Local surgeons become part of Spectrum Health.

February 1, 2016
Dr. Umran

Dr. Umran

LUDINGTON — Ludington-based general surgeons Nizar Umran, MD, and Bret Autrey, DO, have integrated their medical practices with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and the Spectrum Health Medical Group (SHMG). The change is effective February 1.

Dr. Umran has been a general surgeon in Ludington since 1976. Dr. Autrey opened his surgical practice here in 2006. Their combined practices will now be known as Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital General Surgery—Ludington, and will maintain the current location in suite 112 of the medical office building attached to the hospital. The hours and phone number—231.843.3717—will remain the same.

“We are fortunate to welcome such respected surgeons and their teams to Spectrum Health Medical Group and Ludington Hospital,” said Dr. David Ottenbaker, associate chief medical officer—regions, for SHMG. “Their combination of experience and innovative surgical techniques will be an outstanding addition to the medical group and Spectrum Health. In turn, these physicians will be supported by the resources of one of the nation’s leading health systems.”

Dr. Autrey

Dr. Autrey

“The integration will cement the excellent relationship between the hospital and these leading general surgeons,” said Mark Vipperman, president of  Ludington Hospital. ”Their tradition of high-quality care will continue, and patients will benefit from improved access to their services. The integration allows physicians additional time to focus on their patients, while the daily practice administration duties are completed by skilled operational employees. “

Dr. Autrey is a general surgeon, board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Kansas City University and completed his residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Autrey’s clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, thyroid and parathyroid, breast, colon and rectal, and hernia surgery.

Dr. Umran is also a general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Damascus University Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Umran completed a fellowship in cardiovascular surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. His clinical interests include abdominal, gastrointestinal, colon and rectal surgery, colonoscopy, laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, as well as surgery of the breast, thyroid, parathyroid, hernias and soft tissue tumors.

Patients are welcome to call the office with any questions. More information is available online at spectrumhealth.org/ludington. Click on the “General Surgery” listing on the left under “Our Services” to view specific practice information.



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