OUR ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS
Bill Crook PA-C
Bill Crook, PA-C is a native of Charlevoix Mi. He and his wife, Tina, moved back to the area in 2009 with their young family. Bill has an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Michigan State University, and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Central Michigan in 2004. He has worked in orthopedics for the 15 years since, downstate in Owosso and Grand Rapids, and for the last 9 years at Munson Hospital Grayling before joining the Bay St. team.
Bill specializes in office orthopedics including arthritis treatment, fracture care, sports injuries and evaluation of other musculoskeletal issues.
He lives in Charlevoix with his wife and three kids, and spends some of his time as a member of the Charlevoix Area Community Pool Board. Bill also tries to stay in shape by participating in local triathlons and an occasional mountain bike race, and he and his family enjoy boating, hiking and travel.
Eric Ferrigan PA-C
Eric was born and raised in Grayling MI. He attended Michigan State University and majored in Human Biology while working as an Emergency Department Technician prior to attending PA School at Grand Valley State University and graduating in 2016. Ferrigan specializes in knee, shoulder, and hip orthopedic care.
Eric spent the first two years of his career with Detroit Medical Center Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. Eric assisted in joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures of the knee, shoulder, and hip. He is also proficient in knee, shoulder, and hip injections. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Eric relocated back home to Northern Michigan in 2018. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing guitar in his free time.
Kellie Mumford PA-C
Born and raised in Gaylord, Michigan, Kellie Mumford is welcoming patients at the new Otsego Avenue location. Kellie brings over 20 years of experience working in various orthopaedic specialties — joint replacements (anterior, lateral and posterior hip approaches; knee; shoulder; ankle and thumb CMC); knee and shoulder arthroscopies; trauma; and hand and minor foot conditions. Kellie received a physician assistant master’s degree in 2008. Associations include AAPA, MAPA and NCCPA.
“I look forward to continuing to care for patients in and around Otsego County,” she explains. Kellie and her husband have twins, Kate and Mitchell. They enjoy living in Gaylord to take advantage of every season, from boating to skiing.
Juan Rhoades ANP-BC
Juan was born and raised in Marquette, MI. He attended Northern Michigan University where he obtained his nursing degree. He next earned his Nurse Practitioners degree through the graduate program at Oakland University in 2011, while also working as a critical care nurse on the neuro-trauma surgical ICU at William Beaumont Hospital.
Juan spent the first seven years of his career at Legacy Medical Group specializing in the care of the adult and geriatric population with a focus on those in independent, assisted living and memory care settings. He then spent two years at McLaren Northern Michigan serving as an advanced practice provider on the Trauma and Acute Care team.
He is credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC), and is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP).
Juan resides in Petoskey with his wife and three young children, Quinn, Brodie and Madden. They share a love for outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking, and spending time on the water.
M. Yvette Short AGACNP-BC
Yvette Short graduated with her Masters in Nursing in 2016 from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC) as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Her background includes emergency medicine care as a nurse for ten years at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She worked as a travel nurse for the INDYCAR series and in air medicine. She was born in Texas and moved to northern Michigan four years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana. She comes to us from Emergency Care Specialists, having worked at McLaren Northern Michigan for the past three years in their emergency department. She has a vast knowledge of acute care pathologies as well as medical procedures including, but not limited to, the care and management of traumatic injuries and lacerations; joint injections and aspirations; orthopedic fractures, dislocations, and reductions under conscious sedation.
Yvette lives in Boyne City with her husband and German Shepherd fur kids. She enjoys college football, traveling, and outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and water sports.
Taylor Fisher PA-C
Taylor Fisher grew up in Charlevoix. A love of northern Michigan brought Taylor back to practice with Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine.
Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Alma College and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Taylor also achieved a Master of Science in Education from Quincy University with six years of experience teaching high school biology, anatomy and physiology in Chicago before becoming a physician assistant.
His passion to become a surgical Physician Assistant (PA) came from teaching anatomy and physiology, while his desire to work in orthopaedics came from playing various sports and acquiring injuries while growing up and as a young adult.
Taylor has previous orthopaedic surgery experience via separate positions in Chicago in both upper extremity and lower extremity injuries and conditions.
After living in Chicago for 12 years, he is excited to be back in northern Michigan where he can enjoy all that the area has to offer. Taylor lives in Petoskey with his wife, a Petoskey native, and their two young sons. He enjoys spending time with them, biking, skiing and playing sports (especially football and baseball).
Rachel Chapko PA-C
Rachel Chapko joined Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine in the summer of 2021. She welcomes new patients in the Gaylord area for treatment of chronic and acute orthopaedic needs.
Rachel and her husband relocated to northern Michigan for the beauty and outdoor recreation activities. In their leisure time, they hike, snowshoe and kayak. With a passion for helping others, “I welcome opportunities to aid in patient healing.”
A native to Michigan, Rachel attended Grand Valley State University earning her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She obtained Board Certification and has been working in orthopaedics since graduating. Bay Street welcomes her experience in Emergency Care with Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification, Walk-In-Clinic Care and Chronic Pain Management. These experiences benefit patients by recognizing emergent and surgical needs while utilizing multimodality treatments to optimize patient care and outcome.
Stephanie Batterbee PA-C
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Health Promotion from Michigan State University. During her undergraduate studies, Stephanie worked with urgent care, post-acute, and geriatric patient populations as a certified nurse aide. She attended Eastern Michigan University obtaining her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2021. Her professional associations include AAPA, MAPA, and NCCPA.
Stephanie grew up visiting her grandparents in northern Michigan, which is what drew her to move to the area. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys running, cycling, and boating, among many other outdoor activities. One of the reasons Stephanie was driven to work in orthopaedics is her passion for preventative medicine. When asked further about this, she describes that “A key aspect of many orthopaedic ailments is that they limit patients’ physical activity levels. If I can get my patients back to a level of optimal functionality, they can then get back to living healthier lifestyles while enjoying all that northern Michigan has to offer.”