Serving the Kalamazoo/Portage and surrounding areas

Your first visit to Cohrs Family Dentistry establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know Dr. Cohrs. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

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Mission Statement
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

 



Patient Forms
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:


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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.
 


"Mangled Care"

Why Can't I Find Your Name On My List?
We are occasionally asked why we don't participate in a particular insurance plan, or if we would begin to participate in a plan that is cheaper for the patient to purchase.

As you are probably aware, the health care field is undergoing a period of change in the manner in which care is provided to the public. There are many insurance plans that are being promoted that restrict your choice of doctor to those on a specific list of participating offices. The participation agreement between those plans and the providers usually requires the provider to deliver care at a discount to those patients covered by that plan. For some plans the discount is small, for some it is not.

Our orientation has always been to provide quality care. We use those supplies and materials we consider to be the best available. We use excellent laboratories and support services. We have an excellent staff of qualified professionals, and we take the time necessary to provide for quality treatment. We always look for value but we don't compromise quality. Our practice has grown and continues to grow through referrals from our patients. These referrals are indicative of the high level of care and service we strive to provide. Compare that with a referral from an insurance company. Upon what do you think their referral would be based?

We do not participate in any plan that would encourage a more 'retail' philosophy of practice. Dentistry is a service, not a product. For those plans where a filling is a filling and a crown is a crown, it's always possible to find a cheaper way. For us, the manner in which that service is provided and the attention to details makes all the difference. We do not participate in plans that require us to discount our treatment and encourage us to make up the difference in volume. Nor will we make a practice of charging patients different fees for identical services depending on which insurance plan, if any, they belong to.

There is enough diversity in today's dental marketplace for everyone to find a practice whose values they share. I hope this adequately describes our values.

 


Directions

Local Landmarks: One street east of Moorsbridge, turn at Bronson OB on Corner of Cooley and Centre Ave.