Health Care

One of the key components of a city being a great place to live and work is excellent health care. Medical providers such as McLaren Clarkston and St. Joseph’s Oakland provide services to area residents.

McLaren Clarkston

McLaren Clarkston includes a 138,000-square-foot medical office building housing a freestanding emergency department, an ambulatory surgery center, physical therapy services, a wound center, breast center, imaging services, a sleep center, a lab, pharmacy services, home health services, medical equipment and numerous physician offices. In addition, the facility includes a 42,000-square-foot freestanding cancer center offering medical and radiation oncology services as part of the Karmanos Cancer Institute network of cancer centers and a 5-acre Garden of Healing and Renewal.

“This is an outpatient cancer treatment center,” said McLaren Clarkston Sr. Marketing Communication Specialist Kris Miller.

As an added accent for the center, the facility includes a beautiful garden for patients to enjoy.

“The Garden of Healing and Renewal is an oasis of beautiful paths, sitting areas, fountains and sculptures,” Miller said. “It has a labyrinth, which is an ancient meditation resource and symbol of spiritual healing.”

In addition, McLaren Clarkston provides the only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in Clarkston.

“Our latest in technology is our new 3-D mammography offered at the Breast Center,” Miller said. “It’s state-of-the-art and new to McLaren Clarkston.”

McLaren also has physical therapy services through the McLaren Fitness Center.

“We do offer special packages to residents of Clarkston to come in and use our fitness center as their own gym,” Miller said. “In addition to cutting edge fitness equipment, we also offer industry leading treatment options such as Frenzel Goggles — video recording goggles that assist physicians with diagnosing balance/vestibular problems, a biofeedback unit with computerized training designed to treat pelvic floor dysfunctions and a wide array of modalities for pain management – ultrasound, electrical stimulation, moist heat and mechanical traction.”

McLaren Clarkston also facilitates a sleep center for people suffering from sleep disorders.

“We are the only accredited sleep center in Clarkston by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine,” Miller said.

In addition, McLaren Clarkston hosts laboratory services, diagnostic imaging and an emergency center.

“We have a free-standing ER that takes ambulance traffic,” Miller said. “We offer online registration for ER so that you can’t wait in the comfort of your own home, rather than in the waiting room at the ER when you don’t feel well.”

McLaren also has additional offices in Clarkston that include a Pain Center, where patients can receiver a multidisciplinary evaluation and comprehensive outpatient treatment for a wide variety of pain syndromes including chronic back and neck pain, headaches, cancer pain and other acute or chronic pain conditions; a Cardiology office offering advanced diagnostic and treatment options, including minimally invasive cardiac and vascular procedures, advanced surgery procedures, as well as cutting-edge research; wound care and primary care services.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a subsidiary of Trinity Health, is a 443-bed comprehensive, community and teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health are in Oakland County and the Clarkston area.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland services range from comprehensive inpatient care to convenient outpatient offerings. Dealing with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland physicians combine an in-depth understanding of diagnostic and treatment strategies, pre-operative patient care and the latest advances in surgical procedures.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland recently completed $54.5 million renovation and expansion of its west wing to further meet the needs of the community. In addition, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has launched a Hispanic clinic for women’s health, created a health care clinic for the working poor, reached out to congregations through Faith Community Nursing, added soothing elements to the emergency center and placed a spare bed in a private room for a spouse to stay close by, to name a few.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland provides the best quality care for patients with its leading technological advancements and personalized care. Moreover, as a faith-based organization, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland improves the health of the community. Offering compassionate care, with the most advanced technology, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland personalizes treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient.