Doctor Bios

151020_003-3 Low Res retouch whiten teethThomas D. Loomis, M.D.

Dr. Loomis is a Board Certified family physician who has been active in primary care for the last 14 years in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area of northern Michigan. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Anderson University in Indiana and his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his internship in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then went on to complete his residency in family practice at St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

He enjoys spending time with his family, skiing in both Michigan and in the western mountains. He continues to be an avid Wolverine and is a board member and coach with the Northern Michigan Ski Academy. He makes his home in Petoskey with his wife, Valorie, and his children Joseph, Benjamin, Hannah, Peter and Rachel.

 

151020_015 Low Res retouch whiten teeth reduc rednessWendy H. Walker, M.D.

Dr. Walker is a Board Certified family physician who has been active in primary care since 1996 in the Petoskey and Harbor Springs area. She attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate and then went on to medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine as part of their rural health program, completing her clinical training in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She completed her residency in family practice at Mid Michigan Regional Hospital in Midland, Michigan.

Dr. Walker served for 10 years on the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital board of trustees and currently is a member of a health insurance board. She is supported by her husband and three children who also enjoy life in northern Michigan. She has been active in volunteer work for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, the local Community Free Clinic and mission trips to Canada’s northwest territories, Ukraine and Honduras.

Marcin Jankowski, D.O.

Dr. Jankowski is a family physician who has been active in primary care in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area for 14 years. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree in physiology. He is a 1999 graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His internship and residency training took place at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon, Michigan.

Dr. Jankowski is Board Certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. He is supported by his wife and son. He focuses on the entire person, providing comprehensive, thorough and evidence-based health care for his patients.

 

151022_002 Low Res retouch whiten teeth ret sweater rem stray hairsKayLynn DeCarli, D.O.

Dr. KayLynn DeCarli is a Board Certified family physician that has been active in primary care for 10 years. She attended Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame for her undergraduate degree in humanistic studies. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. She completed her internship and residency in family medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Dr. DeCarli is joining us after having completed four years of active duty military service with the United States Air Force. While in the service, she served as deputy chief of medical staff and supervisor of the women’s health clinic at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Her duties included attending to the needs of active duty, family members and retirees in a busy primary care clinic. She is now very happy to be back in northern Michigan with her husband Steve and their daughters Hanna and Addison.

151022_014 Low Res crop 2 retouch whiten teeth sharpen eyesMark Drogowski, M.D.

Dr. Drogowski, or “Dr. Mark” as often called by patients, is a family physician who has been active in primary care for 25 years, serving the Cheboygan and Pellston area since he finished his residency training. He specializes in preventive care and care of the entire family, from newborns to grandparents. He attended Albion College as an undergraduate and then went on to medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed his family medicine residency through the Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, where he served as chief resident and president of the Michigan Academy of Family Physician Resident Section. It was there that he received an award as one of the top 25 residents in the country. He also has served as a clinical instructor for medical students for all four Michigan medical schools and for the Saginaw Family Practice residency program.

Dr. Drogowski is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has also served in multiple positions as part of Cheboygan Memorial Hospital’s medical staff, including chief of staff and chair of credentialing. He actively volunteers at the Northern Care Free Clinic and participates in mission trips and community speaking. Most important to him are his wife Ann-Laurie and their three sons, Matt, Mike and Dave. When not working, he enjoys the outdoors and bow hunting.

151022_006 Low Res WebsiteSteven Konicki, D.O.

Dr. Steven Konicki is a Board Certified family physician originally from Cheboygan. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1996 with a B.S. in biology. He then attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2002. He went on to complete his internship and residency at Grand Rapids Metropolitan Hospital in 2005. Before joining LTPC, he practiced in Grand Forks, ND at Altru Hospital from 2005 to 2009 while his wife served in the U.S. Air Force. From 2009 to 2011, he was a staff physician for Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, practicing for the Rogers City Medical Group.

He currently lives in Cheboygan with his wife KayLynn and their two daughters, Hanna and Addison. In his free time, he enjoys biking, skiing and boating.

 

Sara L. Rivette, M.D.

Dr. Rivette is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She has been practicing for over 25 years in Saginaw, Michigan and recently relocated to Northern Michigan to continue her practice. Dr. Rivette completed her undergraduate education at Michigan State University and attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. She did her Internal Medicine Residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC.

She is married with 2 grown sons and enjoys traveling, reading and exploring her new home in Northern Michigan.

 

151020_031 Low Res retouch skin smooth sharpen eyesCharlotte Michels Asbury, MS, NP-C

Charlotte is a Board Certified family nurse practitioner and has been providing advanced nursing and medical primary health care services in the Little Traverse Bay area since 1995. Charlotte is a licensed independent health care provider who works on her own and in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to help patients at Little Traverse Primary Care. In addition to diagnosing and managing acute episodic and chronic illnesses, Charlotte emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention. Her services include individual patient care, routine physicals and well child care, women’s health care, diabetic self-management teaching, and smoking cessation assistance to name a few.

Charlotte has been a registered nurse since 1977 when she received her associate of science in nursing from the University of Albuquerque in New Mexico. In 1981, she received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Michigan’s Traverse City campus, and in 1986, she received her master of science in nursing from Rush University in Chicago. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Over the years, Charlotte has practiced in several areas of health care including hospital nursing, home health care nursing, and hospice nursing. Additionally, Charlotte taught nursing courses for the University of Michigan and Lake Superior State University. She also worked for several years as a home health care consultant and speaker through the Community Health Accreditation Program of The National League for Nursing.

Charlotte lives in Harbor Springs with her family and enjoys all the “great stuff” that makes living in northern Michigan so special.

151020_019 Low Res retouch skin smooth sharpen eyesRita Balistreri, MSN, FNP-BC

Rita Balistreri is an ANCC Board Certified family nurse practitioner with previous clinical experience in intensive care, pediatric intensive care and emergency medicine. She completed her undergraduate work at Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL and her master’s degree at the University of South Alabama. During her clinical education, she has worked in partnership with doctors of multiple specialties, such as pediatrics, orthopedics, internal medicine and family practice.

When Rita is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, skiing, boating and reading.

 

151020_006 Low Res 2 Crop retouch skin smooth sharpen eyesEmilee Kennedy, MSN, ANP-BC

Emilee Kennedy is an ANCC Board Certified adult nurse practitioner, with previous clinical experience in medical oncology. She completed her undergraduate work at North Central Michigan College and University of Michigan and her master’s degree at Michigan State University. During her clinical education, she has worked in partnership with doctors that specialized in family practice and internal medicine.

When Emilee is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric, their three sons and chocolate lab, Nola. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.

 

151020_027 Low Res retouch teeth whiten thin skin smooth ret sweaterKim Clark, MSN, FNP-BC

Kim Clark is an ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with previous clinical experience in adolescent health, acute rehabilitation, medical surgical nursing, homecare and hospice. She completed her undergraduate work at Kirtland Community College and her master’s degree at Saginaw Valley State University. During her clinical education, she worked in partnership with doctors and family nurse practitioners in multiple specialties, including family practice, and women’s health

When Kim is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband Greg, daughter Kelsey and with family and friends. Kim also enjoys spending time kayaking, biking, hiking, K-9 training with her dog Scout. Kim is active as Secretary/Treasurer for the Northwest Chapter of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.

 

Adam Einhardt, DNP-BC

Adam Einhardt is an AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He completed his master’s degree at Vanderbilt University and doctorate at University of Alabama-Birmingham. Adam was a captain in the United States Air Force, working in several clinical settings: family practice, pediatrics and urgent care. He currently has interests in the full spectrum of family medicine, with some interest in sports medicine.

When Adam is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenée, and son, Landon. He also enjoys reading and spending time outside.

 

Julia Jenée Einhardt, FNP-BC

Jenée Einhardt is an AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with previous clinical experience in primary care and public health. She completed her undergraduate work at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and received her master’s degree at Vanderbilt University. In addition to diagnosing and managing acute, episodic, and chronic illnesses, Jenée emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention.  Her services include individual patient care, routine physicals and well child care, women’s health care, diabetic self-management teaching, and smoking cessation assistance to name a few.

When Jenée is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hiking, kayaking and cooking.

 

carolellsteinCarol Ellstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Ellstein is a licensed psychologist who spent her undergraduate and early graduate years at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. She earned a PhD in developmental psychology at Michigan State University and completed an APA-approved post-doctoral clinical internship at the Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Board (CEI CMHB) in Lansing. In December 2011, Dr. Ellstein earned an inaugural certificate in integrated primary care from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Dr. Ellstein’s professional experience includes 2 years as a school psychologist and 11 years at CEI CMHB, where she created a home-based respite unit for families of children with severe behavioral and developmental disorders. She established an independent practice in East Lansing in 1997, which she transferred to northern Michigan in 2002. Her current interests include mindfulness practices, behavioral health interventions, and issues of adolescent development.
Dr. Ellstein is a past president of both the Michigan Psychological Association and the Michigan Psychological Association Foundation. For several years, she has collaborated with colleagues throughout Michigan to improve rural mental health services. She and her husband Joe are empty-nesters who enjoy sharing northern Michigan’s delights with their two children, grandchildren, and extended network of family and friends.