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“Are you ready to look for a more Holistic Approach to your Pain? Try Denali Healthcare Way!”

Denali Healthcare is an integrated healthcare network dedicated to a Holistic Approach to chronic pain, control of the overuse of narcotic medications, and alternative medicine. It was developed by Dr. Bob Townsend, in response to the ineffective use of high dose narcotic pain medications. The key point of the ‘Denali Way’ is to attack pain with fresh eyes and without personal bias. Our approach is very goal oriented. To improve your quality of life with and pain management, come to Denali Healthcare.  We have convenient locations throughout Michigan.

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We are here to help you find a better quality of life, the Denali Way

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“Was concerned in my health care and my health history. Addressed my questions well.”
“I’d rather have a week of wonderful than 10 years of nothing special”
“Caring and receptive. Very friendly and professional. I didn’t feel uncomfortable as typical of doctor’s appointments.”
“Great having a doctor that cares about me and is truly concerned about my well being!”
“My doctor was extremely helpful, caring, and provided excellent care. I look forward to further treatment… Thank you!”
“The doctor was very thorough and easy to communicate with. The staff was very efficient and coordinated paperwork expeditiously.”
“Very professional and fantastic Dr. Bob and Staff!”
“The staff at Dr Bobs we’re both courteous and professional. I look forward to seeing them again.”

The ‘Denali Way’ begins with answering your questions:

  • ‘What can I expect pain management medication to do?’
  • ‘Why did I become dependent on narcotic pain medication?’
  • ‘Why can’t I talk to my doctor about an alternative solution to traditional pain medication?’

Yours are questions that deserve answers and we are here to help our patients get those answers. Reasonable expectations, understanding of how and why things happen the way they do, and a willingness to work with us are the keys to a better Quality of Life the Denali Way.

Therapeutic Laser Center:  Pain Management with Light


The Denali Therapeutic Laser Center uses a MultiRadiance MR 4 Cold Laser to provide non-narcotic and non-surgical relief of pain- See Dr. Townsend’s personal struggles with a bad rotator cuff injury.

The medical community has used therapeutic laser (also called ‘cold lasers’) for more than 50 years. The principle behind a therapeutic laser is the use of light energy to warm tissue, calm nerve condition of pain stimuli, and activate biologic substances such as cytochrome c and ATP (the basic energy molecule of the body) to promote healing and relieve pain. They are used extensively in human and veterinarian medicine.

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The Bonsai Tree Represents the care and attention offered by the Denali Pain Management Program


The Bonsai Tree represents the Denali Approach to Pain Management

Denali Heathcare Michigan: Therapeutic Laser Center 

Our MR 4 Therapeutic Laser uses light to provide pain relief and assist with healing in acute and chronic pain.  Examples of conditions include low back pain, plantar fascitis (heel spurs), tennis elbow, rotator cuff pain, neck pain and fibromyalgia.

  Call 989-339-4464.


Addiction Management Alcohol and Narcotics

Denali Healthcare offers help to those suffering from addiction to Narcotics and Alcohol with non-opiate therapy.

Raked Sand and Arranged Stones

Raked Sand and organized stones represent order from the chaos of addiction to the light of recovery


Raked Sand represents the order Denali Healthcare brings to the chaos of addiction

Denali Healthcare Addiction Services: Michigan: Addiction and Alcoholism Therapy, Detox Treatment, Drug Addiction Therapy 

Denali Healthcare offers assistance to those suffering from Narcotic Addiction and Alcoholism.


Medical Marijuana Certification:

At Denali Healthcare, PLLC, we provide professional, defensible medical marijuana certifications for Michigan patients that qualify under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Our evaluations are fully compliant with the bonafide doctor/patient relationship amendment the the MMMA. We were, in fact, among the experts consulted by the Michigan Legislature to help define what a bonafide doctor/patient relationship was as that act was being written.

We require medical records, meet with patients and provide free follow up, and always have, even before it was required. Every time the matter has been questioned in court, our relationship with our patients was determined to meet the standards, and we have never had a certification overturned.

We take care to ensure our practices keep up with changing medical marijuana laws. Would your current certification hold up in court? Find out here.
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The orchid represents the usable flowers and leaves of marijuana


The orchid represents the leaves and flowers of usable cannabis.

Denali Heathcare: Michigan: MMMA Card, Medical Marijuana Card, Section 8 Defense

Denali Healthcare offers evaluations for Michigan Medical Marijuana Cards under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws. Denali Healthcare requires medical records to support your qualifying complaint and offers free on line and in office follow up for the entire 2 years of your Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Call 989-339-4464 for details.


Holistic Health: Offered at Selected Locations

Holistic Health is best defined as an approach to medicine that treats the entire person, not a particular organ system.  In chronic pain management, for example, we deal with chronic pain.  Chronic pain has a cause, it has a character (dull, burning, tearing), it has a modality- never pain vs mechanical pain.  Each in turn needs to be addressed.

But what is the difference between pain and suffering?  Pain is the result of the disease process itself, the damaged disc or the compressed sciatic nerve.  It can be acute, chronic or more commonly chronic with flares of acute pain.  Suffering involves the response of the patient to the pain.  Constant pain in a young person, one that reasonably expects to be active and pain free, is very depressing. Their activities are limited more than their peers, and emotionally they suffer.  There is a psychological aspect to their pain, we refer to that as suffering.

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Stacked Stones represent the balance of holistic medicine

Stacked stones represents the balance of Holistic Health

What is Holistic Health? Ask Denali! 989-339-4464

What is Holistic Health? It is an approach to the total person rather than a symptom and how that symptom affects the rest of the person.  Our Holistic approach to pain management and narcotic addiction offers alternative medicine in support of traditional treatments, addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of pain and addiction. 989-339-4464