There are several great doctors on my team of care, but Dr. Houchin is the quarterback, and he is my key advocate

Todd Ellis, Patient

Dr. Houchin has been my primary care physician since 2015 when I moved to Kalamazoo.  I brought with me several complex issues related to chronic pain and cervical stenosis, and he had every reason to clinically distrust me.  Through it all, he has always listed to me concerns, assured me that he believed that I was not a fraud, and advocated for me in the best ways with insurance companies to get, not only the best medications, but the best durable equipment and the best referrals. There are several great doctors on my team of care, but Dr. Houchin is the quarterback, and he is my key advocate.

He helps me make sure that I am the center of focus when treatments are being discussed, and that everyone understands that my priority is the control my pain to be able to walk my five-year old down the aisle some day.  He provides me with the positivity I need to get through the tough times after surgeries or when treatments fail. I am ever so grateful for him.

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