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Training Our Future Medical Professionals

Lakeland Primary Care, Longmeadow in Niles is the host practice for Spectrum Health Lakeland's Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency program, and Lakeland Primary Care, Royalton in St. Joseph is the host location for Lakeland Health’s Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency program. 

What is a Resident?

A resident is a newly-minted physician. They are medical school graduates who are training in their area of specialty. Each resident will spend three to five years training in both the clinical and classroom setting here at Lakeland.

Resident physicians are doctors who are completing their medical training in a chosen specialty. They are responsible for direct patient care while working in collaboration with an attending physician. These additional physicians give us the medical knowledge and coverage to offer you same-day appointments.

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

There are several benefits to having a residency program. At Lakeland, it’s our goal to attract and retain the best talent to the community. Our residency program will help us do just that.

“Physicians often choose to work in the same area where they completed their residencies,” said Lowell Hamel, MD Lakeland’s Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. “The amenities our community has to offer, in addition to the technology and resources available at Lakeland, make for a very strong case for remaining in southwest Michigan to practice.”

Lakeland continues to welcome new residents every year. Candidates for those positions are selected and interviewed during the summer and fall.

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Physician Video Profile: Angela Coleman, NP (Pediatric medicine)

Angela Coleman, NP wants to help kids grow up to live amazing lives. As a pediatric provider at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Niles, she is caring for newborns, teens and young adults.

Check-up: Common skin disorders in kids (Elizabeth Douce, MD)

Pediatrician, Elizabeth Douce, MD, says sometimes many conditions can present with a rash and if it gets really severe, prescribing a steroid cream may be needed.

Check-up: Hand, foot and mouth disease: a catchy virus (Elizabeth Douce, MD)

Hand, foot and mouth disease is very catchy and uncomfortable for young children. Elizabeth Douce, MD, describes symptoms to look for and what to do.

Check-Up: Diagnosing West Nile Virus

Family medicine doctor, Brandon Cole, DO, says West Nile virus is a tough one to diagnose because it can mimic so many things. Information about outdoor trips or activities can be important tidbits to share with your doctor.

Check-Up: What causes thyroid disease?

Internal medicine doctor, John Gosling, MD, says he has hundreds of patients with thyroid disease and why it’s important to monitor the condition for good health.

Provider Video Profile: Katrina Hamel, PA (Family Medicine)

Katrina Hamel, PA is a family medicine provider at University Medical Specialties in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Physician Video Profile: John Gosling, MD (Internal Medicine)

John Gosling, MD is an Internal Medicine physician with Lakeland Primary Care, St. Joseph.

Check-Up: The Serious Side of Acid Reflux (John Gosling, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland internist, John Gosling, MD, talks about the warning signs and symptoms of severe acid reflux and consequences if untreated.

Check-Up: Is it Strep Throat? (Prakash Shrestha, MD)

Family medicine physician, Prakash Shrestha, MD, explains how providers accurately diagnose and treat strep throat to stop the condition from spreading through contact.

Check-Up: What is Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy? (Raul Torres, DO)

Family medicine provider, Raul Torres, DO, explains how osteopathic physicians use a set of hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury.

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