Rakesh Saxena M.D.

Rakesh Saxena, MD, is a physician with Prism Primary Care specializing in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He currently welcomes new patients to his office in Alma.

“My aim is to serve the community I live in by offering patient-centered care and to maintain long standing and trusting relationships with my patients,” Dr. Saxena stated.

Dr. Saxena received his medical degree from the College of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, India. He served his residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University and received special training in gastroenterology at Lehey Clinic in Boston. He is a board certified member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, president of Gratiot Chapter of the Michigan State Medical Society, medical director of the Gratiot County Free Clinic and chairman of Department of Internal Medicine at MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot.

Dr. Saxena and his wife, Dr. Indira Saxena, MD, have 2 grown daughters and have lived in Alma for the past 40 years. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, running and traveling.

Jennifer Barnhart NP

Please welcome the newest provider to our practice. More info to come soon!

Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner


I was born and raised in Pontiac prior to going into the Navy after High School. While enlisted, I met my husband Melvin, and although he is from Ohio, we have stayed happily married since 1995. GO BLUE!! We have 2 son’s, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews, and am very happy to be back home in the Mitten!


I graduated from Yale University in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Adult Geriatric Primary Care and I absolutely love my job! I approach my care of patients holistically, not just focusing on the main disease process, but also on the patient as a whole. I am LGBTQ+ friendly. We will work together to come up with the best treatment plan for you, and I look forward to working with you!

Julie Stevens, D.O.-

Julie Stevens, D.O.

Julie Stevens, DO, is our newest DO with us here at Prism Primary Care. Dr. Julie M. Stevens D.O. is a physician with Prism Primary Care specializing in Family Practice.

Dr. Stevens has provided health care to patients in the Mount Pleasant area since 2002. She sees her role as physician as being in partnership with her patients by providing coaching and encouragement to mutually develop the best plan of medical care for each of her patients.  In addition to Family Practice, Dr. Stevens has special training and interest in Osteopathic Manipulation (OMT), Trigger Point Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine, Hospice/Palliative Care and medical care for LGBT patients.

Dr. Stevens received her Medical Degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and served her Internship and Residency at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI.  She is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

In her spare time Dr. Stevens enjoys may recreational and artistic pursuits. Her favorites are camping, travelling, geocaching, beachcombing, genealogy, painting, drawing, crafting with polymer clay, playing her guitar, banjo and tin whistle and following CMU Women’s Basketball, Softball and MSU football and basketball.

Kurt C Anderson, D.O.

Kurt C Anderson, DO is a lifelong resident of central Michigan, and has been in Family Practice since 1983.  Dr. Anderson received his medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, his internship from Grand Rapids Osteopathic Hospital, and completed his Board Certification through the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.  He is a Board Certified Family Physician and continues to provide osteopathic care to his patients including OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy), wound care, and personalized care to patients of all ages.  He has also been on the staff at CMU as a Team Physician since 2006.

Dr. Anderson is currently accepting patients at the Mt Pleasant locations.


Mt. Pleasant – 989-817-4600

Julie Carman, RN – Care Manager

Julie Carman, RN, is a Register Nurse with Prism Primary Care. She is our newest member and she is our Patient Care Manager. She will be providing comprehensive care and education to aid in those with chronic conditions to better manage and improve your health.

“I am excited to start my journey with Prism Primary Care and excited to be a part of this community, providing patients with education, support, and coordinating their health care needs, to enhance their lives and to make it easier while living with a chronic condition. “  Julie stated.

Julie received her degree in nursing with Montcalm Community College and a high school graduated from Ithaca High School.

Julie is a life-long resident of Ithaca, has one child and has been married for 9 years. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, swimming, spending time at the lake and spending time with family and friends.