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Flu Season

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The 2017-2018 Flu season is well under way, and it has been worse than usual this year. CDC Flu info

If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, we encourage you to do so! This is especially important if you are at high risk or in contact with high risk individuals such as babies, pregnant women, and the elderly. The flu shot is safe in pregnancy; if you are pregnant, check with our clinical staff to find out when in your pregnancy you should get your flu shot.

Prevention is key. Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with those who are sick if possible. If you do get sick, make sure to rest, stay home to prevent spreading the illness to others, and see your primary care doctor if necessary. If you are pregnant, please call our office right away if you develop flu symptoms to discuss possible treatment.

Feb 1 2018

New Year, new you

The best time to make healthy improvements may be today! The new year provides a great opportunity to start an exercise routine, make healthy diet changes, and stop smoking.

Let us know how we can help! We encourage you to discuss lifestyle changes that can improve your health with our office at your next visit as well as with your primary care provider.

Jan 3 2018

Need help finding insurance?

Healthcare Marketplace

Michigan residents who have or are seeking individual insurance coverage may apply through the new healthcare marketplace at The enrollment period this year is Nov. 1 2017 – Dec 15 2017.

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has a resource page to help our patients navigate the options: The website contains participating plans, cost calculators and a dedicated phone number, 1-855-SJ-DISCOVER.

To find out which health plans are accepted by our office, check the Insurance Information section of the site or call our office at (734) 712-1990.

Oct 1 2017

Meet our new colleague Dr. Stephen Hickner!

Dr. Hickner is a board-certified OB/GYN physician with over 25 years of experience solving clinical problems in Women’s Health.  He has completed the Fellowship in Surgical NaProTechnology jointly offered by Creighton University School of Medicine and the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Hickner has a special interest in robotic-assisted and other minimally invasive surgeries for Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Disease.  He also provides personalized medicine and targeted therapies utilizing the latest medical evidence.  He has a specific interest in treating infertility and other gynecologic  disorders.  Dr. Hickner takes a unique approach to Women’s Health all the while embracing Catholic Church teaching.

Dr. Hickner performs surgery and practices obstetrics at Saint Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor.  He also sees patients in the office at Emmaus Health and Caritas Center for Women’s Health, both in Ann Arbor.

After practicing out West for the past 5 years, Dr. Hickner and his wife are happy to return to their native Michigan to be closer to their grown children and old friends.  Formerly, the Hickners lived in Grand Rapids for 20 years, where they raised their 4 children and were very active in the Catholic community.

Dr. Hickner received both B.S. in Biochemistry and his M.D. at Michigan State University.  His residency training in OB/GYN was at Washington University and Saint John’s Mercy Hospital, both in Saint Louis, MO.  Dr. Hickner also has an extensive background in medical education, having served as an OB/GYN Clerkship Director for third year medical students and as an attending physician for OB/GYN residents in training.

Dr. Hickner has a vision of women’s health that embraces the supreme gift of fertility, the beauty of nuptial love, and the truth of the person.   His goal is to incorporate these sublime values into the everyday patient encounter.  He believes that just as nature is sacred, so, too, the human person is sacred.  Women especially reveal this mystery.  Dr. Hickner believes that women have a knowledge all their own which provides them with true control.  He encourages his patients to take advantage of their Feminine Genius as he educates them to achieve optimal health.  Dr. Hickner is delighted to bring this approach to Ann Arbor and beyond.

Board Certification
Obstetrics and Gynecology

May 2 2016

Notice of Privacy Practices updated

The 2013 HIPAA update to patient privacy protections is in place. Read our Notice of Privacy Practices for updated information regarding how we protect your medical information as well as your rights to access and protection.

Sep 23 2013