Nathan Gallagher

Nathan Gallagher, M.D.

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  • Family Medicine

Provider Type: Physician

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Nathan Gallagher, M.D., specializes in family medicine, seeing patients of all ages at MidMichigan Physicians Group’s Family Medicine office in Alpena, Michigan.

Philosophy of Care

“What I enjoy about family medicine is seeing patients over time, building relationships with them and contributing to improving their quality of life,” said Dr. Gallagher. “I want to have a relationship with my patients that is built on teamwork.”

“I believe in focusing on small changes that make a lasting impact. Seeing patients get better is the most satisfying part of my job.”

Dr. Gallagher is a Michigan native who grew up in Traverse City and chose to remain in Michigan for his medical school and student rotations. He went to Peoria, Illinois for his family medicine residency training to experience “big city” medicine and pathology with a goal to bring that knowledge back to Michigan.

He was part of a pilot class at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine that introduced the Rural Community Health Program to northern lower Michigan. This program attracts and retains local students who are interested in practicing medicine in small towns and rural communities, particularly in high-need specialties such as primary care, obstetrics, general surgery and psychiatry. Dr. Gallagher custom-designed his third- and fourth-year clinical experiences in medical school to spend as much time as possible in Alpena and has now returned to Alpena to care for the community.

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Gallagher has a special interest in helping patients who want to reduce their use of narcotic pain medications and seek alternate treatments for addressing pain and anxiety.

His hobbies include working on cars, hunting, gardening and farming.


  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 2015


  • English


Medical School

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE


UnityPoint Health – Methodist, Peoria, IL, FAMILY MEDICINE

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association


"I want to have a relationship with my patients that is built on teamwork. I believe in focusing on small changes that make a lasting impact to improve their quality of life."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana Standard
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

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  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Primary Care)

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MyMichigan Medical Group

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