Dr. John Dykstra, DO

Dr. John Dykstra, DO

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Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o
(30)

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I wanted to go into medicine to help people, and I choose family practice to help me reach this goal. Developing personal, long-lasting relationships with my patients has always been very important to me. When I was interviewing for medical school, I was asked what my ideal practice would be. I told the interviewer that I would like to see patients I knew so well that I did not even need to use a chart. The interviewer laughed at me and said that would never happen. After medical school I returned to my hometown and am now a family practice physician at Metro Health Hudsonville, where I know many of my patients so well I do not need a chart.

Metro Health Hudsonville

3912 32nd Ave

Hudsonville, MI 49426
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Priority Health
  • Priority Health Choice, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Zurich

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Care Philosophy

The way I practice family medicine is often referred to as “cradle to grave.” That means I do obstetrics before the baby is born, deliver the baby and provide newborn care; give the child pediatric care as they grow up; and when that child becomes an adult I provide care for the rest of his or her life. In this way, I have been able to care for multiple generations of the same family. Seeing families grow and growing with them as I provide their care gives me great fulfillment.

Years ago, I was caring for a patient in labor and waiting to deliver the baby. Meanwhile, at the same time in the same hospital, I was caring for an elderly person who was enrolled in hospice. During that day I had time to reflect on my practice and my life. I felt that that day summarized the way I wanted to practice medicine and live out my career – I was able to walk two different life journeys with two different families while caring for both of them. That is why I do what I do.

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Dr. Dykstra's Experience

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Dr. Dykstra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice/OMT
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
1

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians*
25

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Colonoscopy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Laceration Repair
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spirometry
  • Stitches
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dykstra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dykstra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dykstra to family and friends
4.5
based on 30 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Dykstra Says:

I appreciate and welcome all positive and constructive feedback. Your comments will help me continue to provide the best care for my patients.

Dr. Dykstra's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Jenison, MI |
Be careful. He's as congenial and funny as can be. We went to Dr. Dykstra for about 15 years and about 4 years ago I had symptom after symptom that all fell under the umbrella of a serious autoimmune disease called Systemic Sclerosis. He never did take us seriously enough and we did end up talking with a director at Spectrum Georgetown and now he's at Metro? This disease has no cure and minimal treatment available.. Our Scleroderma Specialist said we were fortunate to catch it early enough!
in Mi |
He has been my doctor for 7 years. He treats our whole family from infant to adult. He treats us like people and not just another patient. He listens well and is not pushy or rude. He is kind and our kids like him too.
Zeeland, MI |
Every time I see Dr Dykstra I feel like he knows means my family. He is down to earth and trusts my instincts. It feels good to be treated like a person and not just a group of numbers.
in Zeeland, MI |
A very friendly, professional doctor. He has always answered my questions, describes my conditions and treatments to me, and his treatments are effective - I can usually tell a difference immediately.
I have been seeing him for 15 years. He delivered all my kids. He is amazing!
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Dr. Dykstra accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Priority Health
  • Priority Health Choice, Inc.
    Priority Health Choice MIC - MIChild
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Zurich
    Cofinity

Hospitals where Dr. Dykstra has admitting privileges

Metro Health Hospital
5900 Byron Center Avenue
Wyoming, MI 49519
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Spectrum Health - Zeeland Community Hospital
8333 Felch St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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