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Please call 911 or visit your nearest ER if you have a medical emergency or COVID symptoms.

Our Physicians

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When You Come In, You Feel Welcome.

When you come in for your child’s appointment, our cordial, professional, and caring staff will do everything to make you feel welcome and comfortable. They’ll gladly assist you with your check in, including verifying your insurance coverage and helping you complete your child’s information and medical history. They’ll do everything to accommodate your needs when scheduling future appointments, and make sure you have a clear understanding of the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment recommendations, as well as any medications prescribed.

OUR PHYSICIANS

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Dr. Golz completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He interned at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, member of the University of Pittsburgh and was a Resident at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

He is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Golz is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Michigan Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Golz has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Golz started in practice with Dr. Galvin in Norton Shores, and has been at Port City Pediatrics since December 2002.

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Dr. Pallante completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She completed her Pediatric residency at The University of Michigan, Mott Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Pallante is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Pallante has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Pallante joined Port City Pediatrics in 1993.

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Dr. Nicles completed his undergraduate studies at Hope College in Holland, MI. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI where he graduated in 1997 and went on to the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital, Pediatrics in Ann Arbor where he graduated in June 2000.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Nicles is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and Medical Society for County of Muskegon and State of Michigan.

Dr. Nicles is the Chief of Pediatrics at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Nicles joined Port City Pediatrics in July 2000.

Dr. Nicles is married to his wife Jennifer and has three children, Emma, Lauren, and Brock.

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Dr. Fox completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and completed her Residency training at William Beaumont Hospital Department of Pediatrics in Royal Oak, MI.

She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fox is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fox has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Fox was a member of the Pediatric teaching faculty, William Beaumont Hospital Department of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Pediatrician, William Beaumont Hospital After Hours Clinic until May 2008. She served as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. She joined Port City Pediatrics in October 2008.

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Dr. Alban completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. He obtained his M.S. Biology Degree at Oakland University in Rochester, MI and Doctor of Medicine Degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his Residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. Alban is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Medical Society for County of Muskegon and State of Michigan.

Prior to joining Port City Pediatrics in October 2009, Dr. Alban was Chief of Pediatrics at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY. He served as a Battalion Surgeon at Teal Troop Medical Clinic, Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq and as a Battalion Surgeon at Monroe Health Clinic, Fort Hood, TX.

Dr. Alban has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

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Dr. Miller received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies. He received his Master of Business Administration from Davenport University and his Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate from University of Massachusetts Boston. He received his Bachelor of Science: Psychology from Michigan State University.

Dr. Miller comes to us from Hurley Children’s Hospital, Michigan State University, Flint, MI, Department of Pediatrics where he was Chief Resident.

During residency, he held an appointment as Assistant Clinical Instructor through Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Human Development.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a current member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Miller has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

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Dr. Pedersen came to Port City Pediatrics on August 1, 2018 from the Mercy Physician Network, Bear Creek office. She received her Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Michigan.

She completed her pediatric residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Dr. Pedersen has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

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Richard Golz, M.D.

Dr. Golz completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He interned at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, member of the University of Pittsburgh and was a Resident at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

He is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Golz is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Michigan Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Golz has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Golz started in practice with Dr. Galvin in Norton Shores, and has been at Port City Pediatrics since December 2002.

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Elizabeth Fisher Pallante, M.D.

Dr. Pallante completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She completed her Pediatric residency at The University of Michigan, Mott Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Pallante is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Pallante has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Pallante joined Port City Pediatrics in 1993.

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Karl F. Nicles, M.D.

Dr. Nicles completed his undergraduate studies at Hope College in Holland, MI. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI where he graduated in 1997 and went on to the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital, Pediatrics in Ann Arbor where he graduated in June 2000.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Nicles is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and Medical Society for County of Muskegon and State of Michigan.

Dr. Nicles is the Chief of Pediatrics at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Nicles joined Port City Pediatrics in July 2000.

Dr. Nicles is married to his wife Jennifer and has three children, Emma, Lauren, and Brock.

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Alison L. Fox, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Fox completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and completed her Residency training at William Beaumont Hospital Department of Pediatrics in Royal Oak, MI.

She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fox is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fox has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

Dr. Fox was a member of the Pediatric teaching faculty, William Beaumont Hospital Department of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Pediatrician, William Beaumont Hospital After Hours Clinic until May 2008. She served as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. She joined Port City Pediatrics in October 2008.

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Paul T. Alban, M.D.

Dr. Alban completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. He obtained his M.S. Biology Degree at Oakland University in Rochester, MI and Doctor of Medicine Degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his Residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. Alban is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Medical Society for County of Muskegon and State of Michigan.

Prior to joining Port City Pediatrics in October 2009, Dr. Alban was Chief of Pediatrics at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY. He served as a Battalion Surgeon at Teal Troop Medical Clinic, Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq and as a Battalion Surgeon at Monroe Health Clinic, Fort Hood, TX.

Dr. Alban has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

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Dustin J. Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies. He received his Master of Business Administration from Davenport University and his Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate from University of Massachusetts Boston. He received his Bachelor of Science: Psychology from Michigan State University.

Dr. Miller comes to us from Hurley Children’s Hospital, Michigan State University, Flint, MI, Department of Pediatrics where he was Chief Resident.

During residency, he held an appointment as Assistant Clinical Instructor through Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Human Development.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a current member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Miller has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

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Jessica A. Pedersen, M.D.

Dr. Pedersen came to Port City Pediatrics on August 1, 2018 from the Mercy Physician Network, Bear Creek office. She received her Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Michigan.

She completed her pediatric residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Dr. Pedersen has privileges at Mercy Health Mercy Campus in Muskegon, MI.

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Our Doctors Truly Care About Our Patients

AND OUR PATIENTS LOVE OUR DOCTORS

Dr.Golz was my Dr as a child he is kind, smart & gentle hands down the best pedeatrition a mother could ask for . My son and daughter will stay with him as long as possible!

Andrea Picklesimer

Dr. Golz is amazing. May have to wait awhile to see him but it’s always worth it. He won’t leave until all my questions are answered!

Mickayla Pastor

Wonderful doctors office. They always get my daughter right in and work with me over any concerns we might have.

Kat Franklin

Dr. Nicles has been amazing. My kids have been going to him since birth and they are now 12 and 15. Always willing to listen and take as much time as we need with him.

Brian Hoeker

Dr. Alban is a very nice and caring man! My son had a bone marrow transplant in July of 2016 and he takes very good care of Erik’s follow ups! I would recommend him to anyone with their child

Leslie Mata Merrick

I LOVE how Our Dr has young children so I believe that gives him something over other Doctors that don’t or have older children and has forgotten what it’s like having your young child spike a temp at 3am… very caring staff and beautiful new office

Tim Harris

Both of my girls see Dr. Alban. We love Dr. Alban and he’s AMAZING with both of my girls. He’s so easy to talk to and is very helpful

Carol Ann Hanes

I love this office. The staff is so nice and welcoming. I feel comfortable enough as well if my doctor weren’t available that I can trust the other doctors. I even drive 25 min to and from.

Jessie Jane

Both my kids see Dr. Golz and we are so thankful for that. He’s caring and understanding and always has an answer. The rest of the staff is always very nice as well.

Erin Wine Rivord

Dr. Nicles is the most dedicated and best pediatrician to all my kids, for almost 19 years now. Never a long wait and he always takes the time to listen and answer questions. My brothers children are also with Dr. Nicles, All the staff is great, and we always get in right away, and rarely have to see any of the other providers although Dr Golz and Pallante are great Pediatricians!

Shawn Marie Edakkatt

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