Dr. Tammy Born Huizenga, D.O. (Grand Rapids, MI) owns and operates Born Clinic. Dr. Born Huizenga received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College and graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Dr. Born Huizenga is board certified in Family Medicine. She has a special interest in caring for patients suffering from chronic diseases by utilizing a whole-body approach and treating the causes of diseases rather than simply treating the symptoms. Under her leadership, Born Clinic defies the notion of a "one-size-fits-all" model of medicine by integrating evidence-based medical practices and innovative therapies with individualized treatment plans. In her thirty-plus years of practice, Dr. Born Huizenga has worked tirelessly toward the advancement of preventive medicine, and she continues to diligently promote public awareness of patient choices in medical care.
Dr. Born Huizenga accepted two appointments from President George W. Bush and former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson: She served on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and for four years served on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Health Resources and Services Administration. Most recently, Dr. Born Huizenga accepted a 2018 appointment to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health from Secretary of Human Services, Alex M. Azar II.
The author lives & works in the Grand Rapids, MI metro area.