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A Team Approach to Enhancing Care

Nine medical professionals lead the Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan team. Our aggregate skills and knowledge provide a seamless approach to managing your healthcare needs, while empowering patients to be active participants in their health and well-being. Let us introduce ourselves.

  • Paul Blanchard, MD, FACP

     Paul D. Blanchard, MD, FACP

    Paul D. Blanchard, MD, FACP

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI): 1984

    Residency:
    Mayo Graduate School of Medicine: 1987

    Board Certifications:
    Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1992
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1987

    In Practice Since:
    1987

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Long-term Care and Chronic Disease Management
    Geriatrics

    Featured:
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  • John Diedrich, MD

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    John L. Diedrich, MD

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI): 1979

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine: 1982

    Board Certifications:
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1982

    In Practice Since:
    1982

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care

  • Kristi Dipzinski, RN, MSN, NP-C

     Kristi Dipzinski, MSN, NP-C

    Kristi Dipzinski, MSN, NP-C

    Medical Education:
    Michigan State University (Lansing, MI): 1997

    Board Certifications:
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, AANP

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Acute and Chronic Disease Management

     

    With her advanced education and professional experience, Nurse Practitioner Dipzinski is a trusted link for patients seeking primary care.

    The 1997 Michigan State University graduate had a long and varied career at Methodist University Hospital and the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, both in Memphis, Tennessee. She worked in the ICU, cardiac cath lab, and emergency department chest pain center with extensive experience in cath lab procedures, cardiac and peripheral interventions, and emergency cardiac assessments.

    In 2009, the Gaylord native returned to Michigan working as an intensive care RN at McLaren Northern Michigan. Her experience led her to pursue her MSN with a concentration in adult gerontological primary care nurse practitioner and urgent care.

    “I decided to become a nurse practitioner after 17 years in critical care,” she says. “Many of the diseases I saw in the ICU might have been prevented or better controlled with access to comprehensive primary care services.”

    She is a member of the Gerontology Advanced Practice Nurses Association and the American Geriatrics Society, and holds certification in basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

    To schedule a patient appointment or meet personally with Kristi Dipzinski or other Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan providers, call 231.487.9702.

  • Maureen Doull, MD

     Maureen E. Doull, MD

    Maureen E. Doull, MD

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA): 1986

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center: 1989

    Board Certifications:
    Certified Clinical Densitometrist, ISCD: 1998
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1989

    In Practice Since:
    1989

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Women´s Health
    Osteoporosis

     

     

     

  • Timothy Ismond, DO

     Timothy J. Ismond, DO

     Timothy J. Ismond, DO

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Osteopathy, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI): 1983

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Detroit Osteopathic Hospital/Bicounty Community Hospital: 1987

    Board Certifications:
    Internal Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine: 1988

    In Practice Since:
    1987

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Health Promotion/disease Prevention
    Medical Diagnoses
    Complex Disease Management

  • Terry Jackson, DO, FACP

     Terry S. Jackson, DO, FACP

    Terry S. Jackson, DO, FACP

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Osteopathy, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (Des Moines, IA): 1983

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Charity Hospital: 1987

    Board Certifications:
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1998

    In Practice Since:
    1999

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Complex Diagnostics
    Chronic Disease Management and Prevention

  • Melanie Manary, MD, FACP

     Melanie S. Manary, MD, FACP

    Melanie S. Manary, MD, FACP

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI): 1986

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital: 1986

    Board Certifications:
    Certified Clinical Densitometrist, ISCD: 1997
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1990

    In Practice Since:
    1990

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Women´s Health
    Osteoporosis

  • Mark Richmond, MD

     Mark A. Richmond, MD

     Mark A. Richmond, MD

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI): 1989

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: 1994

    Board Certifications:
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1994

    In Practice Since:
    1994

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Preventative Medicine
    Cardiovascular Disease

  • Michele Sturt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, CDE

     Michele Sturt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, CDE

     Michele Sturt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, CDE

    Medical Education:
    Nurse Practitioner, Michigan State University (Lansing, MI): 1990

    Board Certifications:
    Family Nurse Practitioner: 1990
    Certified Diabetes Educator: 2011

    In Practice Since:
    1990

    Interests:
    Adult Primary Care
    Women’s Health
    Diabetes Education
    Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

  • Vira Heise, MD, MPH — RETIRED

    Vira C. Heise, MD, MPH

    Vira C. Heise, MD, MPH

    Retired 12/31/16
    Thank you Dr. Heise for your dedication to your patients and the medical community. Dr. Heise was a valued colleague at Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan for many years, focused on Adult Primary Care, Women’s Health, and Preventative Medicine. 

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI): 1984

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals: 1987

    Board Certifications:
    Certified Clinical Densitometrist, ISCD: 1996
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1987

  • William Heise II, MD, MPH, FACP – RETIRED

     William F. Heise II, MD, MPH, FACP

    William F. Heise II, MD, MPH, FACP

    Retired 12/31/16
    Thank you Dr. Heise for your dedication to your patients and the medical community. Dr. Heise was a valued colleague at Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan for many years, focused on Adult Primary Care.

    Medical Education:
    Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI): 1981

    Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals: 1984

    Board Certifications:
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 1984