The 10 Best Dentists, Pediatricians, Therapists & More in Grand Rapids

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Favorite Grand Rapids Doctors and Health Care Professionals – 2021

I’m a Grand Rapids transplant and when I was pregnant with my first child, I had no idea how to find a great OB/GYN or pediatrician.

Thankfully, my husband’s childhood doc was still in practice, so we figured that one out. But my OB/GYN was a shot in the dark. It worked out, but only because I have a “roll with it” personality.

But it’s really nice to get intel from people who know. That’s why we polled people across West Michigan to find the area’s best dentists, eye doctors and mental health professionals. Even though I’ve still got that “roll with it” personality, I also want my kids to be in the best, smartest hands possible.

If you are looking for a dentist or doctor, where do you, start??

You start here! Read on to find your new favorite healthcare provider!

Technical Information on Voting Process

Earlier this year we asked our readers to nominate, then vote on the best family care providers in West Michigan in several categories. Below you’ll find the TOP provider, as well as the top nominees, for each field, all whom received a significant number of reader votes.

It is also important to know that we only invite the top 10 providers to advertise in this guide. We did this so you can trust that every listing showcases one of the best local family care providers based on 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.)

ALLERGISTS

Allergists for Kids in Grand Rapids

Dealing with allergies and asthma is no joke…it can be incredibly challenging (and scary) for kids and their families. If you are looking for high-quality pediatric allergy specialists, look no further. Here are the top West Michigan allergists, according to our readers:

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Voted Top Allergist for Kids

Dr. Karyn Gell at Grand Rapids Allergy

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Dr. Karyn Gell at Grand Rapids Allergy

in practice with Dr. Sara Uekert, Dr. Christine Schafer

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Voted a Top Allergist in West Michigan

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"Dr. Karyn Gell and company have a wonderful office. The staff is great, from the front to the back. If you are looking for an allergist, this is the place to go." - GRA Patient via Google Review


A Note From Dr. Karyn Gell's Office

At Grand Rapids Allergy, we provide the highest quality of care to our young patients and their families, so they can experience life without the barriers of allergic disease. Uncontrolled allergies, asthma and eczema can interfere with a child’s ability to rest, play and learn.

“GRA” physicians are Board Certified and passionate about partnering with you to identify allergic triggers and create safe, effective care plans. A Registered Dietitian can meet with you to assist with meal planning at home. Our knowledgeable clinical staff will help you understand your child’s asthma management.

We believe in shared decision making and we want you to feel supported when exploring options for your child’s care with our clinical team. Your child is unique. Your child’s allergy treatment should be too!

1 – Gell, Dr. Karyn (Grand Rapids Allergy)
2 – Kelbel, Dr. Ted (Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Helen DeVos)
3 – Schafer, Dr. Christine (Grand Rapids Allergy)
4 – Uekert, Dr. Sara (Grand Rapids Allergy)
5 – Hartog, Dr. Nicholas (SHMG Allergy & Immunology Helen DeVos)
6 – (TIE) Heyboer, Dr. Lisa (SHMG Allergy & Immunology)
6 – (TIE) Millar, Dr. Mark (Allergy & Asthma Care of Western Michigan)
8 – Miller, Dr. Thomas (Allergy Associates of Western Michigan)
9 – Bishop, Dr. James
10 – Strabbing, Dr. Richard (Michigan ENT and Allergy)

CHIROPRACTORS

Chiropractors for Families in Grand Rapids

Have you ever pulled something in your back or neck and the pain is so bad that you want to see a chiropractor immediately? Many of us have been there before! 

Some families seek a chiropractor for a specific issue while some seek chiropractic care for general health and maintenance throughout the year. Whatever the reason is that you’re looking for a trusted chiropractor, check out these top recommendations below.

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Voted Top Chiropractor for Families

Dr. Erik Kowalke at Higher Health Chiropractic Wyoming

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Dr. Erik Kowalke at Higher Health Chiropractic

in practice with Dr. Marc DeMeester, Dr. Katie DeMeester, Dr. John Deyo, Dr. William Booker, Dr. Matthew Kuo, Dr. Andrew White, Dr. Heather Speaks, Dr. Blake Collins

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Voted a Top Chiropractor in West Michigan

Testimonial
Sydney's mom said she was getting back to back colds/ear infections. After the doctors evaluated her health history and administer very specific but gentle chiropractic adjustments, Sydney showed improvement after only a couple of adjustments! Sydney’s mom definitely recommends chiropractic care!


A Note From Dr. Erik Kowalke's Office

Our mission is to serve God by serving the families of our community and region through specific, scientific, chiropractic care.

Our purpose is to help people reach their God-given health potential through chiropractic care allowing them to live a healthy, happy, drug-free life! We are driven by faith. Proven by results. Creating an extraordinary experience.

Alexander LeBon, DC at Simple Truth Chiropractic

in practice with Kristin Satterly, DC

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Voted a Top Chiropractor in West Michigan

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“Best chiropractor I've found. The only chiropractor I'd trust during pregnancy. Easy to make appointments & great staff!” - Ashley T.


A Note From Alexander LeBon, DC's Office

Simple Truth Chiropractic was started with the philosophy that the body is designed to heal itself. Through specific chiropractic care and lifestyle education, we've been able to help thousands of individuals discover their true potential and finally understand what it takes to truly be healthy.

At Simple Truth, you're not just another number. We provide custom care plans uniquely and specifically designed for each individual that comes into our office. We see a wide variety of patients from infants to elderly, from pregnancies to post partum, little leaguer to professional athletes, and injuries to wellness. We love caring for the community!

Justin Ryder, D.C. at Limitless Chiropractic

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Voted a Top Chiropractor in West Michigan

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Maggie initially saw Dr. Justin complaining of hip pain, painful periods, and bedwetting that she experienced for years. After seeing her pediatrician, she was prescribed medication to help eliminate her symptoms but none of them worked. Within three months, Maggie saw significant relief!


A Note From Justin Ryder, D.C.'s Office

Limitless Chiropractic is a family owned Chiropractic Practice in the heart of Cascade and Ada area. Our mission is to bring more life to more people in our community by providing excellent and affordable care in an environment that fosters positivity, health, and healing. Dr. Justin and our team have a passion for serving in a life- giving environment allowing our community to live limitless lives. Dr. Justin has the opportunity to serve families from all walks of life by helping them reach their god given ability by healing from above, down, inside and out using specific and scientific technology and adjusting technique.

Dr. Kurt Lang at Vibrant Life Chiropractic

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Voted a Top Chiropractor in West Michigan

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.

1 – Kowalke, Dr. Erik (Higher Health Chiropractic Wyoming)
2 – Ward, Dr. David (Active Life Chiropractic)
3 – Ryder, Dr. Justin (Limitless Chiropractic)
4 – (TIE) Lang, Dr. Kurt (Vibrant Life Chiropractic)
4 – (TIE) Le Bon, Dr. Alexander (Simple Truth Chiropractic)
6 – Bumhoffer, Dr. Nicole (Thrive Chiropractic)
7 – Hartman, Dr. Eric (Hartman Family Chiropractice & Wellness Center)
8 – Deyo, Dr. John (Higher Health Chiropractic)
9 – Osmer, Dr. Theresa (Flow Chiropractic)
10 – Babbitt, Dr. Rachel (Rise Wellness Chiropractic)

DENTISTS

Dentists for Families in Grand Rapids

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing a dentist around the age of one. Visiting the dentist does not have to be intimidating, especially when you know the dentist is well-loved and trusted by local families. Check out our readers’ favorite dentists for kids below.

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Voted Top Dentist for Kids

Dr. Agata Lefere at Grandville Pediatric Dentistry

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Dr. Agata Lefere at Grandville Pediatric Dentistry

in practice with Dr. Michael Demeter, Dr. Sally Kotani

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Voted a Top Dentist in West Michigan

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I bring all 4 of my children there and they absolutely love it there! All of the staff is kind and welcoming and really do a wonderful job at making my kids feel comfortable and happy. We will never go anywhere else! - Amanda


A Note From Dr. Agata Lefere's Office

As a pediatric dental office, we believe it is a privilege to treat children, and that we have a unique opportunity to make a difference in their lives. Here at Grandville Pediatric Dentistry 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 and toddlers as well as adolescents.

We look forward to welcoming you to our patient family and sharing our knowledge to ensure our young patients have the resources to enjoy a healthy smile for life.

Dr. Stephanie Kloostra & Dr. Katie Swanson at Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan

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Voted a Top Dentist in West Michigan

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Every detail has been carefully thought out to make this not just your average dentist. Truly a one of a kind practice! My daughter keeps asking when she can go back! So happy we found this place! - Patient of Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan


A Note From Dr. Stephanie Kloostra & Dr. Katie Swanson's Office

Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan is designed for and around the oral health of kids, from infancy to adolescence. The owners, Dr. Stephanie Kloostra and Dr. Katie Swanson, are both board certified pediatric dentists with specialized training in child development and behavior enhancement. As pediatric dental specialists, they understand that all children are unique and tailor treatment approaches for each child.

The doctors help kids and their parents experience going to the dentist in a positive way so they look forward to their next visit.
Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan offers preventative care, including regular exams and cleanings, restorative care, laser dentistry and sedation dentistry. Sedation can be a safe option to help children through their dental appointment and complete necessary dental treatment that potentially could not be completed otherwise. Drs. Stephanie and Katie are also certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery for treatments using a laser, including frenectomies to relieve a lip or tongue tie if a child is having difficulty with feeding or speech development.

Whether you’re scheduling your child’s first dental visit or you’re looking for a new dental home, our dedicated team is excited to meet you and your child!

Dr. Jessica Massie at Valleau, VanDeven, and Massie Dentistry for Children

in practice with Dr. Aimee Valleau, Dr. Chris VanDeven

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Voted a Top Dentist in West Michigan

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Hands down, best pediatric dentist in West Michigan! My kids love going to the dentist! -Heidi M.


A Note From Dr. Jessica Massie's Office

Our wonderful and experienced team takes pride in making all children feel comfortable, at ease, and welcome. What sets our office apart is the kind, gentle, and compassionate care we provide. Laughter, fun, and smiles are the goals of each visit. 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 take our roles as members of your child’s healthcare team very seriously.

Education is the focus of our practice, which is why our Board-certified doctors feel it is important to take their time getting to know each patient and their family. We value parental involvement and believe that with the right approach, parents and guardians can enhance the positive experience for their child.

Drs. Aimee, Chris, and Jessica believe in minimally invasive dentistry to reduce treatment time and costs, whenever possible. We do offer sedation dentistry but pride ourselves in our outstanding behavior management skills. Our office utilizes the highest standards of care and the most up to date, evidence-based techniques and materials available. Most importantly, each child is treated in the absolute safest manner possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to the VVM family!

Brett Kingma DDS at Mitten Kids Dentistry

in practice with Grady Randall DDS

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Voted a Top Dentist in West Michigan

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“I can’t say enough positive things about Mitten Kids Dentistry! They were able to get us in quickly for a consultation. The office was clean, there was a great atmosphere and everyone from the front desk staff do the nurses were kind, considerate and helpful. The office was timely and had us in and out without feeling rushed. Dr. Kingma did a great job evaluating our child and informing us of our options. We would highly recommend him and this office!!”


A Note From Brett Kingma DDS's Office

Mitten Kids Dentistry aims to provide the highest level of pediatric dental care for kids of all ages—whatever their needs—in a fun, positive, and safe environment. Inspired by our beautiful home state of Michigan, we foster health, wellness, and a sense of adventure in every child who comes through our doors.

Dr. Brett Kingma and Dr. Grady Randall are board certified pediatric dentists. From infants, toddlers, and preschoolers all the way up to adolescents, our experienced team remains committed to providing high quality and compassionate dental care for children of all ages. We specialize in all things related to pediatric dentistry: preventative care, sedation dentistry, infant laser frenectomies, treating children with special needs, and much more!

Dr. Michael Rediske at Great Lakes Family Dentistry

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Voted a Top Dentist in West Michigan

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This was my first time visiting Great Lakes Family Dentistry and what a wonderful experience! My hygienist was gentle and friendly. Dr. Rediske was thorough, kind and welcoming. My overall experience was pleasant and I’m happy with my new dental office! - Amanda D.


A Note From Dr. Michael Rediske's Office

Our goal at Great Lakes Family Dentistry is to provide a welcoming place where patients of all ages can feel right at home while receiving exceptional dental care. We are committed to making you feel comfortable during your visit and helping you achieve a confident and healthy smile. Dr. Rediske and his excellent staff specialize in quality and comprehensive dentistry for the entire family. Our team loves seeing patients of all ages, from growing smiles to smiles in their prime. We enjoy forming lasting relationships and we consider our patients our friends! We look forward to welcoming your family!

1 – Lefere, Dr. Agata (Grandville Pediatric Dentistry)
2 – Massie, Dr. Jessica (Valleau, VanDeven and Massie)
3 – Kloostra, Dr. Stephanie (Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan)
4 – Swanson, Dr. Katie (Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan)
5 – Kingma, Dr. Brett (Mitten Kids Dentistry)
6 – McCone, Dr. Meggan (Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry)
7 – Rashewsky, Dr. Stephanie (Norman Family Dentistry)
8 – Rediske,  Dr. Michael (Great Lakes Family Dentistry)
9 – Kotani, Dr. Sally (Grandville Pediatric Dentistry)
10 – Valleau, Dr. Aimee (Valleau, VanDeven and Massie)

 

DERMATOLOGISTS

Dermatologists for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Dermatologist for Kids

Dr. Richard Ashack, at Dermatology Associates of West Michigan

 

1 – Ashack, Dr. Richard (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)
2 – Laarman, Dr. Rachel (SHMG Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital – Dermatology)
3 – Freeland, Dr. Ryan  (Wolverine Dermatology)
4 – Dapprich, Dr. Daniel (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)
5 – (TIE) Green, Dr. Bridget (Dermatology Center of Grand Rapids)
5 – (TIE) Stawiski, Dr. Marek (M.A. Stawiski, M.D., Dermatology)
7 – Hawley, Dr. Kristi (M.A. Stawiski, M.D., Dermatology)
8 – Meyer, PA-C Kristen  (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)
9 – Jansen, Dr. Rebecca (Dermatology Associates of West Michigan)
10 – Drozdowski, Dr. Barbara (Holland Dermatology)

 

DOULAS

Top Birth and Postpartum Doulas in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Birth Doula

Brenda Baar at Eastown Birth Partners

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Jamie Platt at Grand Rapids Birth & Postpartum Services

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Voted a Top Doula: Birth in West Michigan

Jamie uses her experience as a Labor & Delivery Nurse and midwifery student to provide holistic and compassionate care to families. As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, she has a distinct attentiveness to people who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. She offers classes in childbirth education, Spinning Babies, and breastfeeding.

1 – Baar, Brenda (Eastown Birth Partners)
2 – Platt, Jamie (Grand Rapids Birth and Postpartum Services)
3 – Stephens, Carrie (Ginger Blossom Doula Services)
4 – Hollemans, Ginger (Eastown Birth Partners)
5 – Baskin, Kiara (Bump to Birth Doula Services)
6 – Revere, Kristin (Gold Coast Doulas)
7 – Egy, Ali (The Belmont Doula)
8 – Quakenbush, Annica (Annica Marie Photography + Doula)
9 – Mayne, Stephanie (Bellabirth)
10 – (TIE) Dexter, Heather (Earth Mother’s Natural Health & Birth Services)
10 – (TIE) Forton, Ashley (Gold Coast Doulas)
10 – (TIE) Michelotti, Megan (GR Birth and Wellness)

 

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Voted Top Postpartum Doula

Jamie Platt at Grand Rapids Birth and Postpartum

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Jamie Platt at Grand Rapids Birth & Postpartum Services

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Voted a Top Doula: Postpartum in West Michigan

Jamie uses her experience as a Labor & Delivery Nurse and midwifery student to provide holistic and compassionate care to families. As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, she has a distinct attentiveness to people who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. She offers classes in childbirth education, Spinning Babies, and breastfeeding.

1 – Platt, Jamie (Grand Rapids Birth and Postpartum Services)
2 – Stephens, Carrie (Ginger Blossom Doula Services)
3 – Hollemans, Ginger (Eastown Birth Partners)
4 – Revere, Kristin (Gold Coast Doulas)
5 – Flor Evans  (Beyond Birth Postpartum Doula LLC)
6 – Kraft, Gina (Gold Coast Doulas)
7 – (TIE) Figg, Stacey (The Village Doula)
7 – (TIE) Michelotti, Megan (GR Birth and Wellness)
9 – Egy, Ali (The Belmont Doula)
10 – Schultz, Cassie (Great Lakes Doulas)

ENT SPECIALISTS

 

Top ENT Specialists for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top ENT Specialist for Kids

Dr. Chad Afman at Spectrum Health Medical Group

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Dr. Claudell Cox and Dr. Joseph Taylor at Grand Rapids Ear Nose & Throat

in practice with Dr. Thomas Pfennig, Dr. Robert Meleca & Dr. Gregory Artz

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Voted a Top ENT Specialist in West Michigan

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"Dr. Taylor is a good doctor. I highly recommend him. My daughter had bad nose bleeds and he ran some test and figured out she has clotting disease if it wasn't for him I don't think we would have ever knew about it." - Andrea Ladanyi


A Note From Dr. Claudell Cox and Dr. Joseph Taylor's Office

Grand Rapids Ear Nose & Throat, P.C. has been serving the Grand Rapids community and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Our practice is committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive treatment for your ear, nose and throat concerns. Our physicians provide clinical and surgical care for our adult and pediatric patients in a comfortable setting where medical care and safety are our primary concern. Additionally, the Hearing Center and the Sinus and Allergy Center at Grand Rapids ENT offer centralized services to meet our patients' needs for complete care.

We are a single specialty Otolaryngology group with five board-certified physicians. Each of our physicians has years of extensive education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of common disorders of the ear, nose, throat, face, and neck. Our doctors also have training, expertise, and experience in treating facial plastic surgical concerns, both cosmetic and reconstructive. We are associated with all local hospitals and many surgical centers close to your home.

 

1 – Afman, Dr. Chad (SHMG)
2 – Taylor, Dr. Joseph (Grand Rapids ENT)
3 – Winkle, Dr. Mark (Ear Nose and Throat Center PC)
4 – Kosta, Dr. John (Ear Nose and Throat Center PC)
5 – (TIE) Hart, Dr. Francis (MMPC Department of Ear, Nose & Throat)
5 – (TIE) Postma, Dr. Keith (SHMG)
7 – (TIE) Cox, Dr. Claudell (Grand Rapids ENT)
7 – (TIE) Heaford, Dr. Andrew (SHMG)
9 – Behler, Dr. Andrew (Metro Health Ear, Nose & Throat)
10 – Pfennig, DO Thomas (Grand Rapids ENT)

EYE DOCTORS

Top Eye Doctors for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Eye Doctor for Kids

Dr. Alyssa Bartolini-Parz at WOW Vision Therapy

 

1 – Bartolini-Parz, Dr. Alyssa (WOW Vision Therapy)
2 – Droste, Dr. Patrick (Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility)
3 – Stites, Dr. Carl (Stites Eye Care)
4 – Conley, Dr. Julie (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology)
5 – Kenyon, Dr. Jeffery (West Michigan Eyecare Associates)
6 – Anderson, Dr. Gary (Anderson Eye Care)
7 – Coon, Dr. Kiersten (Family and Pediatric Eyecare)
8 – Gammage, Dr. Paul (Hudsonville Vision Care)
9 – (TIE) Peteres, Dr. Robert J. (Pediatric Opthalmology and Ocular Motility)
9 – (TIE) Rosen, Dr. Samantha (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology)
9 – (TIE) Spears, Dr. James (Personaleyes Vision Care)

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Top Mental Health Pros for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Mental Health Professional for Kids

Diana Osipsov at Roots Therapeutic Specialty Services

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Diana Osipsov at Roots Therapeutic Specialty Services

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Voted a Top Mental Health Professional in West Michigan

Roots is a specialty clinic which provides “bottom-up” therapy and treatment. We believe that in order to find healing, to maximize growth and development, the root of any issue must be identified and resolved – rather than treating surface-level symptoms, we believe that getting to the core issue is what brings about lasting healing and change.

Anxiety, anger issues, difficulties with sleep, impulsivity – these are often symptoms of a deeper core issue (trauma, sensory system needs, emotional dysregulation, autism, attachment issues). We will work with you or your child to meet the underlying need. You will find that symptoms will naturally alleviate when the core issues are addressed and unmet needs are recognized and satisfied.

When a tree is provided a firm foundation with deeply planted roots, we see its leaves and flowers naturally blossom. Likewise, when a person is afforded a secure base from which to grow and develop, we see their potential flourish. A person can choose to try to mend and repair broken or damaged flowers and fruits on a tree, can even paint the leaves to make them appear healthy and whole, or he can nourish and water the roots and watch the fruits naturally blossom!

Brina Tiemeyer at Wedgwood Christian Services

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Voted a Top Mental Health Professional in West Michigan

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“We have a pretty happy household these days. We definitely take it one day at a time. I really do believe Wedgwood was instrumental in getting us to where we are today.”


A Note From Brina Tiemeyer's Office

When life gets difficult, Wedgwood can help. Wedgwood Christian Services offers counseling for children, teens, adults, and families. Our therapists have the skills, experience, and compassion to help you create meaningful and lasting change. Whether you’re dealing with life changes, mood or anxiety issues, or other difficulties with behaviors or relationships, our experienced therapists can offer the understanding, support, and practical guidance you need.

We believe that while life’s challenges may bring pain, they also provide opportunities for growth. We want to help you use your unique gifts and strengths to create a life of joy, purpose, and connection.

1 – Osipsov, Diana (Roots Therapeutic Specialty Services)
2 – Tiemeyer, Brina (Wedgwood Christian Services)
3 – Orr, Renee (HRA Psychological Services)
4 – (TIE) Wiersema, Chelsea (Counseling Solutions of West Michigan)
4 –  (TIE) Zinser, Carrie (BRAINS)
6 – Blury, Tara (Thornapple Counseling)
7 – Brouwer, Brooke LMSW (Anchored Family: Psychology & Counseling              Associates)
8 – Bowden, Jennifer (Helen DeVos Behavioral Health)
9 – Stevens, Geoff (BRAINS)
10 – Wolff, Michael (BRAINS)

MIDWIVES

Top Midwives for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Midwife

Sara Badger at Simply Born

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Sara Badger, LM, CPM at SimplyBorn Midwifery

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Voted a Top Midwife in West Michigan

Opened in 2010, SimplyBorn provides out of hospital midwifery services in Grand Rapids, MI as well as surrounding areas. With both home birth and birth center birthing options. Since moving to Michigan in 2007, owner Sara Badger has worked to expand the birth community and empower women. Whether you're a first time mom or have been through this before, we look forward to partnering with you on your birth journey!

1 – Badger, Sara (Simply Born)
2 – Holshoe, Jennifer (West Michigan Midwifery)
3 – LaGrand, Sarah (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)
4 – Tiffany Townsend (Beyond Birth Postpartum Doula LLC)
5 – Reinsma, Breck (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)
6 – Kent, Sarah (SHMG)
7 – Porter, Kim (Michigan Born and Raised)
8 – Daniels, Brenda (SHMG OB/GYN)
9 – Dib, Kristen (Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology)
10 – Visser, Yolanda (Birth Song)

OB/GYNS

Top OBGYNs for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top OBGYN

Dr. John LaGrand at Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

1 – LaGrand, Dr. John (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)
2 – Michele, Dr. Tami (Advanced OB/GYN)
3 – (TIE) Hubbard, Dr. Robyn (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)
3 – (TIE) Klyn, Dr. Michelle (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)
5 – Florido, Dr. Judith (Metro Health OB/Gyn)
6 – Lown, Dr. Steven (Metro Health Caledonia)
7 – Vandeburg, Dr. Anita (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)
8 – Bennett, Dr. Sejal (Mercy Health Physician Partners)
9 – Kaczkofsky, Dr. Peter (Michigan Obstetrics)
10 – (TIE) Elderkin, Dr. Renee (Metro Health OB/GYN)
10 – (TIE) Gary, Dr. Monica (Grand Rapids Women’s Health)

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Top Occupational Therapists for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top OT for Kids

Jennifer Westerhuis at Easterseals Michigan

1 – Westerhuis, Jennifer (Easterseals Michigan)
2 – Surman, Patty (BRAINS)
3 – Kerbs, Kendra (Paper Plane Therapies)
4 – Langley, Chelsey (Paper Plane Therapies)
5 – Davidson, Alyssa (Family Tree Therapies)
6 – Olsen, Hanna (Paper Plane Therapies)
7 – Cooper, Terri (Family Tree Therapies)
8 – Rodgers, Megan (Paper Plane Therapies)
9 – Carroll, Patricia
10 – (TIE) Bratt, Justine (Family Tree Therapies)
10 – (TIE) Buist, Molly (The Center for Child Development)
10 – (TIE) Crow, Melissa (Helen DeVos)

ORTHODONTISTS

Top Orthodontists for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Orthodontist for Kids

Dr. Thomas Williams at Williams Orthodontics

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Dr. Mark Wierenga at Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics

in practice with Dr. David Armbrecht, Dr. Katie Randall, Dr. Gary Armbrecht

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Voted a Top Orthodontist in West Michigan

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We have had three kids go through orthodontia here and have been very happy with the results. We appreciate the positive environment and the excellent service they provide. Everyone is so kind and attentive! - Lisa Joy (Recent Google Review)


A Note From Dr. Mark Wierenga's Office

Voted GRKids.com reader's poll #1 Orthodontist for the past four years, Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics is honored to be considered for your orthodontic needs. Over the last 40 years, we have developed a reputation in the community for providing the highest quality orthodontic care for children, teens and adults in a warm, friendly and comfortable environment. Many of our patients are children of previous patients who return looking for the same quality results they had when they were younger.

Our treatment fees are very competitive and our payment plans will help make your orthodontic treatment affordable. We use the latest technology to treat the orthodontic needs of our patients including intraoral scanning and state-of-the-art 3-dimensional x-rays. You will be seen by an orthodontist at each visit to ensure your treatment remains on track. We have two office locations - Grand Rapids and Grandville - available for your appointments. You will also have the ability to schedule your visits any day Monday through Friday.

At Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics, we're proud of the team we have to treat your needs, and we look forward to helping you accomplish your orthodontic goals.

Dr. Kevin Knapp at Knapp Orthodontics

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Voted a Top Orthodontist in West Michigan

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Dr. Knapp and the rest of the team are some of the friendliest people ever. They truly love what they do and they deeply care about each patient. Also, as an educator, I can definitely say that your kids will be in great hands! You guys are amazing and I will miss seeing you all so much! - Alex B.


A Note From Dr. Kevin Knapp's Office

We started our office 4 years ago with a simple mission: Our goal is to be the best part of our patient’s day! Dr. Kevin Knapp is an Orthodontic Specialist treating children, teens, and adults with the most advanced and efficient orthodontic treatments available. We offer a full range of orthodontic services including phase 1 treatment, metal and clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign® and 3M Clarity™ clear aligners.

Our state-of-the-art office is 100% digital and integrates technology beautifully with patient care and overall experience. At Knapp Orthodontics the process is both easy and fun. Exceptional care, cutting-edge equipment, and the best materials mean beautiful outcomes in shorter treatment times.

There should be no wall between you and a confident, limitless smile. Dr. Knapp was born and raised here in West Michigan and he knows how hard his patients work to earn their money. Therefore, we offer industry-leading flexibility in our financing, and no one is ever denied flexible payment plans.

We can’t wait to get to know you! During your free consultation we will discuss your customized treatment options, total time in treatment, and the overall affordable investment.

Dr. Daniel Kruse at Kruse Orthodontics

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Voted a Top Orthodontist in West Michigan

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Very happy with Dr. Kruse and his wonderful staff! My daughters both have beautiful smiles thanks to his great work. Love that our appointments are almost always on time. I have recommended them to my family and friends. - Jodi M.


A Note From Dr. Daniel Kruse's Office

As a patient of Kruse Orthodontics, 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.

Dr. Kathryn Swan at Swan Orthodontics

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Voted a Top Orthodontist in West Michigan

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“I cannot say enough good things about Swan Orthodontics. Beautiful office, very well set up for me to feel comfortable bringing all of my kids to & the staff goes above and beyond to make my daughter (and me!) comfortable at every appointment. My daughter adores Dr. Swan & there’s rarely a day that she is not wearing her shirt or talking about the office. Highly, highly recommend!” - Suzi


A Note From Dr. Kathryn Swan's Office

Dr. Swan and her fun, friendly team of orthodontic professionals cater to the needs of child, teen, and adult patients. Dr. Swan treats every young patient that steps through the doors as if they were her own child. Her gentle demeanor, devotion to clinical excellence, and calming chairside manner contribute to making us a world-class practice. Parents can decompress after a crazy day in our fireplace nook, siblings will stay entertained at our iPad station, and patients help themselves to slushies after their appointment to soothe any achy teeth. Our state-of-the-art technology replaces goopy impressions. We also provide virtual house calls to minimize interruptions in your chaotic schedule. Our office is filled with amenities to make your family feel right at home. It’s no wonder we treat so many parents as well!

At Swan Orthodontics, we do not let finances get in the way of the treatment you deserve. We offer extremely flexible payment plans to fit into nearly every budget. We never charge an additional fee for Invisalign treatment, and are comfortable treating all ages and case complexities with aligners. We strive to be the best part of your day while creating beautiful lifelong smiles for your entire family!

Dr. Elizabeth Christopherson, D.D.S., M.S. at Christopherson Orthodontics

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Voted a Top Orthodontist in West Michigan

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My children are ages 20, 19, 17, and 14. Two of them had braces, one of them is in braces, and one is getting braces put on in a couple of months, all under the care of Dr. Elizabeth Christopherson. She is an excellent orthodontist! I am so thankful for the influence of Dr. Christopherson.


A Note From Dr. Elizabeth Christopherson, D.D.S., M.S.'s Office

At the practice of Dr. Elizabeth Christopherson, we are committed to providing your family with high quality, compassionate and personalized Orthodontic care. We strive to make each interaction meaningful, with treatment resulting in a beautiful, healthy smile to be enjoyed and shared for a lifetime.

Dr. Paul O'Grady at O'Grady Orthodonics

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Voted a Top Orthodontist in West Michigan

Dr. Paul O’Grady and our Grand Rapids orthodontic staff strive to provide family-friendly orthodontics for patients of all ages – children, teens and adults! Patients will benefit from the latest advancements in orthodontics which will make treatment more comfortable with fewer appointments, and reduce overall time spent in braces or Invisalign aligners. With the most advanced equipment Dr. O’Grady provides exceptional care for your family.

O’Grady Orthodontics looks forward to caring for the needs of each patient with the mission to build a healthy, beautiful, and lasting smile. Are you ready to build a brighter future with a brighter smile?

1 – Williams, Dr. Thomas (Williams Orthodontics)
2 – Knapp, Dr. Kevin (Knapp Orthodontics)
3 – Wierenga, Dr. Mark (Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics)
4 – Powell, Dr. Mark (Powell Orthodontics)
5 – O’Grady, Dr. Paul (O’Grady Orthodontics)
6 – Kruse, Dr. Daniel (Kruse Orthodontics)
7 – Hannapel, Dr. Eric (Hannapel Orthodontics)
8 – (TIE) Christopherson, Dr. Elizabeth (Christopherson & Caldwell Orthodontics)
8 – (TIE) Swan, Dr. Kathryn (Swan Orthodontics)
10 – Miller, Dr. Lathe (Miller Orthodontics)

PEDIATRICIANS

Top Pediatricians for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Pediatrician

Dr. Jeffrey Mantia at Grandville Pediatrics

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Jeffrey S. Mantia MD at Grandville Pediatrics

in practice with Jenna Kamps, MSN, RN, CPNP; Emily Rusticus, MSN, RN, CFNP; Abigail Lamar, MSN, RN, CPNP

Grandville Pediatrics

Voted a Top Pediatrician in West Michigan

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"We have been taking our 3 kids to Grandville Pediatrics their whole lives. We have seen every practitioner on staff. They are all WONDERFUL. The atmosphere puts a child at ease instantly. I would recommend this office to anyone! They also have an open clinic for established patients every single morning from 8-9! How wonderful is that?!"


A Note From Jeffrey S. Mantia MD's Office

Grandville Pediatrics was founded in 2001 with the idea that a small independent practice could provide high-quality patient care for infants, children, and teenagers and more quickly implement the ideas of its physicians, nurse practitioners and support staff.

We believe that children are not little adults. Their 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 are committed to maintaining this standard.

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.

We have worked hard to maintain a personal atmosphere where you and your children feel comfortable and are remembered by name. We are also small enough that you will know all of us well. Feel free to ask any of our existing patients and families - we are very different from many large, traditional medical practices. The best part of our job is the relationships that we build with our patient families over time!

Jeremy R. Veenema, DO and Dennis L. Lake, MD at Western Michigan Pediatrics, PC

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Voted a Top Pediatrician in West Michigan

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“Dr. Veenema was our first pediatrician and remains our favorite. He is thorough in all his care, genuine in his relationships with his patients and their families, and is most sincere is his desire for the kids he cares for to grow and learn and become the best they can be.” - The League Family


A Note From Jeremy R. Veenema, DO and Dennis L. Lake, MD's Office

The health and wellness of our patients is of utmost importance to our office. Our goal is to provide the best care possible for our patients, from infancy to young adulthood, every step of the way. We have 2 locations, Grand Rapids and Jenison, to serve your family's pediatrics needs.

1 – Mantia, Dr. Jeffrey (Grandville Pediatrics)
2 – App, Dr. Michael (Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of West Michigan)
3 – (TIE) Letts, Dr. Tiffany (Metro Health Southwest)
4 – (TIE) Veenema, Dr. Jeremy (Western Michigan Pediatrics)
5 – Zokoe, Dr. Cara (Forest Hills Pediatrics)
6 – Macfield, Dr. Masuma (Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine)
7 – McMahon, Dr. Stephen (MiKids Pediatrics)
8 – (TIE) Budinsky, Dr. Robert (MiKids Pediatrics)
8 – (TIE) Hofman, Dr. Ron (Alger Pediatrics)
10 – Lake, Dr. Dennis (Western Michigan Pediatrics)

PRIMARY CARE PRACTITIONER

Top Primary Care Practitioners for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Primary Care Practitioner

Dr. Michael App at Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of West Michigan

1 – App, Dr. Michael (Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of West Michigan)
2 – Dykstra, Dr. John (Metro Health)
3 – Schmid, Dr. Hillary (Metro Health Cedar Springs)
4 – Sova, Dr. David (Dr. David Sova)
5 – Macfield, Dr. Peter (Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine)
6 – Durfee, Dr. Gerald (Mercy Health)
7 – Vreeke, Dr. Tanya (Mercy Health)
8 – Wielhouwer, Dr. Eric (SHMG)
9 – (TIE) Kern, Dr. Kristi (Metro Health Cascade)
9 – (TIE) VanWienen, Dr. Greg (Mercy Health)
9 –  (TIE) Weirich, Dr. Angela (SHMG Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine)

SPEECH THERAPY

Top Speech Therapists for Families in Grand Rapids

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Voted Top Speech Therapist

Courtney Joesel at Building Blocks

1 – Joesel, Courtney (Building Blocks)
2 – Miller, Jill (Paper Plane Therapies)
3 – O’Rourke, Gail (Family Tree Therapies)
4 – Kelmer, Bethany (Paper Plane Therapies)
5 – Boyd, Taylor (Paper Plane Therapies)
6 – Pulley, Stacy (Family Tree Therapies)
7 – (TIE) DeVries, Katie (Calvin College Rehabilitation Services)
7 – (TIE) Lambers, Hanna (DeVos Childrens Hospital)
7 – (TIE) Rimbey, Kelly (Family Tree Therapies)
10 – (TIE) Britton, Ally (Paper Plane Therapies)
10 – (TIE) Keller, Lisa (Early On Kent County)
10 – (TIE) Smith, Nicole (Paper Plane Therapies)

1 thought on “The 10 Best Dentists, Pediatricians, Therapists & More in Grand Rapids”

  1. 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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