David Barney PA-C has worked in private primary care for over 15 years and Kirsten Werner PA-C has worked in private primary care since 2016. The two started working together later that year. Stemming from the shortage of primary care practices in West Michigan and their shared dedication to high-quality, patient-centered medical care, the two decided to start their own practice. The providers are supported by a devoted, caring staff who have extensive experience in the medical field and have worked together for several years.
David Barney Family Medicine’s goal is to provide compassionate, comprehensive, community healthcare that not only meets, but exceeds our patients’ expectations.
To be the trusted “Provider of Choice” that families throughout West Michigan can rely on.
David Barney PA-C received his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from GVSU in 2003. Family medicine is his primary focus, with additional interests in dermatology, weight loss, diabetes, and preventative medicine.
He sincerely values his ability to take the time to listen and educate his patients concerning their health and uses his 15 years of experience to deliver the highest quality of patient care. Educating over 60 physician assistant students in his career, David also enjoys his professional role as a preceptor and has been awarded Preceptor/Educator of the Year six times from three different universities. He was also awarded Best Primary Care Provider in 2010 by Grand Rapids Votes.
Outside of the office, David enjoys spending time around the pool with his family, golfing and participating in CrossFit training.
Kirsten Werner PA-C grew up in Midland, MI and received both of her Bachelor of Health Professions and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from GVSU. Since graduating in 2015, Kirsten has been working in private family practice and enjoys forming long-lasting relationships with her patients. In addition to preventative medicine, Kirsten has special interest in diabetes, weight loss and women’s health.
When she is not in the office, Kirsten enjoys cooking, cheering for her Ohio State Buckeyes and playing with her two dogs, Lola and Gus.
Charles Zickus D.O. received his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University in 1986 and then went on to receive his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University in 1995. He completed his internship at Grand Rapids Metropolitan Hospital in 1996 and his residency at Grand Rapids Spectrum East and St. Mary’s Hospital in 1999. Until 2016, Dr. Zickus has worked as an emergency department physician and hospitalist. Now he works as an independent provider for Select Specialty Hospital in Muskegon, MI.