Hayes Green Beach welcomes new family practice physician

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Linda Chermak, M.D., to its family medical practice, Family Care Specialists.

Dr. Chermak recently completed her residency in family medicine at Sparrow Hospital/MSU Family Medicine. She specializes in preventive medicine and prefers to treat whole families. She treats patients of all ages, and has a special interest in geriatrics and sports medicine.

"We are so pleased to once again welcome a doctor of Linda Chermak’s caliber to our community," said Matt Rush, FACHE, HGB president and CEO.  "Dr. Chermak has a varied background in philosophy, political studies, history, social services and public health. Her history and experiences demonstrate her commitment to excellence and the people she serves, and she will be a great representative of HGB’s mission to enhance the health and vitality of the communities we serve."

Dr. Chermak received her medical doctorate from Michigan State University. She completed a post-baccalaureate program in biology at San Diego State University, as well as received her Master of Arts degree from the University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Chermak was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She has served as a volunteer for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts since 1998 and with the Alliance for African Assistance since 1997. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Family Practice Association, as well as the National Physicians Alliance and Physicians for Human Rights.

"I got into medicine because I consider it a great privilege to be trusted with people’s health," Dr. Chermak said. "I look forward to getting to know and treating the families of the greater Charlotte community."

Dr. Chermak lives in Okemos with her husband, an MSU professor, and their three children ages 10 to 17. She is a Spartan fan, and her interests include travel, reading and being outdoors with her family.

Dr. Chermak is joining Dr. Barrett Zink, Dr. Todd Otten and Julie Coenen, NP, at Family Care Specialists located at 111 Lansing St., Charlotte, MI 48813. Appointments can be made at 517-543-5110. She accepts most types of insurance.