Kari Malinowski

Kari Malinowski, P.A.-C.

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  • Thoracic Surgery

Provider Type: Physician Assistant

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Kari Malinowski, P.A.-C., specializes in Thoracic Surgery. She sees patients at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland.

Philosophy of Care

Kari’s philosophy of care involves helping patients best understand their condition and the treatment options that are available to them. “I want patients to feel comfortable asking me any questions they may have,” she said. “One of the most satisfying aspects of my work is having patients know that I have truly heard them and take their concerns seriously. I want them to have a clear understanding of their diagnosis and care plan, knowing that I will be there for them every step of the way.”

She is passionate about her specialty in thoracic surgery. Kari is particularly excited about the low-dose lung screening CT scan which was developed recently. “This scan is used with high-risk populations and can be very effective in the prevention and early detection of lung cancer,” she said. “I truly want what is best for patients, and this tool can help us deliver early interventions.”

Kari works intently to create a care plan tailored to the individual patient. “There are obviously commonalities for patients who receive the same diagnosis,” she explains. “Even so, no two patients have the same life stories. And while they may have the same or similar diagnoses, that doesn’t necessarily mean their plan of care will be identical. I do my best to look at the big picture when deciding the appropriate course of action for each individual.”

Special Interests and Procedures

  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Thorancentesis

When Kari isn’t working, she enjoys embroidery and spending time with her husband, Jeff, and their young Labrador mix. She also recently learned how to downhill ski and hopes to graduate from the bunny hill this year.

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2019

Board Certified

  • Physicians Assistant

Languages

  • English

Education

Education

2019
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, MASTER OF SCIENCE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Thoracentesis

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Philosophy

"My job is to treat my patients, not just their diagnoses."

Participating Insurances*

  • HAP HMO
  • TriCare Humana Standard
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Thoracic Surgery

Employed By

MidMichigan Physicians Group

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