Our Providers

Bay View Obstetrics & Gynecology is dedicated to providing Northern Michigan with the very best in women’s health care.


Dr. Kara E. Cockfield, M.D.

Dr. Cockfield grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota and graduated pre-med in 1991 from ND State University. She then graduated in 1995 from the University of ND School of Medicine. She completed her residency in 1999 at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and received Board Certification in 2005 from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Cockfield worked in Battle Creek for two years and South Haven for six years before moving to Petoskey and joining Bay View in 2007.

Professionally Dr. Cockfield enjoys helping women dealing with polycystic ovarian syndrome, preventive health care, and adolescent health. She also performs balloon ablations and Laparoscopic Hysterectomies.

Dr. Cockfield is married to Pete and has two children. She enjoys golf, skiing, being active with family, camping, reading and traveling.


Dr. Kendra Johnson, D.O.

Dr. Johnson grew up in Northern Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 2004. She then graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. She completed her residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Professionally, Dr. Johnson enjoys endometrial ablations, minimally invasive hysterectomies, and helping women with infertility.

Dr. Johnson is married to Joe and they have a daughter, Abigail and a son, Samuel. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities and watching Michigan State sports.


Dr. Emma Rodgers, D.O.

Dr. Rodgers grew up in Northern Michigan (Traverse City). She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2006. She Graduated from Michigan State College of Osteopathic Med in 2011. She completed her residency at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, MI and was Chief Resident and OB/GYN Resident of the Year. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG).

Professionally, Dr. Rodgers enjoys adolescent gynecology, well-woman care, helping women with infertility & minimally invasive procedures, and helping families achieve a healthy and safe pregnancy.

Dr. Emma Rodgers is married to Brent and they have two daughters, Amelia and Sofie, and have 3 dogs and 1 cat. She enjoys time with family, running, Peloton, being outdoors and traveling.

Dr. Angers DO OBGYN

Dr.  Deanna Angers, D.O.

Dr. Angers grew up in Southeast Michigan, earned her undergraduate from the University of Michigan in 2013 and graduated from the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018.  She completed residency at Providence Park Hospitals in Southfield and Novi where she served as Chief Resident and was certified in DaVinci Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Angers is excited to help women in Northern Michigan with minimally invasive surgeries, comprehensive obstetric care, contraception and postmenopausal bleeding.

Dr. Angers and her husband Tom have enjoyed vacations and visiting family in Northern Michigan over the years and are now excited to live here with their son, Owen, and their two dogs.


Shelby Waibel, FNP-BC

Shelby is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Shelby attended Alpena Community College, Ferris State University, then Spring Arbor University, while working in the Intensive Care Unit as a Registered Nurse for 6 years prior to receiving her FNP License.

Shelby is a native of Northern Michigan and now lives here with her husband, Chris and their Sheltie, Lexie. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, running and snowshoeing.

Shelby will help care for our OB patients and women’s health concerns, allowing some of our physicians to see more specialized gynecological issues.