Dr. Danz earned her bachelor of science degree from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo. She then attended Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, receiving her medical degree in 1988. Following a four-year OB/GYN residency at Wayne State, Dr. Danz moved to Traverse City in 1992 and has practiced as OB/GYN here ever since. She and her husband, Tom, have two children – Maddy and Gus. A native of River Rouge, Michigan, Dr. Danz loves the opportunities Northern Michigan offers outdoor enthusiasts; she enjoys jogging, swimming, water skiing, rollerblading, beach volleyball and Bikram yoga.
Dr. Kurtz A doctor of obstetrics and gynecology for 19 years in Traverse City, Debra Kurtz is a trusted, local professional. Her solid educational background began with an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Kurtz then obtained her medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and performed her residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. Married for 27 years, with seven children, one of her favorite pastimes is participating in her children’s activities and sports. Dr. Kurtz also enjoys the relaxation of gardening and cooking.
Dr. Madion is a graduate of Traverse City Central High School. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan and went on to earn his medical degree from U of M Medical School. After completing his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, he returned to Traverse City in 1999. He earned an MBA from Michigan State in 2006. He and his wife, Charity, have six children, Camille, Aimee, Anne-Marie, Carl, Nora and the newest addition to their family, John, born in December of 2008. In his free time Dr. Madion enjoys spending time with his family, reading, guitar playing and running.
Dr. McKay, originally from Decatur, Illinois, received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois. Following his residency with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Dr. McKay continued on staff at St. Joseph’s and the University of Michigan Medical Center before moving to Marquette General Hospital. He relocated to Traverse City in 2001 as one of the original members of the Grand Traverse Women’s Clinic. He has also held clinical appointments with both U-M and Michigan State University and has served on the Advisory Council for the Michigan section of the ACOG. Dr. McKay enjoys golfing, fishing and spending family time with wife Libby and sons, Jack and Teddy.
Dr. O’Hagan is a Michigan native and earned her undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College, after which she attended medical school at New York Medical College, where she graduated with honors and gained an interest in women’s health. Dr. O’Hagan trained at the University of Chicago—a high-risk center for obstetrics and gynecology—and was awarded an Alpha Omega Alpha teaching award. Dr. O’Hagan has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology since 2011 and enjoys taking care of women and their families during some of their most precious moments as related to pregnancy and delivery. She also loves to help with routine or problem-related gynecologic care. Dr. O’Hagan has done medical volunteer work in Ethiopia, India, and Bolivia. She is married with three young children and loves an active lifestyle with her family. She played basketball in college and loves to run and bike and chase around her kids and yellow lab.
Dr. Riddle A native of Traverse City, Dr. Julia Riddle attended Michigan State University for both her undergraduate and medical school studies. She received her doctorate from the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and served her residency at Munson Medical Center. With a diverse medical background, Dr. Riddle has previously served as a medical lab tech and as a doula to help with natural childbirths. She is the proud mother to 5 children: Asher, Miles, Maya, Stella and Gio. In her spare time Dr. Riddle enjoys running, yoga and biking.
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.
Dr. Wright, was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Ohio State University. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he was then on staff for 12 years. He helped found the gynecologic DaVinci Robotic Surgery Program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in 2006 and has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Wright is married to Kamala, and they have two active sons, Caelan and Griffin. He enjoys boating, flying, snowmobiling and skiing in his spare time.