Specialist Schedule


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

January/February Specialist Schedule



Dr. M. Cardamone-Rayner
Register @Specialty Clinic Registration
Wait in New Specialty Waiting Area
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 906-341-2153
Jessica Rochefort,
Register @Specialty Clinic Registration
Wait in New Specialty Waiting Area
Tuesdays 906-341-1866
Dr. Bambach
Register @SMH Hospital Registration
Wait in Specialty Waiting Area
 Tuesday Thru Thursday 906-341-2153
Dr. Hance
Register @Specialty Clinic Registration
Wait in New Specialty Waiting Area
February 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17. 906-341-2153
Dr. Galey
Register @Specialty Clinic Registration
Wait in New Specialty Waiting Area
 Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 906-341-2153
Dr. Vermeulen
Register @Specialty Clinic Registration
Wait in New Specialty Waiting Area
 Mondays & Tuesdays 906-341-2153
Dr. John Niemela
Register @SMH Hospital Registration if 
X-Rays required first 
Wait in Ambulatory Care Waiting Room
 Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays 906-341-2153
Janet Pratt, PMHNP
Register @ 101 Walnut Street
Wait in Behavioral Health Waiting Room
 Tues-Thursday 906-341-2153
Dr. N. Hoeve
Register @Specialty Clinic Registration
Wait in New Specialty Waiting Area
Monday Thru Thursday 906-341-2153


Dr. Geschwindt
  January 25, February 22  
Green Bay Oncology Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic Every Tuesday & Wednesday   
Dr. Garrett
Report to Ambulatory Care
Dr. James Robertson
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic February 3 & March 3 906-341-2153
Dr. Madjar
Register @SMH Rural Health Clinic Jan 27, 28, Feb 10, 11, 24, 25 906-341-2153
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
Every Friday 906-341-2153
UP Health System Marquette
Register @ SMH Rural Health Clinic January 27, Feb 10, 24   

Find Your Provider’s Registration and Waiting Location


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

906-341-1888 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.

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.

Joseph Hance, M.D

General Orthopedic Surgeon

Joseph HanceJoseph Hance, MD, is a general orthopedic surgeon who has extensive experience in the evaluation of patients with shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and problems including trauma.

The native Detroiter graduated from Wayne State Medical School in 1977.  He completed a five-year program in orthopedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, in1982. In the same year, Dr. Hance began his practice with Bay Street Orthopaedics where he continues to work as a consultant.

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.

Jessica Rochefort, NP

Wound Care Specialist

Jessica Rochefort is a Manistique High School graduate of 2003 and started her career at SMH in 2007 as a CNA. She graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree Simmons College. Prior to obtaining her Nurse Practitioner certification, she worked in the Emergency Department, Medical/ Surgical Department, Diabetic Education, and as an Instructor of Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.



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

Dr. 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.

Read what clients have to say about Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

Everyone in the ambulatory care/outpatient surgery were great!! They all made me feel very comfortable and did a great job!!! thank you to the whole outpatient staff and Doctor Rayner..I would recommend Schoolcraft or patient to anyone in need of surgery

Reviewer: Jeremy Sitkoski


5 out of 5 stars

The care that was provided by The nurses (Cindy, Felicia Ruth) and staff was exceptional. The entire staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. We received a call from Felicia the next day to check on my husband to check his pain level and do a follow up. The surgery area from check in to check out was well organized, clean, and up to date. Thank you to all of you for what you do so well and everything beyond your normal duties.

Reviewer: Maureen DesChamps


5 out of 5 stars