Southwestern Medical Clinic welcomes physician and nurse practitioner

A pediatrician and a family medicine nurse practitioner have joined the staff at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville.

Desire M. Hurst, MD, a pediatrician, is accepting new patients at the Stevensville practice. Dr. Hurst earned her medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. She went on to complete her pediatric residency at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Hurst is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

During medical school, she participated in the Global Health Track program which promotes a world view of pediatric care and advocacy with a deeper awareness of culture, language, and society. She enjoys serving patients abroad.

Born in Spokane, Washington, Dr. Hurst grew up and attended school in Southwest Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Andrews University.

Wendy Hays, FNP, is seeing patients in the Walk-in Clinic at the Stevensville office. Hays has served as a registered nurse at Lakeland HealthCare for the past 13 years where she cared for oncology and surgery patients of all ages.

Hays earned her Master of Science degree in the Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, from Goshen College in Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Indiana-Wesleyan University where she graduated summa cum laude.

Hays is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Source: Laura Bailey, Lakeland HealthCare 
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