Favorite Primary Care Physicians, According to Local Parents

Finding the your top Grand Rapids physician for primary care can be so daunting. With so many practicing physicians in Grand Rapids, how can you find the one that fits your personality and medical needs the best? Talking with friends and family is a great place to start. So we polled our reader family for their favorite primary care docs.

If you’re new to Grand Rapids or find yourself needing a new medical professional check out our comprehensive Favorite Dentists, Doctors, Etc., Guide. See the number-one-voted doc for several categories, and lists of excellent runners-up.

Every name in this guide received significant votes from our readers. Any sponsors you see were first voted in by our readers, and then were invited to offer more information on their practice if they wished.

Primary Care Physicians

Maybe you just moved to West Michigan and you’re trying to figure out who to see for your annual wellness visits… Or maybe your wonderful PCP just sent you a letter declaring their retirement. Either way, finding a physician who understands you and can give you the right personalized care is nothing to take lightly. Local parents love the PCPs listed below- we bet you will, too!

Voted Top Primary Care Provider

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

1 – App, Dr. Michael (Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of West Michigan)
2 – Macfield, Dr. Peter (Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine)
3 – Sova, Dr. David (David Sova Family Practice)
4 – Stevens, Dr. Erica (Spectrum Health Medical Group)
5 – Zelasko, Dr. Pamela (West Michigan Family Health)
6 – Kline, Dr. Mary (Mercy Health)
7 – (TIE) Decker, Dr. Brian (Mercy Health)
(TIE) Boet, Dr. Chelsea (Spectrum Health Medical Group)
9 – Schmid, Dr. Hilary (Metro Health Cedar Springs)
10 – Wright, Dr. Terrence (Family Medicine Specialists)

By | 2018-02-20T13:10:56+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Family Care Practitioners, Health|26 Comments

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  1. Dana March 22, 2017 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Dr. Kornoelje and the whole medical staff at Metro at Cascade. A family practice with same day appointments from birth to adults.

  2. Jennifer March 20, 2017 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Dr. Wood of Forest Hills Pediatrics! Most amazing pediatrician I’ve ever met

  3. Elizabeth Schollaart March 20, 2017 at 5:59 am - Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr. Verkaik!

  4. Melinda slater March 20, 2017 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Dr Sara McCune is amazing!

  5. sadie July 27, 2016 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Dr. App was fine but I didn’t like his staff at all.

  6. Shannon Brown July 27, 2016 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Dr MacKinder is fantastic

  7. Lisa July 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Rebeka Maki @ Brookville Peds!

  8. Deb Tubergen July 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Dr. app!!
    Well deserved! ! ☺

  9. Tanya July 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Sara McCune is the best!

  10. Denice July 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Dr Jennifer CORY is great!! She is at Metro Wyoming

  11. Shelly July 26, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Dr. App is wonderful! He cares about helping each patient and actually listens and trusts what you say (I truly appreciate this). He is easy to talk to and kids love him. If a specialist is needed, he finds the best no matter which health system they are with. He has been our family internist for years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. We are truly blessed to have him as our primary care physician. He’s very deserving of the #1 spot! Thank you Dr. App!

  12. Michelle Prins July 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Donna Harold is awesome

  13. Jacqueline Bodnar via Facebook November 5, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Ben Schipper

  14. Lenae Nordlund Steffen via Facebook November 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    The only one I’ve heard of on the list is dr app and I’ve heard great things about him.

  15. Tiffany Altman via Facebook November 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    My PCP is #10. 🙂

  16. LeAnn Damvelt Gould via Facebook November 3, 2015 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Ask your nurse friends. We always know who we would want and definitely have those we would avoid.

  17. Taryn August 11, 2015 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    #1 way to go Dr. Michael App! Congratulations!!

  18. Kelli A, RN July 31, 2015 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Kevin McCormick

  19. James D July 30, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Congrats Dr Klone!

  20. Marilyn Berry July 30, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Dr. Fredric Reyelts has cared for us for 20 years and doing the Greatest job!

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  22. Jill Mikula via Facebook July 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Tami Domeier, high-five him for me 😉

  23. Heather July 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    #2 Zelasko is a great doctor, HOWEVER, the office staff isn’t the best. They need to be better on how to welcome their patient’s.

  24. Kimberly Bartz via Facebook July 29, 2015 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Lindsay Ledesma

  25. Kamie Geerling via Facebook July 29, 2015 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Dr. App deserves that #1 spot. 🙂

    P.S. It’s Dr. Mary Kline (not Klone)

    • Mary Kline July 29, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Kamie!

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