Cassopolis, MI, August 28, 2019 – Cassopolis Family Clinic Network has recently welcomed new primary care and dental providers as the Health Center continues to grow to meet the need for affordable access to primary care and support services in Cass and southeast Berrien Counties.
Devesh Patel, D.D.S. has joined the staff of Niles Community Health Center Dental (NCHC Dental). Dr. Patel, originally from Mississippi, obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI. “My favorite aspect of working in dentistry is the rewarding gratification of helping others. I look forward to working at NCHC Dental and am dedicated to providing compassionate dentistry to the community,” said Patel. Niles Community Health Center Dental is located at 122 Grant Street, Niles, MI and is open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. NCHC Dental offers dental services to patients who do not have dental insurance, are covered by Michigan Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Delta Dental. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 262-4364.
Board Certified in Family Medicine, Andre Smyth, D.O. has joined the staff of Cassopolis Family Clinic (CFC). Dr. Smyth, originally from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, obtained his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to joining CFCN, Smyth completed his Family Medicine Residency in Orange Park, FL, and a Geriatric Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. “I truly enjoy working in the Community Health Center setting and look forward to working with the community of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties to continue to improve the health and well-being of its individuals and families,” said Smyth. Medical services at CFC are offered by appointment only, Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 445-3874.
Jody Murmu, a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner has joined the medical staff at Niles Community Health Center (NCHC). Murmu, originally from southwest Michigan, received her Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from Andrews University and Master of Science Nursing Degree from Indiana University. “After working in the hospital setting as a nurse for a few years, I would see patients returning again and again for the same health issues. I wanted to play a role in the prevention of these problems. I decided the time was right for me to return to school to become a Nurse Practitioner with a goal to help my patients focus on preventative healthcare and reduce hospital readmissions,” Murmu stated when asked why she decided to become Nurse Practitioner. “I chose to practice in southwest Michigan so that I might give back to my community by helping to improve the health and well-being of those in the community that I call home.” NCHC is located at 24 N. St. Joseph Avenue, Suite G, Niles, MI and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 262-4749.
Board Certified in Family Medicine, Drs. Harris Shaikh and Matthew Pazderka have joined the staff of CFCN. They will care for patients of all ages at CFC until the opening of the new NCHC this November at 1951 Oak Street, Niles, MI.
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