Key Service Areas
- Licensing Defense of Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Medical or Mental Healthcare Providers
Legal Assistant - Sara Bos
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
150 W Court St Suite A
Hastings, MI 49058
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
What types of clients do you serve?
With my colleagues at Rhoades McKee who work together as a mutually supportive team, I represent nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and other medical and mental healthcare providers in a variety of different contexts, as discussed in the next section below.
In what ways do you serve and help your clients?
As an attorney with over 30 years of experience representing healthcare providers, I am dedicated to protecting and defending physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other medical and mental healthcare providers, and I strive to provide the highest quality of service in the following areas:
Licensing Defense – The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) can initiate investigations and file formal complaints against nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and other medical and mental healthcare providers licensed in Michigan. I represent and vigorously defend healthcare providers statewide in licensing cases at all levels, including LARA investigations, administrative complaints, compliance conferences, and administrative hearings, and I have consistently obtained excellent results for my clients.
Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP) – HPRP is a program that is closely affiliated with LARA. HPRP has been established as a non-disciplinary approach to support the recovery of professionals from substance abuse and mental health disorders. I have significant experience in representing healthcare providers in connection with HPRP, including helping them assess alternatives and obtain their best outcomes.
Credentialing – Sometimes healthcare providers will face complications with health insurance carriers as a result of an adverse outcome in a malpractice or licensing case. I have successfully represented healthcare providers in appealing and reversing notices of disaffiliation or terminations issued by health insurance carriers.
Applications for Reclassification or Reinstatement of a License – If a healthcare provider has had a limitation placed on their license, or if their license has been suspended, sometimes obtaining a removal of such limitation and/or a restoration of a full license will require the provider to file an application for reclassification or reinstatement of a license. As an attorney with over 30 years of experience defending healthcare providers, I know what kind of supporting information and documentation LARA likes to see in such applications for reclassification or reinstatement of a license, and therefore am able to provide valuable insights and drafting assistance for providers who are preparing such applications.
Defending Staff Privileges – Physicians and other healthcare providers can face complaints against their staff privileges. I defend healthcare providers against such complaints and help protect their staff privileges.
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1988
Calvin College, B.A., 1982