Providers


Geoffrey Holloway, DC

Geoffrey Holloway, DC

Dr. ¬†Holloway decided to work at the Lac Vieux Desert Health Center because of the team-based setting which has been a goal of his since he enrolled in chiropractic school in 2016. After earning his Doctor of Chiropractic in West Palm Beach, Florida, he moved back home to Marquette, MI.   He was extremely happy to find a job in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,...

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Mary Padgett, DDS

Mary Padgett, DDS

Dr. Padgett enjoys the focus of working with an underserved population in a clinic that is open to the public, state of the art facility and modern equipment and feels the team at Lac Vieux Desert Health Center is professional, kind, and truly care about the patients. Her favorite patients to see are children and the elderly.  She also enjoys helping people establish healthy long-term...

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Dani Friedley, PharmD

Dani Friedley, PharmD

Dani was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and resides in Wisconsin. She chose to work at LVDHC because of the unique clinic setting that allows pharmacists to work more closely with patients and providers, optimizing health care.¬† She appreciates the opportunity to expand clinical services in a rural community.   In her spare time Dani enjoys spending time with her three active children,...

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Kaitlin Shamion, RDH

Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, Kaitlin always wanted a job close to family and friends and able to serve and give back to the community. While attending Ferris State University, Kaitlin was able to choose a location to do an externship. She chose the LVDHC, and from that point on she knew this is where she wanted to work! Following graduation in 2017,...

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Mark Brown, PA-C

Mark came to LVDHC after working as a hospitalist for 2 years where he gained valuable experience in managing acute and chronic conditions in hospitalized patients. He is excited to work in the primary care setting and looks forward to providing exceptional health care to the community. Before becoming a Physician Assistant, Mark had a successful career as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the...

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Renee Walden, OD

Renee Walden, OD

Renee grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin, making her way back to the Northwoods after finishing her doctorate. She has been living here with her family for the last 13 years. She enjoys family time with her husband, Brad, and children, Vella and William, church activities, hiking, biking, skiing, gardening, and outdoor activities. Renee choose to work at LVD health center for several reasons. Most notably,...

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Michael B. Schultz, PharmD

Michael B. Schultz, PharmD

Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, Michael currently resides in Watton Michigan. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports and coaching softball. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family and enjoying the great outdoors. Michael is happy to be able to live and work near his hometown so he can make a difference for the people...

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Jessica A. Hoffman, FNP-BC

Jessica A. Hoffman, FNP-BC

After graduating from school in Madison, Jess ventured to Chicago where she worked in social work, education, and business. She enjoyed her jobs, but never felt fulfilled in her work. She did some self-reflection and found that her true calling was medicine. Going back to school to become a nurse practitioner was one of the best decisions she has ever made.   Jess spent four...

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Gregg C. Pusateri, OD

Gregg C. Pusateri, OD

Dr. Pusateri is an Optometrist, an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America, serves as a Clinical Instructor/Adjunct Faculty for the Illinois College of Optometry and is both a National and International motivational speaker on Low Vision and Assistive Technology for people with vision impairment.   He is excited to bring his varied level of expertise to the community served...

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