Deckerville Community Hospital Staff
Medical Staff
Keith Davidson, MSN, NP-C

Keith's focus is providing primary care to patients 13 years old to geriatric age. The scope of his practice will continue to be based on patient care needs. Keith is a certified DOT examiner, providing certification and re-certification examinations as required for truck, chauffeur, and bus drivers.

Keith received his Nurse Practitioner licensure from Maryville College, St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his internship at Deckerville Community Hospital. Keith previously worked in Emergency Medicine as a Paramedic full time for over 15 years and also as an RN for 6 years in Mt. Clemens at McLaren Macomb working on the Medical Surgical/ Infectious Diseases unit. He is currently a Case Manager for the Michigan Army National Guard managing the diverse medical needs of the Soldiers.

"As an avid outdoorsman and longtime resident of Sanilac County, I appreciate the ability to work in my own community and provide quality local care to my neighbors. Sharing the values and interests of a great many of my patients allows me to connect with them and to share my vision for their health and wellness from a holistic medicine perspective. My medical philosophy is grounded in my own love for health, wellness, and physical fitness pursuits which is reflected in my desire to empower the community to achieve a vibrant state of health as well."

Roberta (Bobbie) Weiss, FNP-C

Roberta (Bobbie) is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner whose scope of practice includes pediatrics to geriatrics. She has a special interest in Women’s Health and Mental Health. Bobbie can effectively collaborate with individuals within the healthcare industry by providing solid communication and healthcare management while creating a positive healthcare outcome for patients.

Bobbie earned her Nurse Practitioner Licensure from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. Performed her residency at Hills And Dales General Hospital, Cass City, Michigan and earned her RN and LPN degrees from St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron and Bad Axe, Michigan. She graduated high school from Kinde North Huron. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She is a Huron County native and is excited to have the opportunity to give back to the rural area that she grew up in. She raised her 4 adult daughters here and has worked in Thumb area for the past 20 years as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse. "I am very fortunate to have the understanding of our patient’s rural culture and how it relates to their health."

Carrie Eugster, FNP-C

Carrie, a Bad Axe native earned both her RN degree and Nurse Practitioner Licensure from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. She completed her residencies locally at Huron Medical Center, McKenzie Health System, and Scheurer Healthcare Network. Carrie is a graduate of Bad Axe High School. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Carrie brings to us a combination of 20 years of clinical experience and knowledge in rural medicine as an Emergency Room RN for 12 years and then 8 years as a Nurse Practitioner. She has a full understanding of being a rural provider by utilizing resources to the fullest while keeping up with aspects of medicine not just one specialty.

"Being a Sanilac County resident, a mom to four active "hockey" boys, and a wife to a husband who teaches high school locally, becoming a part of the Deckerville Community Hospital provider team was an easy decision to make for myself and my family."

Beltone Hearing

Performs hearing tests for treatment of hearing loss, evaluations for hearing aids.

To make an appointment please call: 800-352-4816.

Drs. Artinian, Basha, Haidar • Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Port Huron

Provide services for lung conditions, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, etc..

To make an appointment please call: 810-957-5500.

Michael A. Basha, DO, FPPC • Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine
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Michael A. Basha, DO, FCCP, received his medical degree from Michigan State University. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Basha is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.

To make an appointment please call:810-957-5500.

Ali H. Haidar, MD, FPPC • Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine
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Ali H. Haidar, MD, FCCP, received his medical degree from the Manila Central University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Haidar is board certified in Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

To make an appointment please call:810-957-5500.

Steven Beall, MD • Neurologist
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Dr. Steven Beall is director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Centre of Michigan and one of the world’s preeminent experts in MS. Dr Beall has approximately 30 years of experience as a general neurologist specializing in MS and stroke.

Dr. Beall is a graduate of Texas A&M, Summa Cum Laude. He was then trained at the University of Texas Medical School where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. Since that time, Dr. Beall has given 49 national and 34 international scientific talks on MS, 37 talks to MS patients throughout Michigan, and has written 35 neurological papers and one book on Neurology. Dr. Beall recently worked with the largest neurological private practice in East Detroit.

Since being awarded a medical staff fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in 1984, Dr. Beall has refined the importance of using a precise neurological exam to diagnose MS at its earliest and most treatable point in time and to track its course with the Kurtzke score. His work at the NIH allowed him to win a second MS fellowship at the California Institute of Technology studying with Dr. Leroy Hood who won the Lasker Award and was considered for the Nobel Prize in Medicine. In 1991, Dr. Beall was given the opportunity to learn from Dr. Donald Paty, the recipient of the first World MS Society Charcot Award for his work on MRI and connecting the MS clinics across Canada. Seven years of scientific study at the leading scientific institutes in the U.S. taught Dr. Beall to look at complex neurological problems with scientific precision and the value of intellectual honesty.

To make an appointment please call: 989-343-0103 or 248-971-4332.

Jeffrey Dent, PA-C, AT • Orthopedic Physician Assistant
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Mr. Dent holds certifications as an Athletic Trainer as well as a Physician Assistant. He is a member of the National Athletic Training Association along with the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

To make an appointment please call:810-987-9871.

Gerald Jerry, MD • Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jerry is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the management of arthritis as well as knee, hip and shoulder replacement. He has been in private practice in Port Huron for more than 20 years.

He received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He served an intership at Brown University in Rhode Island, before completing a residency in Orthopedics at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, where he was chief resident for a year. He then went on to complete a one year fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Physician Inventors, Mayo Clinic Fellow Association and SUNY Medical Alumni Association.

To make an appointment please call: 810-987-9871.

Keri Pangborn, RD • Nutritional Counseling
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Keri Pangborn is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics.

Medical Nutrition Therapy is covered by a variety of insurance plans. Medicare Part B plans cover medical nutrition therapy for kidney disease and diabetes. People may be eligible for 3 hours of medical nutrition therapy services in the first year of care and 2 hours each additional year. Many private insurance plans may cover nutrition counseling for diabetes along with other chronic conditions, such as obesity and heart disease.

To make an appointment please call: 810-376-2835 ext. 209.

Robert Patrus, DPM • Podiatry
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Podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM), focus on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Conditions can range from bunions and heel spurs to congenital abnormalities and ankle and foot injuries. Practitioners can focus on primary care or on specialties such as sports medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics or geriatrics. Podiatrists also can diagnose and treat foot ailments related to diabetes, arthritis and other illnesses. Diagnostic tools include X-rays and laboratory tests, followed by treatments such as medication, physical therapy, orthotics and casts.

To make an appointment please call:810-376-8526.

Nick J. Reina, MD • Thumb Physiatry, PC
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Board-Certified Physiatrist (physical, rehabilitation) with 26 years of experience.

Evaluation and diagnosis of neurologic and musculoskeletal disabilities.

Dr. Nick Reina is a physiatrist in Port Huron, Michigan and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Port Huron Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. He is one of 2 doctors at Port Huron Hospital and one of 25 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

To make an appointment please call: 810-376-2835.

Gerald Schell, MD • Neurosurgeon
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President, Michigan Clinic Neurosurgery, PLLC

One of the world’s preeminent minimally invasive spine surgeons, Dr. Gerald R. Schell’s roots stem from the Thumb of Michigan.

Dr. Schell attended Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan and later received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine before completing a neurosurgical rotation at Syracuse University. Syracuse University later offered him the directorship of its neurosurgical training program, which he declined to continue caring for the needs of Michigan patients.

Currently, Dr. Schell uses advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for the vast majority of his patients with spinal disc disease. For patients who previously had no hope for pain relief for osteoporotic compression fractures, Dr. Schell performs novel procedures such as the three dimensional CT reconstructive techniques with balloon kyphoplasty.

Dr. Schell performed the first artificial lumbar disc surgery in the state of Michigan. Additionally, Dr. Schell served as the Chief of Staff of St. Mary’s of Michigan hospital in Saginaw until 2009.

To make an appointment please call: 989-799-8712.

Kavita Tumma, MD • Gastroenterology
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Evaluation and treatment of conditions of the GI tract such as hepatitis, Crohn's disease or ulcers.

Kavita M. Tumma, M.D., is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. She then completed her residency training in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Wayne State University in Detroit.

To make an appointment please call: 810-982-8742.

Suresh Tumma, MD • Cardiology Associates
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Board-Certified Internist, Cardiologist (heart) with Cardiology Associates of Port Huron 26 years of experience.

Cardiac evaluations and consultations, including echocardiograms and Carotid Doppler testing.

To make an appointment please call: 810-985-9681.

Dr. Zafar • Nephrology
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Dr. Zafar is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty board of nephrology. She is also certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist.

"I strive to treat my patients with compassion and work together with them to overcome their fears and face the chronicity and challenges of various diseases." – Dr. Zafar

To make an appointment please call: 810-987-5252.

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