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To us, this isn't just a job. It's our passion. The staff of UP Health System works together to support our mission of making communities healthier.

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Choose Care. Choose Community. Choose Well. Choose UP Health System.

No one chooses challenges, but we stand ready as a place of hope. We're not just healthcare professionals, we are your friends and neighbors dedicated to helping you do the things and be with the people you love. 

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Dr. Evon Schexnaydre is an OB/GYN physician providing women's health services to patients in the Copper Country. Call 906.483.1050 to make an appointment or visit her provider profile below to learn more.

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Evon Schexnaydre, MD

Dr. Yasser Salem is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. He has been practicing cardiovascular medicine for more than 20 years.

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Yasser Salem, MD, MBA, FACP, FACC

Dr. Issam El Bizri is board certified in internal and geriatric medicine, with specialized training in lifestyle medicine. He focuses on helping patients achieve optimal health and well-being in all stages of life. 

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Issam El Bizri, 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

Dr. Andre Oulai is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained total joint specialist. He provides treatment and surgical procedures for the posterior total hip, minimally invasive anterior total hip, total knee, total joint revisions and general fracture care.   

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Andre Oulai, MD

Dr. Ellen Kehoe is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Cardiologist with the UP Health System – Marquette Heart & Vascular Center and has been practicing cardiovascular medicine for more than 40 years.

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Ellen Kehoe, DO

Travis Fairbanks, DNP, is a certified family nurse practitioner with UP Medical Group | Marquette Urology. He sees patients of all ages for diseases of the kidneys, bladder, urinary tract, and male reproductive organs.

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Travis Fairbanks, DNP, FNP-C

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

Board certified in sleep medicine, Dr. Martha Frankowski provides diagnosis and treatment for a variety of sleep disorders—such as sleep apnea and insomnia—through a combination of in-person and telehealth appointments at UP Health System – Portage. 

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Martha Frankowski, MD

We are UP Health System

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 – Bell Welcomes Dawn Jackovich, MSN, FNP-C to Family Medicine

UP Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of board certified Family Nurse Practitioner Dawn Jackovich to its Family Medicine clinic at UP Health...

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Patient Stories

Breast Cancer Never Crossed Her Mind: Kim’s Story

Kim, pictured with her husband in the lobby at UPHS – Portage. An active mom, grandmother and owner of Somero Farm in Hancock, Kim doesn’t have...

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Young adult African American female

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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