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Carole Kowalczyk, M.D

There is no one quite like Dr. Carole Kowalczyk.  Patients praise her skill at providing superior medical treatment that gets results, with compassionate, hands on personal care.  And her employees love her dedication, passion and generous spirit.  She is also highly regarded by her medical colleagues who have consistently voted her among the best reproductive endocrinologists in Michigan. Top Doc – Hour Magazine

Born here in Michigan, Dr. Carole is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry.   She earned her medical degree from Wayne State University.  She is also Associate Residency Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. John Hospitals and is Assistant Clinical Professor FTA at Wayne State University.

For the past two years, Dr. Carole has been co-hosting Today’s Woman on Detroit’s top talk radio station WJR. The show educates and inspires women to be the best they can be by staying involved in their health, especially fertility health, and provides a community for women to help one another.

She is also CEO and founder of in Harmony– a wellness center, that successfully launched an all natural, Michigan made beauty care line.

Dr. Carole and her husband have four children and live in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.


Michael Kirk, ELD, MT, TS

We are privileged to have Michael Kirk as part of the team. Michael has over 25 years of laboratory experience in reproductive medicine. He received his board certification as an embryology laboratory director from the American Association of BioAnalysts and is a long-standing member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Michael graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in science.

Michael joined MCFWH in 2004 and is an integral part of our achievements and continued success. He led our center through many improvements in the andrology and embryology laboratories and was instrumental in obtaining our CAP certification.  Michael is a respected and knowledgeable resource to our patients who are grateful for his willingness to consult and educate.

Alexa Karbowski, PA – C

Under the direction of Dr. Kowalczyk, the practice has expanded to include physician assistant, Alexa Karbowski. In addition to seeing patients in both our Warren and Lake Orion offices, and performing numerous medical procedures, Alexa manages the center’s polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) program — a common cause of infertility. She also heads Healthy Start, a program here at the center designed to help couples manage nutrition and fitness as they go through the fertility process.

Alexa is from Rochester Hills, Michigan. She completed her Bachelors of Science at Michigan State University, Honors College. She received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia University. Her specialty is reproductive endocrinology.

She is a wonderful addition to the team and our patients love her. We know you will too.

Kathy Proper, BSN

Kathy oversees our nursing staff and champions Dr. Kowalczyk’s philosophy that patients are at the heart of all that we do. This means that you will be treated with kindness and understanding and receive exceptional medical care while your emotional needs are being met.

Kathy is a graduate of Michigan State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has over 16 years of nursing experience and is a pro at guiding fertility patients through the treatment process.

In addition to her nursing responsibilities, Kathy is also office manager, IVF coordinator and egg donor program administrator.

She’s an intricate part of the practice and will play a key role in your journey too.

Kim
Medical Assistant
Julie
Andrology
Bonnie
Ultrasound
Maureen
Andrology
Liz
Front Desk
RaeAnne
Billing
Victoria
Marketing
Claire
Licensed Therapist
Megan
Andrology
Heather
Ultrasound
Rose
Billing
Becky
Medical Assistant
Dawn
Nurse
Dawn
Front Desk
Carly
Nurse
Dee
Billing
Joanne
Front Desk
Carol
Billing
Barb
Nurse
Laura
Ultrasound