Title: Internal Medicine and Pediatric Physician
Company: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Michael J. App, MD, MPH, Internist and Pediatrician at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in internal medicine and pediatric care.
From watching his father excel as a doctor and naval physician, Dr. App appreciated the impact his father had on his patients and wished to hold his same position in the future. Upon attending college, in 1997, he earned a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan, furthering his expertise in epidemiology and preventative health. Now professionally devoted to serving the patients of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan, Dr. App has served as an internist and pediatrician since 2012, as well as vice president of answer health since 2018. In addition to offering routine physicals, immunizations, acute care, and lab services, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan provides traditional, evidence-based care for a broad range of health conditions. Since 2019, Dr. App has also held the role of vice-chair of West Michigan Accountably Care Organization.
Looking back on his illustrious career, Dr. App attributes his success to hard work and his motto, “Fall in love with the idea of helping others.” As he progresses in his career, he hopes to do all he can in order to become an even better version of himself to best serve his patients. To remain aware of changes and advancements in his field, Dr. App holds membership with the American Medical Association and Kent County Medical Association, as well as the University of Michigan Alumni Association. The advice that Dr. App can offer the next generation, or others aspiring to work in his profession of medicine, is that everything begins with communication. To reach success, all must embrace some of the long-standing guiding principles of what it means to be a physician. He believes all medical professionals have intelligence, but the best in the industry also have humility, compassion, professionalism, and a strong work ethic.
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