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Ossineke Clinic

About this Location

Welcome to our Ossineke 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, Chelsea at (989) 471-2156.

This location also houses the MyMichigan Midland Family Medicine Residency Program.  For more information about the program follow the link here – MyMichigan Midland Family Medicine Residency – AHC Campus FAQ


Susan Beatty-Page, PA-C

Susan Beatty-Page, PA-C is a Physician Assistant seeing patients at our Ossineke location. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University prior to completing her Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Central Michigan University in 1999. Her professional interests include family practice and a PA mentoring program through Central Michigan University. She is a member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

JB Cook, PAC

JB Cook, PA-C

JB Cook, PA-C graduated from the Central Michigan University PA program in 1999. He preceded this with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science Degree. Mr. Cook is trained in family and emergency medicine. Also, he is a member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA) and American Academy of PAs (AAPA), is a CMU preceptor and Recovery Services Provider, and both NCCPA and NRCME certified. He enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and coaching and playing hockey.

Christian Grant, MD

Family Medicine Resident

Christian Grant, MD received his Bachelor of Science In Biology from Saginaw Valley State University and Doctor of Medicine from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Grant is a Family Medicine Resident and holds a special interest in sports medicine and pediatrics. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Michelle LaFave, MD

Family Medicine Faculty Provider

Michelle LaFave, MD practices Family Medicine. Dr. LaFave received her medical degree from Michigan State University. She is board certified in hospice and palliative care. Dr. LaFave serves as the Faculty Provider for the MyMichigan Midland Family Residency Program.

Mark Lemanski, MD

Family Medicine Resident

Joining our Family Medicine Residency Program in July 2023! Phone us now to schedule an appointment.

Mark Lemanski, MD is family medicine resident. Dr. Lemanski obtained a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Michigan before continuing on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Central Michigan University College of Medicine. His professional interests include rural medicine and public health. Dr. Lemanski is a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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.

Bernie O'Brien

Bernard O’Brien, PA-C

Bernard O'Brien, PA-C sees patients at our Ossineke location. He earned his postgraduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 1984 from the University of Detroit Mercy. His professional interests include family practice, diabetic management, and the prevention of chronic disease. Bernard was a previous Governor appointee to the Michigan Task Force on Physician Assistants and a Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants delegates member.

Arman Salim, DO

Family Medicine Resident

Joining our Family Medicine Residency Program in July 2023! Phone us now to schedule an appointment.

Arman Salim, DO is family medicine resident. Dr. Salim graduated from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2022.

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).

Denise Thompson, RDN

Denise Thompson, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She studied at Michigan State University and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Denise holds a Bachelor's of Science in Dietetics and is a Certified Mind-Body Eating Coach. She specializes in medical nutrition therapy including, but not limited to: chronic kidney disease, diabetes and hypoglycemia, digestive disorders including IBS and gluten intolerance, eating challenges including emotional eating and disordered eating, heart disease including hypertension, disorders of lipid metabolism, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease, and weight management.

David Westphal, MD-MPH

Family Medicine Resident

David Westphal, MD-MPH graduated from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2021 having obtained his Bachelor's of Medical Technology and Human Biology, Masters of Public Health, and Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Westphal is a Family Medicine Resident and is interested in pediatrics, office procedures, and public health. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Hassan Almaat, MD


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
  • Care Management
  • Community Health Worker
  • Dietitian
  • Lab Services
  • MAT/Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Tele-psychiatry
  • Wellness Programs
  • 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 83
Ossineke, MI 49766


(989) 471-2156
(989) 471-2156 (After Hours)


(989) 358-3741

Hours of Operation

Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ACUTE CARE CLINIC HOURS - Same Day Appointments for illness or injury! Available at this location, Monday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Acute Care Clinic hours are available to anyone. You do not need to be an established patient.
You must phone (989) 471-2156 to reserve an appointment time.

Outpatient/walk-in lab services provided by Quest Diagnostics Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

After Hours

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

Recognized NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Badge

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.