MARQUETTE — UP Health System – Marquette is pleased to welcome
Jonathon Schwake, MD, to its Digestive and Liver Team.
Dr. Schwake attended medical school at the University of Iowa,
Carver College of Medicine before completing his residency at Wilford Hall
Medical Center and finished his fellowship at the Gastroenterology and
Hematology Brooke Army Medical Center. He recently served as a staff
gastroenterologist at Minnesota Gastroenterology.
After growing up in a rural community in Iowa, Dr. Schwake relished the chance to serve a small-town community.
“I’ve always hoped to have the opportunity to practice in a location
like the Upper Peninsula,” he said. “I know from my own family’s experience the
challenge of finding specialty care in smaller communities, and I’m glad to be
able to offer gastroenterology care to the community without traveling hundreds
“And it goes without saying, the UP is one of the most beautiful
places I have ever visited and will now be able to call home.”
At UPHS – Marquette, Dr. Schwake joins a digestive and liver team that
specializes in providing care for the entire digestive system. The physicians
specialize in colonoscopy for colon and rectal screening and can provide
diagnosis and treatment for a variety of digestive issues, such as:
and biliary tract disease
sensitivity and celiac disease
digestive health complaints
For Dr. Schwake, one of his primary medical
care philosophies involves listening to the patient.
“I think that medicine is a mystifying,
confusing and often stressful area of life for most people,” he said.
“Unfortunately, many people avoid medical care for those reasons, particularly
smaller communities like the one I grew up in. I hope that I make my patient
feel at ease, that I can grasp their concerns and present care solutions in a
way that make them feel validated and empowered to participate in their care.”