Jennifer Houtman MD

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Jennifer Houtman, MD was born and raised in Kalamazoo. She graduated from Loy Norrix High School and the Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center and earned her undergraduate bachelor’s degree at Kalamazoo College.  She then earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  She completed her Family Medicine residency at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.  She has been board certified since 2003 and has done inpatient and outpatient family medicine with and without OB since residency.  She has also remained active teaching both medical students and residents from Western Michigan University School of Medicine. 

She loves the variety that family medicine offers and is excited to have her own practice so that she can see patients without time and productivity restraints.  She has interests in women’s health, obesity medicine and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association.  She is also interested in functional medicine, is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is currently completing further certification in functional nutrition.  In addition to running her own practice, she also works for Visiting Nurse Practitioners, providing medical care to seniors in local assisted living complexes and nursing homes in the Kalamazoo area.  She also is a community faculty member for Wmed and has medical students rotating through her office.

Jennifer is married to her high school sweetheart, Rob, and has three precious girls that she loves spending time with.  She loves being outside, camping, being “crafty,” reading, and doing Bible Study Fellowship.  She is involved in several committees at the girls’ school, Heritage Christian Academy.  She also loves spending time with her fur babies – currently a dog named Mia and two cats, Matilda and Maggie.