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CMU Health adds to its team

CMU Health adds to its team

Four doctors join the Saginaw clinic

Contact: Gary H. Piatek

Central Michigan University Health welcomes four new doctors to its clinic in Saginaw, Michigan, in the areas of obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine and endocrinology.

CMU Health provides a full range of medical services to the Saginaw and Mount Pleasant communities. CMU Health physicians provide primary and specialty care in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/GYN, infectious disease, endocrinology and psychiatry.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Dr. Frederick Eruo and Dr. Brian Tesler join a group of five obstetricians and gynecologists and one certified nurse midwife in the OB/GYN department.

The two physicians provide patients with prenatal and postnatal care, annual exams, ultrasounds, birth control consultations and more. 

Tesler, who earned his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is certified in CenteringPregnancy, a service offered by CMU Health in cooperation with the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance. He completed his residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, following graduation.

Eruo earned his degree from the University of Nigeria in Enugu, Nigeria. He completed residencies in OB/GYN at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and surgery at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut, a program affiliated with Yale University. He also obtained specialized training in maternal-fetal medicine through a fellowship with the University of Cincinnati.

Internal medicine and endocrinology

Internal medicine doctor and endocrinology specialist Dr. Vivek Variar will see patients at the clinic and provide inpatient services for Covenant HealthCare and St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw.

Variar is trained to prevent and treat existing conditions and chronic illness in adults, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer and HIV. 

He received his medical degree from Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal and completed an internal medicine residency at Synergy Medical Alliance, now CMU Medical Education Partners, in Saginaw. Variar finished an endocrinology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University's MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

For the next year, Dr. Dhara Patel will work part time in the internal medicine clinic while completing a heart failure fellowship. She obtained her degree from the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, and is a graduate of the internal medicine residency program at CMU Medical Education Partners.

CMU Health is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (989) 746-7500 or visit for more information.

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