Children's Health, Orthopedics, Big Rapids Hospital, Reed City Hospital

Spectrum Health continues medical staff expansion

Pediatrician/internist and orthopedic surgeon join Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., August 9, 2017 – The newest additions to the growing medical staff at Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals are not only medical colleagues, they are partners in life.

The physician couple, Adrienne Aschmetat, DO, and Paul Aschmetat, DO, will be based in Big Rapids and will both begin seeing patients August 21.

Dr. Adrienne Aschmetat joins the team at Big Rapids Family and Internal Medicine with unique qualifications to care for the entire family. She is both a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist, with experience ranging from infants to older adults. She completed her medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics were at Beaumont Health System in the Detroit area.

Dr. Paul Aschmetat is an orthopedic surgeon, who will join Melissa DeNeil, MD, to form the orthopedics and sports medicine team for the two hospitals. His skills include total joint replacement procedures and fracture care as part of his comprehensive orthopedics practice. He also earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgical residency at Garden City (Mich.) Hospital through Michigan State University.

As part of his introduction to area residents, Dr. Paul Aschmetat will host a free orthopedic seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 at the Highland Haus in Canadian Lakes. He will speak and answer questions about what to expect from an orthopedic surgery and how to best prepare for a procedure.

Both physicians welcome new patients. For appointments with Dr. Adrienne Aschmetat, please call 231.796.3200. Appointments with Dr. Paul Aschmetat can be made by referral from a primary care physician, or by calling 231.592.1002.

Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan with more than 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.