Gwinn Family Health Center Welcomes New Providers
Dr. Jesse Heard, MD, and Scot Koski, PA, have joined Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center’s team of Family Medicine providers at the Gwinn Family Health Center.
Koski, a graduate of Marquette Senior High School, completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from Northern Michigan University. He went on to obtain his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) from Central Michigan University. A Physician Assistant (PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional who undergoes in-depth training to become experts in general medicine. In addition, PAs must complete extensive medical education throughout their careers.
After completing his MSPA, Koski was drawn back to Marquette County. “It was a given to be back home and help take care of other Yoopers,” said Koski. “I want to raise my family in the UP where both my wife and I were raised.”
Dr. Heard spent 6 years with the Louisiana National Guard, Dr. Heard, where he was trained as a field medic and Nuclear-Biological-Chemical warfare specialist. He was honorably discharged from The National Guard and worked at several places before returning to school for his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Chemistry from University of Louisiana at Monroe. He then went on to earn his M.D. from Saint George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. After completing one year as a surgical resident at St. John Hospital, Dr. Heard decided to pursue a career in Family Medicine. Dr. Heard completed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy’s Livingston Family Medicine Program. During his residency, Dr. Heard was recognized by faculty and peers for exceptional services in healthcare and humanism and was named teaching assistant of the year.
The ability to provide continuity of care to patients attracted Dr. Heard to Family Medicine. He looks forward to developing relationships with his patients and seeing them throughout their lives. When asked what attracted Dr. Heard to Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, he replied “the people are fantastic. Everyone has character and a degree of commitment to the organization.”
Gwinn Family Health Center is located at 135 East M-35, Gwinn, MI. To schedule a visit with Dr. Jesse Heard or Scot Koski, PA, or one of our other providers in Gwinn, call (906) 346-9275.