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If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.

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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. Chris Liakonis is a board-certified general and cardiothoracic surgeon with the UP Health System – Marquette Heart & Vascular Center and has been practicing cardiovascular medicine for more than 20 years.

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Chris Liakonis, DO

Tony Jurecic, NP-C, MSN, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with UP Medical Group – Medical Specialists, focusing on nephrology. Call 906.449.1300 to schedule an appointment with him. 

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Anthony Jurecic, NP-C, MSN

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

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. 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. Oulai is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained total joint specialist. He will provide 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

Evon Schexnaydre, MD, 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 online to learn more.

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Evon Schexnaydre, 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 – Marquette Reverified as a Level II Trauma Center

Verification recognizes meeting national standards and UP Health System – Marquette’s commitment to providing optimal trauma care for injured patients UP Health System – Marquette (UPHS...

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Patient Stories

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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