Welcome to Northern Michigan Rheumatology (NMR), the practice of Irene S. Kazmers, MD, FACP, RhMSUS,  Board Certified Rheumatologist, Fellow Member of the American College of Rheumatology, and Board Certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), and Adam M. Ancel, PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant and Member of the Association of Rheumatology Health Profesionals. 

Please note that Kurt Anderson, PA-C retired from practice on 12/31/16 after an illustrious > 30 year career as Physician Assistant, including 6 years of service at NMR, and all of us at NMR wish him well in his retirement. Future appointments for patients previously followed by Kurt Anderson PA-C are to be scheduled with Dr. Irene Kazmers and Adam Ancel PA-C.

Mission: To provide high quality specialty care focused on the diagnosis, management and treatment of the medical conditions and diseases that fall within the spectrum of the field of rheumatology, including the various forms of arthritis, osteoporosis and autoimmune, systemic vasculitic and related disorders.

These include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, ankylosing spondylitis, and many others.

Patient education, joint aspiration and medication injection treatment, musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and procedural indications are among additional services provided, as needed. Platelet rich plasma injection is an additional therapeutic procedural technique available onsite for select cases.