Sparrow Ionia Hospital

479 Lafayette St. Ionia, Michigan  48846 



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Our Mission:  To improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.

Tony Balice Clinic- Family Health & Surgical Services

550 E. Washington St.

Family Health Center Building

(located next to Sparrow Ionia Hospital)

Ionia, Michigan   48846

1st Floor    1-616-527-0714

2nd Floor   1-616-527-8293


We welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with medical services.  The information that follows is designed to answer many of the questions most patients have.


The 1st floor office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00  pm. Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Personnel are available to answer telephone calls and make appointments from 8:00 am to closing.  Office visits are normally available by appointment only.  Same day visits are sometimes possible, please call our office to check.


The 2nd Floor office is open Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Personnel are available to answer telephone calls and make appointments from 8:30 am to closing.


Office visits are available by appointment only. For acute problems, such as infections, abdominal pains, etc., we will try to work you into our schedule the same day you call.


Family Health Care Services

Our trained staff assists in the delivery of excellent health care to you.  We provide a full range of medical services for children and adults, including...

  • Well care for infants and children

  • Women's health issues
  • Geriatric medical concerns
  • Adult and pediatric illness, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Pre-natal care
  • Physicals and blood work
  • Manipulative massage
  • and more

The healthcare providers in Ionia are:

Lauren Smith, MD                         

Lynn Toaz, DO 

Christopher Ruthruff, MD, DC   

Laura Brisboe, FNP-BC

Karen Bittner, PA-C   

Adam Montero, PA-C  


Internal Medicine Physicians:

Mark Grenquist, DO




Surgical Services

Our surgical specialties include, but not limited to:

appendectomies, hernia repair, colonoscopies, general surgery, urology, laparoscopic procedures, and gynecological procedures.  We also provide care for patients needing pain management or undergoing procedures requiring moderate sedation.  See Surgical Services.

We provide inpatient and outpatient procedures scheduled on an elective, urgent or emergency basis. Service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


General Surgeon:                            Orthopedic Surgeon:

Amy B. Jentz, MD                          Raymond Allard, DO

Ronald Hyde, DO


Referrals are accepted.  Sparrow Ionia Hospital is available to provided additional services as necessary.  See Hospital Services for a list of specialized diagnostic testing.


The Office Manager at the Tony Balice Clinic is Jane Emelander.  She can be reached at 616-527-8293 or at



Last updated:  29 January, 2010 09:06 AM