Meet Our Providers

Carol Beals

Carol Beals , M.D.

Rheumatologist

Dr. Carol Beals is the Founder and President of the Beals Institute.  She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University in 1976.  An internship in Internal Medicine was completed from 1976 through 1979 at Michigan State University Graduate Medicine Education.  She completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at the University Of Michigan Medical School in 1981. She has been practicing in the field of Rheumatology since 1981.  She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.  She is on the Clinical Faculty in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.  Dr. Beals is a well-known speaker throughout the state and has traveled to Russia, China, and other foreign countries extensively speaking on many topics regarding arthritis, osteoporosis, and other auto-immune diseases.  Dr. Beals has two sons, five stepchildren, and at the present 19 grandchildren.  She resides on a farm in Grand Ledge.

Timothy Palmer

Timothy Palmer , PA-C

Physician Assistant

Timothy Palmer PA-C is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who joined Beals Institute in 2016. He received his Physician Assistant degree in 2012 from Wayne State University. His previous clinical experience includes 4 years of Gastroenterology at McLaren GI in Lansing, MI. He completed his undergraduate degree from Spring Arbor University in 1999. He worked in the private sector for several years before pursuing a career in the medical field. He enjoys various outdoor activities such as biking, traveling up north, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and two young boys. He also spends a great deal of time with his local church, playing in a worship band, and participating in community events in the Lansing area.

Kimberly Frazier

Kimberly Frazier , N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Frazier is a board certified nurse practitioner in adult-gerontology. She has been with the Beals Institute since September 2018. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Spring Arbor University. Kim's previous nurse practitioner experience includes endocrinology, internal medicine, pain management, and home health assessments. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she spent 10 years working in an ambulatory surgery center, as well as a hospital staff nurse, pediatric clinic nurse, and nursing home staff nurse. Kim enjoys reading, gardening, and working on house projects with her husband. They have three grown children, two dogs, and two cats.