Get to know the members of Broadview Heights Family Medicine, Inc.’s team.
Dr. Michelle Mackey-Sawyer (Family Medicine)
Dr. Michelle Mackey-Sawyer graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1995. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Fairview Hospital in 1998. Dr. Mackey is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She was one of the founding physicians of Broadview Heights Family Medicine, Inc., which was established in 2001.
Dr. Mackey-Sawyer has lived in Cleveland her entire life and currently resides in North Royalton with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, sporting events, exercise, and travel. Dr. Mackey has a strong commitment to family unity and community loyalty. Her interests include pediatric, women’s, and preventive medicine.
Dr. Christine King (Family Medicine)
Dr. Christine King is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and she completed her residency in Family Medicine at Fairview Hospital in 2003. She joined the staff of Broadview Hts. Family Medicine in 2007. Dr. King is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. King has lived in the Cleveland area for over 30 years, and currently makes her home with her husband in Brunswick. A mother of 5 children, Dr. King enjoys spending time with her family, recreating outdoors, participating in church activities, and following the Cleveland Indians. She appreciates the wide variety of patients she encounters in Family Medicine, that range from pediatrics to geriatrics. She is committed to enhancing the physical, mental, and emotional health of her patients.
Dr. Melinda DeFilippo Szucs (Family and Osteopathic Medicine)
Dr. Melinda DeFilippo Szucs is a graduate of Ohio University and graduated from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Fairview Hospital in 2010, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Szucs is Board Certified in Family Medicine and joined Broadview Heights Family Medicine in 2010.
A Cleveland area resident her entire life, Dr. Szucs lives in Avon with her husband and two children. She enjoys cooking, exercising, watching Cleveland sports, and spending time with her family. Her interests include sports medicine, pediatric medicine, men and women’s health, and preventive medicine.
Dr. Matthew Andresen (Family Medicine)
Dr. Matthew Andresen is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. In 2011, he completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Fairview Hospital. He joined the staff of Broadview Heights Family Medicine in 2012. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Andresen grew up in the Cleveland area and currently resides in Avon Lake with his family. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and three children, jogging, and watching Cleveland sports. His interests include pediatric medicine, sports medicine, men’s health, and preventive medicine.
Judy Klecan (Practice and Billing Manager)
Contact: 1 (440)-717-6144
Judy Klecan is our Practice Operations and Billing Manager. She has over 33 years of experience in the health care field, specializing in Family Medicine, Cardiology, and Podiatry. She oversees the day-to-day operation of the practice. She is also our Billing Specialist. She assists both the patients and physicians in all aspects of care. She has been with the practice since it opened in 2001.
Judy’s personal interests include travel and photography. She lives in Brecksville with her husband and daughter. She believes in treating the patients like she would want and expect to be treated. She loves watching the practice’s children and the patient’s families grow over the years.
Maria Linden (Quality Care Manager )
Contact: 1 (440) 717-6170
Maria Linden is our Quality Care Manager.
In addition to coordinating our front office desk and staff, she is also the specialist in our Electronic Medical Records system and is an EPIC MPC SuperUser. She has been with BHFM since 2002. Additionally, she also brings with her over 30 years of customer service experience.
Her primary focus is on implementing office policies and procedures into the practice that facilitiate obtaining and maintaining quality standards, such as our recent certification as a Level 3- Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). She monitors our quality measurements and facilitates continuous improvement initiatives.
She is our internal Patient Care Coordinator that oversees multiple outreach and staff training programs. These programs exist to assist patients in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through patient outreach, education, and providing additional resources.
Maria currently resides in Broadview Hts.
Michelle Rodes, MA (Clinical Coordinator)
Michelle Rodes is our Clinical Coordinator, and assists in the Billing Department. She received her Medical Assisting degree at the National Education Center and has 10 years of Medical Assisting experience. She has been with Broadview Hts. Family Medicine, Inc. for over 8 years. Previously, she did home health care. She is also a certified phlebotomist.
Michelle currently lives in Northfield Center with her husband and three daughters. Michelle’s philosophy at work is to provide our patients with quality healthcare and compassion. Her favorite part of working with BHFM is the family atmosphere. In her pastime, she enjoys riding her Harley Davidson.
Annie Persuric, MA (Clinical Care Coordinator)
Annie is a Medical Assistant. She receieved her degree in Medical Assiting in 2004 graduate of Remington College. Her pervious work in the daycare setting compliments the skills needed for Family Practice.
Annie currently resides in Seven Hills where she likes going on nature walks and enjoying life with her son, Jesse.
Jessica Kennedy, MA (Clinical Care Coordinator)
Jessica Kennedy is a Medical Assistant. She is a 2004 graduate of Remington College with a degree in Medical Assiting. After receiving her degree, she has worked in many areas of medicine including Home Care, Urgent Care, and Internal Medicine.
Jessica’s hobbies include drag racing with her family, cheeering on her favorite Cleveland sports teams, and spending time with her family. She currently resides in Maple Heights with her husband Kenny, their boys Xavier and Kameron, and her family dog, Torque.
Her philosophy regarding her job is to treat every patient as if they were your family member and to do whatever it takes to make their day better. She does this with a SMILE because she believes that a smile is contagious.
Brittney Edge, MA (Clinical Care Coordinator)
Brittney is a Medical Assistant.
Lindsey Stevens, MA (Clinical Care Coordinator )
Lindsey Stevens is a Medical Assistant with Broadview Hts. Family Medicine, Inc. She earned her degree in Medical Assiting from Statzenberger College in 2017. She looks forward to building her patient skills at our practice.
Her philosophy regarding her job is best described by this quote-
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. – Maya Angelou
She currenlty resides in Brecksville with her family.
Ceanna Clay, Medical Receptionist (Patient Services Quality Specialist)
Ceanna Clay is our Medical Receptionist. She has a degree in medical billing and coding at Cuyahoga Community College. Her work experience working with children as a teacher in the day care setting fits well into the family atmosphere at our practice.
Ceanna enjoys fishing, four wheeling, and spending time with family and friends. Her philosophy is to treat patients with the same love and respect as you would like to be treated.
Dawn Meixner (Patient Services Coordinator)
Dawn Meixner is one of our Medical Receptionists. She earned her STNA certifciation at Cuyahoga Community College in 2014. Dawn has worked in the medical fiels as a Home Health Aide-STNA.
She loves speding time with her family, antique shopping, and flea markets. She is an animal lover that likes to spend her free time roaming her farm with her husband, her dogs, and her many chickens.
Dawn’s philospohy is treat each person with the same respect and care that she would like to be treated with. JUST BE NICE!!
Christine Mahdinec, RMA (Clinical Care Coordinator )
Christine Mahdinec is a Registered Medical Assistant with Broadview Hts. Family Medicine, Inc. She earned her degree in Medical Assiting from Belmont College in 2015. She has 3 years of experience in a school setting with a primary focus on pediatric patients. Her clinical and strong administrative skills are an asset to our practice.
Her philosophy regarding her job is “Do small things with great love”
In her free time, she enjoys baseball, football games, skiing, reading, and spending quality time with her family and friends.