Name: Dr. Diane Howlin
Clinic: Chelsea Medicine and Laser
Location: Chelsea, MI
That's interesting: In 2001, Dr. Howlin founded Chelsea Hope Clinic, a free Saturday clinic for uninsured patients. In 2008, she was named the “Howard S. Holmes Humanitarian of the Year” by Faith in Action for this charity work. In 2009, she launched another not for profit free clinic, Chelsea Grace Clinic, for uninsured and underinsured patients in Western Washtenaw County.
I grew up in Dearborn Michigan. I played the violin in my youth and undergraduate years, touring Europe with an orchestra in the summers. That led me to learn German and be interested in cultures/language. I went to medical school at the University of Munich in German and married an Englishman. After medical school, we returned to the US for my residency in Ann Arbor, Michigan in internal medicine. I always loved surgery and surgical procedures. But a surgical residency seemed too hard on my family as we had two children. So I chose internal medicine and did my own procedures. I'd spend evenings in the medical library researching cosmetic office procedures like earlobe repair. That led to skin biopsies, lump and bump surgeries, and seeing the cosmetic effects of this work led me to lasers. Now the practice is fully integrated with both traditional internal medicine and aesthetic medicine.
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