Samalik, Michael, J.
Family Medicine

Dr. Samalik attended the Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago, co-validated with Michigan State University, where he received his Doctor of Medicine. He later completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital and is board certified in family practice. Dr. Samalik is currently a Clinical Preceptor at Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University.  

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Milan, Christopher D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Milan is board certified in family practice and has been a part of Gaylord Family Practice since 2001. He received his medical degree and completed his residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Milan has also been the Clinical Director of an annual volunteer Medical Mission trip to Nicaragua since 2006.

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Lingaur, Gary L.
Family Medicine

Dr. Lingaur is a board certified family practice physician and has been with Gaylord Family Practice since 2001. He graduated from Michigan State University and completed his residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. Dr. Lingaur is a part of the Michigan Academy of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Practice. 

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Burrus, Gretchen
Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care Provider Gretchen Burrus, Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the McLaren Northern Michigan – Gaylord Family Practice, located at 1320 E. M-32 in Gaylord.

A Cheboygan native, Burrus always knew she wanted to live and work in northern Michigan. Prior to becoming a primary care provider, Burrus was a registered nurse in both a hospital and private care setting. She observed trusting patient relationships with primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants for many years and knew she wanted to pursue a career in family medicine. “I enjoy building meaningful and trusting relationships with my patients and families,” said Burrus. “Getting to know my patients and their families on a personal level provides a clear and complete picture of comprehensive care.”

Burrus received a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Kaplan University and received certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Board.

In her free time, Burrus likes spending time in the sun reading and gardening. She enjoys quality time with friends and family which includes her son, three daughters, and two sons-in-law.

Gretchen Burrus is accepting new patients of all ages. For questions or to make an appointment, please call McLaren Northern Michigan – Gaylord Family Medicine at (989) 731-5092 or visit mclaren.org/northern.

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