Zwemer Surgical PLC

About Us

Meet Douglas Zwemer M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Zwemer received his bachelor of science degree, with distinction, from the University of
Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He went on to get his doctor of medicine degree from Wayne
State University in Detroit, Michigan. His five year surgical residency was completed at St. John
Hospital and Medical Center, also in Detroit. He is board-certified with the American Board of
Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of surgeons. –

Dr. Zwemer brings his enthusiasm for medicine and surgery to his role as an associate clinical professor of surgery at Michigan State University, college of osteopathic medicine, instructing medical students and residents since 2002. He was voted “Educator of the Year” by the intern class of 2006 – 2007 and 2017 – 2018.

He continues to be a member of numerous committees at the hospital and has held numerous appointed positions including chief of surgery, chief of staff, and is currently on the Board of Directors at Mercy Hospital.

He’s also a board member of the Muskegon County medical Society, serving as president in 2008. He is a lifelong resident of Michigan, born and raised on the east side, but relocated to West Michigan in 1998. He has a wonderful wife who is an educator in the Whitehall school district, and two grown children. His family is his pride and joy, just ask him and he will tell you!

Our Team

Learn about the rest of our team


Practice Manager

Paulette has worked alongside Dr. Zwemer as his Nurse and Practice Manager since 1999. Her training as a nurse and extensive background in medical billing and healthcare administration adds a powerful skill set to the group. Paulette enjoys supporting Dr. Zwemer’s surgical practice vision and is grateful to work with a man who is such a compassionate person who genuinely cares for his patients and their outcomes. Managing a team of driven dedicated professionals who are selfless and caring has been extremely rewarding for her. She is passionate about her work and strives to continually improve all aspects of the practice to provide the best possible experience for our patients.
Outside of work – Paulette is a mother of three beautiful children and enjoys
spending time with them and her Australian Shepard, Diesel, and Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot, Reggie. She enjoys traveling as much as possible, football, attending concerts, hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors.


Surgery Scheduling and Medical Assistant

Lynn has worked with Dr. Zwemer since 2002. She is extremely passionate about her role as a patient care coordinator and loves working in the medical field. As a patient care coordinator, she navigates patients through their surgical journey from
start to finish. She takes pride in educating patients on surgical procedures, pre and post-operative care. Lynn loves her position because of the relationships she gets to develop with patients and being able to lend a helping hand through each patient’s surgical experience. She is dedicated to making sure each patient has the absolute best surgical experience here at Zwemer Surgical, PLC.

Outside of work:  Lynn has 2 grown children and 3 grandsons that and keep her very active. She also has 2 Doxies that she loves spending time with. She enjoys gardening, camping, and  looks forward to traveling more.


Reception and Medical Insurance Specialist

Stacie joined our team in 2020. She has been in the medical business for over 20 years and has experience in many facets of the office. She has lived in the Muskegon area all her life. She is married and has 4 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and Traveling!