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Primary Care Providers

Jennifer Bowling

Jennifer Bowling

Jennifer Bowling, DNP, AGNP-C Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Bowling

Jennifer Bowling earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from Grand Valley State University. She specializes in adult-gerontology. Her hobbies include quilting, reading, gardening and silversmithing. Jennifer is welcoming new patients now. 


Cyrus Ghaemi, D.O.

Cyrus Ghaemi, D.O.

Chief Clinical Officer

Cyrus Ghaemi, D.O.

Dr. Ghaemi has a strong interest in lifestyle approaches to health and wellness. He brings a comprehensive, holistic perspective to his practice of primary care with patients of all ages. 

After graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ghaemi completed his residency at Munson Family Practice. Prior to joining Traverse Health Clinic as Chief Clinical Officer, he practiced family medicine in Leelanau County. 

Dr. Ghaemi is trained in osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT. A type of hands-on bodywork, OMT non-invasively engages soft tissue, muscles and joints to improve function and mobility, reduce pain, and assist in recovery from injury. 

“As a primary care provider, I value a partnership approach,” Dr. Ghaemi says. “My goal is to support patients on their path towards health, honoring their goals, wishes, and abilities, while sharing what I can of my knowledge and expertise. My role is to help patients make health decisions they can feel confident in.”

In addition to seeing patients as a primary care physician, Dr. Ghaemi is our team's Chief Clinical Officer. 


Christine Hawkins

Christine Hawkins

Family Nurse Practitioner

Christine Hawkins

With over 20 years’ experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Christine (Chris) Hawkins brings her expertise caring for patients of all ages – from infants to seniors –to Traverse Health Clinic. She is welcoming new patients now.

Chris recently relocated to the Traverse City area with her family. She says, “I continue to work because I love my profession and taking care of patients.”

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Chris studied nursing as an undergraduate at Ball State University before going on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing and Advanced Nurse Practitioner degree from Valparaiso University.


Anna Karolionok, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, Adult Nurse Practitioner

Anna Karolionok, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, Adult Nurse Practitioner

Anna Karolionok, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, Adult Nurse Practitioner

Anna Karolionok, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, Adult Nurse Practitioner

Anna earned her Bachelor of Science from Tt Xavier University - Chicago and her Master of Science, in Nursing with a focus on Adult Geriatric Primary Care from Spring Arbor University. In addition to accepting new patients,  Anna is taking over Linda Rasmussen's patient panel following Linda's retirement earlier this year. 

"A particular area of interest in medicine I have is focusing on prevention and optimizing the quality of life of my patients. I am specialized in the Adult-Geriatric population, so care for the frail elderly is what I am most passionate about. My approach to care is to create a comfortable environment in which my patients and I can develop a relationship that fosters trust, where guards can be let down, and most importantly where my patients feel heard. Within this environment, we can then work together as a team, to promote that good quality of life we all strive for.

When I am not at work, I am spending time with those that mean the most to me - my husband, my 3 kids, and of course our dog and lizard. We love spending time outdoors either in the woods or in the water. We love music and dancing in the kitchen!"


Karen Lowe

Karen Lowe

Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

Karen Lowe

Karen Lowe earned her bachelor and Master of Nursing degrees at the University of South Alabama. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Karen was Registered Nurse in an E.R. for many years. Before moving to Traverse City with her family, she cared for patients at a busy family practice outside Detroit. Karen loves caring for people of all ages. She also loves caring for entire families, offering a true “family practice” experience.


Linda Rasmussen

Linda Rasmussen

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Linda Rasmussen

Linda Rasmussen 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. After serving our adult patients for over 18 years, Linda is retiring later this month.  Anna Karolionok, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C will be taking over Linda's patient panel.

Anna is a Board-Certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and has most recently been working in an Internal Medicine practice in Holland, Michigan. If you are Linda Rasmussen's patient and have an appointment scheduled after January 24th you will automatically be scheduled with Anna. You do not need to call to change your appointment. 


Amber Ristow

Amber Ristow

Family Nurse Practitioner

Amber Ristow

Amber Ristow graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan, Flint. She is an alum of NMC’s Associate of Nursing Degree program, where she was also an adjunct instructor. Amber welcomes new patients of all ages, from infants to senior citizens and everyone in between!


Kelly Ryan

Kelly Ryan

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Kelly Ryan

Kelly Ryan, APRN, PMHNP offers on-site psychiatric services for our patients ages 16 and up on a part-time basis. Kelly works with individuals experiencing moderate to severe mental illness and also collaborates with the Clinic’s other providers ensuring management of patients’ mental health is seamlessly integrated into their overall care plans.