A private internal medical practice is scheduled to open in early July to serve patients in the greater Grand Rapids area.
West Michigan Primary Care PLLC will open at two locations in the greater Grand Rapids area and provide care for individuals older than 17 years of age.
Owned and operated by Dr. Arashdeep Litt, board certified and licensed physician, the two West Michigan Primary Care locations are 233 E. Fulton St., Suite 102, Grand Rapids, and 585 36th St. SW, Wyoming, near the intersection at the US-131 freeway exit and 36th Street.
West Michigan Primary Care will provide services in personalized primary care, such as chronic disease management, acute care services, sick visits, annual physicals, pelvic exams, immunizations and knee and shoulder injections. The internal medical practice is also offering welcoming visits for Medicare patients.
Litt said the two offices allow for same-day appointments for patients with an urgent or acute issue that may not require an emergency room visit.
Currently working at the internal medicine department at Michigan State University, Litt has practiced primary care in an outpatient setting with the MSU clinic. The downtown Grand Rapids office is scheduled to open July 1 and the Wyoming location will begin seeing patients July 2.
Litt will spend time treating patients in both locations, and as a result, the hours of operation will be divided between the two offices. According to Litt, having the two locations allows treatment for a larger population, and increases convenience and accessibility for patients.
“That is the thought process, to be more patient-centered and provide excellent health care to the community,” said Litt.
Litt moved to Grand Rapids because of family reasons as her husband works in the area as an aerospace engineering manager, but the decision to open a practice in the Grand Rapids area was prompted by recognizing a need in the growing community for primary care physicians.
“I wanted to open my own practice just to give more personalized patient care instead of joining a large group where sometimes I have seen patients feel a little bit lost, because they see different physicians, the staff changes so much,” said Litt. “I just want to give them a more personalized approach to health care, and improve the quality of that.”
West Michigan Primary Care will consist of two medical assistants and Litt as the practice opens this summer. According to Litt, as the patient base and practice builds she anticipates hiring more staff.
The internal medicine private practice is currently accepting new patients. After researching the different insurances accepted in the West Michigan region, Litt said she became credentialed in order to accept most patients at her practice.
Litt completed her medical training and residency at the MSU-affiliated Hurley Medical Center, a 443-bed teaching hospital based in Flint. While at Hurley Medical, Litt served as the chair of quality improvement in the outpatient clinic. The internal medical physician also served as assistant professor of internal medicine at MSU and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.