U.P. Otolaryngology, PC joins OSF Medical Group

7/28/2016 - Escanaba, Michigan

OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that U.P. Otolaryngology will be part of our growing medical specialties serving patients in Escanaba and the region.

Effective July 31, the practice will become OSF Medical Group – Ear, Nose and Throat and will continue to operate at 2525 5th Avenue South, Escanaba.

UP Otolaryngology has been providing cutting edge specialty Ear, Nose and Throat services to the residents of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for 27 years. Started by John A. Klim D.O. in August of 1989, Thomas K. Carlson MD joined in July of 1996 and together they formed UP Otolaryngology, PC.  Dr. Klim has practiced Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery for 27 years and Dr. Carlson has practiced Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery for 20 years, creating a combined clinical practice experience of 47 years. 

“The acquisition of UP Otolaryngology by the OSF Medical Group to form OSF Medical Group ENT will help to expand services and access to the residents of Delta County and the entire U.P,” said Dr. Klim. “It also allows us to focus on the most important aspects of providing care while the OSF Medical Group provides experience, resources and management in our changing healthcare environment".  

“This relationship maintains high quality ENT services for patients in our community,” says Kelly Jefferson, VP of Operations for OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group. “We are blessed to have the opportunity to bring this practice into the OSF family.”

New patients are being accepted. For an appointment, please call 906-786-6047.

ENT is a new specialty for OSF in the U.P., joining cardiology, oncology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics, urology and pediatrics.



Kacie Hanchek
Community Relations Specialist
(906) 786-5707 x5516