Tess Gordon

Tess Gordon, M.D.

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  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Provider Type: Physician

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Tess Gordon, M.D., specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She sees patients at MidMichigan Medical Offices - Clare and at the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Alma. She delivers babies and performs surgeries at MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot.

Philosophy of Care

“I fell in love with Women’s Health during my third year of Medical school,” said Dr. Gordon. “I find the spectrum of care from birth through menopause offers great variety and maintains my passion to serve patients.”

“My philosophy of care would be described as a partnership between the patient and myself. I consider myself the guide or health coach in their journey towards wellness. I enjoy focusing on all aspects of the patient and use Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs as the starting platform for Health.

“I desire open lines of communication with all patients. I strive to be the best physician I can be for them by living the very elements of health that I ask from them.”

“The best part of my work is setting goals with the patient based on objectives that we identify during our discussions of what health is. It may be pregnancy planning, high risk pregnancy, weight loss, cardiovascular disease, mental health, or general prevention medicine; whatever it is I am committed to finding workable solutions for mutually acceptable results.”

“I am focused on patient experience and safety. I am known for being timely and keeping the team focused on the patient at all times. I am also known for my direct approach to problem solving while showing the utmost respect.”

“I think the most fascinating topic in health care is epigenetics. We now know that in utero exposures can alter gene expression and regulation that continue throughout the offspring’s lifespan. I see a future where we can help patients create a health-wealth account that will be passed down through generations.”

Dr. Gordon’s hobbies include motorcycle riding, bicycling, exercise, boating, scuba diving, reading, music, meditation, and gardening. She has five children ranging from school-aged to adulthood as well as four grandchildren. Dr. Gordon adds that she is of Scottish descent and is excited to attend the Highland Festival.

Special Interests and Procedures

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • PCOS
  • Weight loss
  • Addressing addiction
  • Pre-pregnancy health planning

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2004

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Languages

  • English

Education

Medical School

2000
University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Science, Toledo, OH, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

Residency

2004
Medical College of Ohio Hospitals, Toledo, OH, OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Philosophy

"We start by identifying what health means to the patient and finding workable solutions for mutually acceptable results. I strive to be the best physician I can be by living the elements of health that I ask of my patients."

Participating Insurances*

  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • HAP HMO
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana Standard
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

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Specialty

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Employed By

MidMichigan Physicians Group

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