An ANA test detects antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in your blood. Positive ANA can be associated with autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, mixed connective tissue disease, myositis and rheumatoid arthritis. Aaron Hunt, physician assistant, provides an explanation of the complexity of this test. If you have questions about autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis or any other inflammatory diseases, call Holland Hospital Rheumatology at (616) 393-5336.
As a physician assistant, Aaron Hunt has a passion for understanding the complexity and intricacies of autoimmune diseases. He wants to know how diseases are affecting his patients’ daily lives and has the joy of seeing patients improve and respond to treatments. He provides diagnosis, treatment and care for autoimmune diseases of the musculoskeletal system. For an appointment with Aaron Hunt, PA, call Holland Hospital Rheumatology at (616) 215-0030.
Gout is a common form of arthritis that can affect nearly anyone. Stephanie Branam, DO, with Holland Hospital Rheumatology discusses the signs and symptoms of gout as well as treatments that deliver immediate and long-term relief. Dr. Branam is able to diagnose gout though lab work and imaging to deliver the best treatment options for her patients. If you have questions about gout, call Holland Hospital Rheumatology at (616) 393-5336 for an appointment with Dr. Branam.
Michael Lamphere, adult nurse practitioner, offers advice on avoiding the mitten state’s varied
seasonal ailments and injuries—from allergies and rashes to viral infections to poison ivy and
Whether you’re sneezing, itching or experiencing back pain from shoveling, Michael is here to
help. Call Holland Hospital Internal Medicine – North at (616) 399-9522 for an appointment
Board-certified rheumatologist, Stephanie Branam, DO, is dedicated to helping people better manage and overcome challenging rheumatological diseases. Dr. Branam works closely with her patients discussing treatment options together to find the optimal solution right for them.
If you have any questions or concerns about any rheumatic issues, call Holland Hospital Rheumatology at (616) 215-0030 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Branam.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis that can cause disability and long-term joint damage, especially when left untreated. That’s why Philip Velderman, MD, encourages people to seek care from a rheumatologist as soon as possible if they’re experiencing symptoms, such as joint pain, visible swelling and even general fatigue.
Don’t ignore the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Velderman is here to help you find the relief you deserve. Call Holland Hospital Rheumatology at (616) 393-5336 for an appointment.
One of the big reasons why Philip Velderman, MD, chose rheumatology as his medical specialty was because he wanted to help people function and feel better. He believes establishing good communication and a rapport with his patients are key to realizing this goal.
Looking for a rheumatologist who can help you understand the cause behind your condition, encourages questions and will always make time for you? Call Holland Hospital Rheumatology at (616) 215-0030 for an appointment with Dr. Velderman.
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by weak and fragile bones, and although it’s more common in women, men can suffer from it, too. Laura Norder, family nurse practitioner, provides an overview of this “silent” disease, including how to screen for it and recommended treatment approaches.
If you have questions about osteoporosis, osteopenia or other bone health conditions, call Holland Hospital Bone Health at (616) 393-5336.
As a nurse practitioner, Laura Norder enjoys spending time with her patients, helping them understand their diagnosis and working together to develop the best treatment plan. With a holistic approach to care, Laura provides expert education and personalized care that treats the whole person for optimal outcomes. For expert bone health care after a fracture or help preventing osteoporosis, request an appointment with Laura Norder at Holland Hospital Bone Health at (616) 215-0030.
Holland Hospital’s surgical care is ranked #1 in Michigan and America's 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care. Look to us for exceptional quality care and an outstanding patient experience
For lifelong health, it’s important to build a relationship with a primary care provider you can trust. Amanda Mishler, certified physician assistant (PA-C) in family medicine, offers quick advice on finding the right fit for you.
Our doctors and providers will make time for you. Find a Holland Hospital provider by calling (616) 394-3200 or visit hollandhospital.org/primarycare.
EV Construction and Holland Hospital Physician Offices received the Holland Community Health Center Inspiration Award for their loyal support of the Culinary Cabaret, donating over $100,000. We greatly appreciate their dedication to improve the health of our community!
Learn more about the Holland Community Health Center and how it improves the health of our community.
Brian Dishinger, MD, is a skilled general surgeon who believes in connecting with people. That’s why he enjoys practicing in the smaller, close-knit community of Holland and at a state-of-the-art, patient-friendly facility like Holland Hospital.
While varicose veins can have different causes, there are effective ways to diagnose these causes. Brian Dishinger, MD, general surgeon, not only offers a comprehensive evaluation for varicose veins, but also provides the latest treatments for this common condition.
Who is a candidate for lifestyle medicine? According to Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD, everyone! Whether you’re striving to eat healthier, exercise more, sleep better or quit smoking, she offers you the expertise and guidance you need to live a healthier life and lower your chances of developing chronic disease.
For more on lifestyle medicine and how Dr. Erickson-Adams can support you in your personal wellness goals, call Holland Hospital – Lifestyle Medicine at (616) 494-8387.
Know what to except when visiting the Holland Hospital Emergency Department. Learn about the triage process when you arrive by watching this video.
Si usted o un ser querido tuvieran los síntomas de un accidente cerebrovascular, el tiempo es crucial. Conozca los signos y recuerde llamar al 911. Mire este video para obtener más información sobre los signos y síntomas del accidente cerebrovascular.
Do you know the B.E. F.A.S.T. signs of stroke? Hear more and learn the signs. Time lost is brain lost, so BE FAST!
Brandy Bruhn, certified family nurse practitioner (CFNP), appreciates being part of a primary care practice that’s affiliated with a community-based hospital. A Grand Haven native, she believes that building a relationship and shared decision making are critical to ensuring the health and wellness of her patients. Looking for a caregiver who takes the time to get to know who you are? Brandy Bruhn, NP welcomes patients of all ages at Holland Hospital Primary Care – Grand Haven. Call (616) 394-3200 for an appointment.
Carrie Roberson’s special interest in health and the human body is what led her into medicine as a career. Today, as a certified physician assistant she not only enjoys focusing on preventive medicine, but also helping her patients feel more comfortable by understanding and meeting them where they are in their health journey. Looking for a primary care provider who truly cares about you and your wellness? Carrie Roberson, PA, welcomes new patients. Call Holland Hospital Primary Care – Grand Haven at (616) 394-3200 for an appointment today.
With expertise in family medicine, sports medicine and lifestyle medicine, Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD, is a “triple-threat” physician. Along with embracing a preventive approach to care, she also believes in asking a lot of questions to be on the same page with and best serve her patients. Whether you’re looking to sleep better, stay active or eat right, Dr. Erickson-Adams offers the support you need to live your healthiest life. To make an appointment, call Holland Hospital Pri-mary Care – Grand Haven at (616) 394-3200.