In September 2020, doors opened at the Detroit Mack Health Center, bringing a new hub of accessible, coordinated primary and specialty health care to Midtown Detroit.
Located at 400 Mack Ave., the center is home to Wayne Health and Wayne Pediatrics, physician practice groups whose members are mostly faculty members of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The center offers members of the WSU community convenient access to leading primary care and specialty providers right next to campus.
Wayne Health has nearly 400 physicians and advanced practice providers in 50 medical specialties, offering a full spectrum of care — from birth to end of life — for individuals and families. In addition to primary care services such as family medicine, general medicine, internal medicine and obstetrics-gynecology, the center has specialists and subspecialists in dermatology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology (Kresge Eye Institute), otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), pathology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry and behavioral health, surgery and urology.
“Wayne Health physicians and providers have a longstanding, mission-based commitment to urban health and social welfare,” said Charles Shanley, M.D., Wayne Health president and chief executive officer, Wayne State University School of Medicine professor, and vice dean of Clinical Affairs. “Wayne State students, faculty and staff, past and present, have played an important role in making Detroit what it is. Caring for the Detroit community, including our university community, is a fundamental aspect of our mission.”
Wayne Health’s services at the Detroit Mack Health Center fall under the umbrella of the Center for Population Health Accountability, an entity established to offer innovative, community-based and mobile approaches to “whole-person” care, addressing physical and behavioral health needs and social determinants that diminish health and well-being.
In addition to providing clinical care for patients, Wayne Health helps train the next generation of physicians and conducts groundbreaking research and clinical studies.
Wayne Pediatrics provides holistic primary and specialty care to children throughout every stage of their life. Teaching and training the next generation of physicians is also integral to the practice, along with community service and engagement.
“We have created a unique medical practice at Wayne Pediatrics with a focus on children and families,” said Herman Gray, M.D., M.B.A., distinguished service professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “Our child-friendly environment is staffed by doctors and employees who are dedicated to providing great care to babies, toddlers, children and adolescents, and we’re located within 10 minutes of Wayne State’s main campus. Our practice includes pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, a dietitian, and mental and behavioral health services all in the same office. There is no other practice in Detroit or southeast Michigan like Wayne Pediatrics.”
Wayne Pediatrics’ Children’s Health Collaborative, in partnership with WSU, has also been launched to address the economic and social conditions impacting the health of children and adults.
Wayne Pediatrics has nearly 50 staff members and physicians, with practice providers in eight pediatric medical specialties offering a full spectrum of care, from birth to age 21. With an eye on the future, the Detroit Mack Health Center is looking to expand services with a pharmacy in partnership with the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
To make an appointment with Wayne Health, call 877-WAYNE-HC (877-929-6342) or visit waynehealthcares.org.
To make an appointment with Wayne Pediatrics, call 313-448-9600 or visit waynepediatrics.org.