Get to know these local doctors

. January 4, 2017.
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Finding a great doctor that fits your family is important and can sometimes be a lot of work. We’ve done some of the work for you by helping you get to know local doctors.

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Dr. Lindsey Wurtzel
Dentist

Wurtzel Family Dentistry
theannarbordentist.com

My dad, Donald Wurtzel, started the practice over 35 years ago after falling in love with Ann Arbor while in school at the University of Michigan. Since then, both my brother Ben and I have joined the practice as dentists. We have always prided ourselves on making our patients feel like they’re part of our extended family! We treat all generations of patients including many children and geriatrics. Our practice is always striving to improve as clinical dentists; we utilize all of the latest technology and perform many cosmetic and general dentistry procedures.

What sets your practice apart?
Our staff is top notch, friendly, and welcoming to all patients. We want you and your family to feel comfortable with us; our office slogan was once even “we cater to cowards”.

How do you help keep kids healthy?
We keeps kids healthy by educating and encouraging not only healthy oral hygiene, but also diet and other healthy living practices.

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Dr. Katherine Kelly
Orthodontist

Dr. Katherine Kelly Orthodontics
drkatherinekelly.com

Dr. Katherine Kelly Orthodontics provides a warm and friendly atmosphere with state of the art technology to provide patients with a smile they are proud of, healthy teeth and a great bite. Our team works closely with patients and their dentist to customize their treatment plan to their unique needs. We care for children as young as 7 years old and adults as old as great grandparents. Our Saline office cares for patients from all over Washtenaw County and beyond. We are proud of our patients throughout their treatment and especially the day when their braces are removed and a beautiful smile is revealed.

What sets your practice apart?
I am a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. I am also an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the Craniofacial Team at Mott Children’s Hospital. My varied expertise really sets my work apart and I’m happy to bring this experience to my patients.

How do you help keep kids healthy?
With the help of our patients, we are committed to our community. We provide year-round support to the Saline Area Social Services with tooth care kits and food drive donations. We are also proud to support student performance groups, sports teams, robotics clubs, school organizations, the community fair, and many more fun events.

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Dr. Lisa Markman
Pediatrician

Green Tree Pediatrics
greentreepeds.com/ann-arbor/

Green Tree Pediatrics has a proud history as a privately owned practice whose board certified physicians and pediatric nurse practitioners provide pediatric services to children from birth to 21 years. We serve patients from our locations in Ann Arbor and Chelsea. Our practice is proud to care for patients from many different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are also a proud supporter of, and provide care for, LGTBQ children in our community.

What sets your practice apart?
One of the first things you will see on the Green Tree website is our Promise to Parents, which promises partnership between the practice and parents to navigate the journey of your child’s development. I was excited to join Green Tree Pediatrics in part because of this philosophy on patient care. Although having a small private practice is becoming more and more unusual today, Green Tree’s size ensures that everyone in the office knows our patients and families. When a family calls the office they know who will answer the phone, they know the nurses that will be answering their questions, and the providers they will see. Having a sick child can be stressful and anxiety provoking, but patients know that if they call our office they will be seen that day. Having this partnership with the practice allows for reassurance and trust.

How do you help keep kids healthy?
Keeping children physically, emotionally and socially healthy is an enormous job and we partner with our patients, parents and community to make sure this happens. We are willing to make the phone calls to find resources for families, find the right specialist and to help our patients be seen within a reasonable amount of time. We also follow up with families regularly, either in person or by phone, to make sure that plans that were put into place are working. Our practice is also fortunate to have a nutritionist on staff and we are working to integrate enhanced mental health services into our practice as well. Caring for someone else’s child is a privilege. It is important to me to know not only about my patient’s health but about them as an individual and as part of a family.