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Dr. Christopher Harvey Named Medical Director for Medical Practices
Dec 8, 2015 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – Lakeland Health has appointed Christopher Harvey, MD, as the new Medical Director for Lakeland Medical Practices. In this role, Dr. Harvey is responsible for activities related to the delivery of medical care and clinical services at 35 physician office locations throughout southwest Michigan.  

For the past 10 years, Dr. Harvey has served as a pediatrician at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Niles, where he will continue to see patients. Dr. Harvey and his wife, Jana, have four daughters, and their second child was born in Lakeland Hospital, Niles, on his first day working as a pediatrician in the area. 

“My family and I got to experience the excellent care at Lakeland Hospital, Niles, right from the start,” he said. 

Dr. Harvey earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and completed his pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society and has traveled with his family on medical mission trips to Papua New Guinea, Kenya, and Cameroon. 

“I find the greatest blessing in the world is to be able to travel to other countries to work alongside physicians from these countries and help teach students and residents,” said Dr. Harvey. “I have learned a great deal from these experiences, and have met a number of outstanding people.”    

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