Oaklawn physician to expand hours at Bellevue medical clinic

BELLEVUE – Medical patients in the Bellevue area have a new physician to whom to turn.

Beginning Sept. 30, Roger S. Kilbourn, D.O., will expand the hours he will be available to see patients at the former office of Dr. Waldo E. Frankenstein, who retired earlier this year.

“Dr. Kilbourn will be playing a major role in filling the gap that has been felt so keenly since Dr. Frankenstein’s retirement in May,” said Mark Montross, Executive Director of the Oaklawn Medical Group.

“Just as Dr. Frankenstein was committed to the Bellevue community for more than five decades, our own commitment to this community remains strong and steadfast,” Montross said.

The office is at 205 W. Main St. in Bellevue. Those wishing to make an appointment at the Bellevue office may call (269) 763-9416.

Medical providers from the Oaklawn Medical Group, including Kilbourn, have continued to see patients from the Bellevue area at Frankenstein’s former office.

For the past four years, Kilbourn has seen patients at the medical group’s Beadle Lake office near Battle Creek. He will continue to maintain office hours at that location while working in Bellevue three and a half days each week, Montross said.

A native of Oregon, Kilbourn is board-certified as a family practice physician. As an osteopathic physician, he also is trained and experienced in spinal adjustments.

Kilbourn earned his bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University. He attended medical school at Michigan State University, receiving his degree in osteopathic medicine in 2001. He remained in the Lansing area for five years, doing a psychiatric internship at Sparrow Hospital and a family medicine residency at Ingham Regional Medical Center.

“Dr. Kilbourn is just the type of highly qualified medical professional that the people of Bellevue can rely on for their needs,” Montross said. “We expect the people of the community will find that they now have a very good new friend, and a worthy successor to Dr. Frankenstein’s legacy.”

Frankenstein, 85, retired May 10. He was honored in June at a public retirement party sponsored by Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall and the Oaklawn Medical Group, with whom Frankenstein has been associated for the past three years.