Tammy Born Huizenga, D.O.

Dr. Tammy Born Huizenga owns and operates Born Clinic. She originally joined the clinic (then the Born Preventive Health Care Clinic) with the late Dr. Grant Born, who was both the clinic founder and her husband. Dr. Born Huizenga received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College and graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Dr. Born Huizenga is board certified in Family Medicine. She has a special interest in caring for patients suffering from chronic diseases by utilizing a whole-body approach and treating the causes of diseases rather than simply treating the symptoms. Under her leadership, Born Clinic defies the notion of a “one-size-fits-all” model of medicine by integrating evidence-based medical practices and innovative therapies with individualized treatment plans. In her thirty-plus years of practice, Dr. Born Huizenga has worked tirelessly toward the advancement of preventive medicine, and she continues to diligently promote public awareness of patient choices in medical care.

In 1998, she was called upon to testify before the U.S. Congressional House Committee of Government Reform regarding the Freedom of Medical Access Bill.

Governor John Engler appointed Dr. Born Huizenga to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1994, where she served as President from 1999 – 2001.

Dr. Born Huizenga accepted two appointments from President George W. Bush and former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson: She served on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and for four years served on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Health Resources and Services Administration. Most recently, Dr. Born Huizenga accepted a 2018 appointment to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health from Secretary of Human Services, Alex M. Azar II.

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Dorothy A. Pedtke, D.O.

Dr. Pedtke joined Born Clinic in August 2002. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, completed her residency at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University, and is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician.

Her interest in alternative medicine stems from an international upbringing where preventive and complementary therapies are assumed components of traditional treatment. She has special interests and extensive training in prolotherapy, weight loss, and natural hormone replacement therapy.

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About Born Clinic

At Born Clinic, we are passionate about empowering our patients to have more control over their health, and challenge the idea of a “one-size-fits-all” model of medicine. Those under our care can expect their appointments to include detailed health intakes supported by up-to-date laboratory testing, and a focus on treatment and prevention through a prescribed combination of conventional medicine, pharmaceutical grade supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and osteopathic manipulations.

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