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Dr. Rick Markiewicz is a board-certified interventional, endovascular and structural cardiologist with the UP Health System – Marquette Heart and Vascular Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex coronary disease, pulmonary embolisms, venous and peripheral arterial disease, and more. 

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Richard Markiewicz, MD, FSCAI, RVPI

Dr. Amy Slette is a board-certified Pediatrician with UP Medical Group – Pediatrics, providing comprehensive care for patients from birth through young adulthood. Call 906.449.1240 to schedule an appointment. 

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Amy Slette, MD

Dr. Luke Edwards is a board-certified urologist and sees patients ages 12+ for general urology issues, with specialized training and experience in the removal of kidney stones and urologic cancers.

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Luke Edwards, MD

Heather Smith, FNP, provides Occupational Medicine services to individuals seeking care for workplace-related injuries, examinations and reviews. To schedule an appointment with Heather at UP Health System – Bell, call 906.485.2267.

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Heather Smith, FNP

Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dr. Jenna Racine specializes in consultation and care for individuals experiencing high-risk pregnancies.

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Jenna Racine, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Hogan is a board-certified neurological surgeon with the UP Health System – Marquette Brain & Spine Center and has special focus and training in spinal and complex cranial procedures.

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Elizabeth Hogan, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Tuma is a family medicine physician with UP Medical Group – Bell providing primary care services to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. She strives to help her patients develop personalized plans to reach their health goals.

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Elizabeth Tuma, MD, MPH

Dr. Sara Meehan is board-certified in pulmonology, critical care and internal medicine. She provides comprehensive diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory system.

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Sara Meehan, MD

Dr. Ryan Meehan is board-certified in general and vascular surgery. He focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases/injuries that affect blood vessels, including aneurysms, atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, and more. 

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Ryan Meehan, MD

Lauren Lemery, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner with UP Medical Group | Marquette Family Medicine. She provides comprehensive primary care services for families and individuals of all ages. Call 906.449.1010 or visit her provider profile online to schedule an appointment.

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Lauren Lemery, FNP-C

Shelby Adams, DNP, is a provider in the UP Health System – Marquette Emergency Department. She sees and treats patients of all ages for a wide array of urgent and emergent medical conditions. 

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Shelby Adams, DNP

Emily Schmitt, DNP, FNP-C, is an interventional radiology nurse practitioner with the UP Health System – Marquette Heart & Vascular Center. She assists in treating patients with a variety of vascular diseases and performing minimally invasive procedures using medical imaging guidance, such as x-rays, ultrasound, MRIs, etc. 

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Emily Schmitt, DNP, FNP-C

Rebecca Hirtz, FNP-C, is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at UP Health System – Bell. She provides services for pediatric patients, specializing in well-child exams, sports physicals, immunizations, acute illness, minor injuries, and chronic conditions. Call 906.485.2668 to make an appointment!

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Rebecca Hirtz, FNP-C

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UP Health System combines the experience and services of two historic community hospitals, Bell and Portage, with the tertiary care of Marquette, a Duke LifePoint hospital, to provide exceptional healthcare and value to those we serve. Working together, UP Health System focuses on delivering exceptional quality care in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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UP Health System – Marquette Welcomes Interventional Cardiologist Richard Markiewicz, MD, FSCAI, RVPI

UP Health System – Marquette, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, is proud to welcome board-certified interventional and endovascular cardiologist Richard Markiewicz, MD, FSCAI, RVPI, to its...

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UP Health System – Marquette Lifesaving Heart & Emergency Care | Gregory's Story

Gregory Adams was at home when something just didn't feel right—a feeling came over him that he had never felt before. He immediately lost consciousness....

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Every team member at UP Health System can make a difference in the health of the Upper Peninsula. We currently have job opportunities available for well-qualified, highly motivated people who have a passion for healthcare.

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