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Health Care Providers

Below you will find all of our Sault Tribe Healthcare Providers.

Amy Postma, D.O., M.S.B.S.
Dr. Amy Postma attended Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan earning her BA. Dr. Postma earned her MSBS (Master Physiology/endocrinology from Medical College, Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Postma then attended Michigan State University (College of Osteopathic Medicine) where she earned her D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). While at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan she did her Internship, Residency and Family Practice. Dr. Postma is a Clinical Assistant Professor from Michigan State University – College Human Medicine since 2015, is currently Family Practice Board Certified since 2008 – OMT, Infant Pediatrics, Adult Medical and Procedures.

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Andrew Rife, PA-C
Medical School: South University in Tampa, FL Year started with Tribe: 2015 Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Primary Care

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Bruce A. Anderson DDS, MAGD
Bruce Anderson, D.D.S., MAGD, attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, Iowa, and completeed a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998 and a mastership with the same institution in 2004. He began his practice with Sault Tribe in 1988 and has special professional interests in studying occlusion and comprehensive dentistry with the Pankey Institute. His hobbies include gardening, bicycling, skiing and traveling.

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Carla Behling, NP
Carla Behling, F.N.P., attended graduate school at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. She began practicing with Sault Tribe in 1997 and has a special medical interest in women's health. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, boating and traveling.

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Christopher White, DDS
Christopher White was born and raised in west Michigan, in a town called Belmont, Michigan which is just north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He began his studies at Michigan State University, focusing on Human Biology. He then was accepted into the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry program in 2011, where he studied and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) in 2015. He currently lives in the area with his wife and absolutely loves the fresh air and nature that this location provides. He is looking forward to providing the best service and treatment possible, while establishing himself as a member of the Sault Tribe Health and Human Services team.

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David Drockton, DDS
David Drockton, D.D.S., studied at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been practicing with Sault Tribe since 1995. He has special professional interests in public health and preventive dentistry. In his spare time, he particularly enjoys family and outdoor activities the region offers.

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Genevieve Maloney, MD
Genevieve Maloney, M.D., attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y., and conducted her family medicine residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend,Ind. She began practice with Sault Tribe in2011 and her special medical interests lean to full-spectrum health, including children and women's health as well as family medicine. She enjoys running.

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Gloria A Van Klompenberg D.O.
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency: Ingham Regional Medical Center Year started with Tribe: 2016 Specialties: Family practice with emphasis on women's health and healthy lifestyle issues

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Jeffrey Lozen, O.D.
Jeffrey Lozen, O.D., studied at Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry in Big Rapids, Mich. He began practice with Sault Tribe in 1984 and has special interests in general practice and contact lenses. His leisure activities include membership in the Chippewa County Sunrise Rotary, hiking, fishing, kayaking and skiing.

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Jessie Skog AU.D, CCC-A
Jessie Skog AU. D, CCC-A attended Western Michigan University. She provides Audiology Services at the Sault St. Marie Health Center.

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Joe Garlinghouse, Dr
Dr. Garlinghouse is a board certified Family Medicine doctor with a Masters of Public Health and a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. Dr. Garlinghouse enjoys time with his wife and four children. He is actively involved in Calvary Baptist Church where he and his wife work as youth “sponsors” – assisting the church’s youth pastor in weekly youth group and activities. He is a self-described computer “geek” who enjoys building and tinkering with computer systems as well as the integration of computers in health care. He sees all ages of patients.

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Keith D. Smith
Keith Smith, traditional healer, is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa from Minnesota and moved to the U.P. with his wife over a year ago. He began practicing with Sault Tribe in 2011. Traditional healing practices come in the form of guidance and providing traditional medicines to those who request help with a wide range of physical and mental health issues. He enjoys singing and drumming with various drums and is a member of two Anishinaabe societies. His leisure activities include fishing, relaxing by waters and traditional crafts with an emphasis on wood and stone carving.

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Krysta Hinman, O.D., Chief Optometrist
Krysta Hinman, O.D., studied at the Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry in Big Rapids, Mich. She conducted residency in rotations at Detroit Veterans Hospital, Henry Ford and The Wellness Plan. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2010 and alternates between Sault Ste. Marie and St. Igance. She has special professional interests in all aspects of optometry with special emphasis on ocular disease and contact lens. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and daughter.

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Lowell Lamar Styer, MD
Lowell Lamar Styer, M.D., studied at Temple Unversity in Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his residency at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He began practice with Sault Tribe in 2010 and has special medical interests in vitamin deficiencies and ear acupuncture. Eagle Scout Styer played soccer in college, can still run 5K in less than 30 minutes and enjoys singing in church choir and local musicals.

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Margaret Comfort, PA
Margaret Comfort, PA, attended Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. and conducted her residency in the state of New York and northern Michigan. She began practicing with Sault Tribe in 2014 and has special professional interests in diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cancer. At her leisure, she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and her husky, Nutmeg.

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Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, MD
Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, M.D., attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and conducted her residency with the Department of Pediatrics at William Beaumont Hospital. She practiced with Sault Tribe from 2001 to 2010 and returned in 2014. She has special professional interests in children, management of obesity and diabetes. The mother of five enjoys outdoor activities, skiing, gardening, coaching science Olympics and foster parenting. She is a life-long resident of the U.P.

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Myrth Condon, NP
Myrth Condon, N.P., studied at Nazareth College where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Michgian State University. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2009 and has special medical interests in family health, women's health, children's health, dermatology and is certified to conduct CDL physicals. In the winter, she loves snowmobiling.

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Rae Ann Brand FNP-BC
Rae Ann Brand, F.N.P.-B.C., studied at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. She originally began practicing with Sault Tribe in 1999 until 2009 and returned in 2013. She has special professional interests in women's and children's health. She is married for 22 years to Sault Evening News reporter Scott Brand and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, attending her children's sporting events and leading her daughter's Girl Scout troop.

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Rebecca Werner, MD
Rebecca Werner, M.D., attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and conducted her family practice residency at Georgetown University/Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. She began her practice with Sault Tribe in the year 2000 and has special medical interests in women's health and in-office procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, running, yoga and being the proud mother of three beautiful daughters.

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Shelly D. Baker, OD
Shelley Baker, O.D., studied at Michigan State University and the Illinois College of Optometry. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2006 and is a behavioral optometrist specializing in correcting and improving visual dysfunctions. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, College of Optometrics in Vision Development and the current president of the Upper Peninsula Optometric Physicians Society. She completed 147 hours of post-graduate education in vision therapy and is a clincal associate of the Optometric Extension Program, a non-profit research and education foundation. She enjoys traveling, reading, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

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Steven Obreiter, DDS
Steve Obreiter, D.D.S., studied at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Mich., and has practiced with Sault Tribe since 2008. He participates in dental humanitarian missions to Guyana, South America and Alaska. He enjoys spending time with family, serving at church, following sports and helping his children with 4-H projects.

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Tim Hoffmann, MD
Timothy Hoffman, M.D., studied at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., and performed his residency at the Detroit Medical Center. He began his practice with Sault Tribe in 2013 and has special medical interests in obesity medicine, mental health and exercise medicine. He enjoys reading, mostly non-fiction such as history, health, politics and religion. He is fond of international travel and enjoys endurance sports like running and biking.

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Tracy Texter, NP
Tracy Texter, adult-gerontology primary care nurse practicioner, studied at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and began practicing with Sault Tribe in 2014. She has special professional interests in mental health, adolescent, adult and geriatric health. She loves winter and recently moved to St. Ignace with her husband, who also loves the area. Her husband is a pilot and she is an amateur musician as well as a former music teacher. She hails from Harbor Springs and has many relatives in the area.

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Vivica J. Fitzpatrick-Sherman, MD
Vivica J. Fitzpatrick-Sherman, M.D., studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. She conducted her residency at D.C. General Hospital in Washington, D.C. She began her practice with Sault Tribe in1988 and has special medical interests in children's health care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, ceramic painting and singing in a drum group.

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Zachary Brian, DDS
Zachary Brian, D.D.S., studied at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Kentucky. He began his practice with Sault Tribe in February 2014 and has special professional interests in oral surgery and periodontics. He likes to spend his leisure time enjoying outdoor sports, camping, spending time with his dog, reading and writing creative fiction.

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