Meet our friendly, experienced pediatricians and staff at TAPAC! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. We’re proud to be members of the Traverse City community and serve the needs of their children.
We pride ourselves in being an exceptional clinic where your kids come first. Our practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through college. Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff is the cornerstone of TAPAC’s quality care. All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained and professional specialists, maintaining the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children and teens.
We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated . Our doctors and staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.
Dr. Mulder grew up in central Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital where she stayed on for chief resident position. She has worked caring for children in Traverse City since 2009 and has been with TAPAC since they opened in 2011. Dr. Mulder enjoys caring for newborns and has a special interest in breastfeeding as well as preventative medicine. She also loves her school aged and adolescent patients as well as the special challenges they sometimes present. Like all of the providers at TAPAC, Dr. Mulder understands the importance of child and adolescent mental health and has years of experience caring for patients with ADHD, depression, anxiety and autism.
Dr. Mulder lives in Traverse City with her two school aged children. She enjoys reading and music as well as being outside biking with her kids, gardening and running.
Kristie Koehler, MD
Kristie graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2007 and completed residency at the University of Arizona in 2010. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician and has been working in a rural community in Northern Michigan for the last 7 years. Kristie has 2 children an older healthy son and a younger daughter with severe epilepsy, global developmental delays, and autism. She specializes in children with complex medical issues because she lives it every day. Kristie also enjoys taking care of teens, and hopes they see her as a safe place where anything is up for discussion.
Her medical training includes both a pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University. In addition to being board certified in pediatrics, she has also earned certification through the American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Pulmonology from 1992- 2006. Dr. Smith cares for many of our areas’ children with pediatric lung disease. Dr. Smith has one adolescent son. She enjoys outdoor sports, gardening, and cooking.
Raised in southeast Michigan, Dr. Labian received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her medical degree from Wayne State University. After completing her pediatric residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital through Ohio State University, Dr Labian moved on to practice in Cleveland, OH, Minneapolis, MN, and Princeton, NJ. She is happy to be back in home in Michigan! Dr. Labian brings with her over 20 years of pediatric experience and expertise in adolescent health and nutrition. She is the mother of three daughters and she enjoys the outdoors.
All of our nurses are fully trained pediatric specialists and can answer any of your questions. In addition, nurses can help you schedule your next appointment provide procedure authorizations and specialist referrals as needed.
Our certified biller can answer questions about insurance coverage and assist you in obtaining payment authorization from your provider.
Friendly and knowledgeable receptionists are available keep you and your child at ease during your visit. They have all the information required to ensure a quality visit and assist you with your billing.