Pediatrician - Traverse City
5024 North Royal Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

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Kids Creek Children's Clinic has been serving the families of the Grand Traverse region since 1961. Though the faces have changed  over the years, our mission has remained the same. Simply put, we care for our community's healthcare needs one child at a time.

At Kids Creek Children's Clinic, we are proud to offer comprehensive health care that centers on a child’s physical, emotional, and developmental well being. Our compassionate and experienced providers are all Board Certified in the specialty of Pediatrics and serve patients from infancy through early adulthood. Our entire staff welcomes the opportunity to support families as they provide healthy environments in which children can thrive as they grow.

We are pleased to offer families appointments with the provider of their choice. 

Call 935-0555 for your visit today!

Accepting New Patients

Holiday Hours for Kids Creek

December 24th - 8am to 12noon

December 25th CLOSED

December 26th - 8am to 12noon

December 27th - 9am to 12noon

December 31st - 8am to 2pm

January 1st CLOSED

January 2nd - Resume Regular Hours


Please Join us in supporting Child and Family Services' Paper Angel Program!  Choose an angel from our gift tree and drop off your unwrapped gift at Kids Creek Children's Clinic by Thursday December 12th.  We hope to make Christmas a happy time for children in foster care in the area

We are pleased to announce the addition of 2 new providers to our office.  Kimberly Hegewald M.D. and Kristina Lishawa M.D.  Dr.Hegewald joined us at Kids Creek on Wednesday 10/8/2014.  Dr Lishawa began working with us on a fill in basis this past summer and now is a permanent member of our team!  Both are accepting new patients.. 


Dr. Kimberly Hegewald           Dr . Kristina Lishawa 

And wishing a happy retirement after 35 years to

Dr. Michael Eldredge MD.


Classes will be held January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th,

May 13th and June 10th.   

Please call 231-935-0555 to reserve your class.

New office consent for treatment policy

In order for our clinic to deliver the best quality healthcare to your children under the age of 18, we are implementing a new policy regarding consent and access to care. Please take a moment to read it here.


A recently enacted Michigan law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147), which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten. Currently, a student must be five years old by December 1st to be eligible for enrollment to kindergarten. New legislation will change the “cut‐off” date and will be gradually phased‐in over three years; changing the requirement by one month each year. The changes will be implemented in the following manner:

  • For the 2014‐2015 school year, children must be five years old by October 1st.

  •  For the 2015‐2016 school year (and beyond), children must be five years old by September 1st.

Parent Waiver Option

If the child is not eligible for enrollment per the guidelines specified above and will be five years old by December 1st, the child’s parent or legal guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school. Waiver deadlines and other information are as follows:

  • If the child resides in the school district, the waiver must be submitted to the school district no later than June 1st before the beginning of the school year.

  • If the child becomes a resident of the school district after June 1st, the waiver must be submitted to the school district no later than August 1st before the beginning of the school year.

  • When in receipt of a waiver, districts can make recommendations to the child’s parent or legal guardian, as to the child’s readiness for school, and whether or not the child should be enrolled early.

  •  Regardless of a district’s recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to enroll their child. 

For additional information, please contact your local school district.

We are very pleased that you have chosen to visit our website.  Browse and find helpful tools, resources, and information that will assist you in caring for your children's healthcare needs, as well as familiarizing you with KIds Creek Children's Clinic and what we have to offer.  We are proud of our dedicated team of professionals.  Whether it is a simple question or a serious illness, we are here and eager to help you meet the needs of your children.  Please take a tour of the website and feel free to call and visit our office so that we may get to know each other.

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Call 231-935-0555

5024 North Royal Drive,
Traverse City, MI 49684