Spectrum Health West Michigan

Urogynecologist Joins Spectrum Health Medical Group

Spectrum Health Medical Group is expanding its capabilities in urogynecology with the addition of a new physician.

Christine A. Heisler, MD, a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS), joins the medical group effective today. Dr. Heisler, who comes to Grand Rapids from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is the only fellowship-trained FPMRS surgeon in West Michigan.

“Dr. Heisler will be able to offer a highly specialized clinical and surgical experience as an adjunct to existing practices and will add greatly to our research community,” said James M. Tucci, MD, MMM, president, Spectrum Health Medical Group. “She is a significant addition to the medical group and will be an outstanding asset to our medical community and to our patients. She will also greatly further the aspiration of our medical center and medical group to achieve academic prominence.”

Dr. Heisler will practice at Spectrum Health Women’s Health, 1000 East Paris SE, Suite 246.

Dr. Heisler earned her bachelor’s and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota and completed her categorical residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center. She recently concluded her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and earned a master’s degree in Biomedical Studies at the Mayo Clinic.

The Spectrum Health Medical Group employs more than 90 physicians and mid-level providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, a multispecialty team of nearly 100 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health also has a multispecialty physician group, mmpc, which has more than 300 health care providers serving patients in more than 30 specialties. Spectrum Health’s 17,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need. The organization provided $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards during the past 10 years.