Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Saturday - Sunday



Office Phone & Fax

Office Phone: 231-269-4185

Office Fax: 231-269-4461



Acute Walk-ins

Monday - Friday

11:00 - 11:45 am

4:00 - 4:45 pm


24 Hour Care

For non-emergency care outside normal business hours, please call 231-269-4185 and leave a message.  You may also have the NPHC physician-on-call paged by contacting Munson Medical Center at 231-935-5000.


In cases of emergency, please visit the nearest emergency room or call 911.


Welcome to Northern Pines Health Center



Join us on October 27, 2016 from 6p-7p for our first Community Awareness Seminar! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Heidi Szerlong, MPA, PA-C, RD; will provide education on nutrition and meal planning. You will learn how to read food labels and how to prepare healthy meals using pantry items (free samples will be provided)!

You will also have the opportunity to meet our healthcare providers:
Mitzie Hewitt, DO; Medical Director
April Kurkowski, DO
Alexander Cooper, FNP
Heidi Szerlong, PA-C
Tara Stone, RN

The seminar will be held in our office at: 11293 N M37
Buckley, MI 49620


"Northern Pines Health Center, P.C. is committed to compassionate, high quality healthcare, while stressing prevention and health education for patients of all ages."


We are now offering Care Management services!

You can learn more about Care Management services by visiting the link on the left titled, "Care Management."


Northern Pines Health Center welcomes new providers...


NURSE PRACTITIONER: Mitzie Hewitt, D.O. is pleased to announce the addition of Nurse Practitioner, Alexander Cooper. Alex received his Associates degree in Nursing from Bay College in Escanaba, MI, and went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Alex has been nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Alex is a former U.S. Army combat medic, and is active in a veteran based volunteer disaster response organization.  Alex will provide family centered primary care to all age groups.  To schedule an appointment with Alex, please contact us at (231) 269-4185.

 PHYSICIAN: Mitzie Hewitt, D.O. is pleased to announce the addition of April Kurkowski, D.O. Dr. Kurkowski received her Bachelors degree in Biology in 2002 from Madonna University. She went on to complete her Doctor of Osteopathy from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2006. She completed a family practice residency at Munson Family Practice in 2009. She is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and has completed six years of practice experience. Dr. Kurkowski will provide general family centered primary care. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurkowski please contact us at (231) 269-4185.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT: Mitzie Hewitt, D.O. is pleased to announce the addition of Physician Assistant, Heidi Szerlong. Heidi received her Bachelors degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and her Master of Physician Assistant from Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA. Heidi is a registered dietitian and is nationally certified as a physician assistant. Heidi will provide general family centered primary care. To schedule an appointment with Heidi please contact us at (231) 269-4185.

CARE MANAGER: Mitzie Hewitt, D.O. is pleased to announce the addition of Care Manager, Tara Stone, RN. Tara received her Associates degree in Nursing in 2013 from Baker College of Nursing, Cadillac, MI. She successfully completed her Care Management training course in 2015. To schedule an appointment with Tara please contact us at (231) 269-4185.