Welcome to Lac Vieux Desert Health Center!

The Lac Vieux Desert Health Center is excited to announce the expansion of care into the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Along with primary care, walk-in or same day services will also be provided. The primary goal of the Eagle River Clinic aligns with the vision of LVDHC in that it will afford the opportunity to “provide the highest level of satisfaction and convenience to our patients.” The mission of the LVD Health Center is further met by providing “excellence in healthcare” with the use of care teams. Our care teams were developed to ensure that a physician always oversees your care. The Eagle River clinic will feature providers that are local to the area.  Find the Lac Vieux Desert Health Center- Eagle River Clinic at the intersection of highways 45 and 17, at 302 W. Pine Street, Ste 2 in Eagle River, Wisconsin!

Call us at 715-337-2247 to schedule an appointment today!

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In August of 2015, the Lac Vieux Desert community was very proud to introduce a state of the art medical complex to the entire region of the Western Upper Peninsula. During our one year building process, we accessed medical care in our region and worked hard to bring you several specialties under one roof – what we refer to as our “Island of Healthcare.”

When becoming a patient at the Lac Vieux Desert Health Center, you will have access to:

  • Comprehensive Family Medicine
  • Complete Dental care
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Complete Vision services, including retail
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy

Please visit each one of our departments to see what specific services are available – you will be amazed that all of this care is available under one roof!

The days of having to take the kids out of school three days to have a well child exam, dental exam and an eye exam are over! At Lac Vieux Desert Health Center, you can visit each of these providers in one day, saving a ton of travel time and time out of work and school!

We accept a majority of insurances, included MI Health, UPHP, Blue Cross Blue Shield and several more that are listed here on our website.

We are here to serve ALL residents of the Western UP and beyond! We invite you to stop by and see our beautiful building and would love for you and your family to experience the exceptional care provided here at the Lac Vieux Desert Health Center!


Sadie Valliere,
Health Director


Gary M. Pusateri, M.D.,
Medical Director

Primary Care

We pride ourselves in offering the best day-to-day care for our friends and family and will stay with you throughout the duration of your health care experience, working intently to help maintain your health.

Happy & Healthy

Your physical, emotional and psychological health are of equal importance to your overall well being. Getting and staying healthy requires attention to the little things. We can help!

Walk-in Clinic

If your health needs immediate attention, whether it's an unexpected bump or bruise, a fever or the flu, our walk-in clinic can serve your needs without a prior appointment.

Medical Staff

Dr. Gary, Dr. Hadley, Dr. Dalton, Mark, Jessica and Lisa come from multi-disciplinary backgrounds and are accredited and come highly reviewed. It's their life's mission to provide you with the best health care possible.

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Dental Staff

Dr. Walden, Dr. Ritchie, Dr. Helgerson, Dr. Padgett, Billie Jo and Kaitlin provide dental services to people of all ages. Additionally, they hold firm the belief that you and your family's concerns and input are paramount to your overall dental health. You are part of your dental health care team!

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Specialty Care

Charissa, Grady, Dr. Reminga, Dr. Pusateri and Dr. Holloway are readily available and here for you! We offer Optometry, Podiatry, Behavioral Health and Chiropractic. Click the Services tab above to check out a department!


  • Absolutely love the NEW clinic!! I’m so proud of it and happy every time I walk in! Love all the providers and receptionists are amazing! Keep the great work up.

    From Facebook
  • Awesome!!! So happy to have such a great health center so close! Great service, staff is top notch.

  • Beautiful facility, nothing but EXCELLENT service by all staff, how awesome to have this so close! Thank you!

  • Excellent care provided, staff and providers are awesome.

  • It is the best! The staff is very caring & accommodating. I am so happy that the pharmacy is located right there, it’s a distance to drive if it wasn’t.

  • I have been a patient of Charissa Jeske since 7/18. I now see Dr. Hadley. I have also seen Patty Paige, N.P. and Dr. Helgerson. Everyone has been great! I am so impressed with the entire facility! External grounds always well maintained- no litter! Everything clean!

  • Just keep up the good work! All the staff have been wonderful to us!

  • Very caring and competent health care professionals! Keep up the great work. Especially love that pharmacist Dave


Contact Lac Vieux Desert Health Center

Our clinic offers exceptional care for the entire family. The clinic is open to the public and accepts all insurance. New patients always welcome!


(906) 358-4588


Lac Vieux Desert Health Center

N5241 US HWY 45
Watersmeet, Michigan, MI 49969


If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please email:

Lac Vieux Desert Health Center is open to the public and accepts most types of insurance, including the following: