Welcome to Lac Vieux Desert Health Center!


We are always looking to add quality professionals to our staff. Please click here to see our current job opportunities!

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, 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 and Billie Jo 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 and Dr. Thacker are readily available and here for you! You can contact them at (906) 358-4588 to make an appointment or visit in person at N5241 US HWY 45 Watersmeet, Michigan, MI 49969.

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  • 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.


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: