McLaren Health Care, Digestive Health Institute strike care partnership

McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.), an affiliate of Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care, has partnered with Lansing-based Digestive Health Institute. 

Digestive Health Institute is backed by Pinnacle GI Partners, the largest practice of GI providers in the state, according to an April 16 press release. 

Through the partnership, nine Pinnacle providers will join McLaren Greater Lansing. Six general gastroenterologists and three colorectal surgeons will provide advanced preventive and diagnostic care and treatment of conditions within the gastroenterology and colorectal surgery specialties at the facility. 

In addition to diagnosing and treating GI conditions, physicians will provide endoscopy services and routine colonoscopies. 

General gastroenterologist Albert Ross, MD, and colorectal surgeon Daniel Coffey, MD, will serve as the medical directors of their respective specialties, and gastroenterologist Dorian Jones, MD, will maintain his position as program director of McLaren Greater Lansing's gastroenterology fellowship program.

The new providers will perform procedures in the hospital's endoscopy suite, ASC and McLaren Greater Lansing Outpatient Care Center. 

Additionally, they will see patients at clinical offices in the Izzo Family Medical Center and McLaren Greater Lansing Grand Ledge Clinical Health Center. GI specialists will also provide on-call services to the McLaren Greater Lansing emergency department.

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