Community Health Center medical professionals are second to none, providing high quality care to uninsured and low-income individuals in underserved communities. Case in point is Mitchell J. Carey, MD, a family physician at East Jordan Family Health Center in northern Michigan.
Dr. Carey has been named the 2009 Family Physician of the Year by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Louis Zako, past president of the MAFP, will present this award to Dr. Carey on June 25th, at the East Jordan Family Health Center.
Dr. Carey completed his undergraduate education at Grand Valley State College and received his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. His internship and residency were completed at the Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals and he is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Joining the East Jordan Family Health Center in July, 1979, Dr. Carey served a National Health Service Corps obligation to provide health care in rural and medically underserved communities. After fulfilling this obligation, Dr. Carey and his family chose to make northern Michigan their permanent home.
Throughout the past 30 years with the Health Center, Dr. Carey has provided family medical care and obstetric services, as well as emergency medicine and inpatient services at Charlevoix Area Hospital and Grandvue Medical Care Facility. He currently serves as the Director of Emergency Services for Charlevoix County and as the Medical Officer for the City of East Jordan, and is a Medical Examiner for Charlevoix County.
He previously held positions as the Medical Director of the East Jordan Family Health Center, Chief of Staff for Charlevoix Area Hospital and has served on the legislative committee for the Northern Michigan Medical Society. Dr. Carey has been a member of the MAFP since 1979.