Two join Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to welcome two new assistant directors to the program, Lisa Long, MD and Patrick Huffer, MD. Long officially joined the program August 28th and Huffer on August 31st, 2017.

After receiving a BS in Biology from Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs/Honor’s College, Dr. Long earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is an alumna of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, graduating in 2002. Long completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in 2010. She is board certified in integrative medicine, family practice and is certified in advance cardiac life support.

Dr. Long has been both a presenter and participant with the Janus Project Winter Seminar in coordination with the Cedar Tree Institute, a continuing education event for health practitioners that integrates mind/body experiences (such as hiking, Tai Chi, kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing, etc.) and promotes small group dialogue. She served as moderator and chair all three years at the local Nutrition Conference which highlights the role of nutrition in health and healing. She has spent additional time studying Environmental Medicine and Bioenergy Healing Philosophy and techniques.

"Taking care of people who happen to be my patients is a privilege, and I am grateful to be asked to be part of so many people's lives,” said Long. “Each person has gifted me an opportunity to learn, to share ideas, and remember there is 'no one size fits all' when it comes to humans."

Dr. Long enjoys gardening, walking in the woods, kayaking, spending time with her husband Lee and kids Jesse, Lauren, and Alex. She resides in Negaunee Township with her family.

Dr. Huffer attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, receiving a BA in Biology. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, and completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Huffer is board certified in family medicine and completed fellowship training in Faculty Development/Academic Medicine. He worked as a clinical instructor at Belleville Clinic in the Madison Residency Program prior to coming to Marquette Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Huffer’s medical interests include promoting health through nutrition and lifestyle changes, teaching medical students/residents, inpatient medicine, and primary and prenatal/postnatal care. He is fluent in Spanish and has spent time in Guatemala and Ecuador. Huffer enjoys all things outdoors, especially backpacking, canoeing, fishing, biking, and skiing, as well as reading and cooking. Huffer resides in Marquette with his wife Megan McConville, who specializes in environmental chemistry/technology with a focus on water. They have a son, Finn.

“My family and I are thrilled to call Marquette home and participate in its vibrant community. I look forward to working with the people of the UP to improve their health and wellbeing. I strive to be a compassionate listener and to provide pragmatic, evidence-based medical care,” said Huffer. “I am especially excited at the chance to work closely with the fantastic resident physicians in the Marquette Family Medicine Residency.”

To learn more about the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, please visit

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – Upper Peninsula Region works in conjunction with UP Health System – Marquette to coordinate the training of family medicine residents and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine medical students. Since its inception in 1978, 278 medical students and 192 resident physicians have graduated from the two programs.

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