Dr. Joe Schwarz is no longer working at Grace Health after more than 20 years serving the community at that office.

The Battle Creek Enquirer says that Dr. Schwarz, an ear, nose and throat specialist, told them that Grace Health told him that they would no longer be providing ENT services, with his last day being in July. Grace Health, formerly the Family Health Center, says that there are enough ENT providers in Battle Creek, but Dr. Schwarz disagrees.

Dr. Schwarz is well known in Battle Creek, having served as its mayor in the 80’s; he also served as a Michigan Senator and a member of the US House of Representatives.

Dr. Schwarz will be on the Richard Piet Show on Thursday, August 10 after the 8am news to discuss a variety of Michigan issues.