Carol Peterson, MD is the specialized oncology and hematology physician of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Cancer & Hematology. She has a vast amount of experience and knowledge in the field of oncology and serves her patients and their family members with compassion and care. Dr. Peterson is on the courtesy staff of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.
Dr. Peterson has a bachelor’s degree in cellular biology from the University of Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in oncology at Northwestern University. She is board certified in internal medicine and oncology.
Prior to coming to West Michigan, Dr. Peterson practiced in the Joliet, Illinois area for 20 years and was a partner in the Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates group. She also was an instructor in internal medicine at Northwestern University for several years.
For six years, Dr. Peterson practiced at the West Michigan Regional Cancer & Blood Center in Free Soil and has recently transitioned her practice to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Cancer & Hematology. In this role, she also serves as an investigator for cancer and hematology “Phase 3” research, which is clinical and research trials that have been approved and proven effective in other modalities.
“I enjoy serving patients and their families in this area,” said Dr. Peterson. “It’s a beautiful part of the state in which to live and work.”
Susan Henry, MD is always exploring innovative concepts and ideas to assist our patients with their treatment. Dr. Henry is known for her dedication to her patients and to her profession. Her constant quest for science-based knowledge on complementary therapies provides our patients with exceptional healing resources. Dr. Henry seeks to develop and provide resources to help
- minimize any potential side effects of chemotherapy treatments;
- maximize the effectiveness of cancer treatments
- normalize the lives of patients and family members affected by a cancer diagnosis
Dr. Henry began her formal medical education by first becoming a nurse. She graduated from Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan, with an ADN degree, which she augmented by completing a BSN degree in Nursing at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan.
She then worked for the National Institute of Health at MSU as a nurse practitioner in its hypertension detection and follow-up program.
Wanting to be able to do more for her patients, she returned to Michigan State and earned an M.D. Degree. Dr. Henry completed her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at S.M.A.H.E.C. (Bronson/Borgess Hospital) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
For eleven years, Dr. Henry worked at the West Michigan Regional Cancer and Blood Center in Free Soil and has recently transitioned her practice to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Cancer & Hematology. In this role, she also serves as a co-investigator for cancer and hematology “Phase 3” research, which is clinical and research trials that have been approved and proven effective in other modalities.
Dr. Henry is an active volunteer throughout the community. She serves as Vice President of the West Michigan Community Cancer Foundation, which operates the Sally K. Johnson Fund, a non-profit organization which provides funds to cancer patients in Benzie, Lake, Mason, Manistee, and Oceana Counties to help them with travel and other costs related to regional cancer treatment. She is also very active in Lakeside Church and other community organizations.
Dr. Henry has a special passion for equine sports and supports the local 4H and equestrian club.