Traci A. Ackron, D.O., wanted to be a physician since she was a child. She has always had a desire to serve others and feels that being a physician is the best way she can give back. “I decided on family medicine as I love having relationships with my patients and their entire family, from birth of a newborn into geriatrics,” Dr. Ackron says. She believes it’s a privilege that people allow her to be a part of their lives, in good times and bad, while sharing their journey and helping encourage them to live their best lives.
In her practice, Dr. Ackron emphasizes partnering with her patients to achieve their health goals. She takes particular interest in prevention and the osteopathic principles of the body as a unit, capable of self-healing. “As a provider, I think my most important role is to be an advocate for the patient,” she says. In addition, Dr. Ackron has a special interest in sports medicine because she is an active person herself. She understands the frustration with injuries and setbacks, and enjoys helping others get back on track and achieve their goals.
Dr. Ackron earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. She completed her family medicine internship and residency training at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, as well as a sports medicine fellowship at the Detroit Medical Center where she had the opportunity to be team physician for the Detroit Red Wings (NHL) and the Detroit Tigers (MLB).
Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Ackron has lived in the Detroit area; Chicago, Illinois; Washington state and Portland, Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running (she ran the Chicago Marathon four times for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) and playing soccer. She loves to travel and has done volunteer work in Peru, Kenya and El Salvador.