Dickinson County Health System hires new internist

Jennifer Hwang, D.O., has joined the staff of the Dickinson County Healthcare System.
Hwang will start seeing patients at her new internal medicine practice, called Dickinson Health Partners - Internal Medicine, as of Sept. 8. It's located in Suite 115 of the Dickinson Medical Building, at 1711 S. Stephenson Avenue in Iron Mountain.
She earned her bachelor's degree in microbiology at Xavier University in Louisiana, and then attended the University of Michigan School of Public Health before entering medical school at Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned her medical degree there in 2009, and went on to complete a three-year residency in internal medicine at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills.
Hwang offers primary care for adults, management of chronic illness and disease, promotion of health and wellness, disease prevention, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems.
"I chose the field of medicine because I like to really connect with people and to help them understand their health. Medicine is all about communication with the patient," she says. "I believe in talking with my patients--not at them--because it is in that exchange where we can break down barriers. When trust is established between doctor and patient, the patient always does better."
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Dickinson County Healthcare System
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