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 Darga, NP-C
Kaley Darga 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.
Jaynee Handelsman, Ph.D.
Jaynee Handelsman, Ph.D. completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and obtained her master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. Dr. Handelsman specializes in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric hearing loss patients, including those with neurodevelopmental disabilities. She belongs to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Michigan Audiology Coalition (MAC). She is a member of the American Balance Society (ABS), the American Auditory Society (AAS) and an Ototoxicity Research Group.
In her free time, Dr. Handelsman enjoys gardening, cooking, running, biking and hiking with her husband and three adult children.
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 Bauman, Au.D.
Lindsay Bauman, 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. Bauman 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.
Becky Miller, R.N., B.S.N.
Becky Miller, R.N., B.S.N., received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Michigan State University. She has worked as a nurse in a variety of fields, including maternal/child, pediatrics, outpatient surgery and allergy. It brings her great satisfaction to improve the quality of life for those suffering from allergies.
She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Becky and her husband live in Northern Michigan and have 3 daughters.