Family Practice Residency Class of 2025


Family Practice Residency Class of 2025

Charles Whittaker, DO

Dr. Whittaker was born and raised in a small mountain town of Silverthorne, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado receiving his B.S in Integrative Physiology. He completed his medical school training at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also met his fiancé and fellow resident Dr. Keough. He enjoys all things outdoors, backpacking, camping, rock-climbing, white- water rafting, skiing, and hiking. passion Dr. Whittaker is extremely excited to be able to serve the Northern Michigan area where he would visit his grandparents in the summer at their lake cottage.


Jessica Pollard, MD

Dr. Pollard was born and raised in Hillsdale, MI. She attended Southwestern Christian University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she studied Business Administration. She received her medical education from Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado. She is happy to be back home in Michigan along JESSICAL POLLARD, DO with her husband, son, and black lab. She enjoys the outdoors and everything Northern Michigan has to offer. In her spare time, you can find her sipping coffee, spending time with family, or running down by the lake. She is excited to serve the medical needs of the Traverse City community.


Angela Keough, DO

Dr. Keough was born and raised in Beaver Dams in Upstate New York. She attended Daemen College where she earned a B.S. in Biochemistry while working as a licensed radiologic technologist. She received her medical education at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she met her fiancé and co-resident, Dr. Whittaker. She enjoys gardening, landscape photography, canvas painting, and exploring nature with her two dogs, Carl the Corgi and Rufus the Retriever. She has a passion for rural medicine and is excited to be serving the communities of NoMI and building her life here in gorgeous Traverse City!


Ian Keith, DO

Dr. Keith was born in Lafayette, Indiana. He attended Purdue university for his undergraduate degree, where he earned his B.S. in Biology. He earned his doctorate from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. Dr. Keith is excited to begin his graduate medical education here in Traverse City at Munson. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors mountain biking and kayaking. He also likes to cook and try local restaurants.


Rachel Cleminson, MD

Dr. Cleminson was born and raised in DeWitt, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate degree where she gained her B.S. in Physiology. She received her medical degree from Central Michigan University College of Medicine in Mount Pleasant, ‘ MI. She is excited to become RACHEL CLEMINSON, MD a part of the community in northern Michigan with her husband, Joe, and their chocolate lab. Her hobbies include running, reading, attending MSU football games, and trying new restaurants.


Blair Brown, MD

Dr. Brown grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She attended college at Grinnell College where she double majored in Biology/ Anthropology. She then received her Masters in Public Health with an emphasis on community health/prevention from Drexel University. She attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with her family (her husband, young son, and their dog, Sequoia) camping and hiking, as well as cooking, traveling internationally, and curling up with a good book and her cat, Marek.