2023 Kalamazoo Doctor Awards: Top Voted OB/GYNs, Pediatricians, Dentists + More

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The Trusted List of Best Kalamazoo Doctors & Health Care Providers

It’s a dilemma most of us have faced at one time or another.

You need to find a healthcare professional and don’t know where to start. Shortly after moving to Kalamazoo, my doctor retired and outside of asking a few mom friends, I had no idea where to begin my search for a primary care provider.

And, just because a recommended doctor was best for a friend, it didn’t mean they were necessarily going to be a fit with our family and lifestyle.

A good relationship with your healthcare providers is essential when it comes to the health and well-being of your family.

If you are looking for a Kalamazoo doctor or provider, where do you start?

You start here.

With kids, the search for the best doctors has expanded: a pediatrician, a chiropractor, an orthodontist. The list goes on, but luckily, after a bit of trial and error, we’ve found doctors we want to keep forever.

We’ve polled parents across Southwest Michigan to find the best Kalamazoo doctors in multiple disciplines: dentists, OB/GYNs, eye doctors and more.

Read on to find your new favorite healthcare provider.

Technical Information on Voting Process

Earlier this year we asked our readers to nominate, then vote on the best Kalamazoo doctors and healthcare providers in several categories.

Below you’ll find the TOP provider for each field, followed by the top nominees, all of who received a significant number of reader votes.

It is also important to know that we only invite the top-voted providers to advertise in this guide. We did this so you can trust that every listing in this guide showcases one of the best local family care providers, based on KZOOKIDS’ reader votes.

(Please note that this content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Users are advised to check the certification of any care providers listed below and consult their own medical doctors before proceeding with a care plan.)


Chiropractic care can help more than a sore back.

For many parents, they seek a chiropractor’s assistance with digestive concerns, ear infections or headaches for their kids. Many find this care as a nice complement to their pediatrician’s help in treating childhood medical conditions.

If a chiropractor is on your list to research, try this list of the top favorites in the area:


KZOO Top Provider Award 2023 FCP

Best Chiropractor for Kids

Dr. Kate Antoniotti
Antoniotti Chiropractic, LLC

Top Chiropractors for Kids in Kalamazoo

1 – Antoniotti, Dr. Kate (Antoniotti Chiropractic, LLC)

2 – Boesky, Dr. Andy (Andy Boesky Chiropractic)

3 – (TIE) Stroupe, Dr. Valerie (Rambling Road Family Wellness & Chiropractic)

3 – (TIE) Wiederhold, Dr. Jeff (Chiro Effect Chiropractic, LLC)

5 – Malarney, Dr. Ryan (West Michigan Chiropractic)

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Best Chiropractor in SW Michigan

1820 S Westnedge Ave Ste #1 Kalamazoo, MI 49008 - (269) 344-5551
📧 antoniottioffice@gmail.com

The moment we walked into the office, we knew we were in the right place. Since adding chiropractic care to our lives - my husband and I have less pain and more energy, our toddler is healthier, and our baby is nursing comfortably.

Antoniotti Chiropractic is a leader in the field of neurologically focused pediatric & prenatal chiropractic care.

Our holistic, supportive, and gentle approach provides life-changing results for families by identifying and addressing the underlying issues impacting a child’s nervous system.

Our doctors are Webster Certified and have completed extensive post-doctoral training in neurologically focused pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care.

Our entire team loves supporting families on their wellness journeys. We believe that healthy families make healthy communities, and we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Kalamazoo - one mother, one child, one family at a time.

Best Chiropractor in SW Michigan

in practice with James H Stroupe, DC

2021 Rambling Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49008 - (269) 381-1800
📧 ramblingchiro@rrchirokalamazoo.com

Heart-centered, holistic, individualized care to support optimal growth and a healthy nervous system.

My experience having a cesarean birth, a VBAC, then a homebirth led me to practice where I can provide the best chiropractic support for preconception, pregnancy, post- partum and pediatric care:

• Expert guidance and education
• Increased comfort for mom and baby
• Always gentle and non-invasive chiropractic support to align and empower
• Starting In 2023, offering Schaefer Protocol for preconception/infertility

Pediatric Dentists

Your child will have many milestones throughout life. Taking your baby to his or her first dental visit is one such milestone and sets up your child for healthy dental habits.

Finding the right dentist for you children can lessen the anxiety they may experience when going to their checkups, especially when you know the dentist is well-loved and trusted by local families.

Check out our readers’ favorite dentists for kids below.


KZOO Top Provider Award 2023 FCP

Best Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Chuandi Wang
Chuandi Wang Pediatric Dentistry, PC

Top Pediatric Dentists in Kalamazoo

1 – Wang, Dr. Chuandi (Dr. Chuandi Wang Pediatric Dentistry, PC)

2 – Wrathall, Dr. Jody (Portage Pediatric Dentistry)

3 – Basler, Dr. Ryan (Kalamazoo Pediatric Dentistry)

4 – van Hofwegen, Dr. Nathan (Kalamazoo Pediatric Dentistry)

5 – Nelson, Dr. Catherine E. (Oshtemo Family Dentistry)

6 – Khaghany-Duffy, Dr. Katherine (Drake Dental)

7 – (TIE) Bandos, Dr. Katherine (Kalamazoo Smiles Family Dentistry)

7 – (TIE) Cohrs, Dr. Keith (Cohrs Family Dentistry)

7 – (TIE) Welburn, Dr. Marisa (Drake Dental)

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Best Pediatric Dentist in SW Michigan

5907 Oakland Dr Portage, MI 49024 - (269) 327-4459
📧 cwpedo@gmail.com

Dr. Wang and team were so kind, gentle, informative, and professional. All three of my kids have done so well there even despite fears of going to the dentist.

We believe every child and family deserves a positive dental experience.

We strive to provide you and your child an exceptional dental experience in a safe, friendly, and gentle environment. Our team understands that children need a kind and caring approach to help set the stage for future positive experiences at the dentist!

We are so excited to meet you and your child, and look forward to developing a nurturing, lasting relationship with your family for years to come!

Best Pediatric Dentist in SW Michigan

3020 Old Centre Rd Portage, MI 49024 - (269) 323-8016

Dr. Jody is a kind, compassionate, knowledgeable dentist. She understands children and their parents; she is dedicated to meeting the needs of the family as a whole, and that is truly priceless.

The mission of Portage Pediatric Dentistry is to help our patients have a positive dental experience and outlook on their oral health. We welcome parents to be involved in all aspects of their child’s dental appointment.

It is a privilege for us to be a part of a child’s life, no matter how big or small. We celebrate a child’s triumphs and are easygoing if they have a tough time.

Dr. Jody and the entire team at Portage Pediatric Dentistry are proud and honored to be a part of this community and be your child’s oral health care providers.


Best Pediatric Dentist in SW Michigan

5925 Venture Park Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49009 - (269) 353-3700
📧 appointments@kalamazoosmiles.com

Looking for a dentist in Kalamazoo, Michigan? We’re accepting new patients! Since we offer family and cosmetic dentistry, you can trust us to treat the whole family. Our Kalamazoo, MI dentist accepts patients of all ages, from babies to mature adults.

Dr. Katherine Bandos offers a range of dental services, including oral surgery, endodontics, and porcelain veneers. Dr. Bandos takes the time to develop a treatment plan that is right for your family.

Eye Doctors

We knew it was time to find an eye doctor when my daughter complained of not being able to read the teacher’s directions at school. Sure enough, she needed glasses.

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends children have a thorough eye exam at age 3 and again just before entering kindergarten or first grade. If you are looking for an eye doctor for your family, check out this list of the top-voted eye doctors in greater Kalamazoo.


KZOO Top Provider Award 2023 FCP

Best Eye Doctor for Kids

Dr. Marie L. Fox
Kalamazoo Valley Eyecare

Top Eye Doctors for Kids in Kalamazoo

1 – Fox, Dr. Marie L. (Kalamazoo Valley Eyecare)

2 – Schwengel, Dr. Emily (Heimstra Optical)

3 – (TIE) Seim, Dr. Teresa M. (Mattawan Family Eye Care)

3 – (TIE) Sutter, Dr. Katie (Kalamazoo Optometry)

5 – (TIE) Farnsworth, Dr. Audrey (Rx Optical- Kalamazoo Drake)

5 – (TIE) Flynn, Dr. Kevin (Richland Eye Care, PLLC)


When you’re pregnant or thinking of starting a family, your OB/GYN plays a huge role in this often exciting time in your life.

Snagging the OB/GYN of your dreams, one who you are comfortable with and trust, isn’t always easy. 

If you’re looking for a new OB/GYN, start with our list of top-voted OBs in Southwest Michigan. We hope this list of recommended doctors helps you narrow down your options and make the right choice for you.


KZOO Top Provider Award 2023 FCP


Dr. Tempest Allen
Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / Paw Paw

Top OB/GYNs in Kalamazoo

1 – Allen, Dr. Tempest (Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / Paw Paw)

2 – Davis, Dr. Carly H. (Bronson Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists – Kalamazoo)

3 – Peterson, Dr. Scott M. (Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / Paw Paw)

4 – Bauer, Dr. Wendy (Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / Paw Paw)

5 – Trillet, Dr. Steven M. (Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / Paw Paw)

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy focuses on helping kids with their gross and fine motor skills.

When a child shows delays in these activities, OT is often recommended. OT is also frequently used when sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, Downs syndrome or Autism spectrum disorders are present.

Kalamazoo families chose these OTs as their favorites in the area:

KZOO Top Provider Award 2023 FCP

Best OT for Kids

Kyle Shearer
Bronson Rehabilitation Services- Elm Valley Drive

Top Occupational Therapists in Kalamazoo

1 – Shearer, Kyle (Bronson Rehabilitation Services – Elm Valley Drive)

2 – (TIE) Bell, Marie (Rise Therapy & Wellness)

2 – (TIE) Hernandez, Rebecca (Santosha Wellness)

4 – Davis, Lori (Functional Kids Therapy)

5 – (TIE) Firth, Jessica (KRESA)

5 – (TIE) Sloyan, Adrienne (Arcadia Center for OT)

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Best Occupational Therapist in SW Michigan

in practice with Morgan Adams, OTRL · Tyler Dykstra, COTA · Rachel Holmes, OTRL · Brandon Morkut, OTRL · Jessie Serrat, OTRL

8599 N 32nd St Ste 104 Richland, MI 49083 - (269) 203-7394
📧 marie@risetherapyandwellness.org

Rise Therapy & Wellness (Rise) provides the highest quality, holistic, and client-centered occupational therapy, wellness, and education services to individuals across the lifespan.

Established in July 2020, Rise is a small, woman and minority-owned occupational therapy and wellness clinic located in Richland, Michigan.

We value the diversity of team, clients, and individualized services. Now offering community enrichment programs, including Rise Sports and Rise Groups!

More info on website. For superior services and a welcoming atmosphere...choose Rise.


Does your tween need braces?

Orthodontia is a huge time commitment and financial investment for many families, so you want to be certain your kid is in great hands. Our KZOOKIDS’ readers named these orthodontists the best in town.


KZOO Top Provider Award 2023 FCP

Best Orthodontist

Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Kalamazoo Orthodontics

Top Orthodontists in Kalamazoo

1 – Bowman, Dr. S. Jay (Kalamazoo Orthodontics)

2 – Kwong, Dr. Thomas (Kwong Orthodontics)

3 – Grabowski, Dr. Kenneth W. (Dr. Grabowski Orthodontics)

4 – Randall, Dr. Letitia (Drake Road Orthodontics)

5 – Sage, Dr. Jaime (Sage Orthodontics)

6 – Hallgren, Dr. Kevin (Hallgren Orthodontics)

7 – Knapp, Dr. Brandon (Drake Road Orthodontics)

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Best Orthodontist in SW Michigan

5907 Oakland Drive Portage, MI 49024 - (269) 327-4459
📧 contactus@kwongortho.com

I refer all my friends to Dr. Kwong. He is approachable, answers all questions and doesn't rush into treatment programs for growing kids. The appointments are efficient and quick.

At Kwong Orthodontics, we offer exceptional orthodontic care and advanced braces & Clear Aligner treatment options for patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art office in Portage, MI.

Of course, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile is our top priority, but we’re not your typical practice. We are all about making the experience stress-free and super fun for parents and kids alike!

Best Orthodontist in SW Michigan

401 S Drake Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49009 - (269) 344-1271
📧 info@drakeroadortho.com

An inclusive and fun environment coupled with the highest quality care is what we’re all about! We know that our patients will love not only their beautiful smile, but their entire journey at DRO.

Our complimentary exam and consultation is the first step in our relationship. We see kids as early as age 7 to evaluate their smile development, or maybe you’ve decided it’s time to better yourself. We look forward to meeting you!



Finding the right pediatrician who will likely care for your child from birth through their teen years makes all of the difference in the world.

Your child’s pediatrician will walk through your child’s growth, development and milestones with you and will be a sounding board for many of your questions and concerns.

According to local parents, kids love visiting the top pediatricians listed below.

KZOO Top Provider Award 2023 FCP

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Emma C. Gauthier
Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Oshtemo

Top Pediatricians in Kalamazoo

1 – Gauthier, Dr. Emma C. (Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Oshtemo)

2 – Page, Dr. Robert (Trestlewood Pediatrics)

3 – Dyk, Dr. Randall L. (Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Oshtemo)

4 – Sikkema, Dr. Megan (Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Portage)

5 – (TIE) Bunka, Dr. Justine (Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Oshtemo)

5 – (TIE) Dodson, Dr. Kelli J. (Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Oshtemo)

5 – (TIE) Elias, Dr. Julie I. (Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Portage)

5 – (TIE) Lampart, Dr. Rebekah (Trestlewood Pediatrics)

9 – (TIE) Somers, Dr. Stephanie (Trestlewood Pediatrics)

9 – (TIE) Sood-McMillen, Dr. Sandhya (Bronson Primary Care Partners- Texas Corners)

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