Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Lawrence M. Dell, M.D.

Dr. Lawrence Dell was born in Windsor, Ontario and moved to the Detroit area at age 10. He went to the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Human Nutrition and his Medical Degree. Further training took him to Chicago at the University off Illinois. He has been in practice since 1988, showing special interest in Geriatrics and Preventative Care.

Dr. Dell has been Hospice Director for Karmonos and Visiting Nurse Association, Medical Director at Dantos Nursing Facility, and Huron Valley Sinai Hospital Executive Committee. He has also been a member of the Michigan Peer Review Organization, Oakland County Medical Society, American College of Physicians, Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity, Masons and Shriners. He is on staff at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital and Providence Park Novi Hospital. He has teaching responsibilities at Michigan State University Medical School.
He was essential as an innovator in the opening of the Lakes Medical Center and Internal Medicine & Primary Care Specialists practice. He also Helps oversee Lakes Urgent Care both in West Bloomfield and Livonia as co-owner.

Dr Dell has a philosophy of treating the patient as a partner in their well-being He approaches every patient with respect, kindness and offers the best treatment options through education and prevention He takes pride in providing patients with reliable, high quality health care in a comfortable environment.

James J. Gordon, M.D.

James Gordon, M.D, is a specialist in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Infectious Diseases. After graduating from Michigan State University with a double major in microbiology and psychology, he attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at the Evanston campus of Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Gordon completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Dr. Gordon is double boarded in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Gordon is committed to his Internal Medicine practice, which he has been building for 14 years. In addition, Dr. Gordon has an Infectious Disease practice and consulting service where he has a special interest in Outpatient Infusion, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Dr. Gordon is on staff at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, where he previously served as V.P. of Medical Affairs. The HVSH medical staff has honored him as Physician of the Year. He continues to enjoy teaching residents and medical students and was recently named Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Dr. Gordon has been listed in Top Docs by Hour Magazine as voted by his peers.

Cheryl A Ruble, M.D.

Dr. Cheryl Ruble has maintained current dual board certification in internal medicine and infectious disease. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her MD degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Ruble completed an internal medicine residency, including a chief residency, and a fellowship in infectious disease at the Detroit Medical Center. She has always practiced general internal medicine in addition to her infectious disease subspecialty.

In her role as a primary care internist, Dr. Ruble strives to avoid a “production line/quota meeting/profit before patient” approach to the practice of medicine. Her style is holistic with a discriminating open mindedness towards nontraditional, complementary treatment modalities. She will take the extra time to administer a “dose” of listening and concern, or write a “prescription” for lifestyle modification, or even give an “injection” of humor when that would better serve a patient than just a pharmaceutical intervention. She feels her role as a physician is to act as a facilitator, providing up-to-date information and recommendations and engaging the patient in an active discourse, ultimately empowering and motivating the patient to self-promote wellness.

Kas Buitkus, M.D.

Dr. Kas Buitkus has been a practicing Allergist and Immunologist in Michigan for over 30 years. He specializes in both Pediatric and Adult allergy and asthma.
He did his Internal Medicine training at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital and his Allergy fellowship training at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Allergies can range from food, medications, environmentals, and medical conditions such as chronic cold, bronchitis, or sinusitis, asthma, allergic eye diseases, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis. Dr. Buitkus has always been interested in all of the different aspects of allergic disorders. He has been trained to not only diagnose and treat, but also to manage their condition by monitoring their symptoms.

Kristen Krueger, PA-C

Kristen Krueger, M.S., PA-C, is a Certified Physician Assistant and has been on staff at Internal Medicine & Primary Care Specialists since 2006.. She received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2004 from Wayne State University and received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences in 2002. She is a current member of the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Michigan Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA). Kristen has a special interest in preventative care and women’s health care. “Workig with patients and being able to provide quality treatment in a compassionate atmosphere is such rewarding work” Kristen states. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys most of all, spending time with her husband and young sons.

Dean Burklund, PA-C

Dean Burklund, M.S., PA-C, is a Certified Physician Assistant and has been on staff at Internal Medicine & Primary Care Specialists since 2011. He received his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2006 from Wayne State University and received his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from Michigan State University in 1989. He has experience in Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care and Family Medicine.

Dean is committed to working with patients with chronic conditions to help them with their long term plans of health. He states that quality communication between the medical provider and the patient is one of the most important factors in creating an effective partnership to promote effective medical care.
He is a current member of the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Michigan Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA). Dean has a special interest in preventative care and urgent care medicine.

Lisa Norris, N.P., PhD

Lisa Norris, joined Internal Medicine & Primary Care Specialists in 2002 after working at Henry Ford Hospital for fifteen years, where she specialized in Neurology and as Clinic Coordinator of the Headache Clinic.

Lisa received her Master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and her Doctorate from Wayne State University.

Lisa is committed to helping patients of all ages to self-manage their health conditions. She utilizes a holistic approach and works continually to educate her patients regarding their health conditions in order to allow them a voice in their own care. Lisa’s specialties are geriatric care, headache and pain management. She has been extensively trained in therapeutic Botox treatments.

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Internal Medicine & Primary Care Specialists
2300 Haggerty Road
Suite #1010
Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
Phone: (248) 668-0900
Fax: (248) 926-9112
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