Dr. Abigail Adams
Dr Abigail Adams is the proud founder of Get Fit NSB, a dream of hers over 20 years in the making. As an ER doctor for nearly 15 years, she has had a front row seat so to speak as to the dangerous and oftentimes fatal consequences of a poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. She is so excited to add wellness services to The Med Spa which will utilize both of her degrees in Medicine and Nutrition in order to empower people to live their best, healthiest life. Dr Adams was inspired to go med school by her late father, who was a volunteer ambulance driver and EMT in rural Michigan where she grew up. As a senior in high school, she was one of 10 students in the nation accepted into the prestigious Medical Scholars Program at Michigan State University where she graduated with a BS in Nutritional Sciences. She went on to earn her MD at the MSU College of Human Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC. During these long years of training, she met and married a boy from NSB named Ben Adams DDS and they chose to come back to this quiet little beach town to serve the community where they live with their 3 children surrounded by amazing friends and family.
Health and wellness has alway been a priority for Dr Adams. In high school, she was a 4 sport athlete earning many achievements in athletics and academics. In college, she served as a nutritional counselor to the HIV/AIDS population at an inner city Lansing clinic. She was also involved in many research projects at MSU in the dietetics and nutritional science lab under the direction of Dr Lorraine Weatherspoon. Her research was focused on diabetes in children as well as the effects of certain “hunger” hormones on rats. She spent months going in at 6 am feeding these RATS! There is no question that medical school and residency were some of the toughest years of her life. Wellness wasn’t just optional, it was a means for survival. During that time Dr Adams researched the prevalence of depression amongst this population of medical trainees and the results were alarming. Nowadays, there are many wellness programs established within training programs along with strict “work hour” limits but this was not well enforced when she did her training. Although sometimes very stressful, serving this community in the ER for the last 12 years has been extremely rewarding and some of the proudest moments of her life. She has taken care of thousands of patients and families on some of the worst days of their lives. She may have lost some sleep, missed some ballgames and holidays with her kids but has no regrets and is blessed to be able to take on this new venture to help others optimize their own health so they can AVOID the Emergency Department!