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Brian T. Gietzen, MDMedical Director
Dr. Gietzen is the Chief Medical Director for Legacy. He is the leader of the entire Medical Group, including the supervision of all the clinical staff. This ensures that the manner and level of care, and our communication to serve patient and family needs, are stellar and consistent across our entire medical team.
Dr. Gietzen started Legacy in 2002 to help put patients and their families in the center of the care process. His goal was to create a model that believes in engagement, customization, flexibility, and better outcomes.
Dr. Gietzen grew up in a family of physicians, and at a young age, he saw the difference that creating strong patient relationships makes in improving the quality of patients’ and families’ lives. Therefore, Dr. Gietzen’s passion is providing compassionate care and diligently coordinating across the entire care-giving team to dramatically improve the health and wellness of patients.
Dr. Gietzen takes pride in becoming a trusted resource and advocate for helping patients and their families coordinate overall care. Patients can rely on Legacy to connect the entire care team, whether they are hospital staff, home-care, or community-based nurses. Dr. Gietzen takes pride in being a trusted resource to manage complicated health-care delivery.
Dr. Gietzen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Wayne State University’s School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
Kristin McErlean, AGPCNP-BCNurse Practitioner
Kristin learned she wanted to be a nurse after sharing her college dorm room with her suite-mate’s Paws-With-A -Cause assistance dog, a yellow lab named Bravo. She transitioned her major from education to nursing and has been involved in patient care since.
Kristin spent the majority of her nursing career as a RN working in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at William Beaumont Hospital—Royal Oak. Her experience in geriatrics comes from a genuine interest in the well-being of our seniors and enjoys working with patients in all settings of care.
Kristin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2011 and a Master of Science in Nursing from Madonna University in 2019. Kristin is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
Bennett H. Lee, PA-CPhysician Assistant
As a Physician Assistant, Bennett provides medical care to patients in their homes, in the Legacy clinic, and in a sub-acute rehab facilities. His passion comes from getting to know his patients, allowing him to tailor their care in a manner that is effective and provides the best possible outcomes.
Bennett obtained a Master of Science in Medicine degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Western Michigan University. He is also a graduate of Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences.
Zachary W. Salaysay, AGPCNP-BCNurse Practitioner
As a Nurse Practitioner, Zack provides medical care to patients in a variety of settings. He was drawn to geriatric care at a young age when he took on the role of caregiver for his grandfather. His passion comes from helping patients and families navigate today’s complex health-care system, as well as managing the many challenges one may face as they age. Zack strives to build relationships with his patients and to help them achieve positive outcomes. He believes in patient- and family-centered care where communication and quality of life are always in the forefront.
Zack obtained his Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Michigan in 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University in 2015. He is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
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