Being Well Blog

“We know you well” means we not only know what it takes to keep you healthy, but that we actually get to know each other. No other group of doctors can do that like we can, because only the North Ottawa Medical Group is made up of doctors employed by North Ottawa Community Health System. We’re your neighbors, fellow parents at the school, coaches to your kids, and as much a part of this community as you are.

We want you to be healthy, and we want you to get to know us a bit better, so this blog will provide you with health and wellness information as well as fun ways to learn about who your home-town Medical Group doctors are. After all, being well is more than just great care. To the North Ottawa Medical Group, it’s also about building genuine personal relationships.

Feel free to browse the information below or choose from one of the categories found in the left margin.

Sports Medicine Moves to Urgent Care

May 12, 2017

NOMG’s Sports Medicine practice will be moving from it’s current location on the hospital’s main campus at Harbor Dunes Health Center, 1445 Sheldon Road to NOCHS Urgent Care location at 1091 S. Beacon Blvd. The office will be open to see patients on February 1, 2017.

Sports medicine physician, Brett Martin MD, came to West Michigan and joined NOCHS to establish the practice in late 2015. Since his arrival, the practice has been growing steadily, building strong relationships with the public school athletic programs and supporting our community’s highly active residents.

This move to a more central location, and embedded within the urgent care will be more convenient for patients, and enable Dr. Martin to more closely and immediately collaborate with the urgent care staff in caring for patients who come in with injuries or flareups related to chronic conditions. It will also enable NOCHS to leverage Dr. Martin’s expertise in overseeing the sports physicals program already in place at urgent care.

This move puts the sports medicine practice closer to NOCHS’ rehabilitation center, which is also at the South Beacon location, just steps from his office within NOCHS’ Urgent Care. Patients can now go directly to rehabilitation from his office or the urgent care for immediate service.

This move introduces a new model of care for athletes, weekend warriors or industrial athletes in our community. Patients will be seen for routine/scheduled appointments or be seen for an acute injury on a walk-in basis in the same convenient location.

Dr. Martin continues to except new patients into his practice. Appointments can be made by calling 616.844.4502.

Moving Up: Expanding NOCHS Rehabilitation Services Now Located by Urgent Care

May 12, 2017

Rehabilitation is tough, no question about it. It’s even tougher when services are not conveniently located. That’s why we have moved our rehab services into a spacious, brand-new location in the retail center at the corner of US-31 and Taylor.

How will this serve you better? For one thing, it makes therapy more accessible, because you can park in front of the entrance and walk directly to the waiting room for care.

Our new location is also conveniently located by NOCHS Urgent Care. When you visit Urgent Care with a sprain, dizziness, or other symptoms that call for rehab, it will be super-simple to take the next step in recovery. You won’t even have to move your car! Just walk next door to get started.

And finally, we are bigger and better all the way around in this new space. We doubled the number of therapists, and expanded our hours to include evenings and some Saturdays. Through our collaborative partnership with Generation Care, we have added post-concussion care, post-mastectomy and cancer rehab, wound and swelling management and more.

Pediatric Services for physical, occupational and speech therapy have also relocated to this site. We have the resources and intensity of care our community needs on the lakeshore. You name it, we have it through a dynamic pediatric care team! We’re making rehab more fun (think rock wall and boat-shaped climbing apparatus) and less institutional for kids. We also have incredible services for children with special needs. There’s no need to go to Grand Rapids for specialized services — it’s all available right here.

So whether you’re in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, or Muskegon, remember that bigger, expert, comprehensive rehabilitation services for everyone are available at the South Beacon retail center. Call or just stop in to get better with NOCHS rehab.