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Compassion, skill and decades of specialized experience. These are just some of the qualities our physicians offer to the patients who seek treatment at Mary Free Bed and become a part of our extended “family.” Learn more about each of our physicians:


Daniel Adams, D.O.

Dan AdamsDr. Adams provides physiatry services for patients at Mary Free Bed’s main campus in Grand Rapids and at its Holland and Muskegon locations. He specializes in spine and musculoskeletal conditions as well as musculoskeletal ultrasound and EMG, an electrodiagnostic procedure.

He joined Mary Free Bed in 2020 following a fellowship in interventional spine and pain management through Michigan State University/Comprehensive Pain Specialists. He’s a graduate of A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, where he served as chief resident.


Kelly Armstrong, M.D.

Dr. Armstrong specializes in treating patients with back, neck and joint pain, sports-related injuries, women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. She joined Mary Free Bed in 2015.

Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.


Kimberly Augenstein, M.D.

Dr. Augenstein specializes in treating children and adolescents with developmental and physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and spasticity in adults and children. She also performs electrodiagnostic testing, is a member of the inpatient rehabilitation team at Munson Medical Center and performs rehabilitation consults at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City. She’s been a member of the Munson medical staff since 1998.

Dr. Augenstein is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, general pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and is a member of the Christian Medical Association.

She earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan, where she also completed a combined residency in PM&R and pediatrics. She joined Mary Free Bed in 2019.


Richard Ball, M.D.

Dr. Ball performs Electrodiagnostic Studies (EMG) for Mary Free Bed outpatient programs offered on the main campus and at Holland Northeast. An EMG is a specialized electrodiagnostic procedure that tests nerve and muscle function. It’s used to diagnose or rule out neuromuscular diseases, disorders or injuries, from carpal tunnel syndrome to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Dr. Ball, who joined Mary Free Bed in 2018, is medical director of Mary Free Bed’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program. He is board-certified with the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He also holds ABMS subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.

He earned his medical degree, a PhD in Biochemistry and completed his PM&R residency at the University of Michigan. He was an assistant professor in PM&R for five years at U-M before entering private practice in Traverse City for 30 years prior to joining Mary Free Bed.


Benjamin J. Bruinsma, M.D.

Dr. Bruinsma is director of Mary Free Bed’s Stroke Program and the Amputee Program. A staff member since 1989, he also specializes in orthopedic conditions.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Bruinsma is active with the American Medical Association and is a fellow for both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.


Victoria Dufour, D.O.

Dr. Victoria Dufour, D.O.Dr. Dufour is a pediatric physiatrist who cares for Mary Free Bed Kids patients in both our Grand Rapids hospital’s inpatient program and outpatient clinic. She joined Mary Free Bed in October 2020.

She earned her medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University – MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Dufour also completed a fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Harvard Medical School in Boston.


Daniel Fechtner, M.D.

Dr. Fechtner provides inpatient physiatry services at Mary Free Bed, treating patients with a variety of impairments and diagnoses.

His specialties include spasticity management, cancer rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He joined Mary Free Bed in 2013.

 


Eric Geiser, M.D.

Dr. Eric GeiserDr. Geiser specializes in internal medicine and pulmonary critical care, and is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. He’s serving as interim medical director of Mary Free Bed’s Intensive Medical Rehabilitation program.

He’s a graduate of Ross University Medical School and completed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center – Pacific Campus. He also completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Physicians Carraway Medical Center.


Ian Gonzales, M.D.

Dr. Ian GonzalesDr. Gonzales cares for adults and children with a variety of diagnoses in the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw as well as its outpatient clinic. He joined Mary Free Bed in August 2020. 

Dr. Gonzales attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Oakland University – William Beaumont Hospital, where he was chief resident. He completed a fellowship in pediatric PM&R at the University of Michigan. 


Douglas Henry, M.D.

Dr. Henry cares for Mary Free Bed Kids patients. He’s triple board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation medicine.

Dr. Henry, who joined Mary Free Bed in 2019, specializes in the treatment of physical and cognitive issues, including cerebral palsy, spasticity management, traumatic injuries, stroke and muscle and nerve disorders. He’s an expert in pediatric chronic pain conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. His special interests include adaptive sports.

He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University and completed a combined residency in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, respectively.


Sam Ho, M.D.

Dr. Ho has been medical director of Mary Free Bed’s Spinal Cord Injury Program since 1983. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medication and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Ho is a graduate of Korea University Medical College in Seoul, and completed his PM&R residency at Queens University. He completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury at Long Beach VA Medical Center.


Thomas Hordt, M.D.

Dr. Thomas HordtDr. Hordt is a familiar face at Mary Free Bed. He became a member of the inaugural class of our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency in 2017 and now provides physiatry consults for Mary Free Bed at Grand Rapids area acute-care hospitals. He also serves patients in Mary Free Bed’s outpatient clinic and provides weekend coverage for inpatients in our hospital.

He earned his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada.


James Hudson, M.D.

Dr. Hudson is medical director of the Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed. He has specialized in the treatment and management of patients with chronic pain at Mary Free Bed for more than 30 years. He joined Mary Free Bed in 1983.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a fellow of the American College of Pain Medicine. He is an active member of the Michigan Academy of Family Practice, American Academy of Family Practice, Michigan State Medical Society and the Kent County Medical Society.

Dr. Hudson attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.


Michael Jakubowski, M.D. (Chief Medical Officer)

Dr. Jakubowski was educated at Cornell University and the University of Michigan’s medical school. He was a board-certified internist when he returned to complete a second residency at the University of Michigan in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Jakubowski was drawn to West Michigan by the opportunity to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services at Mary Free Bed. He served as the institution’s Chief of Staff before becoming its Chief Medical Officer. Under his tenure, Mary Free Bed’s medical staff has grown to 200 physicians, including more than 30 board-certified physiatrists.

Dr. Jakubowski was instrumental in Mary Free Bed’s accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a sponsoring institution and in the development of its Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency.

His clinical interests over the years have been inpatient rehabilitation and complicated pain and spine problems. A portion of his time and energy is now spent on the generation of new models of care delivery to improve outcomes for both patients and payers.


Naomi Kaplan, MBBS

Dr. Naomi Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan specializes in rehabilitation for patients with chronic pain and symptoms associated with cancer diagnoses and treatment. She sees patients at Mary Free Bed’s outpatient sites in Grand Rapids and Holland.

She earned her medical degree at University College London in England. After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Kaplan completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Missouri and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Mercy Health. Dr. Kaplan is also an alumna of the ABC News Medical Unit. She joined Mary Free Bed in August 2020.


Jeffrey Kramer, M.D.

Dr. Kramer has been with Mary Free Bed since 1994. He specializes in musculoskeletal injury, concussion and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, electrodiagnosis and Botox for spasticity management.

Dr. Kramer is medical director of Mary Free Bed’s Weight Management Program, a medically-supervised program that includes Mary Free Bed dietitians, psychologists and exercise physiologists.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine.


Andrea Kuldanek, M.D. (Chief of Staff)

Dr. Kuldanek is medical director of the Mary Free Bed Kids Inpatient Program.

She is double board-certified in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

A graduate of Wayne State University Medical School, Dr. Kuldanek has been a member of the Mary Free Bed staff since 1982.

 


Adam Lamm, M.D.

Dr. Adam LammDr. Lamm specializes in the care of adults with brain injuries and strokes, and works with patients in our inpatient and outpatient Brain Injury programs as well as our post-concussion program.  He joined Mary Free Bed in August 2020.

Dr. Lamm is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree as well as a master’s degree in Bioethics. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where he served as chief resident. Following residency, he completed a brain injury medicine fellowship at Spaulding. His research interests include brain injury rehabilitation outcomes and medical education.


Christie McKinney, D.O.

Dr. McKinney, who joined Mary Free Bed in 2018, provides physiatry services for patients in the Muskegon area, primarily at Mercy Health’s inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient locations.

Her clinical interests include musculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic manipulation, therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound, electrodiagnostics and Botox for spasticity management.

She is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Michigan Hospital.


Christopher Morelli, D.O.

Dr. Morelli is medical director of Mary Free Bed’s Spine Center. He specializes in spine procedures, therapeutic and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports medicine and electrodiagnostics.

Dr. Morelli is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He led a rehabilitation team during his interventional spine and musculoskeletal fellowship at Spine West Physiatry and Sports Physicians. He joined Mary Free Bed in 2014.


Paul Olejniczak, M.D.

Dr. Paul OlejniczakDr. Olejniczak provides physiatry services for Mary Free Bed at Munson outpatient clinics in Traverse City, where he also provides weekend coverage for Munson Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation unit. He specializes in rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal issues and performs EMGs, a specialized electrodiagnostic procedure, and trigger point injections.

After earning his medical degree at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, he completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. He joined Mary Free Bed in September 2020.


Kevin Orloski, M.D.

Dr. Kevin OrloskiDr. Orloski provides physiatry services for the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, as well as consults at other acute-care hospitals in the Great Lakes Bay Region. He joined Mary Free Bed in 2020.

Dr. Orloski’s clinical interests include stroke, brain injury, musculoskeletal medicine and electromyography. Prior to completing medical school and a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency, Dr. Orloski worked in private practice as a chiropractor for many years. He believes this experience contributed to his holistic approach to caring for patients.

A graduate of the International University of the Health Sciences, Dr. Orloski completed his PM&R residency at Wayne State University/Oakwood Hospital System.


Marshall Poole, DO

Dr. Poole is medical director for Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He provides physiatry services for the inpatient rehabilitation unit there and for outpatient locations in Traverse City. He specializes in neurological rehabilitation.

Dr. Poole is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his PM&R residency at University of Michigan, where he served as chief resident.

He joined Mary Free Bed in 2019.


Rebecca Rajlich, M.D.

Dr. Rajlich joined the Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed in 2016. She specializes in the treatment of patients with disabling pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. She takes a compassionate approach to pain care through education and motivation that promotes a healing environment.

Dr. Rajlich is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.


Christopher Rizik, D.O.

Chris RizikDr. Rizik specializes in spine and musculoskeletal conditions, musculoskeletal ultrasound and EMG electrodiagnostic procedures. He provides physiatry care for patients at Mary Free Bed’s main campus in Grand Rapids and at its Holland and Muskegon locations.

A graduate of Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rizik completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation, serving as chief resident, at William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak. He completed a fellowship in interventional spine and pain management through Michigan State University/Comprehensive Pain Specialists before joining Mary Free Bed in 2020.


Tom G. Shahwan, M.D.

Dr. Shahwan serves as medical director of Rehabilitation for Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo. He is a fellow with the American Board of Disability Analysts and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He holds subspecialty certification in brain injury and serves on the Advisory Committee to the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medical Devices Panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Shahwan graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed dual residency training in PM&R at Thomas Jefferson University and orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic, followed by interventional pain management with Professional Pain Associates. He’s been on staff with Mary Free Bed since 2014.


Meagan Smith, D.O.

Dr. Smith provides inpatient physiatry care with a focus on cancer rehabilitation.

Dr. Smith, who joined Mary Free Bed in 2017, is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also completed her PM&R residency there.

 

 


Margaret Snow, M.D.

Dr. Margaret Snow

Dr. Snow provides physiatry care for the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. She’s been on staff since 2014.

Dr. Snow is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals.

 


Elizabeth Spaulding, M.D.

Dr. Spaulding is double board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and internal medicine. She cares for patients in Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center’s inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient follow-up clinics.

She’s a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School and completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) – Northwestern University. She subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Nevada – Reno.

After working in rehabilitation for several years, Dr. Spaulding utilized her multilevel expertise as an emergency room physician. She returned to rehabilitation, joining Mary Free Bed in 2016.


Mitchell Stuck, D.O.

Dr. Stuck joined the Pain Rehabilitation Program in 2019 after 13 years of primary care and urgent care practice. He sees patients at Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center – Long Lake.

Dr. Stuck, who is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, specializes in the management of chronic pain, chronic illness and addiction.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and family practice residency at Munson Medical Center.


Chris Tourt, M.D.

Chris Tourt, M.D.Dr. Tourt provides physiatry services for adults at Ascension Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation consults for Mary Free Bed at Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare hospitals. He also see outpatients at the Mary Free Bed Kalamazoo Southwest location.

He earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Bridgetown, Barbados, and completed his PM&R residency at Case Western Reserve University – MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He joined Mary Free Bed in October 2020.


Jonathan VandenBerg, D.O.

Dr. Jonathan VandenBergDr. VandenBerg specializes in the care of adults with spinal cord injuries and medically complex conditions, and will work with inpatients in our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Intensive Medical Rehabilitation programs. He’ll also see patients in Mary Free Bed’s outpatient clinic.

A graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. VandenBerg completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he served as chief resident. Dr. VandenBerg, who also did a spinal cord injury medicine fellowship at the University of Texas Science Center at Houston, joined Mary Free Bed in September 2020.


W. Christian VandenBerg, M.D.

Dr. VandenBerg is medical director of the Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed as well as medical director of Access. He specializes in cancer rehabilitation, traumatic and non-traumatic neurological impairments (spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis) and spasticity/dystonia. He has been a staff member since 1989.

Dr. VandenBerg is a graduate of the Michigan State College of Human Medicine and completed his PM&R residency through Northwestern University at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.


Carolyn Vollmer, M.D.

Dr. Vollmer’s practice is primarily based in the Mary Free Bed Spine Center. She is sub-specialized in spine interventions, occupational medicine and work-related injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and sports medicine.

Dr. Vollmer, who joined Mary Free Bed in 2015, is assistant program director with the Mary Free Bed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.

A graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. Vollmer went on to complete her residency in PM&R at the University of California Los Angeles. She received additional fellowship training in interventional spine physiatry at the University of Michigan Health System.


Lisa Voss, D.O.

Dr. Voss specializes in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation. She is an expert in the treatment of neurologic, neuromuscular and developmental disorders.

She came to Mary Free Bed in 2016, following a fellowship in pediatric PM&R at the University of Michigan. Dr. Voss earned her undergraduate degree in speech and hearing sciences from the University of Iowa and her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her PM&R residency at the University of Michigan.


Ralph Wang, M.D.

Dr. Wang primarily sees adult inpatients with a variety of diagnoses at Mary Free Bed’s main campus in Grand Rapids.

He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University and completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine and TIRR Memorial Hermann. He served as Illinois medical director for U.S. Physiatry prior to joining Mary Free Bed in 2019.

 


Stacey Watson, M.D.

Dr. Watson’s practice is based in the Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed’s Kalamazoo location. She has extensive experience managing chronic disease and chronic pain, and with acute symptom management.

Dr. Watson is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Certified Physician Executive. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University.


Jennifer Weekes, M.D.

Dr. Jennifer WeekesDr. Weekes, who joined Mary Free Bed in August 2020, provides rehabilitative care for adults in Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare’s inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient clinics.  

She holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Michigan and attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her PM&R residency at Oakland University – William Beaumont Health System, where she was chief resident. She completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury from the University of Michigan. 


Stuart A. Yablon, M.D.

Dr. Yablon is medical director of Mary Free Bed’s Brain Injury Program. He is board certified in both brain injury medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Yablon’s special interests include neurobehavioral and neuromedical complications of acquired brain injury, including syndromes of impaired consciousness, spasticity and related motor disorders, seizure disorders and venous thromboembolic disease. He has extensive experience in non-traumatic acquired brain injury, particularly in the care of patients with hemorrhagic stroke, and brain tumor. He joined Mary Free Bed in 2019.

He’s a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his residency in PM&R at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey School of Medicine (now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), where he served as academic chief resident. He completed a Rehabilitation Research Career Development Fellowship with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, specializing in brain injury rehabilitation.

Dr. Yablon has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles that have been published in scientific journals. He also has given numerous invited presentations at national and international medical conferences.