Our Specialty Clinics are designed to provide our patients with convenient, regular access to a variety of area medical specialists who have consulting privileges at Three Rivers Health. Located in Medical Office Building 1 on the Three Rivers Health campus (just west of the main hospital building), we also offer diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as chemotherapy administration. We do everything possible to meet your appointment and scheduling needs, answer your questions, provide patient education, and direct you to other health care resources.
Our services currently include the following specialties:
Audiology is a branch of science dealing with hearing, and with therapy of individuals having impaired hearing.
Practitioners: John Tecca, Ph.D. and Kristy Deithers, Au.D. — Hearing Services and Systems, Portage
Available: Alternating Friday mornings
Appointments: Call 269.324.0555 or 888.660.2482
Allergy & Asthma
Allergists are physicians trained to diagnose and treat reactions due to irritating agents or allergens. Allergic reactions can result from unusual sensitivities to medicines, foods, pollens, and other substances.
Practitioner: Elena Lewis, M.D.
Asthma Allergy Center, Portage
Appointments: Call 269.342.0196 or 1.888.533.7177
Cardiologists specialize in diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels and manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms. Cardiologists also perform complicated diagnostic procedures such as cardiac catheterization, and consult with surgeons on heart surgery.
Jose Ricard Po, MD – Borgess Cardiology Group
Sreenivas-Kamath, M.D. — Borgess Heart Center for Excellence, Kalamazoo
Dr. Po – Tuesday through Friday
Call 269-273-9665 for an appointment
Dr. Kamath – Mondays and every other Wednesday
Call 269.381.3963 or 800.632.7737 for an appointmen
Dermatology is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, hair, and nails, as well as a number of sexually transmitted diseases. Dermatologists have extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles, and other tumors of the skin, contact dermatitis, and other allergic and non-allergic disorders, and in the recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic (including internal malignancy) and infectious diseases. The dermatologist also has expertise in the management of cosmetic disorders of the skin, such as hair loss and scars.
Practitioner: David Semler, M.D. — Southwest Michigan Dermatology, Portage
Available: Thursday afternoons
Appointments: Call 269.321.7546
Gastroenterologists are specialists in a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines.Hepatologists are specialists in the liver.
Practitioners: Silviu Locovei, MD — Kalamazoo Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Available: Dr. Locovei is available on Monday afternoons
Appointments: Call 269.385.9900 or 800.654.1977
Hematology & Oncology
Through a partnership with West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders (WMCC), people can receive the care they need right here at Three Rivers Health. Our WMCC hematologists & medical oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and blood disorders. These subspecialists decide on and administer chemotherapy for malignancy, as well as consult with surgeons and radiotherapists on other treatments. Our chemotherapy suite accommodates up to 8 patients at a time and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Mohammad Omaira, MD Available: Wednesday
Manish Thakur, MD Available: Thursday
Hassan Issa, MD Available: Friday
Appointments: Call 269.273.9691
Nephrologists diagnose and treat disorders of the kidney – including dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function – high blood pressure, and problems involving fluid and mineral balance, in addition to consulting with surgeons about kidney transplantation.
Practitioner: Prince J. Sidhu, M.D. — Nephrology Center, Kalamazoo
Available: Thursday mornings
Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures.
Practitioners: Fayyaz Mahmood, M.D. — Borgess Neurology, P.C.
Appointments: Call 269.381.7380
Podiatrists, also known as Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg. Podiatrists treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, arch problems, foot complaints associated with diseases such as diabetes, and ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections. To treat these problems, Podiatrists prescribe drugs, order physical therapy, set fractures, and perform surgery. They also fit corrective inserts called orthotics, design plaster casts and strapping to correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes.
James Simonds, Jr., D.P.M. — Simonds Foot & Ankle Clinic, Kalamazoo
Dr. Simonds: Wednesday
For Dr. Simonds, call 269381.9060 or 800.300.3668
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma, occupational diseases, bronchitis, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs. Pulmonologists test lung functions in many ways, endoscope the bronchial airways if necessary, and prescribe and monitor mechanical assistance to ventilation.
Practitioner: Michael Warlick, M.D. — Borgess Pulmonary Medicine, Kalamazoo
Appointments: Call 269.345.1161
A specialist in Urology is qualified to manage benign and malignant medical and surgical disorders of the adrenal gland and of the genitourinary system. Urologists have a comprehensive knowledge of skills in endoscopic, percutaneous, and open surgery of congenital and acquired conditions of the reproductive and urinary systems and their contiguous structures.
Gregor Blix, M.D., available on alternating Mondays – Healthcare Midwest, Kalamazoo
For Dr. Blix and Dr. Lucas, call 269.349.9745
Vascular Medicine and Surgery
A Vascular Medicine and Surgery specialist provides comprehensive, integrated, long-term care for individuals with peripheral arterial disease, acute and chronic venous diseases, and lymphatic disease.
Practitioners: Daniel J. Johnston, MD and Sheri Tack, NP
Advanced Vascular Surgery, P.C., Kalamazoo
Available: Every other Tuesday
Appointments: Call 269.492.6500 or 800.448.9684
Sarat Vaddineni, M.D., F.A.C.S, R.P.V.I., General Surgery,
Bronson Healthcare Midwest, Kalamazoo
Available: Every other Monday
Appointments: Call 269.341-7333