SMG Ithaca expands, welcomes new Family Nurse Practitioner

Haley Dontje, FNP-C

Published: June 16, 2020

CARSON CITY, MI – Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) Ithaca is pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Haley Dontje, FNP-C.

Dontje joins providers Russell Anderson, D.O.; David Freestone, M.D.; Hillary Shemes, D.O.; Thomas Knight, PA-C.; and Paula Ellsworth, DNP, FNP-BC.

As a family medicine practice providing care to patients of all ages, the addition of Dontje will allow the clinic to offer a greater number of same-day appointments and support for patients with chronic conditions.

Dontje earned her Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Minnesota. Prior to joining Sparrow Medical Group Ithaca, she worked in a cardiovascular clinic as a Nurse Practitioner and spent several years as a registered nurse in the adult Intensive Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing caring for high-acuity patients.

“I have a passion for cardiology, including managing patient risk factors for development of cardiac disease and working with cardiac-related concerns,” said Dontje, who lives in Bath with her husband and their two children.

SMG Ithaca is a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice designated by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan. It has a strong performance of quality, use of efficiency measures, and its providers are recognized for using a team approach focusing on prevention and a partnership with their patients. The clinic is located at 114 N. Main St., Ithaca. To meet the needs of patients, SMG Ithaca offers visits with providers via phone call, video and in person. To schedule an appointment, call 989.875.4166.



Sparrow Carson Hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network. As mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization, Sparrow includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Physicians Health Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit