Alpena Medical Arts, P.C.

northeast michigan's #1 private practice

About Us

our staff, our service, and our mission
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Alpena Medical Arts, P.C. has been offering award-winning care to Alpena and surrounding communities for over 50 years! We pride ourselves in delivering quality services utilizing the latest technology available.

Our staff is dedicated to providing you and your family with an extensive set of diagnostic, treatment and preventative services in a caring and comfortable environment. We strive to accommodate new and established patients with flexible hours for examinations, lab work, injections and procedures. Same day appointments are no longer a thing of the past!

We accept most insurances, and offer many payment options:

  • Credit/Debit Cards - excluding American Express
  • Cash/Check
  • Payment Plans
  • Sliding-Fee Schedules

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have.

Facility

We've been busy! Come check out our recently remodeled facilities!

Our Services

specializing in you
Patient Care

Alpena Medical Arts is proud to offer comprehensive primary care for the whole family. From runny noses to irregular heart rhythms, our providers have seen a wide range of patients for a wide range of reasons.

Some of our services include:

  • General check-ups for all ages
  • Gynecological exams, contraceptive assistance and pap tests
  • Immunizations
  • Dematologic care
  • Walk-in clinic
  • FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) physicals... More information...
  • Travel Medicine
  • In-office minor procedures
  • PFTs (Pulmonary Function Tests) and EKGs (Electrocardiograms)
  • Other primary care services...
Lab

In addition to our extensive list of services, we also maintain an in-house lab with the ability to do many tests. Our ability to run labs here cuts our turnaround-time in half.

Our CLIA-certified laboratory offers many in-house tests, including CBC's, Urinalysis, and Throat Cultures. One of our friendly, trained team members will acquire the sample, or direct you in how to obtain the sample yourself, and we will produce the results right here in our clinic!

pilots with known conditions

The FAA has developed the Airman Medical Examiner Assisted Special Issuance (AASI) process. These protocols cover a variety of common medical conditions that are initially disqualifying. The protocols describe the requirements and under what circumstances a certificate may be issued. CAMI Website

The AASI is a process that provides the Airman Medical Examiner (AME) the ability to reissue all classes of airman medical certificate to an applicant with certain disqualifying conditions. If during an aviation medical examination it is determined that an airman has one of these diseases or conditions,

the AME will do the exam, and forward the results of the exam and the supporting medical information to the FAA. FAA staff physicians provide the initial certification decision and grant or deny the authorization.

The FAA authorization letter is accompanied with instructions that specify what information the applicant must provide from his/her treating physician(s) for continued certification. When you return for your next FAA Exam, you must bring the authorization letter in as well as the required medical information, and if the condition has not changed and you are otherwise qualified, the AME will issue the certificate. AASI Pages of the CAMI Website

Certification can be accomplished quickly if you have the required supporting documentation when you come in for your medical examination. We cannot issue the certificate until we have the information required by the protocols or AASI Process and you are otherwise qualified. If you particular circumstance needs to be deferred to the FAA Regional Flight Surgeon or CAMI, a decision is expedited if the supportind documentation and the AME's report are sent in together.

Please contact our office if there are any questions.

Our Providers

meeting the needs of our community

Dr. Jennifer Briscoe, M.D.

Dr. Jennifer L. Briscoe, M.D.

Dr. Briscoe is originally from Port Huron, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University School...

 

Dr. Jennifer Briscoe, MD

Dr. Jennifer L. Briscoe, M.D.

Dr. Briscoe is originally from Port Huron, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1999 and completed her residency in June 2002 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. She is board certified in family medicine and worked for Bladen Medical Associates in Elizabethtown, North Carolina from November 2002 until joining the staff at Alpena Medical Arts in August 2007.

Dr. Christy Werth, D.O.

Dr. Christy Werth, D.O.

Dr. Werth graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She...

 

Dr. Christy Werth, D.O.

Dr. Christy Werth, D.O.

Dr. Werth graduated from Michigan State University of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in Family Practice at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. She joined the staff of Alpena Medical Arts in August 2006.

Dr. Werth resides in Alpena with her husband and two sons.

Rodney Szymanski, P.A.-C

Rodney P. Szymanski, P.A.-C

Mr. Szymanski has a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Central...

 

Rodney P. Szymanski, P.A.-C

Rodney P. Szymanski, P.A-C

Mr. Szymanski has a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Center Michigan University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University. Mr. Szymanski is NCCPA certified and joined the staff of Alpena Medical Arts in August 2004.

He resides in Alpena with his wife and two daughters.

Dr. James Decker, M.D.

Dr. James D. Decker, M.D.

Dr. Decker graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and received his Doctor of Medicine...

 

Dr. James Decker, MD

Dr. James D. Decker, M.D.

Dr. Decker graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Practice at Marquette General Hospital. He joined the staff of Alpena Medical Arts in July 2002.

Dr. Decker resides with his wife and four children in Alpena.

Monica Dziesinski, P.A.-C

Monica Dziesinski, P.A.-C

Monica graduated with a Master's degree from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant...

 

Monica Dziesinski, P.A.-C

Monica Dziesinski, P.A.-C

Monica graduated with a Master's degree from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant and is certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is registered throught the ARRT in x-ray and CT. Monica resides with her husband in Alpena and plans on raising their family here. She joined the staff at Alpena Medical Arts in October 2013.

Dr. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Lawson obtained her medical degree from JiangXi Medical College, China in 1993 and worked as a...

 

Dr. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Lawson received her medical degree from JiangXi Medical College, China in 1993 and worked as a Plastic Surgeon for 7 years. She worked at JiangXi Province People's Hospital from 1993-2002 and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of North Dakota in 2010. Dr. Lawson joined the staff of Alpena Medical Arts in October 2010.

Dr. Lawson resides with her husband and two daughters in Ossineke.

Cari Stenz, P.A.-C

Cari Stenz, P.A.-C

Cari graduated with a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant with a...

 

Cari Stenz, P.A.-C

Cari Stenz, P.A.-C

Cari graduated with a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant with a major in health fitness in prevention/rehabilitation programs and a science minor. She obtained her Master of Science degree from Central Michigan University in their physician assistant program. Cari resides with her husband and two young children in Alpena. She joined the staff of Alpena Medical Arts in January 2014.

Technology

outstanding care through cutting-edge technology

The Alpena Medical Arts, P.C. Patient Portal is a secure and convenient online health management tool that you can use wherever you have an Internet connection! The Portal is full of features, and we're adding more!

As a patient of Alpena Medical Arts, P.C., you will have the ability to:

  • Access parts or all of your medical records and securely download or transmit this record.
  • Ask questions/request appointments with your provider.
  • Receive lab results, patient plans, and other documents directly in your browser.
  • Receive reminders of your upcoming appointments.
  • Request medication refills.
  • Access patient education documents about any condition.
  • And there's more coming!

If you haven't already enrolled in the Patient Portal, you can do it right now from your browser! After self-enrolling, a message will be sent to us stating that you're enrolled and interested. After we confirm your enrollment, you can start using your new Portal! It's that simple!

Or, if you're already a member, click login and you'll be directed to the login page.

Click one of the buttons below to get started.

Contact Us

we'd love to hear from you!

Methods of contact

Alpena Medical Arts, P.C.
211 Long Rapids Road
Alpena, MI 49707
Main Line: (989) 354-2142
Toll Free: (888) 310-5100
Fax: (989) 354-8600
info@alpenamedarts.com

Hours of Operation

Scheduled Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Walk-In Hours
Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM to 5:30PM
Saturday: 9:00AM to 12:00PM (Sept.-May)

How to find us