Terry Kinzel, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Phone: (906) 483-1730

Undergraduate: 
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Medical School: 
University Of Michigan School Of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI

Internship: 
Internal Medicine Training Program, Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals, East Lansing, MI

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine 


Dr. Terry Kinzel has long ties to the Upper Peninsula. His grandparents are from the area, and he attended college at Michigan Tech. He appreciates the stimulation of a university town while being “located in the middle of the woods and water.”

After completing his medical training in 1978, Dr. Kinzel returned to the Copper Country to practice medicine. His medical philosophy centers around the adage of “Do no harm.” Dr. Kinzel says, “I try to determine what my patient’s health goals are and provide the best advice I can as to how to achieve them.” This includes “providing support for the transitions as patients age.”

Dr. Kinzel’s interests are wide and varied. He especially enjoys the outdoors: walking/hiking, bicycling, canoeing/kayaking, cross-country skiing, and snow shoeing. He and his wife were among the founders of the Keweenaw Land Trust, twenty-five years ago, and they remain engaged in their work. Dr. Kinzel and his wife volunteer in Guatemela in both human rights work and medicine.