Meet the Physicians

Our staff is comprised of Board Certified OBGYN specialists who have operating privileges at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital, where our patients can reap the benefits of McLaren’s state-of-the-art facilities and expert nursing care.

Michael A. Swirtz, M.D.

Dr. Swirtz is a well-respected Obstetrician/Gynecologist whose excellent reputation is rooted in a long history of clinical and academic excellence. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, he was elected into the prestigious academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa, and he then went on to fulfill his Medical Degree at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Swirtz completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University’s Hutzel Hospital, and has achieved and maintained Board Certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) since 1999. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, Dr. Swirtz is also on the Board of Directors at the McLaren Central Michigan Hospital, and has served as the Chief of Staff and a member of the Medical Executive Committee at the Central Michigan Community Hospital (CMCH).

Robin L. O'Dell, D.O.

Dr. O’Dell is an osteopathic physician (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O.) who specializes in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her impressive academic history includes induction into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society at Alma College, in Alma, Michigan, and completion of a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and a pre-doctoral Fellowship in Anatomy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine. Dr. O’Dell performed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency through Michigan State’s St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, and went on to achieve Board Certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. O’Dell lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with her husband and three daughters.

Steven O. Podolsky, M.D.

Dr. Podolsky has been a practicing Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for more than twenty years. After completing both his undergraduate and Medical Degrees at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Podolsky went on to perform his Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the University of Iowa. He has been board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1996 and is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Podolsky finds true joy in working with patients, and is committed to devoting the necessary time and attention to effectively resolve their health concerns. He enjoys building lasting relationships with his patients and has delivered over 2000 babies while practicing in Mt. Pleasant. Outside of work, Dr. Podolsky enjoys working on his mini farm with his wife and two children.

Michelle K. Sanders, D.O.

Dr. Sanders is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) specializing in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After attending Medical School at Pikeville College’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sanders completed her Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Michigan State University’s St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, located in Pontiac, Michigan and achieved Board Certification in 2014. Dr. Sanders is extremely committed to protecting the health and well-being of her patients, and has been asked to present her research findings at a number of prominent medical conferences. She believes in the importance of giving back to the community and has devoted her time to numerous charity fundraising endeavors, including the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for the Cure and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Jerry B. Elliot, M.D.

Dr. Elliot is a highly-esteemed, Board Certified physician with over 30 years of experience in the field of Obstetrics/Gynecology. After receiving his medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Elliot went on to perform his Residency at the Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He specializes in performing complex vaginal surgeries (i.e. Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy); treating pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence; and in dealing with gynecological issues such as menopause and contraception. Dr. Elliot lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with his wife and four sons.