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2013 Mom Approved Docs Best Doctors in Southeast Michigan

Discover the best family health-care providers in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, here to help your kids – and voted by you

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Dermatology

Christopher J. Remishofsky, M.D.

Georgetown Dermatologists, P.C.
39242 Dequindre Road, Suite 105, Sterling Heights
586-979-1750

"Dr. Christopher is great. Hands down one of the best doctors my family has seen. Always friendly, professional and efficient. Both of my daughters look forward to seeing him, and he treats them with the kindness and care as if they were his own."

– Wendy J., Sterling Heights

Ear, Nose & Throat

Kripa Bhavnagri, M.D.

Pediatric Adolescent Care
41400 Dequindre Road, Suite 121, Sterling Heights
586-731-1500

"She is always available. Even if I'm asking the same question in several different ways, she answers as if this is her first time hearing this question. Also, when calling after hours, she is ALWAYS there to ease my concerns!"

– LaKeida M., Detroit

Melissa McBrien, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Oakland E.N.T.
4600 Investment Drive, Suite 360, Troy
248-267-5004

"So friendly and liked by children. Reasonable expectations."

– Melissa D., Troy

Family Medicine

Joshua Gibson, M.D.

McLaren Macomb-Lakeshore Medical Center
33720 Harper Ave., Clinton Township
586-294-5210

"Dr. Gibson is such a great doctor. He is awesome with my children and very patient and helpful with any questions I have. He really takes the time and shows that he cares greatly for his patients. He has children, and that shows with how he treats his patients."

– Erica G., Algonac

Robin Samyn, M.D.

Shores Family Physicians
25631 Little Mack Ave., Suite 103, St. Clair Shores
586-443-2333

"She is the best doctor I have ever had for both myself and my 3-year-old son. She is caring, she listens to what you have to say, she addresses any issues you would like to talk about, she goes above and beyond to take care of her patients, she makes time to see us no matter how busy she is, and we never have to wait more than five minutes to be seen."

– Lisa A., Roseville

David Schindler, M.D.

Personal Care Physician, P.L.L.C.
26179 Novi Road, Novi
248-912-1919

"He is very supportive. He is very knowledgeable and extremely easy to get ahold of. My family is vegan and we do not follow the current vaccine schedule, and he supports us and informs us of anything we need. He is amazing all around."

– Sarah S., Westland

Tamara Schmidt, M.D.

Western Wayne Physicians
37650 Professional Drive, Livonia
734-462-0090

"She is so good with my son, but also treats our entire family. She takes our special needs into account and even researches for us to learn more about our concerns. She always educates us on our choices and lets us decide. She never pushes us one way or the other. She is very caring and takes care of our entire family!"

– Sarah M., Belleville

Imelda Toledo-Neely, M.D.

Oakwood Healthcare System
2001 S. Merriman Road, Suite 100, Westland
734-727-1000

"I love the thoughtfulness Dr. Toledo shows toward my son and I. She's a great doctor and I couldn't think of any other that I'd want to be all up in my (personal) business."

– Megan S., Inkster

Homeopathy

Kathleen Slonager, RN, DiHOM, ADS, AE-C, CCH

Transformational Health, P.C.
16205 W. 14 Mile Road, Suite 202, Beverly Hills
248-613-9662

"Because she treats body, mind and spirit in a gentle way with no side effects and with a lasting effect. She treated pneumonia, the flu, colds, fears and concentration issues – everything in our whole family. There is nothing she cannot help with, and we are always extremly thankful for the support we get from her and the way she makes our life better."

– Manuela L., Novi

Neurosurgery

Lynda Jun-San Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive SPC 5338, Ann Arbor
734-936-5017

"Dr. Yang and Miriana P. have changed our son's and our lives forever. They met us at our weakest moment and became the angels we were searching for. They are very caring and saw to it that my son received the best care and best opportunities for his future. We will forever be indebted to them and the rest of the staff that works with them."

– Heather H., White Lake

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kevin G. Fahey, M.D.

Women's Health Specialists
16570 19 Mile Road, Clinton Township
586-286-4430

"All around, awesome. Very experienced and knowledgable (and) respectful. Doesn't rush through appointments. Makes you feel very comfortable."

– Erin F., Clinton Township

Lisa L. Gilbert-Ahee, D.O.

Great Lakes Obstetrics and Gynecology
30117 Schoenherr Road, Suite 400, Warren
586-558-4848

"Dr. Gilbert is not only very sweet, she totally had a way at easing my mind about my pregnancy worries and my anxiety over my C-section. When it came time for my delivery, she did such an amazing job. I healed quick and felt amazing. I didn't even need to take my pain meds after getting home after only two days. She is the best at her job!"

– Jennifer K., Chesterfield Township

Linda M. Karadsheh, D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G.

McLaren-Macomb Clinton Township Women's Health
39373 Garfield Road, Clinton Township
586-286-4880

"Dr. K is amazing! This was my first pregnancy and I had MANY questions at our first visit. She patiently answered every one of them, and my husband and I knew she was our doctor. She made every visit feel special and allowed me to really address any and all concerns I had throughout my entire pregnancy and offered a great amount of ultrasounds so we could really watch our son grow. Since the birth of our son, I have been struggling with postpartum issues, and she spent extra time with me and helped me through breastfeeding and depression."

– Jaclyn P., Chesterfield Township

Occupational and Physical Therapy

Val Bourque, MOTRL

Kids in Motion
2636 S. Milford Road, Highland
248-684-9610

"Val has been such an asset in my daughter's weekly therapy program. Ana is excited and thrives when she works with Val. Val has also helped her include daily exercises that work out in our lifestyle and makes it fun for Ana."

– Angela L., Howell

Maria Brandon, MOTRL

Kids in Motion
2636 S. Milford Road, Highland
248-684-9610

"My son has been in occupational therapy with Maria at Kids in Motion for three months now. I have seen amazing changes during this time. He has become more social and is willing to try things on his own now."

– Danielle C., Fenton

Euro-Peds Doctors' Hospital of Michigan

461 W. Huron St., Suite 406, Pontiac
248-857-6776

"They truly care about their patients. You become one of the family. An amazing place!"

– Heather B., Fenton

Jason Ferrise, MOTRL

Kaufman Children's Center
6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430

"Jason is my son's OT. We have watched our son flourish under Jason's care over the past year. Jason is different from any other OT my son has worked with. From the start, he took the time to speak to me and explain what my son was struggling with from my son's perspective. Other OTs would just go through the motions. Jason genuinely cares about his patients, is passionate about what he does and is extremely talented. Thank you, Jason!"

– Yolanda T., Novi

Magda Girao, OTRL-CST

Kids in Motion
2636 S. Milford Road, Highland
248-684-9610

"Magda truly cares about our son's progress and development. Her commitment is genuine, and we have seen the achievements our son has made since working with Magda. She is truly a gift to us!"

– Dawn H., Highland

Mary Hydorn, PT

Kids in Motion
2636 S. Milford Road, Highland
248-684-9610

"Mary is a great physical therapist. I love how she gets right down with the kids at their level. Mary works the kids while they are having fun."

– Abbey H., Commerce Township

Sandra Seelbinder, MOTLR

Kaufman Children's Center
6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
248-737-3430

"Sandra has been working with my son since January. We're from Canada and make the trip once a week – she's so knowledgeable and helpful. She always goes the extra mile for us. My son has grown so much in the last few months, and it's definitely Sandra's extra care and guidance. We're so thankful to have found her."

– Aubrey C., Tecumseh, Ontario

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