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Published on July 17, 2018

Four New Doctors Join Family Medicine Residency Program in Alma

Program Also Welcomes New Faculty Physician

Four new family medicine physicians have joined the Family Medicine Residency Program at MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot to pursue advanced training while caring for patients at Family Practice Center– Alma. The program also welcomed an additional faculty physician. These physicians currently are welcoming new patients of all ages including expectant mothers for pregnancy care and pediatric patients.

In collaboration with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot has a three-year program to train family medicine physicians with a focus on practicing in rural communities. This program was accredited in October 2015 and welcomed its first group of resident physicians in July 2016.

“Our goal is to prepare family physicians who are compassionate and well trained for comprehensive practice, and who one day will be excellent clinicians and leaders in the communities where they live and practice,” said Arturas Klugas, M.D., program director and family medicine physician. “This program benefits our community by providing immediate access to care while also training physicians who will continue to serve our region in the future.”

Photo of the 2018 Family Practice Residents at the Medical Center in Alma.(Left to right) James Lyons, M.D., Angelo Allos, M.D., Anisha Kapoor, M.D., and Scott Gestrich, M.D., are family medicine physicians who have recently joined Family Practice Center – Alma on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot. There they will pursue three years of advanced training while caring for patients. They are currently welcoming new patients of all ages to the practice.

The incoming first-year residents include:

Angelo Allos, M.D., is from Commerce Township, Mich. He earned his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten.

James Lyons, M.D., is from Copperas Cove, Texas. He earned his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten.

Scott Gestrich, M.D., is from Pittsburgh, Pa. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada.

Anisha Kapoor, M.D., is from Mt. Pleasant, Mich. She earned her medical degree from People’s Friendship University of Russia Faculty of Medicine Russian Federation.

In addition, Sara Elsayed, M.D., family medicine physician, has joined the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot. Dr. Elsayed earned her medical degree at the University of Cairo in Egypt and completed her family medicine residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Mich. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan State University and will be teaching and precepting resident physicians at MidMichigan Medical Center –Gratiot while caring for patients at Family Practice Center – Alma.

Those who would like to inquire about becoming patients may call (989) 629-8140 or visit www.midmichigan.org/fpca.  Those interested in more information about the residency training program may visit www.midmichigan.org/residency/gratiot.

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