Attention all FMOM patients: Medication Refill / Prescription Alert

Family Medicine of Michigan providers (physicians and nurse practitioners) have unanimously agreed that as of June 1, 2018, prescriptions for chronic class 2 opioid medications will not be issued by any provider employed by FMOM. Those patients who are currently on any chronic class 2 opioid medication will be receiving, or have already received, written communication as to how future management of their opioid scripts will be managed and options offered for future management of their medical conditions.

While it is undoubtedly needless to point out, this action is largely prompted by recent difficulties that have arisen regarding this group of medications that are both medical and social and is afflicting our nation as a whole.

Please refer any questions you may have to your personal FMOM provider and please note that this includes only chronic class 2 opioid medication.

We are moving your patient portal to

A new portal?  What’s in it for me?

We’re excited to announce that we’re upgrading to a new patient portal called My  It’s your health record and connection to our practice from any device, like tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.  Whatever you use an iPhone, Android tablet or full desktop computer, you will have full access to all features on all devices.  Your current account will remain active until July 12, 2017.  We’ll send you an email inviting you to the following day.  The invitation will include instructions for registration, which is a quick, three-step process.

What do I need to do before I register?

You don’t have to do anything before we send the invitation.  You can, however, take a few steps to ensure you have all your records:

  • Make sure we have your current email. We will need it to invite you to
  • If you have messages you want to keep, print and save them for your records. They won’t be available on
  • Download any health information you might need during the upgrade. It will be on after the upgrade, but there will be a short time when your records will not be available online.

Farewell Heather Trudeau

Dear Patients,

I am sad to inform you that I will no longer be working at Family Medicine of Michigan after May 26, 2017. My family and I are headed off to a new adventure in Little Rock, Arkansas. My husband, Chris, was offered a great job opportunity in a field that he is passionate about. He is one of the only health literacy lawyers in the US, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS), Center fro Health Literacy, has hired him to work there. I will also be stepping into a role teaching future physician’s assistants in UAMS’s PA School. This has been bittersweet. I am proud of my husband and excited for this opportunity. However, I will be sad to leave friends, family, and my patients.

I am eternally grateful to Dr. David Smith for hiring me in 2006, fresh out of PA school, to help care for his patients. I couldn’t have asked for a better employer, or co-workers. Over the past 10 1/2 years I have had the privilege to meet and care for many great people and their families. I have enjoyed the long-term, patient-provider relationships that come along with working in family practice. Patients have entrusted me with their health, their families, and their hopes, dreams, and fears. I have worked diligently to earn that trust, and I have always tried my best to provide quality and compassionate care.

The personal and professional growth I have gained in working at Family Medicine of Michigan will be a great backdrop for my new position in Arkansas. One of the favorite parts of my job as a PA is patient education. Now I will be teaching future PA’s how to care for and educate their patients.

I am sorry if I did not get a chance to see you or speak with you personally one last time before my move. I wish you the best, and I hope that you take good care of yourselves. I leave you in good hands with the doctors and nurse practitioners at Family Medicine of Michigan.


Heather Trudeau, PA-C

Dr. Spedoske’s Letter to Patients

To my patients at Family Medicine:

I wanted to share the news with you that, after fourteen years of practicing at Family Medicine of Michigan, I am leaving to pursue a different career opportunity. There are many reasons for this very difficult decision, some of them related to the changing landscape of medicine in the United States, but most of them due to my family’s needs and my personal passions and interests. I have taken a position at Olin Health Center on the campus of Michigan State University, providing medical care for the students of MSU.

Of the many factors that made this a very difficult decision, one of the greatest was the sadness that comes with ending my relationship with my wonderful patients. Some of you have been with me for a very long time, and our relationship has included a lot of laughs and perhaps some tears. I want you all to know that I cherish the role that you have allowed me to play in your life, and it has been a privilege and an honor to care for your health.

I leave Family Medicine with the strong belief that there is no practice in the state of Michigan that does a better job of caring for its patients. The level of expertise, intelligence, and compassion that the providers demonstrate on a daily basis is unmatched. Because of this, I will certainly continue to bring my family members here for their health needs, and I trust that you will continue to receive excellent care here as well.

Through what I can only describe as divine providence, the practice has just added a wonderful physician, Dr. Peter Miller, who is ready to take on the majority of my patients, without undue delays or complications. That gives me great comfort as I move on to this next chapter in my life.

With a thankful heart,
Dr. Tim Spedoske

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