News & Information

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

Are you or a loved one having to think about or take care of diabetes? Don’t go it alone! Helpful professionals will listen and help you make a plan to feel better, reduce diabetes complications and improve your health. It’s called Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). What do diabetes educators do? They: Diabetes Self-Management [...]

New Physician’s Assistant Coming to Manistee Clinic January 2, 2020

Meet Haley Gerstheimer, PA-C who will be accepting new patients at our Crystal Lake Clinic in Manistee. Please call (231) 723-3567 after January 2, 2020  if you would like to schedule an appointment. Family Medicine:     Starts 1/2/2020 Education and Training: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – 2019 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, [...]

Karen Volas Leaving and Danielle Koch Moving

Departure Letter From Karen Volas Danielle Koch Moving to Traverse City Danielle Koch, FNP is moving January 1, 2020 to our Traverse City Crystal Lake Clinic: 5191 Rosewood Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 Appointments can be made by calling 231-922-0667 Family Practice Education and Training: Masters of Science in Nursing, Michigan State University 2008 Associate [...]

10 Reasons You Should Get the Flu Shot This Year

The flu might just make you miserable for a couple weeks, but Influenza can be a much more serious infection for others. For seniors, children and people with compromised immune systems are much more at risk. Creating a level of herd immunity helps everyone. The 2017 flu season was the deadliest on record since 1976 [...]

Flu Vaccines 2019

2019 Flu Vaccinations Are Here

Flu vaccinations are now available at all 11 Crystal Lake Clinic locations. Call your providers office to schedule your flu vaccination today! Most insurances cover the cost of flu vaccination. What are the benefits of flu vaccination?  There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine each year. The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone [...]

FitBit & Apple Watch

Fitness Devices

One friend calls her Fitbit her “nag-bit.” Another’s father, in his 70s, jumps up from the table at a restaurant to walk around, because his tracker tells him he has yet to complete his steps for the hour. And another argues with her’s — “I walked WAY more than that!” What used to be simple [...]

Acme Crystal Lake Clinic

Our Acme practice is moving to our new Traverse City location effective September 1, 2019. Sara Smith, PA will be at our Traverse City location on Rosewood Drive and Heather Sedgwick, FNP will be seeing patients in our Suttons Bay location. Acme patients may also see Dr. Maureen Street and Danielle Koch, FNP in our [...]

Douglas B. O’Mara, MD

Dr. O’Mara’s Last Day is July 25, 2019

Dr. O’Mara will be leaving on July 25, 2019 to pursue new opportunities closer to family. Letters notifying his active patients were mailed on May 25th. We are all sorry to see Dr. O’Mara leave our area. Due to this change, Crystal Lake Clinic is relocating our pediatric specialty services for Benzie County to our [...]

Benzie Senior Expo – Friday June 14, 2019

Seniors, caregivers and the general public will get the chance to see what services are available for seniors in Benzie County on Friday, June 14th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 955 James Street, Frankfort. The event is free to attend and there will be free snacks and [...]

Ride a Bike — Feel Like a Kid Again!

There’s a form of exercise that has an element many others lack — fun. Riding a bike exercises the body, mind, heart. It tones muscle and burns fat. And it’s what many of us did for fun before we got our driver’s license. You don’t need an expensive bike or dress in skin-tight lycra as [...]

Need a Simple, Natural Exercise? Go For a Walk!

What is the human body designed to do? Sit at a computer all day? Drive a car? Stare at a screen, motionless? Well, how do you feel after sitting all day? How do you feel after a walk in nature, or along your neighborhood sidewalks? The right amount of brisk walking can leave you feeling [...]

10 Reasons You Should Get the Flu Shot

The flu might just make you miserable for a couple weeks, but Influenza can be a much more serious infection for others. For seniors, children and people with compromised immune systems are much more at risk. Creating a level of herd immunity helps everyone. The 2017 flu season was the deadliest on record since 1976 [...]

Nancy Reye, MD

Nancy Reye, MD to Move to Benzonia Clinic December 17, 2018

Dr. Nancy Reye will be relocating to our clinic at 6227 Frankfort Highway in Benzonia on December 17, 2018. Her office hours will be 8AM-5PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. She will be off on Thursdays. The Benzonia clinic is approximately 38.7 miles and a 50 minute drive from Acme. If you have an appointment [...]

Suttons Bay Clinic Has Moved

Our Suttons Bay Clinic moved on August 31 to the new location at 93 W 4th St, Suite B Suttons Bay, MI 49682 Our Phone number remains the same 231-866-4440

We Now Offer Text Message Appointment Reminders!

In order to receive text message appointment reminders you must “opt in.” To Opt In For Text Message Appointment Reminders: Open a new text message. Enter number 622622 in the (To:) area. Place letters CLC  in all capital letters in the message body and send. You will get a welcome message. To stop text message [...]

Crystal Lake Clinic Policy Changes for Controlled Substance Prescriptions

As of June 1st, Michigan put new laws into place aimed at reducing the opioid epidemic. This legislation was in response to an increase in heroin and prescription opioid overdose deaths in Michigan, which have doubled in the last five years. The new laws affect the way that controlled substances are prescribed across the state. [...]

Now Offering: Sports Physical Clinic Dates

For the 2018-2019 sports season, grades 6-12 Our Sports Physical Meets all MHSAA Requirements Sports Physical cost: $20.00 Per Athlete Call us to schedule an appointment! Walk-in Dates Parental attendance at Sports Physicals is highly recommended. WALK-INS WELCOME! Can’t make it to one of these Walk-In dates? Ask us how to set up your insurance-covered free annual [...]

Generic Prescriptions

Generic Prescriptions

Generic prescriptions work and provides benefits the same as its brand-name version.  It’s the same as a brand-name medicine in dosage, safety, effectiveness, and quality, as well as the possible side effects.  The FDA conducts a rigorous review to ensure generic medicines meet the requirements in order to receive FDA approval, such as: Approved generic [...]


The Path to Healing

Healing Bones: The human body is amazing in its ability to heal itself.  You can make a significant difference in your recovery time — and at the same time, in your overall health.  Here are 5 simple steps you can take to speed bone healing… Add a quality multivitamin – By weight, bone is roughly [...]

Safely Managing Back Pain

Safely Managing Back Pain

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home Approximately one in four Americans say they’ve experienced lower back pain, and almost all adults can expect to have back pain at some point in their lives. In cases of serious injury, or numbness, weakness, or tingling in the legs, call your doctor. But for routine [...]