Our Doctor

Dr. Ross VanAntwerp

Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine
National Board of Examiners

EDUCATION

Masters of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Fellow
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Residency
Internal Medicine, Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Mt. Clemens, MI
Internship
Mt. Clemens General Hospital, Mt. Clemens, MI
D.O.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
B.S.
Biomedical Sciences, Grand Valley State College, Allendale, MI
Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving field and I regularly attend continuing medical education to stay on the forefront of advancements in men’s health, internal medicine and clinical preventive medicine. My goal is to optimize your health by applying the latest advances in medicine to your individual needs. My mission is not to just cure disease but to foster your health.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & APPOINTMENTS

Professor of Internal Medicine

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician
Franklin Square Hospital Center (1986-1999)
Former Instructor
Emergency Medical Care, Grand Valley State College
Member
Baltimore Washington Medical Center
On Staff
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research to develop guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening, 1994
Fellow
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
My first foray into medicine was as a paramedic, fighting to keep people alive until we reached the hospital. It was exciting and challenging.

After medical school I served my Internship and my first two years of my Internal Medicine Residency in a regional trauma center north of Detroit. My days were filled with the struggles of critical care medicine- trying to stabilize patients so as to get them out of the ICU. Many patients were near the end of their lives and it seemed like if I did a great job they lived two months instead of one month. So many of their ailments were lifestyle related and preventable.

Having seen what causes people to end up in the ICU made me want to learn how to keep them out of there in the first place. I did a preventive medicine rotation and subsequently was accepted into a unique fellowship at Johns Hopkins with dual appointments in Internal Medicine and Clinical Preventive Medicine that emphasized health risk appraisal and lifestyle modification.

My interest in Men’s Health combines the best of these disciplines. Advances in laboratory testing enables us to optimize your endocrine system in ways not possible in the past. Balancing your testosterone and related hormones can greatly enhance the quality of your health and your life.