CMU Health expands footprint

Physician retires, Saginaw Township practice becomes part of clinical care group

| Author: Gary H. Piatek

Central Michigan University Health has expanded its footprint into Saginaw Township for the first time by bringing the family practice of Dr. Lawrence LaLonde into its team of health care providers.

LaLonde is retiring after practicing family medicine at 5421 N. Colony Drive for 29 years. During that time, he also taught CMU College of Medicine residents. He will continue to see patients part-time over the next year to help ensure a smooth transition to what is now called CMU Health Primary Care.


Dr. Wynee Lou, an internal medicine physician, and Janet Ader, a CMU Health nurse practitioner, will lead the practice, which will be open five days a week and is accepting new patients. The number is 989-790-3141.

"Partnering with the Lawrence LaLonde Family Practice was an excellent opportunity to carry on the success of a historic local practice while expanding our footprint into Saginaw Township," said Dr. Samuel Shaheen, executive director of CMU Health.

LaLonde said: "I placed a high priority on finding the right partner to continue to care for my patients beyond my retirement. I have complete trust in the team at CMU Health to maintain the practice's high standards of care for years to come."

CMU Health is the clinical arm of the College of Medicine and provides care for patients at its nine locations across the Great Lakes Bay Region from board-certified physicians and medical residents of the College of Medicine program. Its physicians provide primary care in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics; and specialty care services of surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, infectious disease, endocrinology, and psychiatry.

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