Our Team of Pediatric Specialists

Holland Pediatric physicians are board certified by the Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) or the Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (FACOP). They are members of the Holland Hospital medical staff, The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Holland Area Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). You can find individual bios of our physicians and nurse practitioners below:

ANNOUNCING DR. LAUREN MORTENSEN, MD

We are excited to announce that Dr. Mortensen will be joining our team full time in October of 2017. She will be in the office on certain dates prior to her starting full time.

Dr. Mortensen grew up on the lakeshore in Grand Haven, MI. She received her B.S. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2010 and received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2014. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.

She enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Dan, daughter Cecily, dog and cat. Together they enjoy being outside, camping, hiking, traveling to new places, running and reading.

Dr. Mortensen enjoys all aspects of pediatrics but has a special interest in blood disorders, preventative pediatrics, asthma and allergy.

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Kathryn Davis, MD FAAP

Kate Davis, MD FAAP

 
Dr. Davis is a native of Holland and received her B.S. in chemistry from Hope College in 1996. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in June of 2000. She then stayed in Detroit to complete her Pediatric Residency at Children’s hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, in June 2003. She was Chief Pediatric Resident from June 2003 to June 2004. Dr. Davis is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Davis enjoys all aspects of pediatrics and has a special interest in first-time parents, adolescent health and ADHD.

Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, her son Jack, and daughter Meghan. She enjoys the outdoors, cooking and being an alumni Dutch Dancer.

Daniela Egelmeer, DO FAAP

 
Dr. Egelmeer was born and raised in the beautiful country of Chile, in Santiago between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains. She has lived in West Michigan for many years. Dr. Egelmeer graduated from Grand Valley State University with a biomedical science degree, attended medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Eelco (who grew up in The Netherlands) and her little boy Brammetje, and her new daughter Carla Lily. Dr. Egelmeer loves to sing and is blessed to be part of her church’s worship team, along with her husband. She also enjoys traveling, learning languages, and spend any chance she can get enjoying creation outdoors!

Dr. Egelmeer enjoys all aspects of pediatrics, but especially preventive and holistic health, to ensure our children grow up in loving, nourishing environments.

Eric Green, MD FAAP

Dr. Green received his B.B.A. from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa 1992. In 1999 he graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa and completed his pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Green is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Green enjoys all aspects of general pediatrics, with a special interest in maintenance of the well state and having a positive influence on decreasing obesity.

Dr. Green enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as playing hockey and woodworking.

Jacquelyn Kiefer, MSN, RN, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jacquie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1980 from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. In 2000, she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at Grand Valley State University. She has more than 20 years experience as a pediatric nurse in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prior to joining Holland Pediatrics she was a clinical instructor of nursing students in the community health rotation at Grand Valley State University. Her special clinical interests include asthma and nutrition.

Jaclynn Lubbers, DNP, RN, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jaci received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Hope College in 1994. In 2000, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Grand Valley State University. In 2012 she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree, also from GVSU. Jaci currently serves on the nursing faculty at Calvin College, and continues to see patients at Holland Pediatrics.

Some of her clinical and research interests are adolescent health, particularly adolescent mental health. In her "spare time" she enjoys reading, running, and keeping up with her busy family.

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Carrita Plaskewicz, MSN, RN, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Carrita received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Valley State University in December 1999. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at Grand Valley State University in August 2002.

Carrita enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her husband, three children and extended family.

R. Garett Shook, DO FACOP

Dr. Shook is a native of Rochester Hills, MI. He received his BS in Exercise Physiology from Ferris State University in 1994 and then had a fitness consulting/personal training business.

Dr. Shook completed his medical degree at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in 2004. After completing a traditional internship at Genesys Regional medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI, he completed his pediatric residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shook is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.

Dr. Shook is passionate about caring for children and has special interests in childhood obesity and behavioral pediatrics. He enjoys family time, mountain biking and being involved at church.

Angela Smith, MSN, RN, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

 In 2001, Angela “Angie” received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing through Grand Valley State University, and after one year of inpatient pediatric nursing, she decided to pursue her Master’s of Science in Nursing as well. With a passion for pediatrics, she completed the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program offered by Grand Valley in 2005, and relocated to South Florida, where she joined a private pediatric practice for over five years. Following the addition of her two sons, however, her family decided to come back to Michigan to be near family and friends. Prior to joining us at Holland Pediatrics, she spent some time in the Pediatric Neurology Clinic at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, developing an interest in headache management.

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Diane VanderMeer, MD FAAP

Dr. VanderMeer is a northern New Jersey native and graduated in 1975 with a B.A. in Biology from Wells College in Aurora, NY. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1979. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO in 1982. After practicing pediatrics in the Toledo, OH area for over twenty-three years, she and her husband Peter moved to Holland in 2007 to be closer to extended family and friends. Dr. VanderMeer is board certified in pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. VanderMeer enjoys all aspects of pediatrics with special interests in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, asthma and allergy.

Dr. VanderMeer enjoys water sports, hiking, skiing, gardening, cooking and traveling with her husband, three grown children and their dog.

Dr. VanderMeer will be retiring at the end of 2017 after 10 years.