Lovell Hand & Orthopedic Center

Meet Our Staff

Team Members

Orthopedic Surgeon and Registered Nurse

Husband and wife, Orthopedic Surgeon and Registered Nurse, partners in the Lovell Hand adventure. The two met at Blodgett Hospital when Randy was in residency and Lisa was finishing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Calvin College. Fast forward several years later with 3 kids and a fluffy Bernedoodle, this pair embarked on a bold new vision in healthcare. “We’ve both always believed the patient needed to remain the focus. This, along with major innovative ideas, was the beginning of the Lovell Hand dream.” When not at work you will find them with family at their favorite places – Disney, in the mountains, or on the beach!
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Crystal comes to us with over 19 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, with the last 5 being in hand surgery. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Central Michigan University and her master’s degree in health science from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants. Crystal loves spending time with her husband and two sons. They enjoy traveling and doing anything outdoors, especially skiing. Crystal says she wants to “spend time with my kids before they don’t want to spend time with me!”

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Physicians Assistant

Practice Manager

Tara has a diverse background in practice management, and she brings us over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Tara’s vast knowledge of the industry has been a huge asset to both our clinical and administrative teams. “I enjoy putting the patient first, which our office does extremely well.” Tara enjoys spending her free time hiking and kayaking with her husband and son in Northern Michigan.

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Ali

Office Coordinator

Ali received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Michigan. She comes to us with a background in employee benefits and fills various roles at Lovell Hand (front desk, marketing, insurance, billing). She loves talking with patients every day and always learning something new! “I enjoy spending time outside with my husband and dog and experiencing the various seasons in Michigan, from skiing to spending time on the beaches of Lake Michigan.”

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Kristie is a graduate of Calvin College with a dual major in Psychology and Business. Her career has been in Human Resource Management, and most recently as an HR Consultant to local small businesses. She wears many hats at Lovell Hand, from front desk administration to surgery scheduling, as well as being an HR resource. Kristie is a certified SCUBA diver, and “loves helping patients at Lovell Hand while getting more time with my little Sis!”

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Patient Services Representative & Recruiter

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Evelyn is a Registered Medical Assistant with five years of patient care experience, of which the past three have been in orthopedic surgery. She is passionate about the surgical aspect of ortho because she enjoys following the patient’s progress throughout the recovery period and seeing the success and higher quality of life at their post-operative appointments. “Outside of work I love spending time at the beach and finding new parks to walk with my husband, baby and puppy!”

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Nick received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Siena Heights University and is registered in Radiography and Computed Tomography. He was born and raised in West Michigan. “At work, I enjoy interacting with our patients and constantly learning new things. Outside of work, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, visiting parks around town, and relaxing on my front porch.”

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Radiologic Technologist

Medical Assistant

Katelyn is a Certified Medical Assistant and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Davenport University. She has seven years of experience as a medical assistant with the last five years being in Hand Surgery. Katelyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, and spending time outdoors. “My husband and I love spending time camping during the summer with our puppy, Lucy.”

 

 

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Certified Nurse Aide

Andrew has a vast experience as a Certified Nurse Aide in long term care, the emergency department, psychiatric care, and inpatient hospital settings. He has been doing this for the past five years and is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. When he is not at work, Andrew enjoys dog training for PAWS With a Cause, fishing, hiking, skiing, dirt biking, and water sports as the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest tuber.”

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