Michael Werkema is a physician at West Michigan OBGYN and the Associate Residency Director for the OBGYN residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. Dr. Werkema also serves as a surgeon and makes it a priority to offer the most minimally invasive procedure possible to his patients.
He provides knowledge, advice and skills to help his patients lead the healthiest and happiest life they can. He loves becoming a long-term part of his patients' lives, communicating with his patients through active listening and maintaining an open dialogue in physician-patient relationships.
"There is nothing better than being part of the family experience that welcomes a new addition to the family or performing major surgery and watching that patient getting back to normalcy quickly," says Werkema.
Outside of work, Michael has two boys, Carter and Cole, with his high school sweetheart and wife of 10 years, Andrea, who works in the field of medicine as a nurse. He enjoys watching Michigan football and being an active member and group leader at his church.
Experience the magic of Grand Rapids with a ride through the city on a horse-drawn carriage.
Student marvels at how far they've come at West Michigan Aviation Academy in Grand Rapids.
Maranda and her partners joined together for a special holiday celebration at Meijer for foster & refugee families with Bethany Christian Services. WOTV 4 Women along with Bethany Christian Services, Craig's Cruisers, Meijer, Fifth-Third Bank & Priority Health & other partners spent the night meeting these special families during a taping of Maranda Where You Live. The night was filled with food, entertainment and shopping with these special families.