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
 
Health Awareness
June is Aphasia Awareness Awareness month.

Aphasia affects about 1 in 250 Americans, yet most people have never heard of it. 25-40% of stroke survivors acquire aphasia, an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. 

Visit the National Aphasia Association's website at http://www.aphasia.org/ to learn more.


 
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

 

 
The Diabetes Educator Corner
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Ann Scott, RN, MSN, CDE, strives to help everyone successfully manage their diabetes. Watch for articles from her that will provide information on ways to help you successfully self-manage your diabetes. As there are always advancements in treating diabetes, these articles are to help keep you informed and assist you to reach the best possible control of your diabetes. The focus is PREVENTION.

If you have questions for Ann, please call 231-347-5400 to schedule an appointment to meet with her.


March 25th is Diabetes Alert Day...click here for a test to see if you are at risk!


 Why To Get Your Annual Eye Exam 


If you have diabetes, our clinical staff will ask you at each visit if you are current with your annual dilated eye exam.  Why?  Obtaining this exam regularly is crucial to preventing blindness.  If you have diabetes, your risk of eye disease and losing vision is much higher. This annual eye exam is the best thing you can do to prevent blindness.   No one wants to lose their sight, yet more than half of people with diabetes do not get this annual eye exam even though their insurance will cover it.

If you are one of those people avoiding the eye exam…. please click here to read on.
 

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.