Family Medicine Provider Joins MyMichigan Health Park Bay
Anna O’Keefe, F.N.P.-C., M.S.N. (second from left) has joined the family medicine team at MyMichigan Health Park Bay, located at 3051 Kiesel Road in Bay City. Her partners are (l to r): Tiffany Thalappillil Philip, D.O., Remnant Mwanahiba, M.D., M.P.H., David Jordahl, M.D., and Jakub Malarz, M.D.
Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Anna O’Keefe, F.N.P.-C., M.S.N., has joined the family medicine team at MyMichigan Health Park Bay, located at 3051 Kiesel Road in Bay City. She is welcoming patients of all ages to her practice.
“My philosophy of care is centered around shared goals and building a trusting relationship,” said O’Keefe. “I want my patients to feel that I listen to their concerns, am their advocate, and that I am a resource for them. I truly believe that listening and being compassionate goes a long way in health care.”
O’Keefe earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Saginaw Valley State University and a Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Addison, Illinois. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She joins doctors Tiffany Thalappillil Philip, D.O., Remnant Mwanahiba, M.D., M.P.H., David Jordahl, M.D., and Jakub Malarz, M.D., in the practice.
“I strive to have a collaborative relationship with my patients,” O’Keefe said. “I don’t want patients to feel that I am just spewing medical jargon at them and demanding they change. I know that changes take time and want them to trust that I have their best interest when it comes to their health. Their goals are my goals.”
“The reason I went into health care was simply to serve my community and to care for others,” O’Keefe added. “When I see patients take charge of their health and improve their quality of life, that is the most satisfying aspect of my work.”
O’Keefe worked as a Registered Nurse for several years prior to becoming a family nurse practitioner.
“Caring for patients in the acute setting gives me an extra initiative to push my patients to improve their health,” she said. “I’ve been at the bedside with my patients and their families during their most vulnerable moments, and my goal is to prevent patients from these situations.”
O’Keefe is married with two young children and her hobbies revolve around spending time with them.
“We love being outdoors and recently started both kids in hockey/skating, so that’s been something fun we all do together as a family,” she said.
Those who would like to make an appointment with O’Keefe or one of her partners may call (989) 778-2888 or visit www.mymichigan.org/family-medicine-bay.