Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan
Tammy Born Huizenga, DO, is the 2014 Women of Achievement & Courage in Healthcare – West Michigan honoree in the Medical and Professional category. The awards were established in 1990 to honor and recognize women whose accomplishments inspire others to achieve their life goals and undertake challenges making a positive difference for individuals, communities, and Michigan.
“I am grateful to be included in this amazing group of talented women. I have enjoyed serving my patients and I continue to be passionate about finding new ways to help people. It's a wonderful job!” said Dr. Born. “Being honored with these other dedicated women encourages me to continue developing better strategies for healthy lives. I'm thankful to the committee who chose me for this honor.”
Dr. Born owns and operates Born Preventive Health Care Clinic, which she joined in 1987, with her husband and clinic founder, the late Grant Born, DO. She received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College and graduated in 1986 from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Born holds board certifications in family practice and is certified in Clinical Heavy Metal Toxicity.
Born has a special interest in the care and treatment of patients from a preventive and nutritional basis. She enjoys treating people of all ages for many problems, including allergies, autoimmune conditions, gynecological problems, circulation problems, nutritional deficiencies, dermatological disorders, and other chronic illnesses. In the past twenty-six years of practice, she has been involved in the advancement of preventive medicine. Born continues to work diligently to promote public awareness of patient choices in medical care.
In 1998, Born was called upon to testify before the U.S. House Committee of Government Reform regarding the Freedom of Medical Access Bill. In 1994, Gov. John Engler appointed her to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, which she served as president from 1999 to 2001. Born accepted two appointments from President G. W. Bush and Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: She served on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and for four years served on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Health Resources and Services Administration, 2003.
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