Drader will provide family planning services, including breast and pelvic exam; birth control; pre-conception counseling; pregnancy testing; Pap smears; HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing; and health counseling and referrals. The Health Department offers a sliding fee scale based on income and accepts Plan First! and Medicaid for family planning services.
“Dr. Drader was the obvious choice for our women’s health programs,” said Patricia Fralick, Director of Family & Community Health Services for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. “She has an outstanding clinical background. She knows how to build relationships with clients and she connects them with other services they may need, both here at the Health Department, and in the community. We are delighted she has joined us.”
Drader will also provide breast and cervical cancer screening services for women age 40 to 64 who meet certain income requirements.
A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Drader received honors in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, and surgery clerkships. As an obstetrics and gynecology resident at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, she earned the Berlex Best Teaching Resident Award. She is a published author, active community volunteer, and teacher at North Central Michigan College.
Drader replaced long-time Emmet County nurse practitioner Susan Killam, who continues to provide family planning and breast and cervical cancer screening at growing clinics in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Otsego counties.
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. For additional information about family planning services, call 800-432-4121 or visit www.nwhealth.org.