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, Angie at (989) 356-4049.

Alcona Health Center bases our masking requirements while on our campuses on current area COVID hospital admission rates and other high-risk factors.  Hospital admission rates with “color” and screening questions will be posted at all patient entrances. A separate sign showing the current appropriate color/admission level will be displayed next to this one on all entrances for you to view prior to entering our buildings.  Green = Low/No Mask Required.  Yellow = Medium/No Mask Required.  Orange = Mask Required.  Yes to Screening Questions (Do you have COVID symptoms? Have you had tested positive for COVID? Have you had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID?) = Mask Required. If you wish to know the current status of masking requirements before coming to our location please phone us.  Otherwise be prepared that you may have to wear a mask based on the current level as posted on the entrance door. 


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Hasan Basheera, MD

Family Medicine

Hasan Basheera, MD earned her Doctor of Medicine degree along with a fellowship in Obstetrics in Gynecology from Kilpawk Medical College in India in 1984. Ms. Basheera specializes in Addiction Medicine and is a Recovery Service Team Member.

Rhianna Compton, LMSW

Behavioral Health

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

Behavioral Health

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

Family Medicine

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).

Ben Gould, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Ben Gould, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner practicing family medicine. Mr. Gould earned degrees from Saginaw Valley State University and Chamberlain University. He specializes in Sports medicine, Pediatrics, and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Sarah Hainstock, FNP-C

Family Medicine

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

Family Medicine

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

Behavioral Health

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.

Maureen Mead, MD

Behavioral Health (Telehealth)

Recovery Services Team Member

Renee Smolinski, LLMSW

Behavioral Health

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

Family Medicine

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.

Adrienne Westphal, DO

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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

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Brandon Whitscell, PA-C

Family Medicine

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

Family Medicine

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.

Rudy Barba, MD

Behavioral Health (Telehealth)

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.

Services Provided

  • 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: Walk-In Clinic Open. See Hours Below.
Sun: Closed

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. You may directly contact Quest Diagnostics' customer service line by phone at (866) 697-8378 or phone (989) 358-3969 for the local Quest phlebotomist.

Walk-In Hours

AHC Walk-In Clinic - located at the north entrance of the building. Open to all! You do not need to be an established patient to use this service. Prefer the convenience of a Same Day appointment? You can still phone us to reserve a spot. (989) 356-4049

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

FTCA Seal 5.3.22

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.