Our team believes in providing compassionate care to all people.

Our providers have a commitment to community wellness and hold a belief that the highest quality of care is best achieved through a caring relationship with every patient. We will listen to your individual needs and foster a proactive approach to your care, helping you stay in charge of your health.

Accepting new patients. Everyone is welcome.
Call today to schedule your appointment:
(231) 935-0799

By accepting Healthy Michigan, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and offering an income-based sliding fee scale for the uninsured, we make healthcare accessible to every person in your family.

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Patricia Bauer, Family Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Bauer, FNP is accepting new patients.

Patricia Bauer received her BSN from Mercy College of Detroit and her Masters in Nursing from Wayne State University with a major in the Health Care of Women.  Patty received certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a post graduate certificate in Family Practice from Michigan State University.  Prior to coming to the Clinic she spent 12 years as Perinatal Outreach Coordinator at Munson Medical Center and 13 years as a women’s health care nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood and a local health department.  Patty is currently providing our well women exams, a diabetic clinic and serving urgent care patient needs.


Anne M. Cavanagh, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Cavanagh is accepting new patients.

Dr. Cavanagh is a graduate of University of Michigan and Wayne State University and board certified in both internal medicine and palliative care.  Prior to coming to Traverse Health, Dr. Cavanagh was Medical Director at Thunder Bay Community Health Center in Alpena, Director of Quality of Life Program at West Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo and Medical Director of Palliative Care at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Dr. Cavanagh enjoys teaching internal medicine residents.

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April Kurkowski, D.O.

Dr. Kurkowski is accepting new patients.

Dr. Kurkowski received her degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  Dr. Kurkowski comes to the Clinic with an extensive background in primary care, most recently as a family medicine physician at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Rural Health Clinic.

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MaryLee Pakieser, Family Nurse Practitioner

Marlylee Pakieser, MSN, RN, NP is accepting new patients.

Marylee Pakieser graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner.  She holds extensive clinical and managerial experience in the healthcare industry as well as the 2012 award for AANP Outstanding NP for Michigan.   Marylee has served as a nurse practitioner at the VA Clinic in Traverse City, as Clinic Director for a Community Health Center and Nurse Practitioner in both private practice and a health department. An active volunteer, board member and member of several professional organizations, Marylee spends her clinical time serving Traverse Health patients at our second location inside Northern Lakes Community Mental Health.


Linda Rasmussen, Adult Nurse Practitioner

Linda Rasmussen, RN, MSN, ANP is accepting new patients.

Linda Rasmussen graduated with a BSN from Loyola University and an MSN from Simmons College.  Her previous areas of practice include Public Health at Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center, College Health at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Rural Health Clinics in McGrath and Kotzebue, Alaska and Urgent Care in Boston, MA.   Linda is an Adjunct Instructor with the Michigan State University College of Nursing and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Linda serves our adult patients.

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Donna Rinker, Family Nurse Practitioner

Donna Rinker, RN, MSN, FNP-BC is accepting new patients.

Donna Rinker graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY, a Bachelor of Science Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI and a Master’s Science of Nursing from Michigan State University in Lansing, MI.  Donna has worked in various family practice settings: a Community Based FQHC, Spectrum Primary Care Partners, Northwest Michigan Health Services and Private Primary Care practice. Donna is currently adjunct faculty for Grand Valley State University with their Master’s and Doctorate Nursing program and a national speaker for National Nurse Practitioner organizations such as NPACE, American College of Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioner organization. Donna’s clinical interest is with children and women’s health care.  She has expertise in working with children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Abbigale Wilson, M.D.

Dr. Wilson is not accepting new patients at this time.

Dr. Abbigale Wilson graduated from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine and completed her medical training with the Munson Family Practice Residency.  Dr. Wilson enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine and is particularly fond of preventative, nutritional and international medicine.


Monday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

After hours care:
(for established patients)


3147 Logan Valley Road
Traverse City, MI 49684
Main Line:
231-935-0799 / 1-866-482-6987
After hours care:
(for established patients)

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3155 Logan Valley Road
Traverse City, MI 49684
Main Line:
231-935-0799 / 1-866-482-6987
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