Scott A. Carlson
Specialty: Family Medicine, Laser Aesthetics & Skin Care
Certification: American Osteopathic Board of General Practice
Medical School: Michigan State University
Dr. Scott Carlson has been a Family Physician serving Grand Rapids for over twenty five years. His practice has included pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics (with over five hundred deliveries), dermatology, biopsies, excisions, back pain management (including osteopathic manipulation therapy), disease management, and preventative medicine.
He has emphasized quality care and has offered the latest technology available to his patients. Consequently, Family Care Center has won recognition from Blue Care Network and Priority Health for excellence in patient care.
Dr. Carlson is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine for the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also been recognized with the Preceptorship Award from Western Michigan University for his teaching of PA students.
Dr. Carlson is Board Certified in Laser Surgery by the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS).
Dr. Carlson prides himself on giving back to the community, which is evidenced by his participation in Project Access, support of various local charities, and leading his medical team into Guatemala, Peru, and Honduras every year.
Dr. Carlson is affiliated with the following professional organizations:
- American Osteopathic Association Michigan Osteopathic Association for Physicians & Surgeons
- American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
- American Medical Association
- American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Jill joined Family Care Center in April of 2017. She has experience in various areas of health care and is excited to be a part of the Family Care Center team. Jill’s education began with an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Michigan in 1997. Following her time in Ann Arbor, she attended graduate school at Wayne State University where she continued pursuing her love for medicine by completing a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2000. Jill’s work experience includes 8 enjoyable years in a family practice office in Hastings. She most recently has also worked for Spectrum Urgent Care and Emergency Care Specialists for a combined 9 additional years of urgent/emergent care experience. Jill is excited to return to family medicine where she is looking forward to connecting with patients and families. She believes health care decisions and treatment plans are a team effort; therefore, she will take time to educate and discuss your health concerns with you. Jill enjoys all aspects of medicine, but her focus is caring for children, young adults, and women’s health issues.
Caitlin joined Family Care Center in May of 2017 and she is extremely excited to start her career with the Family Care Center team. Her education began with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Eastern Illinois University. Then, she continued her education at Indiana State University, where she completed her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to attending graduate school, Caitlin worked as a patient service representative in Rockford, IL. She is especially passionate about working in family medicine because of the continuity of care she can provide for patients and their families. Caitlin believes health care decisions and treatment plans are best achieved when patients understand the scope of their diagnosis and treatment plan. Therefore, she vows to take the time to educate her patients, as well as listen to and answer any questions presented by her patients. Caitlin enjoys the entire spectrum of family medicine and has a strong passion for preventative care and healthy lifestyles in all ages.
Judy is the manager of Family Care Center. She joined Family Care Center in December 2002. Judy obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University in May 2010 and then went on to get her MBA from Cornerstone University in May 2015. Judy has her certification as a professional coder from the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders).
Kim earned her medical assistant diploma from Everest Institute, formerly Grand Rapids Educational Center, in 1995. Kim works as support staff to Joel Heagle, PA-C.
Jennifer joined Family Care Center in April of 1999. Jennifer graduated from Ferris State University in 1995 receiving her certification as a Radiology Technician through the ARRT.
Catherine began working at Family Care Center in October 2016 as Dr Carlson’s nurse. Catherine graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with a bachelor of science in microbiology. She plans to pursue a career as a physician assistant sometime in the future.
Tori joined Family Care Center in August of 2014. Tori is one of our clerical staff.
Kendra joined Family Care Center in March of 2011. Kendra works in both the billing department and clerical department.
Sandy earned her Nursing Degree from Grand Rapids Community College in 1980. Sandy works as support staff to all the providers, however also performs telephone triage for our patients and works for Carlson Laser Aesthetics performing laser and skin care services.
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