Matt Boutell, MD

Dr. Boutell has been in practice for almost 2 decades, but he continues to enjoy and learn from all of his patient interactions. He gets as much enjoyment from seeing newborn babies as he does caring for grandparents and great-grand parents. He strives to learn about his patients as individuals in order to fit their care into their lives, rather than forcing care upon them. He also is very proud of his collections of neckties, including numerous Mickey Mouse, Star Wars & Charlie Brown themes. When he is not seeing patients, he keeps busy with his two teenage children, hiking, geocaching (ask him about his adventures anytime!) and board gaming. His dream goal is visiting as many national parks and historic sites as possible, with his most recent adventure taking him to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Richard Jones BS, PA-C

Mr. Jones is a nationally-certified Physician Assistant who has worked with GVFHC since 1985. His undergraduate degree was from Taylor University and he attended Ohio State University for grad school. His medical training was at Indiana University/Purdue University with graduation in 1977. Mr. Jones has worked in family practice since that time, initially in rural Ohio with subsequent positions in Pueblo, Colorado and then Tucson, Arizona. While he enjoys all aspects of being a family practice practitioner, he has particular interest in managing patients diagnosed with allergies. Mr. Jones has completed seventeen 5/3 Riverbank runs. Some of his interests include wood working, antiques, & travel.

Cheryl Schmitt


Mrs. Schmitt received her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Iowa, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Southern Illinois University. She has been a member of the GVFHC staff for 25 years. Her areas of expertise and clinical interest involves routine medical care for all ages, women’s health issues, and health education.

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Pamela Klinkner BS, PA-C

Ms. Klinkner has over 20 years experience in family practice. She graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine/Physician Assistant Studies. She also attended Grand Valley State & Michigan State Universities, and has an additional Bachelors of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. Pam is experienced in all aspects of family medicine and has provided care for a diverse patient population with a focus on wellness and preventive health. Her special interests include women’s health, diabetes, and dermatology. Pam spends her free time with family & friends enjoying concerts, Lake Michigan, travel and MSU sports.