MHSI Alexandra Fretter PA-C 

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Michigan Head & Spine Institute

Office Locations
Southfield Office

Marisa L. Smitt is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in neuroendovascular procedures, stroke and cerebral aneurysms. She began her career working with postoperative spine patients and then expanded into neurology and trauma intensive care. Her expertise is traumatic brain injuries, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, brain aneurysms and other neurologic conditions. 

Working with Ali Luqman, M.D., her focus is on the treatment and care of patients who experience head injury, spinal cord trauma and cerebrovascular disease. Marisa is trained to perform comprehensive physical exams, order and interpret diagnostic testing, formulate patient diagnoses and create treatment plans, including medication management. Marisa is also specially trained to first assist Dr. Luqman in surgical and interventional radiology cases in the operating room.

Marisa Smitt believes that delivering personalized health care all starts with treating every patient like she would want to be treated, with respect, dignity and compassion. She cares for her patients and their families like they are members of her own family. Marisa makes sure her patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options while encouraging them to be equal partners in their care. She realizes that every patient is different requiring a unique, individualized approach to care with a personalized course of treatment.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Master of Science in Nursing, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
Advanced Life Support Skills/Basic Life Support
National Institutes of Health – Stroke Scale Certification

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Heart Association (AHA)
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP)


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Hospital Affiliations

Ascension St John Hospital
Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn
Detroit Medical Center (DMC)
Novi Surgery Center

Participating Insurance

Call 248.784.3667

**Insurances change frequently. It is the patient's responsibility to verify insurance coverage before scheduling an appointment.


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