About Our Practice
Our Medical Team
Patricia Guisinger, DPM
PodiatristDr. Guisinger is the founding doctor of Northwood Foot and Ankle Center. Originally from the east side of the state, Dr. Guisinger joined a practice in Alpena in 1994. She then moved to Holland to raise her family and start her current practice.
Dr. Guisinger attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and then the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. She is a member of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association, and American Diabetes Association, and is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She specializes in primary podiatric medicine, including diabetic wound care, limb salvage, gout, arthritis and has special protocols for heel pain that are non-surgical. She enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and biking.
Rebecca A. Sundling, DPM, MPH, AACFAS
Dr. Rebecca Sundling grew up in Plainwell, Michigan. After undergoing foot surgery in middle school, she decided to pursue podiatry as a career due to its combination of medical and surgical treatments and variety of issues she could treat. She attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, then graduated from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2013. After completing her residency in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sundling spent a year earning her Master’s degree in Public Health at Dartmouth College before returning to West Michigan to practice.
Having grown up playing sports, Dr. Sundling has an interest in sports medicine as well as many other aspects of podiatry, including diabetic foot care and surgery. Dr. Sundling is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Public Health Association, and the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Sundling has been appointed Young Physicians Liaison to the Board of Trustees for the American Podiatric Medical Association. As a nationwide representative of young podiatrists, she heads the Young Physicians Leadership Panel and sits on various related committees.
In her free time, Dr. Sundling enjoys competing in triathlons, skiing, traveling and crafting.
Your First Visit: What to Expect
Our goal is always to provide a warm, friendly, and professional environment. We want you to feel at ease with our physicians and staff—not only because we’re the best at what we do, but because we treat everybody the way we want to be treated. That includes taking whatever time is needed to fully explain any test results, diagnoses, and treatment options.
In order to save some time at the front desk and ensure your first visit is as unhurried and stress-free as possible, we strongly recommend you print out and complete the following new patient paperwork to the best of your ability before your appointment. Please also bring a complete list of medications and supplements you are currently taking: