Our mission is to transcend the flaws in the current medical system by offering you access to a full spectrum of medical care that you desire and deserve. As physicians, we believe you will find our approach to health care refreshing. We talk with you at great length regarding your family medical history, lifestyle, physical conditions, and current health status. The program we have developed provides patients with exceptional medical care tailored to meet specific health care needs.

With Premier Private Physicians you have access to experienced physicians who maintain the highest standards of medical care.

MEET OUR TEAM

Our Physicians

John Blanchard, MD

CEO

John A. Blanchard, M.D. is a practicing Direct Primary Care (DPC) physician and CEO of Premier Private Physicians, L.L.C.

He is recognized as an expert and national leader in the Direct Primary Care and concierge medicine movement. He speaks and lectures nationally, advocating for the improvement of health care quality and service through a direct financial relationship between physicians and their patients. He is the co-founder and Past President of the American Academy of Private Physicians. Dr. Blanchard is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians in the specialty of Family Medicine. He has full staff privileges at William Beaumont Hospital, where he completed three years of postgraduate residency training and served as chief resident. He graduated with clinical honors from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1996, and he graduated with honors from Michigan State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology.

Dr. Blanchard enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing with his sons Collin and Evan. He and his wife Julie enjoy traveling and spending time together boating on Lake St Clair.

Keith Christmon, MD

Director of Executive Health Services

Dr. Christmon is a Board-Certified physician specializing in Family Medicine and an honors graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, and the Christian Medical & Dental Association. Dr. Christmon has a special interest in fitness and sport-related injuries and offers a holistic/preventative approach to medicine. His passion is to help his patients find quality of life regardless of their age or health challenges. He is a very active volunteer in his church and the community serving on several administrative boards. His personal passion is golf, outdoor recreation, and travel.

Dr. Christmon resides in Lake Orion with his wife Dara and their two daughters, Caslyn and Kegan.

LoriAnn Washe, MD

Director of Women’s and Children’s Health

Dr. LoriAnn Washe grew up in Rhode Island and received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Brown University. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School and completed her residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy. She is board certified in Family Medicine. She has been in private practice for the past 15 years.

She is married and has three sons. Her hobbies include baking, reading, and being a “hockey mom”.

Our Staff

Kyle Bingham

Business Development

Kyle graduated from Western Michigan University earning a BS in Exercise Science. He has experience in all facets of personal training including sport specific, team, and group training as well as back to sport rehabilitation training. His previous experience in medical sales in the durable medical equipment field helped him transition into joining Premier Private Physicians as an educator of the Concierge medicine model. Since joining Premier Private Physicians, he realized his professional passion for restoring the patient/physician relationship and educating individuals and businesses of the importance on restoring patient-centered care, promoting free market solutions to our current healthcare system, and seeking to find, educate, and promote a sustainable model of healthcare delivery for the masses.

Kyle truly enjoys being an active father to his energetic son, and spending time with his very supportive wife Jessica. Kyle enjoys mountain biking, golfing and playing ice hockey.

Joanne Lyszczarz

RN

ACLS/BLS certified, Joanne has worked in Cardiac Units at Harper Hospital, Detroit and Genesys Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI.

Joanne is married with two daughters and enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with her family.

Caslyn Christmon

Information Technology

Caslyn works alongside the doctors to prepare and implement new tactics. She adapts to each new task and does anything possible to make the office processes run smoothly. She maintains and tracks the health of our Premier patients utilizing the reporting software. She has worked in the customer service industry for 5 years. She has worked for Premier Private Physicians for 3 years.

Caslyn is always willing to lend a helping hand to all. She likes to do volunteer work in her spare time.

Tonya Burton

Patient Administration

Tonya has been in the medical field for over 20 years. In the last 10 years she has worked in podiatry.

Tonya is a mother of two and enjoys reading, working out and spending quality time with her family.

Angie Burns

Controller

Angie spent 10 years in banking before joining the practice in 2013. She graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

In her spare time, Angie enjoys working out, solving puzzles and has a passion for learning and helping others. She resides in Sterling Heights with her husband and dog.

Lisa Leal

Medical Assistant

Lisa began her medical experience as a secretary to the Director and Assistant Director of Operations for a medical management group. She soon moved on to becoming Executive Health Coordinator for two successful medical practices. All told, she has been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years and especially enjoys working with high-level clientele Lisa is BCLS certified.

Michelle Carter

Director of Operations

Michelle joined Premier Private Physicians and Clarkston Lakes Family Medicine in January of 2012. She brought over 24 years of hands-on office management experience that included managing day-to-day operations, leadership and employee relations, human resources, finance, organization and business development, marketing and public relations. Her many years of experience in these areas have proven to be an asset in her current role as Director of Operations. She received her Business Information Systems degree from Oakland Community College. Michelle enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children.

Alexis Aranosian-Post

Administration Assistant

Alexis has been the Executive Health Coordinator here at Premier for almost 4 years. She brings an intangible asset in that she understands our business and its mission. “I have experienced firsthand the frustration of getting “ lost in the shuffle” or being the patient that fell through the cracks. Having open and consistent communication with your doctor is one of the true helping hands to gain control of your diabetes,” she relates.

Alexis studied Criminal Justice at Ferris State University and for more than 12 years has been involved with the Clarkston SCAMP organization; a summer camp program developed and designed for children and adults with special needs.

Alexis enjoys boating, skiing, and traveling with her husband Kyle.

Lina Dagher

Registered Dietitian

Lina Dagher is a Registered Dietitian. She received her Nutrition education at Madonna University and completed her clinical training at the Detroit Medical Center. Prior to that, Lina attended the University of Michigan where she graduated with honors in Psychology. She believes that the connection between health and nutrition is stronger than ever.

Lina founded Personal Nutrition Solutions and offers a safe and proven weight loss method widely used in Europe and Canada. Her focus is to help clients achieve their weight and health goals while making lifestyle changes permanent.

Lina is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association, the Michigan Dietetic Association and the following Dietetic Practice Groups: Weight Management and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists.

Lina enjoys cooking with her daughters, working out and spending time with family and friends.