Kathleen E. Mosentine, MD
Dr. Kathleen E. Mosentine is a Board Certified Addictionologist, who has spent many years working in the Internal Medicine outpatient and inpatient world. She says, “There are so any terrible sequelae that stem from substance use disorders. Ramifications from tobacco abuse, heart infections in young people, end-stage liver disease, withdrawal DT’s, and on and on. It seemed and seems insane that the majority of the life-threatening diseases we treat have had essentially no appropriate follow-up to treat the actual SUD which caused the physical ailments.”
In 2017, Dr. Mosentine worked at the Southside Methadone Clinic in Grand Rapids and loved it. She was moved by seeing broken people start to get their lives back. Women reconnecting with their children, folks getting jobs, and repaired or new relationships being born.
As Medical Director, Dr. Mosentine’s responsibilities include overseeing all medical practices, coordination of clinical and medical practices, maintaining and improving quality of care, and supporting the medical team for both residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs.
In her free time, Dr. Mosentine loves being a parent to 20-year-old twins. She enjoys music, and pre-COVID, she sang in the church choir. She also plays piano, flute and recently took up oboe (with self-described varying success). She loves baking- especially the really fattening things, jigsaw puzzles, dogs (the family has 3), playing euchre, and gardening (roses and most flowers).
Dr. Mosentine says, “I love all Winston Churchill quotes but this is one that I met during my darkest hour, ‘The real miscalculation we make with adversity is in our ability to adapt’. I believe it completely. And just one other terrific quote is from F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘It is given to us to know those rarest moments when people are wide open and the lightest touch can wither or heal’. So lovely.”
Michigan Medical, PC 1994–2010
- 1994–2002 Private Practice
- 2002–2007 Kent Community Hospital (KCH) working Nursing Home and SAR
- 2005–2007 KCH Medical Director of Nursing Home and SAR
- 2007–2010 Hospitalist at Butterworth and Blodgett
- 2010-2018 Blodgett was acquired by Spectrum and continued hospitalist work
- 2018-2019 Southside Methadone Clinic (Cherry Health)
- On Spectrum Steering committee for Opioid Crisis (2017 through 2020)
- Assisted with Capstone project for Spectrum Executives going through MBA program on Addiction 2018.
- Assisted with teaching medical students addiction issues annually.
1991–1994 Saint Marys/Blodgett Hospital
Internal Medicine Residency Grand Rapids, Mi
1990-1991 Saginaw General Hospital
Family Practice Program completed 1 year
1986–1990 Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
1985–1986 University of Michigan
School of Public Health – completed one year graduate school in toxicology.
1981–1985 Albion College
BA in Biology
Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honors) Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Women‘s Honors)
Butterworth Attending of the Month Award
Summer 1987 – Participated in the MSU Summer Biomedical Research Forum. Worked with Dr. Rachel Fisher on the relationship between Maternal Serum Alpha Fetoprotein and Albumin
Winter Semester 1985 – Researched effect of toxic chemicals on the dermis and epidermis while in the toxicology program at University of Michigan