New Practitioner joins Sparrow Medical Group Portland

Published: July 13, 2020

PORTLAND, MI – Sparrow Ionia Hospital is pleased to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner Christina Knoop, MSN, FNP-C, has joined the Sparrow Medical Group Portland team.

Knoop has broad experience as a Nurse Practitioner in local medical practices and as a Registered Nurse in Sparrow’s Intensive Care Unit and Medical/Surgical floor. The Portland resident is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a graduate of the nursing programs at Lansing Communit College, Michigan State University, and Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn.

Her office at SMG Portland is located at 9751 E. Grand River, Portland. She joins providers Zuhair Abulrihy, M.D., and Bhagya Venkatesh, M.D.

SMG Portland is a family medicine practice and designated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a Patient Centered Medical Home. A PCMH represents a trusting partnership between a doctor-led healthcare team and patient.

There are a number of ways you can safely stay connected with SMG Portland, including video visits, traditional office visits, or phone calls. When you call the office to set an appointment, one of our caregivers will help you determine which type of visit will best meet your needs. To schedule an appointment, call 517.647.6722


Sparrow Ionia Hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network. As mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization, Sparrow includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit