Dr. Michael J. Parker is the medical director and owner of Bayside Docs Urgent Care in Traverse City, Michigan. Dr. Parker attended Northwestern University and Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Trained and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Parker worked in the Emergency Department for almost twenty years before deciding that he wanted to be able to spend more time with his patients. Practicing “Urgent Care” combines the best of his training with an excellent bedside manner.
In addition to his extensive work in emergency medicine, teaching and medico-legal consulting, Dr. Parker was a board examiner and contributor for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. As head of the largest paramedic program in Illinois and the first medical flight (helicopter) program, Dr. Parker played a dynamic role in the implementation of the Illinois trauma center designation legislation.
Dr. Parker is happily married with four wonderful children, and attributes all of his success to the love and support of his bride and family, and the phenomenal staff of Bayside Docs.
Carol is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she received her Masters of Nursing in Family Practice. She has over 18 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner and has worked in Family Practice, cardiology, addiction treatment, and acute care.
Carol treats all ages of individuals and has the utmost respect for her patients and their families. After 8 years with Bayside Docs, Carol continues to be a team player and a true asset to Bayside Docs Urgent Care.
Tamella is a graduate of Michigan State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and continues to work toward her doctorate at Oakland University. In addition to her experience in Family Practice, she is currently on the nursing faculty for Northwestern Michigan College.
Tamella has been with Bayside Docs now for 2 years, serving all patients with true compassion and the care they deserve. We are so lucky to have her.