Ira Paul Michaelson, MD, is a board certified gastroenterologist with extensive experience caring for people with digestive disorders and other conditions affecting the G.I. tract. A lifelong Boston-area resident, Dr. Michaelson graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and earned his medical degree from the University of Florence in Italy. He completed his internship and the first year of his Internal Medicine residency at Carney Hospital in Boston. His second and third years of residency were completed respectively at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston. He practiced briefly as an emergency physician before pursuing a two-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. He then began a 35-year association with Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Medford, MA, where he provided gastroenterology and advanced endoscopic care to G.I. patients throughout the Medford area. A member of the American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Michaelson is dual boarded in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, with clinical interests in Plant Based Medicine and cancer prevention following the work of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic. An avid cross-country skier, he and his wife, Shari, have four children and six grandchildren.
Kristy Leier, FNP-C
A North Dakota native, Kristy Leier, FNP-C, received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from the University of Mary, Bismarck. She practiced in Trinity’s Emergency Department for 12 years as an RN, and upon completing her nurse practitioner training served several years as a provider in emergency, occupational, family and palliative medicine settings. She’s a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the North Dakota Nurse Practitioners Association, and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Bonnie Ler, FNP-C
Bonnie Ler, FNP completed her medical training at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She provided medical services in the Internal Medicine Department for many years and now practices in the Gastroenterology Department of Health Center – Medical Arts.