Specialist Schedule

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is providing all of your health care services close to home.

September Specialist Schedule



Dr. M. Cardamone-Rayner
Register @SMH Hospital Registration
Wait in Specialty Waiting Area
Monday-Thursday 906-341-2153
Brenda Barber,
Register @SMH Wound Clinic
101 Walnut Street
Monday-Friday 906-341-1866
Dr. Bambach
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic Monday-Thursday 906-341-2153
Rod Riesland, NP
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic NA 906-341-2153
Lisa Tatrow, LMSW,CAADC
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic Monday-Thursday 906-341-3751
Dr. Galey
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic Monday-Thursday 906-341-2153
Dr. Vermeulen
Register @SMH Hospital Registration
Wait in Specialty Waiting Area
Tuesday-Friday 906-341-2153
Dr. John Niemela
Register @SMH Hospital Registration;
X-Rays  @ Medical Imaging
Wait in Specialty Waiting Area
Monday-Thursday 906-341-2153
Janet Pratt, PMHNP
Register @SMH Hospital Registration
Wait in Specialty Waiting Area
Tuesday-Friday 906-341-2153
Dr. N. Hoeve
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic Monday-Thursday 906-341-2153


MIRACLE EAR Check In @ Greeter’s Desk Every Tuesday 800-546-5813
Dr. Geschwindt
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic September 24th
Green Bay Oncology Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic Every Wednesday
Dr. Garrett
Report to Ambulatory Care
(Surgery Only)
Dr. James Robertson
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic September 5th 906-341-2153
UPHP CARDIOLOGY Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic September 10th & 17th
Dr. Madjar
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic September 12th, 13th, 26th & 27th 906-341-2153
Dr. Vlasic
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic
for consults and follow ups
Register @SMH Hospital Registration
for Diagnostic Testing
*ESI or Surgical Procedures are pre-registered
Report To Ambulatory Care
September 13th, 20th & 27th 906-341-2153

Find Your Provider’s Registration and Waiting Location

For more information, please call the SMH Rural Health Clinic scheduling office.

906-341-2153 or 1-800-562-9111

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital


Janet Pratt, PMHNP-BC

Behavioral/Mental Health

Janet Pratt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lake Superior State University. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty from Northern Michigan University. Janet developed a passion for mental health and recognized the need in the Upper Peninsula for advanced practitioners in this field. She pursued and completed a Post-Master’s degree in Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty from the University of South Alabama.



Mark CardamoneMark Cardamone-Rayner, M.D., FACS joins SMH as an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Gregory Bambach, M.D

General Surgery

General SurgeonA life long Michigan resident, Dr. Bambach received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Bambach also completed his residency at Wayne State University.

Dr. Bambach is board certified in General Surgery. He also serves as Chief of Staff at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital.

Rod Riesland, NP


Rod Riesland graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette Michigan with his Masters of Science degree in Nursing.

Rod is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and specializes in Family medicine and Non-Narcotic headache management. He is also certified in Concussion Management/Sports Neurology, Headache Management and Botox Therapy.

John Galey, M.D


Dr. Galey comes to us from the International Orthopedics & Sports Medicine practice in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Earning his medical degree from the prestigious University of Toronto Medical School in Ontario Canada, Dr. Galey interned at Toronto General Hospital and completed his residency at the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa Ontario.

Dr. Galey is fellowship trained in Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine and is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Richard Vermeulen, M.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Richard Vermeulen, MDDr. Richard Vermeulen graduated from Wayne State School of Medicine prior to completing his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency through Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center in 1990. This has afforded him a strong neurology, musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic foundation. He treats children and adults with a variety of therapies including injection therapies such as BOTOX spasticity and cervical dystonia management.

John Niemela, D.P.M


Dr John NiemelaDr. Niemela is an Upper Peninsula native from Marquette, MI. He graduated with Honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree majoring in Medical Technology. He completed a one year internship for Medical Technology at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Following the internship, he worked as a Medical Technologist for three years at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan before attending medical school at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Before receiving his medical school degree, he earned a second bachelors degree from Scholl College: Bachelors in Biology.

Nicholas Hoeve, DO, FACC


Dr. Hoeve graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University and earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Adult Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship at MetroHealth Hospital (University of Michigan Health) in Wyoming, MIchigan. His interests include preventative cardiology and cardiovascular imaging.

Brenda Barber, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, CWS, CWOCN

Wound Care Specialist

Brenda Barber graduated from the University of Missouri with a dual masters degree in Family and Geriatrics as certified Nurse Practitioner. She became a certified wound specialist in 2001 through the American Board of Wound Management. Brenda works full time in the Outpatient Wound Clinic located at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Specialist Clinic on 101 Walnut Street.


Paula Rodriguez, Hearing Instrument Specialist / Dealer


Paula RodriguezPaula Rodriguez has worked with Miracle-Ear for over 9 years, beginning her journey as a Patient Care Manager and working her way up to a fully licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist & Dealer. She has won numerous awards during her career, including Hearing Health Magazine’s 2012 & 2013 “Best of Hearing Healthcare Professionals” & “Raving Fans Award 2014”.

Sonia Geschwindt, M.D


user dummy profileDr. Geschwindt is one of the leading neurosurgeons in the Upper Peninsula. After graduating medical school at St. Louis University, she then went on to complete her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Geschwindt specializes in a range of neurological conditions, including brain tumors, cancer of the spine and vertebrae, spinal cord tumors, herniated and ruptured discs, lumbar stenosis, foot drop, and back pain.

Brian Burnette, M.D


Brian BurnetteBorn and raised in Upper Michigan, Dr. Burnette graduated medical school from Michigan State at the top of his class. He then went on to complete his internship, residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Brunette often lectures internationally on cancer-related topics, and has been published in several medical journals. Dr. Burnette treats all cancer types and stages, with a special interest in lymphoid malignancies, specifically myeloma and lymphoma.

Dr. Burnette resides in Green Bay with his wife Anna and daughters. He enjoys baseball, sailing, fishing and hunting.

John Michael Garrett, M.D


John Michael GarrettJohn Michael Garrett M.D. in a 1973 graduate from Indiana University School of Medicine. Following a 2-year Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Garrett undertook a 3-year Ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. This was quickly followed by a fellowship in microsurgery, including Phaco-emulsification cataract removal and corneal transplant techniques under Richard Schulze M.D., in Savannah, Georgia. Once completed, Dr. Garrett began an Ophthalmology practice in Iron Mountain, opening in January 1979.

As a Board certified eye surgeon, Dr. Garrett has performed thousands of cataract and glaucoma procedures, as well as thousands of laser operations for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and retinal diseases.

James Robertson, M.D., FAAP


James RobertsonDr. Robertson has been practicing for nearly 25 years, having graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine in 1995. He undertook his pediatric residency at the Kalamazoo Center of Medical Studies in Michigan. By the time he completed his residency in 1998, he was the Chief Resident on staff. Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Robertson loves caring for children of all ages. Dr. Robertson has specializes in asthma, sports-related injuries, Attention Deficit Disorder, and general well-child and newborn care.

Shahar Madjar, M.D., MBA


Dr. Madjar is fellowship-trained in Female Urology and Urogynecology and has completed fellowship programs at the Section of Female Urology and Urodynamics at the University of Miami and at the Section of Female Urology and Voiding dysfunction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Madjar was deeply involved in the research and development and in clinical trials of several devices for the treatment of women and men with urinary incontinence and bladder control problems.

Dr. Niksa (Nick) Vlasic, M.D

Vein & Pain Clinic

Niksa VlasicDr. Vlasic graduated from New York Medical College and perfected his skills at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Clinic. He specializes in treating a wide range of chronic leg pains and varicose vein conditions, and has been performing state of the art procedures for over 14 years. Dr. Vlasic performs minimally invasive procedures as well as imaging, injections, and biopsies.