Wellspring is led by a husband-wife team who share a vision for helping individuals and their families experience full and healthy lives. Here, an integrated approach means bringing our respective skills together in real time to effectively treat the whole person.
Curtis Buchheit, MD
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Curtis is a board-certified internist and a pediatrician who has practiced medicine since 1994. He completed his undergraduate work in mathematics at Ohio State University and earned his M.D. at the University of Cincinnati.
He completed an internal medicine and pediatric residency at UT–Memphis, a program that offers training in a variety of settings, including St. Jude Children’s Hospital – an experience that greatly influenced his perspective on both medicine and faith. His practice career has been diverse, with experiences in outpatient, inpatient, occupational and in-home care settings. He is a husband and a father, local Bible teacher, and enjoys reading, music, golf, and fantasy sports.
Danielle Buchheit, MA, LPC
Behavioral Health Director
Danielle is a licensed professional counselor who has practiced since 2014. After 15 years in nonprofit marketing and advertising design, she felt moved to shift focus from coaching organizations to investing in individuals and families, and earned an M.A. degree from Spring Arbor University in community counseling. She has previously worked as a therapist/intake specialist at Response Care Center in Richland, Michigan, and has focused her post-graduate study in integrated behavioral health with Arizona State University. She is an amateur golfer and musician, and enjoys her roles of wife, mother, and volunteer for various church and community groups.
Joe Cooper, MSW
Behavioral Health Consultant
Joe Cooper, MSW is a recent graduate of Spring Arbor University who brings decades of experience helping children and families overcome changes and challenges. He has worked in various settings, including foster care churches, rehabilitation, and community mental health. He offers virtual and in-person visits Monday- Wednesday.
Alison Stoughton, NP-C
Alison Stoughton, NP-C joins our team with nearly a decade of experience in family practice. In addition to her work as a Nurse Practitioner, she is an assistant professor at Spring Arbor University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Alison has availability for patients of all ages Monday-Wednesday, 8-5pm and Fridays 8-12pm.
Michael Zito, MA, LPC
Behavioral Health Consultant
Michael is a licensed professional counselor who has practiced since 2012. His desire to become a counselor stems from his own past struggle with addiction, which gives him perspective and passion to help others on their own journey to recovery and well being. He has worked in various settings as a pastor and counselor, including the local church, a rehabilitation center, community mental health, and private practice. He offers virtual and in-person visits Thursday-Friday.
Rachel Zito, RDN
Rachel Zito, RDN is a registered dietitian and graduate of Western Michigan University who joins us on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. She provides consultation and coaching for Wellspring patients in areas such as weight management, food sensitivities, diabetes care, and hypertension.