Douglas J. Coles, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have been privileged to practice primary care medicine in a uniquely beautiful part of Michigan. As a physician in a rural area, I have had an opportunity to develop relationships with my patients which seem to exceed the traditional doctor-patient interactions we have come to expect in a medical practice. We are friends and trusting partners in our attempt to provide quality, yet personalized healthcare. Despite changes in the delivery of medical care, as an MDVIP-affiliated physician I will continue to maintain the close relationships with my patients, so that together we can achieve your health objectives in a caring and compassionate manner, while emphasizing wellness and prevention.

I am an attending physician at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort, Michigan. As a family practice physician I have been trained to provide primary care for a wide range of individuals, from newborns through seniors. As my practice has matured, I find the majority of my patients are adults, although I continue to enjoy caring for children and young adults. I have practiced medicine in Frankfort for greater than thirty years. During this period I have had the opportunity to develop a relationship with many of my specialist colleagues in Traverse City. This has provided an easy transition for individuals requiring specialized care not available in Frankfort. Though I am trained in most aspects of primary care, I have special interests including Dermatology, Travel Medicine, Infectious Disease, Men’s Health and Sleep Medicine.

Physician Profile


Michigan State University
East Lancing, MI
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1971
Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies
Doctorate of Medicine 1982
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, University of Buffalo
Niagara Falls, NY
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, University of Buffalo
Niagara Falls, NY
Family Medicine 1983-1985
Chief Resident 1985



Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Family Practice
Michigan Academy of Family Practice
Wilderness Medical Society
Northern Physicians Organization

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Team Physician, Frankfort High School Football Team

Hospital Affiliations

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital
Munson Medical Center


American Board of Family Medicine