Maria Klahre, M.D., Assistant Program Director, comes to our program after three years of work at a federally qualified health center in White Cloud, Michigan. Prior to that she was in private practice in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated from residency in family medicine at Memorial Hospital of South Bend in 1996. Before acquiring her M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond she had a short but rewarding career as an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren. She applies her Master of Divinity degree to her practice in medicine as a way of treating the whole person, the ultimate goal of family health care.