PROVIDERS & STAFF
We realize that we are only as good as the weakest member of our team. Front desk staff, to medical assistants, to mid-level providers, care managers, and doctors--everyone is a key player in providing you with the care you need. Our physicians are Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and on staff at William Beaumont Hospitial Royal Oak. Our staff is caring, highly skilled, competent and here for you. Even if you require inpatient services, our partners, Hospital Consultants, PC, are present night and day to oversee your care.
Stephen Driker, MD
Dr. Stephen Driker grew up in Detroit. He attended Tufts University in Boston, MA. He earned his MD degree at Wayne State University. He then moved to Chicago to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Driker is a leader in quality care and has served on various committees at Beaumont Hospital.
Jennifer Driker, MD
After completing her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Jennifer Driker, MD went on to earn her Masters of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and received her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Steven McClelland, MD
A graduate of Clawson High School and Alma College, Steven C. McClelland, MD earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. After medical school, he completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, followed by a year as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. One of Dr. McClelland's interests is preventing and treating disease through Lifestyle Medicine.
Susan Pikal, MD
With her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Susan Pearce Pikal earned her doctorate degree in medicine from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Pikal completed her internal medicine residency training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Advanced Mid-Level Practitioners
Tyler Dick, PA-C
Tyler Dick PA-C grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. She went on to earn her Physician Assistant Masters Degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She practiced for three years in Elgin, Illinois at a family practice clinic. She then moved back home to Michigan and joined NWIMA in March of 2020.
Kristina Knechtl FNP-BC
Kristina Knetchtl FNP-BC grew up in Clawson, Michigan and completed her Bachelors of Nursing at Oakland University. After graduation, she moved to Traverse City and worked as a Registered Nurse on a cardiology unit. She then went on to attend the University of Michigan Flint where she completed her Masters of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2022, she returned back to the Metro Detroit area to start her career as a Nurse Practitioner. She joined the team at North Woodward Internal Medicine in the Summer of 2022!
Meet our Care Management Team! Our care managers partner with our providers to increase patient engagement and self care to improve patient's functional health status. We offer care management in the areas of behavioral healthcare, chronic disease management, nutrition and medication management to improve overall health.
RN, ACNS, NP, PhD
Molly Counts grew up in Clarkston, Michigan and attended Indiana Wesleyan University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked at University of Michigan as an RN and CNS before returning to Wayne State University to pursue her masters and PhD in nursing. Molly is also a licensed Nurse Practitioner and a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. In addition to serving as a care manager, Molly also teaches nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy. She has been at NWIMA since 2019.
Lindsay Bellware, RN, CCM grew up in Beverly Hills, Michigan. She earned a Bachelors in General Studies with a focus on psychology and sociology from University of Michigan. She then went on to earn a second-degree Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. Prior to nursing school, Lindsay was an internationally competitive synchronized ice skater for 17 years. She comes to us with interest in wellness through dietay modification and exercise. She has been at the practice since May 2019.
Bailey Rice, RDN joined the NWIM team April, 2022. She graduated with a degree in Nutrition
and Dietetics from Michigan State University the winter of 2015. She was accepted into Beaumont Health ‘s Dietetic Internship Program which she completed the summer of 2017. She worked at Beaumont health in both the inpatient and outpatient setting for 4 years before accepting a position with United Physician’s
as a RD/Care Manager.
The NWIMA office staff is a key element to providing excellent care. This dedicated group of individuals stands ready to assure your care experience is organized, efficient and correct--every time. This includes the hundreds of refills, referrals, forms, emails and calls they receive each and every day.
Shelly R. & Michelle N.
Stephanie J. , Satoko N. & Samantha D.