The Trusted List of Favorite Kalamazoo Doctors and More

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

We need to find a health care 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.

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

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

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

You start here. We’ve polled parents across Southwest Michigan to find the Kalamazoo area’s most beloved pediatricians, dentists, OB/GYN, and more. Read on to find your new favorite healthcare provider.

Top Doctor Pediatrician Kalamazoo

Technical Information on Voting Process

Earlier this year we asked our readers to nominate, then vote on the best family care providers in Southwest Michigan in several categories. Below you’ll find the TOP provider for each field, followed by the top nominees, all who received a significant number of reader votes.

It is also important to know that we only invite the top 5 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.)

Family Care Providers Menu

Allergists
Dentists
Eye Doctors
Ob/Gyn
Orthodontists
Pediatricians

Allergists for Kids in Kalamazoo

Having a child who deals with allergies or asthma can be a serious matter. It may take months to determine the cause of symptoms. If your family is looking for an allergy / immunology specialist, look no further. Here are the top Kalamazoo area allergists, according to our readers:

Voted Top Allergist for Kids

Dr. Michael Park at Park Allergy Center

1 – Park, Dr. Michael (Park Allergy Center)
2 – Lewis, Dr. Elena (Asthma Allergy Center)
3 – Siwik, Dr. Jerry P. (Bronson Internal Medicine – W. Centre Ave.)
4 – Dandamudi, Dr. Giri R. (Asthma Allergy Center)
5 – Reddy, Dr. Byra M. (Asthma Allergy Center)

Dentists for Families in Kalamazoo

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 checkup, especially when you know the dentist is well-loved and trusted by local families. Check out our readers’ favorite dentists for kids below.

Voted Top Dentist for Kids

Dr. Jody Wrathall at Portage Pediatric Dentistry

1 – Wrathall, Dr. Jody (Portage Pediatric Dentistry)
2 –
Basler, Dr. Ryan (Kalamazoo Pediatric Dentistry)
3 – Wang, Dr. Chuandi (Dr. Chuandi Wang Pediatric Dentistry, PC)
4 – VanHofwegen, Dr. Nathan (Kalamazoo Pediatric Dentistry)
5 – Cohrs, Dr. Keith (Cohrs Family Dentistry)

Portage Pediatric Dentistry PLC

The mission of Portage Pediatric Dentistry is to help our patients have a positive dental experience and outlook when it comes to 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 small. We celebrate a child’s triumphs: getting rid of a pacifier or no longer sucking their thumb, being able to take x-rays for the first time, having a no-cavity check-up, and for Dr. Jody especially, when a child comes in for an appointment very nervous but overcomes their fear, does a great job, and is so proud of themselves. We are so proud of them too!

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. We were also very impressed with the professionals she partners with to deliver exceptional care for in-office procedures requiring sedation. We would definitely recommend Portage Pediatric Dentistry to anyone looking for a children’s dentist ~ Haylee, (Parent of a patient)

3020 Old Centre Rd. Portage, MI
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | 269.323.8016

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Eye Doctors for Kids in Kalamazoo

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.

Voted Top Eye Doctor for Kids

Dr. Marie L. Fox at Kalamazoo Valley Eyecare

1 – Fox, Dr. Marie L. (Kalamazoo Valley Eyecare)
2 – Beuker, Dr. Andrew (Rx Optical- West)
3 – (TIE) Alexander, Dr. Kara (Walmart Vision Center)
3 – (TIE)
Cleary, Dr. David A. (Heimstra Optical)
5 – (TIE)Farnsworth, Dr. Audrey (Rx Optical- Kalamazoo Drake)
5 – (TIE)  Seim, Dr. Teresa M. (Mattawan Family Eye) 

OB/GYN Options for Kalamazoo Moms

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.

Voted Top OB/GYN

Dr. Tempest Allen at Bronson OB/GYN Associates in Portage / PawPaw 

1 – Allen, Dr. Tempest (Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / PawPaw)
2 –
Davis, Dr. Carly H. (OB-GYN, P.C.)
3 – Bauer, Dr. Wendy (OB-GYN, P.C.)
4 – Trillet, Dr. Steven M. (Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / PawPaw)
5 – Peterson, Dr. Scott M. (Bronson OB/GYN Associates – Portage / PawPaw) 

Dr. Carly Davis and Dr. Wendy Bauer, OB-GYN, P.C.

Our Mission Statement: To be leaders in women’s health by providing high quality, individualized care of women through each phase of life in a patient friendly environment. We will function as a cohesive group with financial integrity and values that benefit our physicians and staff.

There’s no better office in the Kalamazoo area! The physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives all have been so kind and compassionate. I have felt so cared for, in regard to my health, and so cared about as a person. I highly recommend this office for any woman at any stage in her life ~ Kristi, patient since 2007

2854 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
FACEBOOK | 269.345.6197

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Orthodontists in Kalamazoo

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.

Voted Top Orthodontist

Dr. Kenneth W. Grabowski at Dr. Grabowski Orthodontics

1 – Grabowski, Dr. Kenneth W (Dr. Grabowski Orthodontics)
2 – Bowman, Dr. S Jay (Kalamazoo Orthodontics)
3 – Randall, Dr. Letitia (Drake Road Orthodontics)
4 – Bandeen, Dr. Timothy (Bandeen Orthodontics)
5 – (TIE) Hallgren, Dr. Kevin (Hallgren Orthodontics)
5 – (TIE) Kwong, Dr. Thomas (Kwong Orthodontics)

Drake Road Orthodontics, Dr. Tisha Randall and Dr Brandon Knapp

Top Health Care Provider Guide Kalamazoo - Drake Ortho

Every time someone smiles it puts happiness into our Kalamazoo community creating a ripple effect that makes a better world for all of us. That is why at Drake Road Orthodontics we are honored to be a part of each of our patients’ smiles. We see kids as early as age 7 so we can evaluate their smile development, or maybe you’ve decided it’s time to do something for yourself.

An inclusive and fun environment coupled with the highest quality care is what we’re all about! We’re confident that our patients will love not only the outcome of their beautiful smile, but their entire journey at DRO. We’re focused on providing treatment options catered specifically to each patient at DRO. We are uniquely suited to do this because we are the only practice in Kalamazoo with two orthodontists. No rushing here, Dr. Randall and Dr. Knapp have time to talk with patients and parents at every appointment. Our complimentary exam and consultation at DRO is just the first step in our relationship. We know that the individualized treatment you receive with us will make for a wonderful journey and life-changing results.

Check out our website and give us a call, we look forward to meeting you!

Drake Road Orthodontics provides exceptional service and their staff are beyond helpful. They always have time to answer questions and take time to make us comfortable with their treatment plan. Dr Randall is extremely knowledgeable while also being caring, warm and welcoming. I have had positive experiences for all three of my children, including metal braces, Invisalign, and treatment leading up to and after jaw surgery. We’ve been very pleased and highly recommend Drake Road Orthodontics.

Patient at Drake Road Orthodontics

401 S Drake Rd Kalamazoo MI 49009
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | 269.344.1271

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Dr. S. Jay Bowman DMD MSD, Kalamazoo Orthodontics

Innovative Orthodontics – Warm People – Beautiful Smiles

Here at Kalamazoo Orthodontics, we are proud to provide the people of Portage, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, and the surrounding areas with beautiful, healthy smiles. Our orthodontic practice is built with patients in mind as we go the extra mile to ensure kind, personalized care and comfort for everyone who walks through our doors. Dr. Jay Bowman is among the most highly regarded and innovative orthodontic specialists in the world and has assembled an astounding team to make you feel right at home at any of our three locations in Portage, Paw Paw and Kalamazoo.

1314 W. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49024
5555 Gull Rd Suite 103, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
179 W. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079
FACEBOOK | 269.344.2466

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Pediatricians for Kids in Kalamazoo

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.

Voted Top Pediatrician for Kids

Dr. Anthony J. Van Es at Trestlewood Pediatrics

1 – Van Es, Dr. Anthony J. (Trestlewood Pediatrics)
2 – (TIE) Carey, Dr. Colleen Myers (Bright Futures Pediatrics)
2 – (TIE) Dr. Robert Page (Trestlewood)
4 – Lampart, Dr. Rebekah (Trestlewood Pediatrics)
5 – (TIE) Simpson, Dr. Aimee (Ascension Borgess Hospital ProMed Family Practice – Richland)
5 – (TIE) Dr. Megan Sikkema (Rambling Road Pediatrics) 

Southwest Michigan Health Care Providers Make Patient Care a Top Priority

The Kalamazoo community offers a wealth of top-notch medical care to aid families in reaching their medical goals. We greatly appreciate the long hours our care providers work and the compassionate care they put forth. Our families are grateful for you!