December 14, 2012


Dear Patients and Friends,

It is with sadness that we have to inform you that we will be closing our practice as of April 1, 2013. 

We, the physicians, are all at different places in our lives.  Dr. Heggen will be retiring after 41 years of practice.  He will be spending time with family and leisure activities.  Dr. Freeburger has taken a teaching position at the Spectrum Health OB/GYN Residency Clinic.  She will join them in April.  This position will allow her to spend more time at home with her husband and young daughter.  Dr. Andersson-Zetye will be joining Area Wide OB/GYN, also in April.  She will continue to see her patients at her new location.  After January 15, 2013, you may call Area Wide to schedule an appointment with her.  They have 2 locations.  One is at 515 Michigan St. NE, the phone number is (616) 458-7591.  The other location is at 80 68th St. (South Pavilion), that number is (616) 532-1410.  You can call (616) 774-2400 if you have any questions regarding your future appointment.

For patients who need help in finding a new physician, you can either call your insurance company or the Kent County Medical Society at (616) 458-4157.  You can also check the Spectrum Health Physician Finder at

Your records will be kept in our current location until April 15, 2013.  You can either come here in person or call (616) 774-2400 to ask about transferring your records.  After April 15, 2013, you will need to call Information Managers & Associates at (616) 243-0436.  They will assist you with any medical record needs.

It has been a privilege and a joy to care for you these many years at Associates in OB/GYN.

Donald Heggen, M.D.
Lisa Andersson-Zetye, M.D.             
Lara Freeburger, M.D.

Associates in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility, PC
545 Michigan N. E., Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616 774-2400 / Fax: 616 774-8528

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