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Traverse Health Clinic Providers
Traverse Health Clinic is here to serve your family!  We are accepting new patients and look forward to seeing you.

 

Call today for an appointment at 231-935-0799.

 

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Lynn Swan, M.D. is Medical Director at Traverse Health Clinic.
Dr. Swan graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School and Family Medicine Residency program.  She served as faculty at the U of M Family Medicine Department and is currently an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.  She has served as medical director and staff physician for 8 years at the Medicine Lodge for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  She continues her role as teacher for the community with medical students and family practice residents.  Her special interests include world mission work and volunteer activities.  Dr. Swan is not accepting new patients at this time.

 

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April Kurkowski, D.O. 
Dr. Kurkowski received her degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  She comes to the Clinic with an extensive background in primary care, most recently as a family medicine physician at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Rural Health Clinic.

 

 

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Linda Rasmussen , Adult Nurse Practitioner
Linda Rasmussen, RN, MSN, ANP graduated with a BSN from Loyola University and an MSN from Simmons College.  Her previous areas of practice include Public Health at Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center, College Health at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Rural Health Clinics in McGrath and Kotzebue, Alaska and Urgent Care in Boston, MA.   Linda is an Adjunct Instructor with the Michigan State University College of Nursing and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Linda serves our adult patients.

 

 

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Donna Rinker, Family Nurse Practitioner
Donna Rinker, RN, MSN, FNP-BC graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY, a Bachelor of Science Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI and a Master’s Science of Nursing from Michigan State University in Lansing, MI.  Donna has worked in various family practice settings: a Community Based FQHC, Spectrum Primary Care Partners, Northwest Michigan Health Services and Private Primary Care practice. Donna is currently adjunct faculty for Grand Valley State University with their Master’s and Doctorate Nursing program and a national speaker for National Nurse Practitioner organizations such as NPACE, American College of Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioner organization. Donna’s clinical interest is with children and women’s health care. 

 

 

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Patricia Bauer, Family Nurse Practitioner
Patricia Bauer received her BSN from Mercy College of Detroit and her Masters in Nursing from Wayne State University with a major in the Health Care of Women.  Patty received certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a post graduate certificate in Family Practice from Michigan State University.  Patty has been a part of the Traverse Health Clinic staff for over 5 years, currently providing well women exams, a diabetic clinic and serving urgent care patient needs.  Prior to coming to the Clinic she spent 12 years as Perinatal Outreach Coordinator at Munson Medical Center and 13 years as a women’s health care nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood and a local health department.