It is with great pleasure that I announce that Elizabeth Hengstebeck, D.O. has joined our Department. Elizabeth has extensive experiences from family medicine and is committed to enhancing the health of individuals and families, as well as the population. Specifically, she will focus on research and clinical services addressing patients suffering from complex disorders. These are patients suffering from 2 or more chronic disorders in addition to sustained pain and decreased mood. This is an increasingly common group of patients seen by primary care providers, and they not only pose a challenge in terms of effective medical management but complex disorders also hamper a person’s ability to reach his or her full potential.
Dr. Hengstebeck received her D.O. degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU-COM) and completed a Family Medicine Residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Flint, Mich.
After completing her residency, Dr. Hengstebeck served in the U.S. Navy from 1998-2002. As a Lieutenant Commander, she spent three years at the Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, followed by one year at the Naval Air Station in Whiting Field, Fla.
From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Hengstebeck worked in rural, underserved communities located in North Florida. At Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, a critical access facility located in Graceville, Fla., and at Tri County Family Health Care, a federally qualified health center located in Greenville, Fla., she served as a staff physician and interim medical director. She was also Assistant Clinical Faculty at Florida State University College of Medicine and served as a preceptor for first-year medical students from both Florida State University and the University of Florida.
Since 2013, Dr. Hengstebeck has been clinical faculty at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her primary responsibilities have included the development of a clinical skills curriculum for first and second year medical students and oversight of the Family Medicine clerkship.
Please join me in welcoming Elizabeth to our Department, College and Michigan State University.
Bengt B. Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEpi
Professor, Preventive and Family Medicine
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University