and the friendly and personable doctors and staff will make sure your kids feel at ease from the moment they walk in. We believe it is important that your child’s eyes be examined comprehensively, as there are many vision problems and eye diseases that can be detected and prevented early. Thank you for trusting us with the eye care needs of your family. We look forward to serving you!

  1. Dr. Patrick J. Droste, MD (Pediatric Opthalmology P.C.)
  2. Dr. Phil VanderLugt, OD (Grand Rapids Ophthalmology)
  3. Dr. Jeffrey Kenyon, OD (West Michigan Eyecare Associates)
  4. Dr. Laura Piippo, MD (Grand Rapids Ophthalmology)
  5. Dr. Robert C. Huizenga, OD (Georgetown Eye Associates)
  6. Dr. Sara Weeks, OD (Michigan Street Optical)

ALLERGISTS FOR KIDS

#1

VOTED TOP GR ALLERGIST:

Dr. Christine Schafer, MD (Grand Rapids Allergy)

 

  1. Dr. Christine Schafer, MD (Grand Rapids Allergy)
  2. Dr. Sara Uekert, MD (Grand Rapids Allergy)
  3. Dr. Mark Millar, MD (Allergy and Asthma Care of West Michigan)

CHIROPRACTORS FOR KIDS

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VOTED TOP GR CHIROPRACTOR:

Dr. Kyle Banner (Banner Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PLC)

 

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Higher Health Chiropractic

Higher Health Chiropractic

1027 Gezon Parkway | Wyoming, MI 49509 

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Patients Say:

Ayden is five years old and loves to play sports but had asthma which put him in the ICU twice. “Since being under chiropractic care, Ayden has no asthma issues and has a great immune system.” – Becky, Ayden’s mom

Pam is a mother of five who suffered with severe anxiety and depression. Since being under chiropractic care, “my depression has decreased dramatically from not wanting to leave the house to needing to leave the house.”- Pam

 

Practitioners:

Dr. Erik Kowalke | Dr. Andrew Schneider | Dr. Marc DeMeester

Office Mission/Additional Information:

To help people reach their God-given health potential through chiropractic care; allowing them to live a healthy, happy, drug-free life.

Dr. Erik specializes in Torque Release Technique, which is the latest in chiropractic today. There is no cracking, twisting or popping in the office just gentle, specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments.

Thrive Chiropractic Center

thrive chiro

7199 Kalamazoo Ave SE | Suite 234 | Caledonia, MI 49316

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  1. Dr. Kyle Banner (Banner Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PLC)
  2. Dr. Nicole Bumhoffer (Thrive Chiropractic Center)
  3. Dr. Erik Kowalke (Higher Health Chiropractic)
  4. Dr. Lindsay Rademacher (Balanced for Life Chiropractic)
  5. Dr. Ronda Vanderwall (Dynamic Family Chiropractic)
  6. Dr. Jeremy Reister (Reister Family Chiropractic)

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