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2014 Mom Approved Best Doctors in Southeast Michigan

Discover the best family health-care providers in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, voted by parents as outstanding for kids

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Whether you're a first-time mom or a parent looking for a new physician for the little ones in your family, it's not always easy to find the right doctor. So Metro Parent asked southeast Michigan moms and dads to help us compile the ultimate referral list for local families – including chiropractors, dentists, pediatricians, speech therapists and more. These doctors – in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties (and a bit beyond) – made our annual list. Read on for the full parent endorsements!

Allergies, Asthma, Immunology

Elizabeth Secord, M.D.

Children's Hospital of Michigan Speciality Center
3950 Beaubien St., Detroit

"Her care and concern for our son is amazing. She us very attentive to our son's health issues and impressively manages his condition."

– Rachael C., Livonia

Cardiovascular Surgery

Henry L. Walters III, M.D.

Children's Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit

"He saved my now 3-year-old Eddie's life, not only once but twice. He is very appreciated. We love him."

– Kayla I., Muskegon

Certified Nurse Midwife

Andrea Altomaro, CNM

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield

"Metro Parent is missing a very important category: Certified Nurse Midwives, which is what Andrea Altomaro, CNM is. Just as important and actually more important to families seeking an alternative to obstetrics. Andrea is the most amazing care provider. Her calm presence and knowledge about the birthing process makes families feel heard and cared for during one of the most important days of their lives. Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is lucky to have her serving families."

– Janie W., Rochester


Elizabeth Biehl, D.C.

Optimal Wellness Family Chiropractic
3302 Crooks Road, Royal Oak

"Focus on families, babies and prenatal care."

– J.K., Royal Oak

William Civello, D.C.

The Civello Spinal Center, P.L.L.C.
23975 Novi Road, Suite A-101, Novi

"Dr. Civello is a master electrician for your body. He makes sure that the brain can send all the important messages to the rest of your body. When the stress of life gets to you (which you know it will!), Dr. Civello is there to help your body deal with it. He is our first line of defense for everything!"

– Pamela C., Livonia

Kathy Olvera, D.C.

Health & Healing Chiropractic
114 W. Third St., Rochester

"I've known Dr. Kathy for a very long time, and she's always been great with children. She is extremely knowledgable and has given me excellent information to support both sides for the vaccination arguement so that I can make an educated decision. She wants to see people be well and enjoy life."

– Andrea D., Grand Rapids

"Dr. Kathy is wonderful with children and makes them feel so comfortable. They love being adjusted by her! Her office is very family friendly and welcoming."

– Natalie F., Troy

"Our children LOVE Dr. Kathy and her office staff, Miss Heather. As a chiropractor, she helps to keep our family healthy. She is patient and kind with our three young children and her office is kid-friendly."

– Linda B., Rochester

"Dr. Kathy is amazing! Once I found her, I knew I would never go to another chiropractor. She really cares about her patients and gets to know you on a personal level … a rare find these days."

– Denise B., Oakland Township

"Dr. Kathy has been wonderful. She is very caring, and you can tell that she loves her work."

– Karen G., Clarkston

"She is very intuitive and very consistent. She is also willing to educate patients, and to work with any age or condition."

– Cherlynn S., Dryden

"Dr. Kathy's knowledge and kindness are both comforting and inspiring. She has become so much more than our doctor. With her insight to what each of our needs are, whether it is physically or emotionally, we always feel better after visiting her! The staff is supportive and friendly and always willing to fill our needs."

– Erin G., Romeo

"Dr. Kathy always takes time to explain what is going on with my family's health and offers suggestions on ways we can be proactive to improve our lives. I feel amazing after my adjustments and feel ready to take on the world with renewed energy and strength. Dr. Kathy's office is warm and inviting and her staff is always friends and helpful. Dr. Kathy is dedicated and I enjoy watching the smiles on the faces when other people when they come and go. I highly recommend Health & Healing Chiropractic to all my friends so they can experience the same zest for life I feel by going there."

– Barb W., New Baltimore

Nicole Poirier, D.C.

Poirier Chiropractic
47101 Hayes Road, Shelby Township

"Great doctor who takes care of our entire family."

– Jennifer P., Washington Township


Shannon Webster, M.S., P-AC

EPIC Primary Care
911 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

"She is awesome with the kids!"

– Amanda W., Novi

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