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Michael Carroll, MD is a board certified family physician with a special interest in sports medicine. He is the founding partner of Creekside Clinic, LLC, a progressive primary care center in Traverse City, Michigan. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Carroll has also written extensively on a variety of medical issues. An example of one such article titled "Proteinuria in Adults: A Diagnostic Approach" can be found here. Proteinuria is a condition that has been around for thousands of years, and was first mentioned by Hippocrates. Today, the condition is a marked increase in the excretion of protein in the urinary tract with important ramifications for health, insurance eligibility and job qualifications.

About Me:


1991 B.S., University of Notre Dame
1996 M.D., Wayne State University

Postgraduate Training, Fellowships, and Faculty Development:

1996 – 1999 Resident, University of Wisconsin – Madison Family Practice Residency, Madison, Wisconsin
1998 – 1999 Chief Resident (elected position), Madison Family Practice Residency
1999 – 2000 Fellow, Community-Based Faculty Development Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Waukesha Family Practice Residency
1999 – 2000 Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin Primary Care Faculty Development curriculum
Clinical Experience: 2005-present Family Physician Creekside Clinic, LLC
2001-2004 Family Physician Grand Traverse Family Medicine
1998-2001 Emergency Medicine physician:
▪Providing full range emergency medicine care
▪Hospital code responsibilities
1999 – 2000 Family Physician, Waukesha Family Practice Residency: Half time patient care

Faculty Appointment:

July, 2000 Assistant Professor, Waukesha Family Practice Residency, part-time position

Certification and Licensing:

1999 – 2013 Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
1994 – 2001 Certified, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
1997 – 2001 Certified, Advanced Trauma Life Support
1997 – 2001 Certified, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
1997 – 2001 Certified, Neonatal Advanced Life Support
1997 – 2001 Licensed, Wisconsin (#39192)

Awards, Honors:

1995 Inducted, Alpha Omega Alpha
1999 Children’s Hospital Wisconsin, named the outstanding
Emergency Medicine rotating resident. Given annually and determined by pediatric emergency medicine attendings.
1999 University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Medicine resident teacher of the year. Nominated and elected by fellow residents.

Professional Memberships:

1996-present American Academy of Family Physicians
1998-present Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
1998-present American College of Sports Medicine
2001-present Michigan State Medical Society

Community Activities:

1997-present Have been actively involved on local, regional, and national levels in the effort to enhance indigent patient access to
prescription medication.
1997 – 1998 Team physician for the Madison Maddogs, an arena football
professional team.
1998 Staffed Wisconsin state soccer finals
1998 Lectured to neighborhood clinic clients on prevention and treatment of back pain
1997 – 1998 Staffed several Madison area high school football games
1997 – 1999 Supervised medical students seeing patients in a Salvation
Army clinic every two months
2000Camp physicals at Salvation Army clinic
2000-present Started and managed a large youth lacrosse league in Traverse City

Peer Reviewed Presentations:

CARROLL MF, Best TM. Knee pain – Baseball. Case presentation at the 46th American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting,
Seattle, WA, June 1999.
CARROLL MF, Douglas LO. Medical Technology as Teacher: The Effect of an Electronic Medical Record on Resident Knowledge of Drug Interactions. Peer presentation at the 33rd Society of Teachers
of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2000.
CARROLL MF. Medical Technology as Teacher: The Effect of an Electronic Medical Record on Resident Knowledge of Drug Interactions. Platform presentation at the 9th Annual Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, June 2000.
CARROLL MF, Best TM. Nighttime Shoulder Restraint for Rotator Cuff Tedinitis. Slide presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, Denver, CO, May 2006.

Invited Presentations:

Diagnosis and treatment of acne and rosacea. Grand Rounds presentation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Family Medicine, October 1998.
Eczema: Consideration of the differential diagnosis and current management. Waukesha Family Practice residents, August 1999.
Post-partum hemorrhage. Waukesha Family Practice/Medical College of Wisconsin presentation of the ALSO course, September 1999 (54 participants).
Family practice approach to common ailments of the foot and ankle. Two one-hour lectures,
Athletic knee ailments. Waukesha Family Practice residents, December 1999.
Approach to the patient with a painful hip. Waukesha Family Practice residents, February 1999.
Differentiating the causes of arthritis on plain film. A web-based lecture. Waukesha Family Practice residents, May 1999.


1997 – 1999 Small group leader for Patient-Doctor-Society the M-2 introduction to physical exam and case scenarios. Led twelve
sessions over the course of the year.
1999 – 2000 Preceptor at Waukesha Family Practice Resident Clinic. Staffed 2-3 half-days per week over a twelve month period.
Fall 2000 Forceps and vacuum, workshop. Mega delivery testing, Waukesha Family Practice/Medical College of Wisconsin presentation of the ALSO course, September 1999 (54 participants).
Spring 2000 Rotation coordinator for an M-3 student spending the month at the Waukesha Family Practice Clinic.
Spring 2000 Evaluator of M-1 history and physical exams at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Spent one ninety-minute session observing, demonstrating, evaluating first patient interview.