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General Medicine

The Sault Tribe Health Division offers outpatient medical appointments for newborns through the elderly. We have family physicians, pediatricians and nurse practitioners. We care for acute needs, chronic medical conditions, and health promotion/disease prevention appointments. Some of our providers specialize in women's health, others in pediatrics. We offer many procedures such as wart treatments, simple skin excisions, toenail removal, colposcopy, IUD, endometrial biopsy, and LEEP. There are nurse-only appointments available for blood pressure checks, allergy injections, immunizations, injectable birth control, wound care, and ABI. OMT services are offered once a month.

We service Sault Tribe members, tribal employees, and Medicaid patients. We care for newborns through the elderly.

We encourage patients to have a primary care provider. This provider can help them prevent disease processes, and know them well should they get sick. We encouraged adults who are otherwise healthy to have a physical exam every five years. We encourage our patients who are on medications to be seen at least every six months, and more often as recommended by their primary care provider. Children are seen more frequently: At two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months, two years, and each year thereafter. We encourage patients to call our appointment schedulers at 906-632-5230. Routine appointments can be scheduled in this manner. If patients feel that their symptoms warrant an appointment sooner than can be provided, there’s always a nurse they can speak with who can help with this.


Locations for this service:

Grand Island Chippewa Community Center
622 West Superior Street
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-4721

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Manistique Tribal Community Center
5698W US Highway 2
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-8469

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Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie , MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-5200
Fax: (906) 632-5276

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Sault Tribal Health & Human Services Center
1140 N. State St. Suite 2805
Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-8689

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Providers who perform this service:

Amy Postma, D.O., M.S.B.S.
Dr. Amy Postma attended Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan earning her BA. Dr. Postma earned her MSBS (Master Physiology/endocrinology from Medical College, Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Postma then attended Michigan State University (College of Osteopathic Medicine) where she earned her D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). While at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan she did her Internship, Residency and Family Practice. Dr. Postma is a Clinical Assistant Professor from Michigan State University – College Human Medicine since 2015, is currently Family Practice Board Certified since 2008 – OMT, Infant Pediatrics, Adult Medical and Procedures.

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Andrew Rife, PA-C
Medical School: South University in Tampa, FL Year started with Tribe: 2015 Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Primary Care

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Carla Behling, NP
Carla Behling, F.N.P., attended graduate school at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. She began practicing with Sault Tribe in 1997 and has a special medical interest in women's health. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, boating and traveling.

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Genevieve Maloney, MD
Genevieve Maloney, M.D., attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y., and conducted her family medicine residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend,Ind. She began practice with Sault Tribe in2011 and her special medical interests lean to full-spectrum health, including children and women's health as well as family medicine. She enjoys running.

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Gloria A Van Klompenberg D.O.
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency: Ingham Regional Medical Center Year started with Tribe: 2016 Specialties: Family practice with emphasis on women's health and healthy lifestyle issues

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Joe Garlinghouse, Dr
Dr. Garlinghouse is a board certified Family Medicine doctor with a Masters of Public Health and a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. Dr. Garlinghouse enjoys time with his wife and four children. He is actively involved in Calvary Baptist Church where he and his wife work as youth “sponsors” – assisting the church’s youth pastor in weekly youth group and activities. He is a self-described computer “geek” who enjoys building and tinkering with computer systems as well as the integration of computers in health care. He sees all ages of patients.

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Lowell Lamar Styer, MD
Lowell Lamar Styer, M.D., studied at Temple Unversity in Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his residency at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He began practice with Sault Tribe in 2010 and has special medical interests in vitamin deficiencies and ear acupuncture. Eagle Scout Styer played soccer in college, can still run 5K in less than 30 minutes and enjoys singing in church choir and local musicals.

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Margaret Comfort, PA
Margaret Comfort, PA, attended Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. and conducted her residency in the state of New York and northern Michigan. She began practicing with Sault Tribe in 2014 and has special professional interests in diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cancer. At her leisure, she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and her husky, Nutmeg.

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Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, MD
Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, M.D., attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and conducted her residency with the Department of Pediatrics at William Beaumont Hospital. She practiced with Sault Tribe from 2001 to 2010 and returned in 2014. She has special professional interests in children, management of obesity and diabetes. The mother of five enjoys outdoor activities, skiing, gardening, coaching science Olympics and foster parenting. She is a life-long resident of the U.P.

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Myrth Condon, NP
Myrth Condon, N.P., studied at Nazareth College where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Michgian State University. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2009 and has special medical interests in family health, women's health, children's health, dermatology and is certified to conduct CDL physicals. In the winter, she loves snowmobiling.

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Rae Ann Brand FNP-BC
Rae Ann Brand, F.N.P.-B.C., studied at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. She originally began practicing with Sault Tribe in 1999 until 2009 and returned in 2013. She has special professional interests in women's and children's health. She is married for 22 years to Sault Evening News reporter Scott Brand and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, attending her children's sporting events and leading her daughter's Girl Scout troop.

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Tim Hoffmann, MD
Timothy Hoffman, M.D., studied at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., and performed his residency at the Detroit Medical Center. He began his practice with Sault Tribe in 2013 and has special medical interests in obesity medicine, mental health and exercise medicine. He enjoys reading, mostly non-fiction such as history, health, politics and religion. He is fond of international travel and enjoys endurance sports like running and biking.

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Vivica J. Fitzpatrick-Sherman, MD
Vivica J. Fitzpatrick-Sherman, M.D., studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. She conducted her residency at D.C. General Hospital in Washington, D.C. She began her practice with Sault Tribe in1988 and has special medical interests in children's health care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, ceramic painting and singing in a drum group.

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