About Us

Meet our staff members, who work with Dr. Richard A. Wandzel. You will find the best highly-qualified staff ready to serve you.

Dr. Richard A. Wandzel, M.S., D.O., F.O.C.O.O.H.N.S., F.A.C.O.S

Meet Dr. Richard A. Wandzel who is a board-certified otorhinolaryngologist with over 30 years of experience in providing patients with comprehensive ear, nose, and throat care at his practice in Michigan. A Detroit native, Dr. Wandzel is fully committed to serving those in his community with the most advanced, state-of-the-art services available.

Dr. Wandzel graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  His postgraduate training included an internship at Botsford Hospital, a year of general surgery study at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, and advanced residency training in Otorhinolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery.

Before his medical studies, Dr. Wandzel completed a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in microbiology, and taught microbiology at Macomb Community College as a Ph.D Candidate.  All of these vastly prepared him for his extensive medical training.

In addition to his extensive training and practice experience, Dr. Wandzel is also affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University
  • Medical Trainer, Harper Children’s Hospital Detroit Medical Receiving
  • Faculty Professor of Concordia University.
  • American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, Fellow
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

Accreditation and Memberships
(held by various members of our staff members, most by Dr. Wandzel)

  • American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Speech-Language & Hearing Association
  • Michigan Associations of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Sigma Sigma Phi: National Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity

Meet Our Staff Members

Colleen Shephard, R.N., Surgical, and Office Nurse

Jacqueline Lypka, MA, CCC-A, Director of Audiology

Lisa Berch MA, CCC-A, Audiologist

Melissa, Medical Assistant

Maria, Office Administrator

Barbara, Medical Biller, Office Administrator

Susan, Reception



Reception & Patient Relations

Meet our staff member, Lexi who enjoys greeting our patients and is here to ensure that your experience at Dr. Wandzel’s is a good one.

She hopes that each patient’s experience reflects our mission of clinical excellence delivered with compassion.

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2 Convenient Locations to Serve You!

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Highland, MI

222 West Highland Road
Highland, MI 48357
Phone: 248-889-7600

Howell, MI

820 Byron Road
Suite 500
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517-548-5900