Dr. Rexroat joins family medicine clinic in Fremont
FREMONT – Joseph Rexroat, MD, is the newest family physician to join Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial and is now accepting new patients.
A board-certified family physician, Dr. Rexroat’ office is at the Gerber Memorial Family Medicine practice located at the Professional Office Building at 230 W Oak St. in Fremont. With Dr. Rexroat, Gerber Memorial now has 10 family medicine providers.
A native of Lake Leelanau in northwest Michigan, Dr. Rexroat said he looks forward to practicing medicine and serving families in a small, rural community not unlike the one he grew up in.
“I’m personally excited to be back living in a country setting,” said Dr. Rexroat, who completed his residency in Grand Rapids. “Just being in Newaygo County, you experience less traffic, less stress, plus it’s a great place to raise our three children.”
The additional benefit: His wife is a native of Fremont, and they’ll now be closer to family.
Professionally, Dr. Rexroat is grateful he can contribute to improving rural communities like Newaygo County.
“Small underserved communities like ours have a large need for doctors and providers who specialize in family medicine, and I’m excited that I can do my part to help fill that need,” Dr. Rexroat said. “In my search for a job, this place and the physicians and providers I met here felt like home to me. Being a doctor in a rural area, there’s a different feel to that role and a different sense of responsibility. Everything and everyone feels closer and more of a tightly knit community, so we want to make sure we provide truly exceptional experiences, and that’s what I love about coming to Newaygo County.”
While Dr. Rexroat has many areas of interest in the family medicine field, he’s especially interested in the areas of weight-loss and tobacco cessation, two areas identified as significant areas of health concern in Newaygo County.
Dr. Rexroat is a graduate of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University and received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Central Michigan University.
For more information about Gerber Memorial Family Medicine, call: 231.924.4200.