Ralph A. Harvey, MD

Family Medicine
1350 East Lake Lansing Road Suite C
East Lansing, MI 48823 Get Directions
Ralph A. Harvey, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

462.50 every 3 months
925.00 every 6 months
1,850.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My primary goal as a family medicine physician is to partner with my patients to help them achieve their health goals. I strive to go beyond traditional disease management and incorporate the most advanced information available to move toward health and wellness. I incorporate many of the concepts of functional and integrative medicine into my medical practice. Lifestyle, food choices, nutrition, daily movement and mindfulness are key aspects of healthcare for everyone. 

I work closely with each of my patients to formulate a plan to help them achieve a better quality of life. There are no easy short-cuts or “cookie-cutter” formulas that work for everyone. As the medical world becomes more and more complex, I believe it becomes more important for people to have a patient-doctor partnership that focuses not only on disease management, but also on health and wellness which includes each person’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs and strengths.  

The MDVIP model allows me to have the direct relationship with my patients that my father and my grandfather before me had, but with all of the resources, tools and technologies that are now available. 

Beyond traditional medical practice, I have a special interest in integrative approaches to neuro-technologies, including neurofeedback, QEEG, neuro stimulation techniques and infrared treatment. I also have an extensive background in counseling and mental health which helps me to care for my patients. I am on active staff at Sparrow Hospital and part of the Sparrow Care Network which serves the greater Lansing area and surrounding communities. 

I am married (to Cathy- since 1980), and we have one son Tim, who lives in Denver and works in the medical technology field.

Dr. Harvey's Credentials

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Michigan State University, St. Lawrence Hospital
East Lansing, MI
Family Medicine 1990-1993

Medical School:
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, MI
Doctorate of Medicine 1990

California State University
Northbridge, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Social Welfare 1973

American Board of Family Medicine
Sparrow Hospital
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Executive Committee/Executive Advisory Board, Department of Family Medicine, Sparrow Hospital 1997-present
Associate Professor, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Department of Family Medicine 1994-present
Board Member, Midwest Society for Behavioral Medicine & Biofeedback 2012-present
International Society for Neurofeedback & Research
American Academy of Family Medicine
Michigan Academy of Family Medicine
Institute for Functional Medicine

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Harvey

from Christine in MI March 8, 2023 for Ralph A. Harvey, MD

I met and became a patient of Dr. Harvey's prior to his becoming an MDVIP physician. I appreciated his candor, humor and rapport, along with his medical advice. He takes the time to get to know the patient and their lives. When Dr. Harvey moved to his own practice as MDVIP, it put his services in overdrive! Early detection of my kidney tumor made for a less invasion surgery option and… See more