Primary Care/Health/Peds

The Grand Rapids Lions Club Vision Clinic
at Heart of the City Health Center
(Formerly known as Cherry Street Health Services)

Site 1:
        Heart of the City Health Center

         100 Cherry Street SE
         Grand Rapids, MI 49503
         Phone: 616-776-2135 
       Fax: 616-940-5334 

Type of Practice:

Federally Qualified Community Health Center
Multidisciplinary Medical Clinic


Number of MCO students per rotation:
-- 1 or 2 Students in each Rotation
-Students are required to bring the following equipment:  Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope, 20D/90 or 78D Gonio lens, Diagnostic Set (Retinoscope, ophthalmoscope, transilluminator), Prism set, Stereo Book.

Orientation Instructions:
Please contact Dr. Meagan Baker 6 weeks prior to the beginning of your rotation to verify dates, times, directions, parking, and any other information. BE CERTAIN TO TAKE YOUR CURRENT CPR CRD, PROOF OF A FLU SHOT, TB TEST RESULTS CARD, AND HEP B (OR WAIVER FORM) TO EACH OF YOUR ROTATION SITES.   You will be contacted by Julie Groendyk regarding online and organization orientation.  Report to 201 Sheldon SE, Grand Rapids the first day of the rotation for orientation to policies, clinical protocol, administrative procedures, etc. 

Please bring the following forms, HEP B, Volunteer Application, Student Intern/Extern Policy, Mission Statement, Confidentiality Policy.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at (231) 591-2202 (Elizabeth Spedoske, Assistant Dean’s Office) or (231) 591-3845 (Dr. David Durkee, Director of Externships).

Contact Person:
Meagan Baker, O.D.
            Telephone: 616-776-2135
    Clinical Teaching Faculty:

            Meagan Baker, O.D.
           Adam Carlson, O.D.
           Lillian Kalaczinski, O.D.
           Annah Fox-Pediatric & Vision Therapy
           Shawn Andrus, O.D.- Pediatric & Vision Therapy
Support Staff:
Jennifer Mullder, Optician
            one Spanish translator                           

  Externs Scheduled Hours
Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Hours of direct patient care for extern per day
    Number of patients seen by extern per day: One complete exam per hour and follow-ups as needed.


*Directions to Clinic:

Take 131-S to Market St exit (Exit 84A) and go straight (east) on to CherrySt – the Heart of the City Health Center is at corner of Cherry and LaGrave.   Turn right (south) on LaGrave and look for the parking garage on right –enter garage, go to lowest level (P1) and take elevator in middle of garage up to 1st floor –ask front desk to be directed to Vision.  Alternatively, take the Wealthy St exit (go left -east) and then turn left (north) on La Grave and find parking garage –hit Cherry St -you have gone too far. 

 Educational Objectives:

Scope of the Externship:

Chart of Patient Examinations


*Average Number of Patient Examinations
Rotation 1 = 258
Rotation 3 = 0

*Average Number of Patient Examinations
Rotation 1 = 492
Rotation 3 = 140

*Average Number of Patient Examinations
Rotation 1 = 316



PC - Primary Care, CL - Contact Lens, VT - VT Evaluation, LV - LV Evaluation, PD - Pediatric, OD - Ocular Disease, F/U - F/U to monitor Tx plan, PRE - Pre-op, POST - Post-op, SC - Screening/ total numbers, SU - Surgeries observed




- Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer

- Tonopen

- BIO with condensing lens

- Gonioscopy Lenses

- Fundus Non-Contact Lenses

- Pachymeter

- Anterior Segment Camera

 -Matrix- FDT


 -Fundus Camera

-OCT Cyrus