Meet Your Bariatric Physicians

Grand Health Partners is committed to the highest quality care for our patients, in both Grand Rapids and Petoskey MI, and their long term weight loss success. Our multidisciplinary bariatric team consists of Bariatric Surgeons, Physician AssistantsDietitians, Exercise Physiologists, Behavioral Therapists, and our other staff representatives. To learn where our caring team practices – in Grand Rapids or Petoskey.

Meet your Bariatric Physicians

Randal Baker, MD, FACS

Randal Baker

Focus

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopy
  • Endoscopic sclerotherapy

Education

  • Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College of New York
  • Undergraduate: BA from Calvin College

Professional Positions

  • Assistant professor of surgery for the Michigan State College of Human Medicine
  • Medical director of bariatrics for McLaren Northern Michigan Regional Hospital
  • Past president of the Michigan State Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Personal Bio

Dr. Baker is involved in research all over the world and presents his findings in France, Spain, Tokyo, and at the ASMBS conferences. Currently Dr. Baker and his partners are working on the Full Sense Device through BFKW LLC. He and his wife, Dawn, have nine children. Dr. Baker is a gifted pianist and enjoys singing southern gospel music with his family.


Jeremy Bushman, MD

Jeremy Bushman

Focus

  • Bariatric surgery
  • General surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy: EGD & colonoscopy

Education

  • Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery
  • Residency: Michigan State University/Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
  • Medical School: The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Undergraduate: BS from Marquette University, Suma Cum Laude, member of the Jesuite National Honor Society

Professional Positions

  • Faculty for Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners-MSU General Surgery residency

Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Personal Bio

Dr. Bushman is a general surgeon with special interest in reflux disease and bariatric surgery. He is a recent newlywed who is setting down permanent roots in West Michigan. He is a big sports fan and enjoys playing hockey, soccer, golf, and softball, and he also enjoys hiking and takes any opportunity to head up to northern Michigan to enjoy the outdoors.


Paul Kemmeter, MD, FACS

Paul Kemmeter, MD, FACS

Focus

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy

Education

  • Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care
  • Residency: Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS from the University of Michigan

Professional Positions

  • Assistant professor of surgery for the Michigan State College of Human Medicine
  • Faculty for Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners-MSU General Surgery residency
  • Medical director of bariatric surgery at St. Mary’s Health Care.

Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Personal Bio

Paul Kemmeter, M.D., F.A.C.S. received his B.S. from the University of Michigan and his M.D. degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery for Michigan State College of Human Medicine and previously served as the Associate Program Director of the GRMERC-MSU General Surgery residency program. Dr. Kemmeter is the chair of the Community/Independent Practice committee of the ASMBS and is on the executive committee of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative. He also previously served as the medical director of Bariatric Surgery at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, MI and the Upper Peninsula Health System in Marquette, MI. Along with performing vertical sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-Y gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, and bariatric revision surgery, he also performs other Advanced Laparoscopic procedures.


Eric Krebill, MD

Eric Krebill, MD

Focus

  • Bariatric surgery
  • General surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy: EGD & colonoscopy

Education

  • Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery
  • Residency: Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners – Michigan State University
  • Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS in biology (neuroscience), minor in psychology from the University of Iowa

Professional Positions

  • Faculty for Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners-MSU General Surgery residency

Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Personal Bio

Dr. Krebill was born in Donnellson, Iowa where he grew up helping manage the family farm and livestock feed store. After obtaining his undergraduate and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Iowa, he completed his training with the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners-Michigan State University General Surgery Residency. He provides general surgery and bariatric surgery services in both Grand Rapids and Grand Haven. He currently lives in the Grand Rapids area with his wife and three children. During time away from work he enjoys the outdoors, traveling with family, reading, weight training, and staying active through sports


Derek Nagle, MD, FACS

Derek Nagle, MD, FACS

Focus

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy

Education

  • Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery
  • Residency: Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center – MSU
  • Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS from North Dakota State University

Professional Positions

  • Faculty for Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners-MSU General Surgery residency

Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Personal Bio

Dr. Nagle is married with two children. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, running, scuba diving, skiing, and many other hobbies.  He is a commercial pilot and donates time to Wings of Mercy, which provides free air transportation to patients who need treatment at distant medical facilities.


Jennifer Sandy, DO

Jennifer Sandy, DO

Focus

  • Internal Medicine
  • Bariatric Medicine

Education

  • Board Certifications: American Board of Obesity Medicine,  American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Metro Hospital in Grand Rapids
  • Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS in biology from Saint Mary’s College

Professional Positions

  • Director of Medical Weight Loss at North Ottawa Bariatric Clinic

Personal Bio

Dr. Sandy works in preoperative and postoperative care as well as in non-surgical weight loss. She developed an interest in bariatric medicine after years of treating obesity and related complications in primary care and finding this to be an area often not adequately addressed in general practice.


Dawn White, MD

Dawn White, MD

Focus

  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

  • Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Residency: Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids MI
  • Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit MI
  • Undergraduate:  BS in Human Physiology from Michigan State University

Professional Positions

  • Medical Director of the medically supervised weight loss program at GHP

Personal Bio

Dr. White was raised in West Michigan. She is married with four daughters and has devoted her entire practice to helping people successfully lose weight either by medical or surgical means. She enjoys spending time with family, watching and participating in many sports and outdoor activities, and spends her free time doing cross fit exercise.