Outstanding surgeons join SMG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Published: Oct. 7, 2020

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Medical Group has added several outstanding orthopedic surgeons to better serve the growing needs of our communities.

Michael McDermott, M.D.; Gregory Uitvlugt, M.D.; and Jeffery Uitvlugt, D.O., have joined SMG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, adding vast experience and expertise. They will practice out of a new Sparrow location, the former East Lansing Orthopedics site at 3394 E. Jolly Road, Suite A, in Lansing. The location is already home to Sparrow orthopedic surgeon Matthew Dubiel, M.D.

The addition of Drs. McDermott, G. Uitvlugt and J. Uitvlugt adds to an outstanding Sparrow Orthopedic team built in recent years, including our providers at SMG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, SMG Orthopedic Trauma, and our regional SMG orthopedic practices. Through these practices, Sparrow now offers orthopedic care that encompasses a full range of services for our region.

Orthopedics is a rising area of growth in healthcare as Baby Boomers begin having more knee and hip replacements, among other issues.

Besides the Jolly Road location, SMG Orthopedics and Sports Medicine also has an office at the Sparrow Health Science Pavilion, 2900 Hannah Blvd., Suite 212, East Lansing.

That location features Jarred Holt, M.D., and Amy Worthing, PA-C.

Sparrow Orthopedics is rounded out by our trauma care team: Michael Tucker, D.O.; Jason Maxa, PA-C; and Heidi Richards, CNP.

For more information, go to Sparrow.org/orthopedics.


Sparrow Carson Hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System. As Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization, Sparrow includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia, and St. Johns, as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with the 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 Sparrow.org.