MSU Health Care to Open New Family Medicine Nurse Practitioners' Clinic

May 5, 2022

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Top Row(LtoR): Castine, Hersey & Dontje | Bottom Row(LtoR): Crane & Chenge

MSU Health Care is excited to announce the expansion of our Family Medicine practice with a new location opening Monday, May 16, 2022. This clinic will be located on the first floor of the MSU Clinical Center, 804 Service Road in Suite A110.

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"The new location is going to allow for Nurse Practitioners to provide care within their education and training, and provide opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary clinic that includes both mental and physical health care
in one location."


-Denise Hershey,

At this new location, you will able to receive care from

  • Kristin Castine,DNP, RN, ANP-BC
  • Patrick Crane, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC
  • Katherine Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
  • Denise Hershey, PhD, FNP-BC

Additionally, we are happy to introduce a new provider to the team!

  • Mary Chenge, DNP, AGNP-BC

"I’m excited to join this team at the new location because it’ll be a Nurse Practitioner clinic which means our patients will receive holistic care with the combination of both medicine and nursing at a lower cost.

A solid body of evidence has shown that NPs provide high-quality cost-effective care. As a junior NP, I’m excited to get the chance to work alongside and learn from these
experienced NPs.

-Mary Chenge,

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MSU Health Care Family Medicine | Clinical Center First Floor in Suite A110 will continue our focus on caring for your whole family, from one-day-old infants, to preventive care for growing families and geriatric care to optimize an older person’s ability to enjoy good health.

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"As board-certified nurse practitioners, we offer collaborative care with years of clinical and academic experience.  In addition to experience, we have a team-based model that builds on each of our strengths in order to deliver the best possible care to our patients."


-Patrick Crane,


"Patients' health care needs are complex and the ability to facilitate interprofessional collaboration including behavioral health providers and care managers will allow the College of Nursing's NPs to enhance our care for the patients."



-Katherine Dontje,

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Providers within our MSU Health Care Family Medicine clinics may be doctors of osteopathic medicine, medical doctors, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants—but we all work together to care for you and your family.

To schedule an appointment, patients should contact the clinic at: 517-353-2562.

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About MSU Health Care

MSU Health Care is the fully integrated academic health center of Michigan State University, representing more than 600 faculty and affiliate providers. Our commitment to safe, high-quality patient care is realized through our comprehensive services for people of any age, education of the next generation of health care providers and medical research. MSU Health Care providers treat ongoing primary care as well as some of the rarest forms of cancer and neurological conditions along with advanced surgical, pharmaceutical, rehabilitation, therapy, and imaging services. With more than 100 affiliates located next door and as far as Ludington, Saginaw, Detroit, and Marquette, MSU Health Care is building hope and healing for Michigan. Our clinical efforts support future advancements through academic and research initiatives at Michigan State University.



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