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Alpena Services

About this Location

Welcome to the Alpena location page! Alcona Health Center’s Patient Centered Medical Home model of care means that we are your partner in healthcare. Our team of professionals will work with you to establish and manage your health goals and assist you in achieving your best possible health! We strive to provide quality healthcare and excellent customer service. If you have questions or concerns, or just want to share how great your patient experience was please don’t hesitate to contact the office manager for this location, Rachael at (989) 356-4049.

Acute Care Clinic Hours –

Alcona Health Center is now offering “Acute Care” at their Alpena Services facility on US 23 North. This new “Acute Care” clinic is an alternative service that is being offered in place of walk-in services that have been discontinued due to COVID-19. “Acute Care” clinic hours will be offered Monday through Saturday for those who do not have an emergency but need to be seen the same or next day due to illness or injury. In person and telehealth options will both be available. This service is open to all. You do not need to be an established Alcona Health Center patient to access the “Acute Care” clinic hours.

Alcona Health Center asks that you please phone (989) 356-4049 to set up an appointment time for this “Acute Care” service prior to coming into the building. With patient safety in mind, those who are coming to the clinic with an illness will now enter via the “Acute Care” entrance at the north end of the building.


Rudy Barba, MD

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Hasan Basheera, MD

Recovery Services Team Member.

Rhianna Compton, LMSW

Rhianna Compton, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist. Ms. Compton graduated in 2019 from Michigan State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. Her professional area of interest is child and adolescent therapy. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

James Counsellor, LPC

James Counsellor, LPC is a Behavioral Health Therapist. He received his Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. His professional specialty/special interests include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, behavioral medicine, and health psychology. Mr. Counsellor is a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a member of the EMDR International Association. Recovery Services Team Member.

Monica Dziesinski, PAC

Monica Dziesinski, PAC practices Family Medicine. She completed her Master's degree from Central Michigan University in 2013 and has always held a professional interest in pediatrics. In addition to being a Physician's Assistant, she also holds radiology and cat scan licenses RT(R)(CT).

Charles Gantt, NP

Telehealth Only Behavioral Health

Sarah Hainstock, FNP-C

Sarah Hainstock, FNP-C is a Nurse Practitioner. She studied at the University of Michigan (Flint), earning a Master's of Science in Nursing. Ms. Hainstock practices family medicine and has prior training and experience in the areas of lactation counseling, women's health, and newborn care. She is currently a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. Recovery Services Team Member.

Sean Kane, FNP-C

Sean Kane, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner practicing family medicine. Mr. Kane earned degrees from Davenport University and Ferris State University. He specializes in pulmonology and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

Vicki Konczak-Miltz, LPC

Vicki Konczak-Miltz, LPC CAADC

Vicki Konczak-Miltz, LPC CAADC, NCC, CCS-DP, is a Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Therapist. She earned her Master's of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Vicki has obtained CAADC- Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is part of our Medication Assisted Treatment Program at AHC. Her professional interests include substance use disorder and trauma. Recovery Services Team Member.

Dr. Maureen Mead

Maureen Mead, MD

Recovery Services Team Member.

Joy Newhouse, PMHNP BC


Joy Newhouse, PMHNP, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her BSN prior to completing her MSN from Walden University. In addition to seeing patients in person, Ms. Newhouse will also be offering some telehealth services.

Renee Smolinski, LLMSW

Renee Smolinski, LLMSW is a behavioral health therapist. She studied at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio earning a Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Social Work (MSSA/MSW). Ms. Smolinski also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNM).

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Sarah Stevens, PA-C

Sarah Stevens, PA-C is a Physician's Assistant who practices family medicine. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science at Grand Valley State University before going on to achieve her Master's Degree at Central Michigan University in 2008. Areas of professional interest include women's health and pediatrics.

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Brandon Whitscell, PA-C

Brandon Whitscell, PA-C is a Physician's Assistant who practices family medicine. He studied at Grand Valley State University, earning his Master's in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007. Current professional memberships include the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Recovery Services Team Member.

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Courtney Witulski, FNP-BC

Courtney Witulski, FNP-BC practices family medicine. She studied at Alpena Community College before moving on to Spring Arbor University and Frontier Nursing University, achieving progressive degrees along the way. She holds a Master's of Science in Nursing and is a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Adrienne Westphal, DO

Dr. Adrienne Westphal specializes in Psychiatry. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Central Michigan University prior to advancing to Michigan State University where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Westphal completed both a General Psychiatry Residency (Michigan State University) and a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (Michigan State University). She is currently a member of the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Services Provided

  • TELEHEALTH VISITS ARE AVAILABLE! Now you can see your medical or behavioral health provider using your smart phone, tablet or computer. No internet/no device? No worries. Ask us about our secure wifi spots and loaner tablets!
  • Medical
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Health Worker
  • MAT/Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Lab Services
  • Care Management
  • Tele-psychiatry
  • Wellness Classes
  • On-site Pharmacy
  • Outpatient/walk-in Lab Services (Provided by Quest Diagnostics)
  • Translation/Interpretive Services (for Blind, Deaf and/or Non-English Speaking) are Provided if Needed while Accessing Our Services. Please Contact Us in Advance.

Learn more about our services

Hours & Contact Info

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 857
Alpena, MI 49707


(989) 356-4049
(989) 356-4049 (After Hours)


(989) 358-3712

Hours of Operation

Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: Acute Care Clinic Hours Only 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sun: Closed

ACUTE CARE CLINIC HOURS - Same Day Appointments for illness or injury!

This service replaces our Walk-in Clinic hours that were discontinued due to COVID-19. Acute Care Clinic hours are available to anyone. You do not need to be an established patient.

You must phone (989) 356-4049 to reserve an appointment time.

Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

These services are provided by Quest Diagnostics Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After Hours

For more information on accessing care while we are closed click here – After Hours Care

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Recognized NCQA

Patient Centered Medical Home

For more information on our Patient Centered Medical Home approach to care, click here –About

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FTCA Statement

Alcona Health Center is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility. This health center receives Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health related claims, including medical/dental/behavioral health malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.