Attending Physicians

Attending Physicians at The Laurels of Sandy Creek

The Laurels of Sandy Creek is very pleased that many surgeons and attending physicians follow their patients at our facility.

If your physician does not have admitting privileges, our Medical Director or other attending physician will be happy to oversee your care while you are staying with us. If you have any questions regarding your physician coverage, please don't hesitate to contact us at (269) 792-2249. We can assist you to ensure that you will have physician coverage.

The current list of attending physicians at The Laurels of Sandy Creek includes, but is not limited to, the following:

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Andrew Colman, DO

Medical Director

Dr. Andrew Colman is a geriatric medicine specialist in Westland, MI and has been practicing for 38 years.  Dr. Colman is a part of Millennium Medical Group West and Long-term Care of Michigan. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteo Medicine & Surgery in 1980 and specializes in geriatric medicine, osteopathic manipulative therapy and more.

Long Term Care of Michigan is a leading medical service provider to patients in Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long Term Care Facilities and Assisted Living settings throughout Michigan.  We work in conjunction with the facilities to provide the highest quality of care to patients.  Our Physicians' collaborative effort with our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants allow us to offer a unique service to our patients and families. Our extensive experience in Long Term Care enables us to build a reputation for quality and excellence as we face the challenges of our aging population.

Education and training is a fundamental priority at each stage of our Providers career. Our Physicians are certified in Geriatrics and are certified Medical Directors with the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).

Our philosophy and goals is to provide care with integrity, dignity, respect, responsiveness, and compassion that has allowed us to develop a reputation for providing quality clinical based services to our patients.

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Sal F. Dyke, MD MS Diplomate AAFP

Attending Physician

My name is Saleh (Sal) Frederick Dyke. Saleh in Arabic means good, just, right, straight forward. It is also the name of a prophet who is a descendant of Abraham. I was born to Christian parents in Bethlehem, also known as The City of David, now located on the West Bank in The State of Israel. I was baptized in The Church of The Nativity which was a block from my grandparents home. At age thirteen the entire family moved to Southern California where I grew up and attended high school and college. I have been a physician in good standing since 1993. My profession is honorable and that of a physician/medical doctor. I completed my undergraduate studies in Bacteriology at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), my Masters of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at California State University, Los Angeles. I graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and completed a 3 year Family Medicine Residency Training at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City Tennessee. There I received many honors.
I worked as a family physician in Johnson City, TN for 5 years then moved to Grand Rapids, MI in 1995 and have been there ever since. I (we) just love West Michigan and its people. Both of my kids were born in Grand Rapids and proud to be Michiganders. I practiced the specialty of Family Medicine to its fullest from delivering babies to caring for the elderly. As we say, family physicians care for all patients, regardless of gender, religion, economic status, and ethnicity, from the cradle to the rocking chair or from the womb to the tomb. I am married to my beautiful wife Huda which means "gift". I was blessed with two wonderful kids; Gabriella who is a first year medical student at MSU Medical School, and John who is a junior at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. His goal is to attend medical school as well. As a family, we attend a non-denominational bible church. My spouse is a group leader in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). I would not be telling the truth if I were to tell you that I have hobbies other than the practice of medicine to its fullest.
My guiding principle of patient care is that the patient is the sun of my solar system and all of the caregivers rotate around patient service. I am here to serve my patients, to the best of my ability, who have entrusted their medical care to me, which I consider an honor and a privilege.


Sal F. Dyke, MD MS Diplomate AAFP

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