My name is Bob Huttinga, PA-C. I am a Physician assistant in Lakeview, Michigan. Seventeen years ago, my wife, Barbara and I founded The Healing Center. This is a retail health food store and integrative medical clinic where I practice traditional and alternative medication.
I do not have a lot of fancy credentials behind my name. I am a Certified Physician Assistant, a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, and have extensive training in the use of homeopathy, herbs, essential oils, supplements, hypnosis, and stress management. I am like the old country doctor and I still make house calls mostly for Amish and elderly patients. I have worked mostly in family medicine but have also worked in the emergency room, urgent care, and occupational medicine. I am semi-retired and still work two days a week at The Healing Center in Lakeview, Michigan. I work mostly using natural and alternative treatments.
My introduction to homeopathy came about 15 years ago. I was very ill with influenza. A couple years before that, I had experienced a bad reaction to a flu shot, so I had stopped getting them. A patient recommended that I use Oscillococcinum. I had never heard of it, but they sold it at Walgreens, so I bought some. Less than 24 hours after the first dose, I was completely better. I was amazed. I had never seen anything like this before.
Please be aware that the content of this website is mostly based on my training in alternative medicine and not on my traditional training as a physician assistant.