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Great Lakes Heart and Vascular Institute Joins Lakeland

Image of Great Lakes Heart and Vascular Institute PhysiciansGreat Lakes Heart and Vascular Institute, the largest cardiology practice in southwest Michigan, has joined Spectrum Health Lakeland. The practice, with office locations in St. Joseph and Coloma, is comprised of a team four physicians, Dilip Arora, MD; Y. Christopher Chiu, MD; Jerome Kuhnlein, MD; and Thomas Pow, MD and three physician assistants, Brett Hoseth, PA; Dave Chalupa, PA; and Scott Mihalik, PA. Great Lakes physicians have earned national recognition for their pioneering work in peripheral vascular intervention and also offer access to an accredited nuclear medicine facility. Together, the care team diagnoses and treats conditions involving the cardiac system including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease, among others.

“The cardiovascular specialists at Great Lakes have played a vital role in providing quality, state-of-the-art care for heart patients in southwest Michigan for a number of years and we are pleased to have them join Lakeland as we continue this important work,” said Lowell Hamel, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Office, Spectrum Health Lakeland.

For more information about the practice and services offered, or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 985-1000 or visit

New Cardiologist

Image of Dennis Disch, MDJoin us in welcoming cardiologist, Dennis Disch, MD, to the Lakeland medical staff. He will see cardiac patients at practice locations in Niles and St. Joseph. Dr. Disch earned a bachelor of business administration degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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