Meet Our Faculty

Glenn Taylor, MD

Department of Family Medicine Chairman

Private Practice in Novi, MI

Dr. Taylor was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area.  He received his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical education from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He remained in the area to pursue his dream of primary care and graduated from the Providence Hospital Family Practice Residency in 1989. Dr. Taylor has been both an employed and private physician, and is a founding member of Infinity Primary Care.  He has always remained active with the residency program, both as a community preceptor at Deighton Family Practice until 2015 and a very active provider of obstetrical care and deliveries for 31 years.  He was appointed Chair of the Department of Family Medicine in January, 2018. Dr. Taylor’s patient care passions include full-spectrum reproductive health and comprehensive diabetes care.  His administrative interests lie in safety, process improvement and compliance.  Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife Lori (a gourmet cook), walking their lovable Cocker Spaniel Chummy, visiting and playing with his grandchildren, photography, going to Stratford, Ontario for fine theater & food, reading and stamp collecting

Teniesha N. Wright-Jones, DO, FACOFP

Providence Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Teniesha Wright-Jones was born in Detroit, MI. She attended Michigan State University for undergraduate and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical studies. She did her residency at Providence Hospital serving as Chief Resident and was awarded the AAFP Graduate Medical Education Award. Dr. Wright-Jones coordinates educational programs for our osteopathic residents. She serves as chair of the Recruitment Committee. She lives in Farmington Hills with her husband Dr. Lamont Jones, an ENT Facial Plastics Surgeon, and their daughters. Hobbies include traveling, reading, bowling, and entertaining.

Martha M. Rumschlag, MD

Providence Family Medicine Asst. Program Director

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Rumschlag grew up in Warren, Michigan.  She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and Medical Degree from Wayne State University.  She completed residency in Baltimore, Maryland at Franklin Square Hospital Center.  She has been working for Providence since 1998.  Her curricular areas include: Pediatric, Clinical Competency and Patient Safety.  Dr. Rumschlag lives in Walled Lake with her husband and three children.  She spends her out of work time with her children, reading and walking her Siberian husky.  She enjoys trying to get her 150 minutes of physical activity each week sometimes successfully!

Patricia A. Barber, MD

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Barber started her adult education with a degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She practiced hospital and public health nursing. Subsequently, she obtained her Masters of Science in Health Education from U of M and worked for seven years as the Director of Community Health Education at a community hospital. She then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Providence. She volunteers at a local free clinic, and participates in international medical trips. She enjoys biking, hiking and skiing

Stacey Bartell, MD

Providence Family Medicine Residency Medical Director, South Lyon

Faculty Teaching Physician, South Lyon

Dr Bartell grew up in Highland, Michigan. She attended University of Michigan and received her medical degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Bartell completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Providence Hospital. She practiced for several years at Providence Family and Athletic Medicine in Farmington Hills. She returned to South Lyon full time in October 2005. Her special interests include care of women, adolescents and children. She is involved in IT implementation and quality improvement processes. In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming, and time with her family.

Jacquelene Childs, MD

Faculty Teaching Physician, South Lyon

Dr. Childs is a Detroit area native who attended U of M Dearborn undergraduate and Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School.  She trained at the Advocate Lutheran General Family Medicine Residency in Chicago.  She is married with four children.  Her practice is based in South Lyon and includes care of pregnant women, children and the elderly.  She is interested in outside activities like swimming, running, camping and attending U of M football games.

Braswell D. Deen III, MD

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Deen was raised in Atlanta, GA and attended the University of Georgia where he received degrees in both history and chemistry. He completed his medical studies at the American University of the Caribbean. He completed his residency at Providence Hospital in 1997 and joined the faculty following graduation. Dr. Deen’s special areas of interest are inpatient residency education and medical billing and coding. Dr. Deen’s interests include church activities, his wife Mambwe, and their children.

Christina Downey-Biechler, DO

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Christina grew up in Roseville, Michigan and attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency right here at Providence Hospital, and joined our faculty, working in the Deighton Clinic after graduation. She is interested in family centered birthing and women’s care. Christina enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and watching the Red Wings and Tigers.

Nikolaus Fulbright, MD

Faculty Teaching Physician, South Lyon

Dr. Fulbright attended Michigan State University undergraduate and Wayne State University Medical School.  He trained at the William Beaumont Troy Family Medicine Residency and also underwent Advanced Training in Medical Education.  He has been very involved in community outreach including Tar Wars presentations, dermatology and procedural training.  He is based in South Lyon and brings his interest in sports medicine and procedure training to help our residents at this location.  He loves hiking, fishing, running and all things outdoors.

 

Jessica Hudson, DO

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Hudson grew up in Canada and had a previous career in Higher Education Administration before deciding to pursue medical school. She graduated from Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016 and completed her residency at Ascension Providence. She joined the teaching faculty in 2019 and will be leading the geriatrics curriculum and participating in obstetrics care. For fun, she enjoys running, kayaking, and hanging out with her dog at the park.

 

Amy Shepard, DO

Faculty Teaching Physician, South Lyon

Dr. Shepard attended Michigan State University undergraduate and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. We then had the pleasure of training her in Family Medicine at Providence. She was employed by a private practice in Fenton for several years before returning as faculty at the South Lyon office. She currently resides in Novi and has a new daughter.

Cheryl Smith, MD

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Smith graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and is a graduate of the Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency.  She currently resides in Novi, Michigan with her husband and her two children.  Her areas of interest include maternity care, student recruitment, and intern orientation.  As of July 2016, she became the Family Medicine Clerkship Director for MSU-CHM students.  Her hobbies revolve around her children and their activities, along with reading, watching movies, and attempting to cook and bake.

Emily Soni, DO

Providence Family Medicine Osteopathic Recognition Director

Faculty Teaching Physician, South Lyon

Dr. Soni was born at Providence Hospital and grew up in Birmingham, MI. She attended Michigan State University for undergraduate and medical school. She completed family medicine residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and continued her training in Waterville, Maine for an additional year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She is married to Ankoor Soni, a family medicine physician. Her interests are in Global Health, women’s health including obstetrics, and osteopathic medicine. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, traveling, swimming, and spending time with family.

Jamila Taylor, MD

Providence Family Medicine Residency Medical Director, Deighton

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Taylor attended Hampton University in Virginia for her undergraduate studies then returned home to attend Wayne State University School of Medicine.  During her residency at Providence, Dr. Taylor was chief resident and recognized for her outstanding teaching skills with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine award. Her passion to reach and teach her community, led her to work for a federally qualified health center in the Detroit neighborhood where she was raised.  Her experience in community medicine, unique teaching style, and participation on various capacities in the residency keeps her very involved in the program.

Eric Leikert, DO

Faculty Teaching Physician, South Lyon

Dr. Leikert attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed residency and fellowship at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, and Osteopathic Medicine. He provides family services and sports medicine care to patients of all ages, newborn to geriatrics. Dr. Leikert has a special interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He strives to help the patient find their best health from within. Outside the office, Dr. Leikert enjoys spending time with friends and family, grilling, and playing sports.

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Director of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Health Psychologist

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Nicola Griffin, DO

Faculty Teaching Physician, Deighton

Dr. Griffin was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University with an undergraduate studies in Biochemistry. Later she received her Masters of Public Health degree from Michigan State University before going on to receive her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from MSU. Dr. Griffin is a proud graduate of the program and works out of the Deighton Office in Southfield. Her curricular areas include: Inpatient Committee Chair, Recruitment, Obstetrics, and OMT. Dr. Griffin and her husband Chijioke enjoy traveling and spending time with family.