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CIMA enables doctors to communicate better with patients  

By Dr. Douglas Vanderjagt

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When asked why did I get into medicine, the answer is similar to what most medical providers give you, “I want to help people.” Not only do I want to help people, but I also enjoy people.

After many years at Mid Michigan Physicians and then McLaren Health Care, I recently joined Williamston Family Practice, a division of Capital Internal Medicine Associates (CIMA). I am looking forward to practicing in a smaller office in a small community, where life is a little more relaxed.

I grew up in a smaller community and can talk tractors with the best of them. Williamston is a population I am very familiar with and am looking forward to serving. The size and pace of Williamston Family Practice simplifies communication between the patients, my staff and me. When my patients call, it goes right to my front desk staff and a nurse that is 20 feet from my desk.

As an internist, we can’t always give patients a “quick fix.” We modify behavior for a longer, healthier quality of life. Internists manage many chronic problems, including diabetes, heart and lung disease. Good communication in a relaxed environment fosters a stronger relationship between patients and physicians.

I am now accepting new patients.

Dr. Douglas Vanderjagt

Williamston Family Practice

839 S. Putman St., Williamston

(517) 655-3515

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