Kevin L. Gietzen, D.O.
Kevin L. Gietzen, D.O., received his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and completed his medical training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to complete his residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
He is dual board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic/reconstructive surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. In addition, Dr. Gietzen is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Gietzen has a special interest in facial plastic/reconstructive surgery for the surgical treatment of facial skin cancers, endoscopic/ minimally invasive sinus surgery, thyroid nodule management and allergy.
Kaley Mason, NP-C
Kaley Mason earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lake Superior State University and her Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University. Kaley is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Northeast Chapter of Michigan Nurse Practitioners.
Kaley joined Great Lakes Ear Nose & Throat Specialists in October 2018. She is grateful for the supportive environment of the clinic, the friendly staff and the knowledge of Dr. Gietzen. In her spare time, Kaley enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys on the lake, boating, paddle boarding and watching sunsets. She is also a dancer and jewelry maker.
Spencer Cross, FNP-C
Spencer Cross started his education at North Central Michigan College’s nursing program, followed by studies at the University of Cincinnati for his advanced practice medical training. Spencer is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses.
Spencer joined Great Lakes Ear Nose & Throat Specialists in June 2021. He loves the opportunity to see patients directly and address their concerns in the here and now. Spencer hates to leave any rock unturned and values the freedom he has to truly figure out what’s going on with an individual.
In his spare time, Spencer enjoys mountain biking on local trails, doing CrossFit workouts in his garage, powerlifting, woodworking and running drills at the firearm range. He lives in Petoskey with his wife, Jozlynne, their two dogs, Chief and Copper, and cat, Mr. Mustachio.
Anthony (Tony) Tabone, PAC
Tony attended Central Michigan University for his undergraduate degree in athletic training and while there became an EMT/paramedic. After graduation, he took those skills and worked in the emergency department at Central Michigan Hospital before earning his physician assistant degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
His primary interest is helping reduce the suffering of others. While he has worked in many medical specialties, Tony finds great joy treating ear, nose and throat patients.
In his free time, Tony enjoys hunting, marksmanship and fishing. Together with his wife, Carolyn, and two girls, he enjoys horseback riding, camping, hiking, kayaking, snow skiing and snow sledding. Their three dogs, four horses and eight chickens keep him and his family very busy when at home.
Kristen Kowalski, Au.D.
Kristen Kowalski, Au.D., received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 2007. In 2011, she earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Kowalski completed her externship training at the University of Michigan Health System in 2011. After graduation, she joined the University of Michigan Health System’s Division of Audiology as a clinical audiologist working in the pediatric and adult hospitals and clinics. Most recently, Dr. Kowalski developed an audiology clinic for the MidMichigan Health System in Alpena, Michigan, serving patients of all ages from seven northern Michigan counties. Her specialized areas of interest include auditory processing disorders, tinnitus, cognitive health/dementia, adult aural rehabilitation, and pediatric evaluation and management.
Lindsay Reckinger, Au.D.
Lindsay Reckinger, Au.D., received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 2010. In 2014, she earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Wayne State University. During this time, she assisted with research projects dealing with mothers’ knowledge of their child’s newborn hearing screening results.
Dr. Reckinger completed her externship training at Henry Ford Health System in the Division of Audiology in 2014. After graduation, she joined the Henry Ford Health System’s Division of Audiology as a senior staff Audiologist and marketing coordinator. Lindsay moved from the Detroit metro area to Petoskey in early 2018 when she began working for Great Lakes Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists.