Certified on April 17, 2017.
Dr. Kristi Artz, MD is the Medical Director of Lifestyle Medicine at Spectrum Health. Dr. Artz focuses on living a healthy lifestyle for herself and her family and also encourages it for her patients. Motivated by treating patients with acute and chronic illnesses, her work is focused on reimagining how we connect with patients using personalized lifestyle interventions.
Dr. Kristi Artz has been a practicing emergency medicine physician in the northeast and midwest US as well as overseas in New Zealand since 2001. Her work in the emergency room has provided a bird’s-eye view of a society burdened by chronic illness as a result of poor nutrition and lifestyle factors. By practicing scientifically supported nutritional and lifestyle medicine, she hopes to be part of a paradigm shift whereby patients can regain control of their lives and achieve optimal health. Dr. Artz holds certificates in Plant Based Nutrition and Culinary Medicine.
She received her BS in Biology from the University of Michigan, her MD from Wayne State School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as Chief Resident. She is a certified diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, member of the Advisory Board for Health Meets Food and lead Culinary Medicine physician at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters. Dr. Artz evaluates patients using a lifestyle first approach at the Spectrum Health Lifestyle Medicine practice.