Physicians Speak: Hector Marchand, Jr., M.D.

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: July 11, 2016

hector-marchand-jr-md“It pleases me when my patients progress toward good health.”

Following in his father’s and his grandfather’s footsteps, Dr. Marchand attended the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Science in Puerto Rico. “I selected Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University for my residency in part because it was close to my family and because it exposed me to cutting-edge medicine.”

Born and raised in Valparaiso, Dr. Marchand is glad to be coming home to practice medicine. “I am excited to be able to give back to the community that gave so much to me and supported me while I was growing up,” he said. Saying he enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, Dr. Marchand likes working with his patients to empower them to take responsibility for their own health.

“I can prescribe medicines to treat a condition, but it’s ultimately up to the patient to follow the rules of a healthy lifestyle if they are going to stay well.”

Hector Marchand, Jr., M.D.
Cumberland Internal Medicine
1231 Cumberland Crossing Drive