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Make Your Heart Health a Priority

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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Meet Our Staff

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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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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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