PATRICK FITZGIBBON, DO, MPA, MS, CMD
Dr. Fitzgibbon completed his undergraduate education at Spring Arbor University and several U.S. Air Force officer schools before attending medical school at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, Michigan. Dr. Fitzgibbon’s professional and personal experiences with end-of-life care and symptom management in chronic disease led him from Family Medicine to the fields of Geriatrics and Hospice & Palliative Medicine where he has practiced for the past decade.
Dr. Fitzgibbon is Board Certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and a Masters of International Relations from Troy University’s Kaiserslautern, Germany campus. Dr. Fitzgibbon serves as the Medical Director for Faith Hospice in Grand Rapids, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is the primary attending physician at Faith Hospice’s Trillium Woods in-patient hospice facility, and an attending physician and nursing home medical director through Mercy Health-Grand Rapids. He is a Certified Medical Director (CMD). Dr. Fitzgibbon is an enthusiastic preceptor and lecturer and brings a wealth of experiences beyond medicine to his didactics; including six years of active military service as well as experience in the arenas of Public Administration, International Relations, and Christian Ministry. He is a determined advocate for holistic care of the whole-person; mind, body, and spirit.
In his free time, Dr Fitzgibbon enjoys playing and coaching ice hockey and he is USA Hockey Level IV Certified coach. He also continues to work toward a Masters Degree in History and enjoys all things outdoors in his native Upper Peninsula with his spouse, Heidi, and his three children (Joanna, Jack, And Dane).