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!

we're hiring!

Position Summary

Clinical Support Staff members assist clinicians in providing patient care while ensuring that the facility runs smoothly and efficiently. Requirements include some administrative tasks such as form completion and medication prior authorizations. Clinical Support Staff members are responsible for patient intake/assessment, assisting with minor procedures, and immunization/medication administration, along with other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications/Knowledge Requirements

  • Must hold current license (RN, LPN) or certificate (CMA, RMA)
  • Advanced patient assessment skills
  • Hold and maintain current CPR certification
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in medical terminology and pharmacology
  • Basic keyboard and computer skills
  • Experience with electronic medical record
  • Must possess time management/organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently

Essential Job Duties

  • Responsible for stocking examination rooms with supplies and medications as needed
  • Rooming scheduled patients, performing intake (vitals, medication reconciliation, patient histories), completing provider orders (oral, written, electronic), and performing patient check out
  • Maintain current knowledge of vaccine recommendations and injection protocols. Administer immunizations as needed per provider orders and/or state database

Essential Job Duties (continued)

  • Possess a working knowledge of all medical equipment and cleaning/sterilization protocols
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with patients, providers, and all AMA staff
  • Complete medication refill requests per provider established protocols
  • Apply pharmacology and medical terminology while involved in patient care and assisting providers
  • Accurately document at point of contact for all communications in the electronic medical record
  • Maintain the clinical support staff inbox in the electronic medical record
  • Complete medication prior authorizations in a timely manner
  • Comply with all quality improvement/assurance and safety measures
  • Maintain knowledge of clinical safety protocols (contagious patients, spills, etc.)
  • Perform other duties/tasks as assigned

Physical Demands/Health Hazards/Working Conditions

  • Requires excessive amounts of walking and/or standing for lengthy periods of time. Frequent lifting, bending, pushing and/or pulling loads up to 25 pounds may be required.
  • Tasks performed on the job may produce exposure to minor injuries, hazardous materials, or health hazards (based on contact with communicable diseases) that could result in permanent or long-term illness or injury.
  • The work is carried out in a clean, well-lit environment with mildly disagreeable conditions such as multiple telephone lines, frequent interruptions, etc.

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.

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.

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.

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. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Lawson has been a physician at Alpena Medical Arts since 2010 after completing a residency at...

 

Dr. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Rong Lawson, M.D.

Dr. Lawson has been a physician at Alpena Medical Arts since 2010 after completing a residency at the University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck. Dr. Lawson earned her medical degree in 1993 in JiangXi, China. She practiced as a Plastic Surgeon for seven years, working with the charitable organizations "Operation Smile" and "Smile Train". Some of Dr. Lawson's interests include cooking, travel, gardening and cross-country skiing.

Dr. Lawson resides with her family in Ossineke.

Kathleen Phillips, FNP

Kathleen Phillips, FNP

Kathy graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She obtained...

 

Kathleen Phillips, FNP

Kathleen Phillips, FNP

Kathy graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She obtained her Master's Degree from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky, as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Alpena Medical Arts, Kathy was employed with McLaren Medical Group Primary Care. She is a native of Alpena where she currently resides with her three sons. Kathy joined the staff of Alpena Medical Arts in March 2015.

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

Immediate opening for full-time physician with guaranteed practice of 2,000+ patients...

 

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

Immediate opening for full-time physician with guaranteed practice of 2,000+ patients in established, reputable outpatient medical clinic joining staff of one DO, three MDs, three PAs and one FNP. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Comparable benefit package.

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: 9:00 AM to 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

How to find us