Hello, my name is Russell Van Maele, DO and I am a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. I received my undergraduate degree in Physiology at Michigan State University and later went on to graduate from medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After that, I completed my residency from Western Michigan University School of Medicine. I have been trained in Personalized Genomics Based Medicine as well as Functional Medicine.
As a Holistic Physician, I believe that the body has its own inherent ability to heal itself through mind, body, and spirit. I prefer to combine lifestyle changes with conventional medicine in order to treat and counsel my patients. Sleep, Diet, Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Management are the pillars of my practice. By providing proper health education to all of my patients, it gives them the knowledge and confidence necessary, to begin their health journey on a day-to-day basis.
My goal as a physician is to “meet you where you are at,” and take the time to truly understand what “being healthy” means to you. I am honored to be a physician and to be a healer.
Outside of my career in medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, and my dog Boone. Being from Michigan, I live a very active lifestyle and I encourage my patients to be active as well! Mountain Biking, Skiing, Backpacking, Water Skiing, Golfing, Running, and Fantasy Football are just a few of my hobbies. And while active living is at the center of my daily life, the backbone of my mental health, is a strong foundation in my Christian Faith.
I am very excited to be your Physician, and I look forward to going on this health journey with you, side by side!