Carl J Kinzel, DO

Carl J Kinzel, DO
Carl J Kinzel, DO

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine


Carl J. Kinzel, DO is a board-certified family physician practicing in Battle Creek, Michigan. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. He earned his medical degree at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Kentucky. He received the inaugural award for excellence in primary care for a former military service member with emphasis in commitment in osteopathic principals in treating patients.

Dr. Kinzel stayed in Pikeville to complete a family practice residency at Pikeville Medical Center as part of their Family Practice Residency Program. He has worked as a traveling emergency room physician, served as director of a suboxone clinic, and now works in outpatient primary care.

While in medical school, Dr. Kinzel performed independent research and published for an article entitled "Prevalence of Cardiac Myxomas in the Appalachian Population". His clinical interests are all aspects of primary care with emphasis on chronic pain and chronic disease states. He enjoys participating in medical education by participating in the writing of in-service questions for osteopathic residents and by hosting medical students at his clinic.

  • Board Certification

    • American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine
  • Education and Training

    • Residency 2009, Family Practice, Pikeville Medical Center
    • Internship 2007, Traditional Osteopathic Internship, Pikeville Medical Center
    • DO 2006, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville College
    • BS 2002, Human Biology, Michigan State University
  • Research

    • Clinical Instruction