Health Care Providers
Dr. Cook, Sarah Yonder, Allan Riggs
Our physicians come from a variety of backgrounds. They are Board Certified in Family Practice. Board certification requires varying years of postgraduate training, education and successful completion of a certification examination measuring knowledge and competence.

Our physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals who have completed master's level programs. Education includes the diagnosis and treatment of common and urgent health problems. PAs are qualified to evaluate, diagnose, and provide medical care for a wide variety of medical problems. They are also licensed to perform diagnostic procedures and minor surgeries, and to prescribe medications and treatments.

Our physician assistant is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and functions under the supervision of our licensed physicians.


Physi
cians


Michael
Deaton, Ph.D., M.D.
Position: Medical Director
Phone: (989) 774-6581
Education/Experience:  Vanderbilt University (PhD), Uniformed Services University (MD), Tripler Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency.
Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Joined the staff of University Health Services in 2013

Dr. Yonder
Sarah A. Yonder, M.D
Education/Experience: Cornell University, St. Georges University, University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Program. Board Certified in Family Medicine. College health experience (residency rotation); family practice.
Joined the staff of University Health Services in 2006.



Elizabeth Palmer, M.D.
Position:  Medical Doctor
Phone: (989) 774-6577
Education/Experience:  University of Michigan, Michigan State University Medical School, Family Medicine Residency Sparrow Hospital.
Family medicine, Ithaca, MI. 
Joined the staff of University Health Services in 2012.



Meredith Goodwin, M.D.
Position:  Medical Doctor
Phone:  (989) 774-6577

Education/Experience:  University of Michigan, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Family Practice Residency Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.; Family Medicine Residency, Brown University, Providence, RI. Board certified in Family MedicineStaff physician at Thagard
Student Health, Tallahassee, FL.
Joined the staff of University Health Services in November, 2012. 





Physician Assistant

Allan Riggs ​

Allan R. Riggs, MS, PA-C
Position: Physician Assistant
Phone: (989) 774-6577
Education/Experience: University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Science.  College health, family practice, orthopedics, pediatrics.
Joined the staff of University Health Services in 1994.



 

    We're open Monday through Friday, 8:00
    a.m.-5:00 p.m., in Foust Hall. For
    appointments, call (989) 774-5693.
 
 
 
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