Douglas J. Coles, MD

Family Medicine
917 Main Street
Frankfort, MI 49635 Get Directions
231.352.7144
Douglas J. Coles, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50 every 3 months
825.00 every 6 months
1,650.00 each year

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.
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Dr. Coles' Credentials

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Residency:
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, University of Buffalo
Niagara Falls, NY
Family Medicine 1983-1985
Chief Resident 1985

Internship:
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, University of Buffalo
Niagara Falls, NY
1982-1983

Medical School:
St. George's University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies
Doctorate of Medicine 1982

Undergraduate:
Michigan State University
East Lancing, MI
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1971

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital
Munson Medical Center
Team Physician, Frankfort High School Football Team
American Academy of Family Practice
Michigan Academy of Family Practice
Wilderness Medical Society
Northern Physicians Organization
Michigan

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Coles

from Cheryl in MI March 17, 2018 for Douglas J. Coles, MD

In the age of all things electronic, it is refreshing to be treated like a human being by a human being. Dr. Douglas Coles takes time to listen to my questions and provides complete answers. He was responsible for the rapid diagnosis of my daughter's RA and has worked with my husband to help him control his blood sugar without medication. If my family needs care, Dr. Coles is always… See more

from Jill in MI March 7, 2018 for Douglas J. Coles, MD

Dr. Coles is amazing and the most well respected physician in our area and we are a small county in northern Michigan. He has taken care of my family members for years and extended my late husband Norm's life at least 9 years by his care and referral to specialists. (including Mayo Clinic). I worked in the Circuit Court for 30 years and I most of the employees in Benzie County… See more

from Larry in MI March 2, 2018 for Douglas J. Coles, MD

In 2007, I was doubled up on the kitchen floor with unbelievable back pain. I had been twingey for about 2 weeks, but this episode prompted me to see Doug for a back exam. I was playing competitive softball against men half my age (60); had never smoked; took no meds; was not obese or diabetic;and, in short, I was a specimen of excellent health.
Dr. Coles did a complete exam and told me… See more

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