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 is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan that served 996,000 members in fiscal year 2017. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This was the sixth time the organization received this recognition.

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