Published on October 08, 2021

Health System Expands Vascular Surgery Team and Coverage

Picture Left to Right: Dr. Yetunde Balogun, M.D., M.P.H. and Dr. Jacob Frisbie, D.O., stanind inside the lobby of  MidMichgian Health's Heart & Vascular Center

Left to Right: Dr. Yetunde Balogun, M.D., M.P.H. and Dr. Jacob Frisbie, D.O.

As part of MidMichigan Health’s ongoing commitment to fighting vascular disease, MidMichigan recently expanded its experienced vascular surgery team to include fellowship-trained Vascular Surgeons Jacob Frisbie, D.O., and Yetunde Balogun, M.D., M.P.H.

Drs. Frisbie and Balogun join Constantinos Constantinou, M.D.; Alonso Collar, M.D.; and Graceson Kerr, P.A.-C. In addition to the team expansion, four new satellite office locations have also been added. These locations include Gladwin, Houghton Lake, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. Existing vascular surgery office locations include Midland, Clare and Alma.

As vascular surgeons, Drs. Frisbie and Balogun are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the circulatory system, including the arteries and veins. They assist patients in optimally manage conditions such as carotid artery disease, venous disease, aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease. Additional interests include hemodialysis access and maintenance, as well as wound healing and limb salvage in patients with lower extremity wounds.

Dr. Frisbie completed his residency in general surgery from Michigan State University, Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc and a fellowship in vascular surgery from Michigan State University, Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

His philosophy of care is to provide patient-centered health care focused on the whole person. “Patients should feel as if I’m a family member that they can trust and confide in,” he said. “The opportunity to help people when they are most vulnerable is not one that I take for granted. It is an honor and a privilege.”

Dr. Balogun completed her residency in general surgery from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. and a fellowship in vascular surgery from University Hospital, University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, Mo. She also received a master’s degree in Public Health Policy and Management from Temple University.

Dr. Balogun’s philosophy of care is simple – do your best every time for each person. “I work hard to develop relationships with my patients based on open communications and trust,” she said. I love getting to know them and feel that this is an essential part of providing quality care.”

Those who would like additional information about MidMichigan’s vascular surgery team or the office locations may visit www.midmichigan.org/vascularsurgery.