Clare Heidtke, MD, graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1979 and completed her four year internship and residency at St.Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She is Board Certified in obstetrics and gynecology, is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and a member of the Society of Reproductive Medicine. In over 30 years of practice, Dr. Heidtke has been a leader in bringing advances in the ever evolving field of gynecology and infertility to the women of Northern Michigan. She delivered thousands of babies over a 25 year obstetric career. She performed major gynecologic surgery for over 30 years as well as provided the most advanced infertility care to women in the region. She has now refocused her practice to provide up to date  healthcare solely in the office, including both general gynecology as well as a full spectrum of infertility care.  Dr. Heidtke and her husband David have two wonderful daughters and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, and playing the violin, and considers Petoskey “heaven on earth”.


Rachelle Janicki Medical Assistant, assists Dr. Heidtke with direct patient care. When you come for an appointment, she will be the person to prepare you for your visit, take your vital signs and update your medical history. She performs numerous tasks including answering your nursing phone calls, calling in prescriptions, getting prior authorizations for meds and xrays, and assisting with in-office surgical procedures. She enjoys getting to know our patients and goes above and beyond to help them with their medical needs. In her free time she enjoys making jewelry, being outdoors,  and spending time with her family.


Maria Tibaldi , runs the Front Office and takes care of the scheduling and billing.  She will most likely be the one to answer the phone when you call, and greet you when you arrive.  She checks your insurance and demographic information, makes your appointments, and helps with referrals.  If you have questions regarding your appointments, or bills, she would be the one you want to speak with.  When she is not working, she will most likely be found reading or watching her Redwings, Lions or Wolverines.