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.

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.