Tri-County Medical Welcomes Newest Team Members
Fall is upon us and with it comes the changing of the leaves, cooler temperatures, and crisp apples from the farmer’s market. Here at Tri-County Medical, Fall has also brought us three new team members. We are so excited to officially welcome Steven Rives, DO, Megan Hryckowian-Mazur, PA, and Carmen Visner MSN-NP-C to our Tri-Country family.
In our latest blog, we wanted to formally introduce our patients to Dr. Rives, Megan Hryckowian-Mazur, PA, and Carmen Visner MSN-NP-C and share with you a bit about the journeys that brought them to Tri-County Medical.
Dr. Rives is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician who earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors degree in Physiology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. While at Michigan State University, he studied abroad one semester in London, England at The University College of London and King’s College London-School of Medical Education studying Medical Ethics and the History of Health Care. Dr. Rives earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee where he graduated at the top of his class. Following graduation, Dr. Rives participated in a Medical Outreach Mission in Guatemala. Dr. Rives completed his Internship at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. He completed his first year of his Internal Medicine Residency Training at West Palm Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida before completing his Internal Medicine Residency Training at Unity Health-WCMC-Mayo Clinic Care Network Hospital in Searcy, Arkansas where he served as Co-Chief Resident and received numerous awards for his academic excellence.
In addition to Medicine, Dr. Rives other passions are teaching and research. Dr. Rives believes in the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, listening to his patients, showing compassion, and ultimately empowering the patient in their own medical care.
Megan Hryckowian-Mazur, PA attended Western Michigan University in 2014 for graduate school and
graduated with her Masters of Physician Assistant and then certified as a PA-C thereafter.
Immediately following graduation she worked at Dr. Colleen Kennedy’s Family Practice for almost four years. Previous to her Physician Assistant degree, she earned a Bachelor’s in Health Science and earned a secondary academic discipline in Biology at Oakland University. She also received a Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness at Oakland University, which she really enjoys incorporating into her practices.
Megan loves working in Family Medicine and enjoys the ability to treat all ages. She tries to
incorporate alternative/complementary medicine into her treatment plans. She loves working with people on nutrition, weight loss, diabetes management and all women’s health (including post-menopause). She thinks educating patients is extremely important to achieving their best health. Her goal is to work with each patient to help manage current diseases and preventing new diseases as best as possible.
Carmen Visner MSN-NP-C
Carmen Visner MSN-NP-C received her MSN with honors as an adult geriatric nurse practitioner in March 2017. She has spent the past year working in internal medicine, geriatrics and cardiology in a hospital setting, subacute rehab, and extended care facilities. Prior to receiving her MSN, she worked her way up the ladder in nursing, starting with LPN in 1987, and then graduated RN in 1994. She has worked in a variety of settings throughout her 31 years in nursing, which include the progressive care and intermediate intensive care units. Her passion is to work with adult and geriatric patients in the primary care setting.
Once again we welcome all three of our newest team members to the Tri-County Medical family and invite our patient community to stop by our practice and do the same. All three of our newest staffers are on-site and taking appointments. As always, for personalized advice and healthcare for the whole family, contact Tri-County Medical Clinic today. Same day appointments are available!