A Modern Family Medicine Office Serving Our Community Through the Patient Centered Medical Home Model Since 2004

Williamson Family Medicine has been caring for patients in Northern Kent County for over 20 years.  We pride ourselves on our access and approachability, realizing that a "trip to the doctor' is rarely the highlight of your day.  We strive to ease that concern by diminishing the institutional feel and enhancing your comfort.  We understand how to communicate with you and most importantly, how to listen.

Dr. Jeffrey Williamson and Nurse Practitioner Gretchen Schumacher, have created a very comfortable and modern facility with cutting -edge medical technologies while recognizing the need for patient-centered medical care.  Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have honored Williamson Family Medicine for their excellence in quality and patient care.  The practice has also been recognized by their peers a a "Best Practice" at Blue Cross Blue Shield's quality meeting in 2013.


Jeffrey Williamson, DO.

Dr. Williamson has been practicing in the Rockford and Tri-County area for over 20 years!  Originally from a small town in Central Illinois, Dr. Williamson brings a bit of small town/country doctor flavor to this practice. He moved to the Grand Rapids area for his Residency at Metro Health Hospital in 1992 and fell in love with the area.  Before opening Williamson Family Medicine in 2004, he practiced in Rockford, Cedar Springs and Howard City, where a majority of the practice still resides.  In addition to his work at Williamson Family Medicine, he is also Medical Director for Heartland Hospice and enjoys raising and driving  draft horses on his farm.

Gretchen Schumacher, NP-C. PhD.


Dr. Schumacher is a PhD level Nurse Practitioner born and raised in Michigan.  The majority of her early career was spent in the Pittsburgh area where she developed her passion for Geriatrics and Elderly Care earning a PhD from Slippery Rock University.  Since returning to Michigan she has exercised her passion for education by initially leading the NP program at Grand Valley State University and now is the Director of the Nurse Practitioner program at Michigan State University.  In addition to managing a wide variety of family medicine patients, she is also leading our new program with a  focus on Geriatric and Dementia.  She is also a leader in the Nurse Practitioner programs in the state and nationally.