Husband, wife physicians begin practicing locally.

September 9, 2015
Dr. Teresa Kovas

Dr. Teresa Kovas

LUDINGTON — The newest physicians serving Mason County and the surrounding area are pediatrician Teresa Kovas, MD and internist Bryan Kovas, MD. They moved to Ludington last month and are building a home locally.

Bryan and Teresa Kovas have developed parallel careers, managing to work in close proximity ever since medical school. The couple earned medical degrees from Wayne State University and each served a postgraduate residency in Milwaukee. They moved to Ludington from Lansing, where both were affiliated with Sparrow Hospital.

Dr. Teresa Kovas has joined Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 907 E. Tinkham Ave., where she works with fellow pediatricians Kari Leikert, DO, and Margaret “Tammy” Middlebrook, MD. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. While in Lansing she was a hospitalist pediatrician, treating young patients while they were hospitalized. Dr. Kovas is also on the faculty of Michigan State University as a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics.

Dr. Bryan Kovas has joined Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Internal Medicine–Ludington, previously known as Persson Internal Medicine, where he joins physician assistant Susan Persson, PA-C. Susan’s husband, long-time Ludington internist John Persson, MD, recently announced his retirement after some 30 years of practice in the area. One particular interest for Dr. Kovas within his specialty is preventative medicine.

Dr. Bryan Kovas

Dr. Bryan Kovas

“We in the Spectrum Health Medical Group are very pleased that these fine physicians have chosen to establish their practices in the Ludington area and welcome them as colleagues,” said Dr. David Ottenbaker, associate chief medical officer—regions for the medical group. “They will be an excellent addition to Spectrum Health and the local medical community.”

Jim Wincek, vice president of operations for Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, said, “The addition of doctors Teresa and Bryan Kovas fill two of our major recruitment objectives. We’re very fortunate they have chosen our area and our hospital and anticipate excellent long-term relationships between them and their patients.”

The Kovas family includes their 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son.

Appointments with Dr. Bryan Kovas are available by calling 231.843.3600. For appointments with Dr. Teresa Kovas, call 231.843.3477.


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