Dr. Verplanck-Kanitz is a native of midwestern Michigan. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan State University. She completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids in 1992. That same year, she began her practice in Traverse City. She and her husband, Michael, have three grown children: Arielle, Marc and Delin. They enjoy living in northwestern Michigan with all it has to offer in every season. Dr. Verplanck-Kanitz enjoys the variety of opportunities and challenges that her specialty has to offer. It is a privilege to be involved in all the stages of a woman’s life.