Dr. Kristi S. Kern, DO

Dr. Kristi S. Kern, DO

Sports Medicine | Female | 41 years old

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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    I welcome any positive or constructive feedback on how I am doing. This helps me to continue to provide the best care to meet your needs.

    in Grand Rapids, MI |
    She is a great provider for our kids!
    in Grand Rapids Michigan |
    I have been a patient of Dr Kern's for several years. She is an outstanding physician and very caring. I have never felt rushed or dismissed and she is always listening. I would recommend her to anyone.
    in Woodland, MI |
    Dr. Kern is the best PCP out there! She helped to obtain the treatments I needed that saved my life twice in just 2014.
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    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine

    Conditions Treated

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

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Biopsy
    • Breast Exam
    • Colonoscopy
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • 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

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    Education

    • Medical School
      MI STATE UNIV COLL OF OSTEO MED

      Graduated in 2001

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Sports Medicine
    • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Kern says...

    Growing up in a small community, I knew I wanted to do something to serve the people in the area. I decided to become a doctor and eventually chose family practice so I could care for entire families.

    I went to Alma College as an undergrad and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. After medical school and residency, I completed a sports medicine fellowship and received additional, specialized training to care for athletes and active individuals. I have a special interest in treating sports-related injuries, as well as providing preventive care for the well-being of all my patients. I take great satisfaction in having entire families as my patients.

    I enjoy sports, both watching and playing. I also love to read and spend time outdoors with my family and friends.

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    Dr. Kern's Care Philosophy

    As an osteopathic physician, I studied how to care for the entire patient – mind, body and spirit. I feel all these facets of a person play a role in his or her health. I’ve found that patients also feel these aspects are important to their well-being, both in the evaluation and care of their medical issues.

    It is important to me to listen to patients and communicate effectively with them in all aspects of health. I strive to be compassionate and empathetic as we work towards goals of health and wellness.

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    Dr. Kern says...

    As a former competitive athlete, I understand the importance of sports medicine as a specialty and completed a fellowship for extra training in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and other issues that play a role in active people’s lives. I am excited to work with patients on improving their performance and helping them to achieve their goals, both competitively and personally.

    I am privileged to work with many of the professional athletes in the area, and I have been the lead team physician at Aquinas College for the past 10 years. I also enjoy working at community events, like the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon, the 5/3 Riverbank Run and numerous triathlons and races around West Michigan. Providing medical coverage for these events is a great way to get to know patients and stay involved in the community.

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    Dr. Kern says...

    As a part of my practice, I offer a number of services and procedures, including sports and physical injury evaluation and diagnosis, X-ray review and fracture care. I also perform a variety of injections and can perform osteopathic manipulative therapy.

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    I welcome any positive or constructive feedback on how I am doing. This helps me to continue to provide the best care to meet your needs.