Important Note
Would you rather communicate with our offices online or by email instead of calling? Sign up for our new and improved FOLLOW MY HEALTH patient portal. Once you are signed up for the portal, you can request appointments, have access to your personal health record, request prescription renewals and communicate with your provider. If you would like to an invitation, please submit a request through the “Contact Us” tab. This app is free and compatible with multiple portable devices, however, if you are using iOS7, you will be unable to access FMH, but a fix will be available shortly.
 
 
Welcome to Little Traverse Primary Care

We are a Patient-Centered Medical Home


We are very pleased to announce we were designated as one of 25 practices that achieved BCBSM Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designation for 2013-2014 through the WMPN PGIP group.  Since 2010, Little Traverse Primary Care has worked very hard to achieve and maintain our PCMH designation! 
 
Being part of a PCMH means that every patient will have an ongoing, personal relationship with a physician who provides continuous and comprehensive care. Whatever your medical need is – preventive and wellness, urgent, on-going chronic or end-of-life care – your personal physician and care team will collectively take responsibility for your ongoing care. Should additional care be needed, your personal physician will take responsibility for appropriately arranging that care.

By strengthening the dynamic of the patient-doctor relationship and getting more families involved in their care, this approach to healthcare has continued to show a distinguished performance compared to peers by lower rates of emergency room visits, fewer inpatient discharges and a lower rate of high-tech radiology use.


If you are looking for a more personal approach to healthcare for you and your family, our “medical home” will care for your family, as we would care for ourselves.                                    




Patient Centered Medical Home
 
Accepting New Patients

Little Traverse Primary Care is currently accepting new patients at all three office locations. Our clinics offer:
  • Urgent Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Laceration Repair
  • Pediatric Care
  • Dermatological Care
  • Medical Nutritionist
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Fracture Care
  • On-site X-Ray & Lab
  • DOT & CDL Physicals
  • Pre-Employment Physicals & Screenings
  • Wellness & Preventative Healthcare
  • Psychological Services
 
Words from our Doctor

Facts about Ebola Virus

Information from the CDC

 

Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

Symptoms of Ebola include...

 

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)


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                                                      Wendy Walker, MD

To read the full article, please click here.

 
Meet our Clinical Psychologist
carolellsteinCarol Ellstein, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has been associated with Little Traverse Primary Care since 2008. She has more than 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. In addition to helping people cope with problems of daily living, such as stress, anxiety or depression, she is familiar with such varied conditions as autism, Asperger's Disorder and other developmental disabilities; grief and loss; pain and most chronic medical conditions; and severe emotional or behavioral disorders. Dr. Ellstein uses mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and lifestyle interventions to help people feel better. 
              
                 
Specialties

Anxiety

Depression

Mood Disorders

Asperger's Disorder

Stress

Pain

Grief & Loss

Sleep Disorders

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Chronic Medical Conditions

               Approaches

Cognitive-behavioral techniques

Mindfulness

Lifestyle interventions

 

 

After Hours Care

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call "911" immediately.

Before or after regular office hours, our doctor on call can be contacted through the McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital Switchboard at 231-487-4000.

Important Information

Dr. Bacon has left Little Traverse Primary Care

Dr. Bacon has left the practice effective January 18, 2014 and has relocated to Up North Medical Center, 1937 M-119, Petoskey, Michigan 49770.

For more information, please click here.

Harbor Springs Office

Location & Phone:
8881 M-119

Harbor Springs, MI  49740

Phone: (231) 347-5400
Toll-free: (888) 300-5872
Patient Accounts: (231) 348-3808

Fax: (231) 348-2515

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday*
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

*1st & 3rd Friday of the month, office opens at 9:00 

Cheboygan Office

Location & Phone:
810 S. Main St., Ste. 5
Cheboygan, MI  49721

*Mailed correspondence must be sent to the Harbor Springs location

Phone: (231) 627-5400

Fax: (231) 348-2515
 
Office Hours:
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Alanson Office

Location & Phone:
7700 N. US 31
Alanson, Michigan  49706

*Mailed correspondence must be sent to the Harbor Springs location only

Phone: (231) 548-5400

Fax: (231) 348-2515

Office Hours:
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

CLOSED DAILY FOR LUNCH
12:15 - 12:45


No Saturday hours at this location. Please refer to Harbor Springs or Cheboygan.

 

Medication Disposal

The two main sources of pharmaceuticals in the environment are excretion and disposal. Most people flush their unused medicines down the toilet or sink. Click here to find out why it is important to dispose of your medications properly.