Family Health Care and Ferris State University Partner to Expand Services in Lake County
BALDWIN– Increased access to vision care is becoming a reality thanks to a partnership between Family Health Care and Ferris State University’s Michigan College of Optometry (MCO). Beginning on July 30, 2018, an expanded vision center will be open to the public at FHC’s Loretta Adams-Ashby Health Center, located at 1101 Washington Street in Baldwin.
The vision center will be staffed by Family Health Care’s Optometrist, Dr. Steven Kamrowski, and Ferris MCO faculty and doctoral interns, Monday through Thursday. This full-service clinic will provide patients with comprehensive eye exams, eye disease diagnosis and a wide selection of eyeglasses.
The expanded vision center will provide greater opportunities for community members to have regular eye exams to check for common eye diseases, assess how the eyes work together and evaluate them as an indicator of a patient’s overall health.
Dr. Kamrowski joined Family Health Care in Fall 2016 to launch the Vision Center at its clinic located in White Cloud, Michigan. He completed his Doctor of Optometry at Ferris and has 12 years of experience prior to joining FHC.
“This partnership with Michigan College of Optometry, exemplifies our mission of providing the residents of Lake County with 100 percent access to the care they deserve,” says Kathy Sather, President & CEO of Family Health Care. “With the expansion of vision services in Baldwin, we hope to decrease barriers to health allowing patients to live their best lives possible.”
Exams and treatment will be provided by Ferris faculty doctors and interns who are working to complete their doctoral degree in optometry. Faculty doctors work with interns to examine, diagnose, treat and manage a wide variety of eye and vision problems.
“Giving our future optometrists a real-world experience while providing much-needed care to the community is a top priority for us,” said Dr. David Durkee, assistant dean for Clinical Education at Ferris. “Expanding on our long-standing partnership with Family Health Care helps achieve our mission of making our patients’ welfare the highest priority.”
The Baldwin Vision Center is open to everyone and most insurances are accepted. A discount may be available to those who qualify. Dr. Kamrowski is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Ferris interns are available on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To make an appointment with Dr. Kamrowski, call (231) 745-5002, or with Ferris State University, call (231) 591-2020.