A board certified family physician for close to four decades. He has participated in several different successful outpatient business models, including both private and employed and has entered into three buy-sell transactions during his career of both practice and real estate.  



Dr. Ehrmann , who is still in active medical practice, operates his practice with management tools and strategies he has personally developed and implemented that can be applied and sustained to small, medium and large practices, both primary care and specialty, both D.O. and M.D.  Whether independent or employed his continued focus is for both early, mid and late career physicians focusing on growth, sustainability and succession respectively.

Paul R. Ehrmann, D.O.

Paul R. Ehrmann , D.O. 



Paul R. Ehrmann, D.O.
Founder, Medical Director and Owner - Family Health Care Center - Private Practice
Board Certified 2033 Crooks Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 October 1982-December 2020

MDVIP physician-1639 East Big Beaver Road-Suite 202-Troy, Michigan, 48083-Starting January 2021

Educational Training


  1. Undergraduate - Wayne State University - College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions - 1971-1976 B.S. Pharmacy

  2. Professional - Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine - D.O. - 1976-1980

  3. Appointment - Associate Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine - 2012

Internship & Residency

  1. Detroit Osteopathic Hospital - 1980-1983

  2. Family Practice - Board Certified - American College of Osteopathic Physicians - January 1983 - Chief Resident

Professional Licensure, Organizations and Societies

  1. American Osteopathic Association

  2. Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

  3. Oakland County Osteopathic Society - Board of Director member since 2006

  4. Michigan State Medical Society

  5. Licensure Michigan since 1982

  6. Licensure Florida since 2004



Community & Volunteer Organizations

  1. Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce member since 1982

  2. Volunteer Member Professional and Small Business Advisory Council - Chamber of Commerce since 1982

  3. Volunteer Member Royal Oak School District - Curriculum Committee since 1982

  4. Volunteer Team Physicians - Kimball and Dondero Senior High School since 1982

  5. Volunteer Medical Consultant - Senior Center - Royal Oak, MI since 1984

  6. Royal Oak Prevention Coalition since 1982

  7. Sponsor of Parent supervision of Senior Prom surveillance Senior High Schools since 1982

  8. Volunteer Participant Coop program - Royal Oak School District - Medical Assisting Program since 1982

  9. Medical Center for Royal Oak Kimball and Dondero Pre-Participation Sports examinations since 1982

  10. Sponsor of Howard Alderman Memorial Student Athlete Scholastic Award for both Kimball and Dondero Senior High Schools - since 1984

  11. Volunteer Member Immunization Action Committee - Royal Oak School District - 1986

  12. Chief Medical Consultant to Michigan House of Representatives - Public Health Committee Committee - 1994

  13. Formed a grass roots state-wide volunteer nonprofit organization, "Concerned Community Coalition of Patients and their Physicians" - regarding health care policy.

  14. Donated two houses to families - 1992 and 1999 - to area families to make way for expansion of medical practice.

  15. Michigan State Medical Society Volunteer Recognition Award 2003 and 2004

  16. Annual participant in the Royal Oak Public Schools Career day since 2003

  17. Developer of the Children’s Health Initiative Healthy Living Program - State of Michigan - 2002

  18. Sole recipient of the Spirit of Royal Oak Award for work in Childhood Obesity - 2005

  19. Recipient of the Michigan Surgeon General's Preventative Health Recognition Award for work in Childhood Obesity - 2005 

  20. Presidential Citation Michigan Association Osteopathic Association for work in Childhood Obesity - 2005

  21. Oakland County Michigan Citation for work in Childhood Obesity - 2005

  22. Winner of Doctor of the Year Award from Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical Company for Community Service -2005

  23. Authored Allopathic state resolution on Child health which was accepted in respective House of Delegate meetings - 2005

  24. Authored Ostepathic state resolution on Child health which was accepted in respective House of Delegate meetings - 2005

  25. Chair of Public Health Committee - House of Delegates - Michigan State Medical Society - 2006

  26. Featured speaker Annual Midyear convention Michigan Osteopathic Association - Computer Technology - 2007

  27. Featured speaker Annual Midyear convention Michigan Osteopathic Association - Childhood Obesity - 2007-2008

  28. Featured speaker Health Information Technology presentation - Michigan State Medical Society - 2007

  29. Featured speaker Annual Scientific Seminar - Michigan State Medical Society - Childhood Obesity - 2007 (co-chair) and 2008

  30. Appointed by State of Michigan Surgeon General October 2007 as member of State Planning for Childhood Obesity

  31. Committee member to Oakland County Michigan Childhood Obesity Prevention Committee - 2008

  32. First runner up “Fit for Life” - Obesity Category National Award - American Osteopathic Association - 2008

  33. Winner “Health Care Heroes”- Physician Category - Crain's Detroit Business Publication - 2008

  34. Winner “Volunteer Service Award”- Township of West Bloomfield, Michigan - 2008

  35. President of Oakland County Osteopathic Association - 2009

  36. Chairperson - Michigan Osteopathic Association Public Health Committee - 2009

  37. Guest Lecturer - Wayne State University School of Medicine - March 2009

  38. Chairperson - Metro Detroit YMCA - CHIP pilot for Childhood Obesity - May 2009

  39. Chairperson - Healthier Community Lectures for City of Royal Oak April 2009

  40. Featured Speaker - State Convention - Michigan Dietitian Association - 2009

  41. Winner of the Innovations of Medicine - Cardiovascular Category Award - Michigan Kidney Foundation-2009

  42. Speaker State of Michigan Educator Workshop - State Meeting Physical Education Teachers, Governors Council of Physical Fitness - 2009

  43. Lead Physician participant for Xray reclamation project-Charity for Cass Corridor-Rev. Faith Fowler director

  44. Winner of Innovations of Medicine Award-National Kidney Foundation of Michigan-April 2009

  45. Chairperson-Building Healthier Community Workgroup-Royal Oak, Michigan, April 2009

  46. Authored State Resolution on Community Wellness accepted Michigan State Medical Society, May 2009

  47. Chairperson-Children’s Health Initiative Program-YMCA pilot on Children's Health-September 2009

  48. Speaker at Michigan State Medical Association Scientific Sessions-October 2009

  49. Second Place Pfizer Fit for Life National Award Category of Cardiovascular Health-2009

  50. Co-Principal Family Health Institute Wellness Project-September 2009

  51. Speaker at Jewish Book Fair Metropolitan Detroit November 2009

  52. Speaker at Jewish Book Fair-Ann Arbor Michigan-November 2009

  53. Speaker-American Osteopathic Association Women's Health Group-New Orleans, November 2009

  54. Speaker at American Osteopathic Auxiliary-New Orleans, November 2009

  55. Director-HealthyTowns USA project Royal Oak, Michigan

  56. Keynote Speaker at South Oakland County Leadership Conference-January 2010

  57. Lecturer to Garden City Osteopathic Hospital Medical Students-February 2010

  58. Participant Health Farm project Royal Oak-February 2010

  59. Invited speaker Royal Oak Women's Economic Club-October 2010

  60. Co-participant of Run-Detroit Elementary School Health and Wellness Program-Detroit-February 2010

  61. Participant in Lawrence Technology University Health and Wellness project-March 2010

  62. Named the Best of the Best in General Practice 2010 for Southeast Oakland County by the Daily Tribune Newspapers - October 2011 

  63. Speaker Scientific Session-Michigan State Medical Society - Childhood Obesity - October 2010

  64. Appointed to Blessings In a Back Pack Child Hunger Advisory Board -Royal Oak Schools - October 2010

  65. Feature in Metro Parent article on  Child Obesity-November 2010

  66. Lecture to Graduate students Nutrition-Wayne State University-November 2010

  67. Hosted Community Wellness Event Family Health Care Center-December-2010

  68. Selected as SuperDoctor.com - April 2011

  69. Organized Wisdom Expert.com – April 2011

  70. Finalist in 2011 Innovations in Medicine Michigan Kidney – May 2011

  71. Speaker Greater Detroit Area Health Council-Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan- Health Futures Conference-Childhood Obesity-May 2011

  72. Recognition Award-Favorite Doctors-Metro Parent Magazine- July 2011

  73. Invited Speaker Wayne County Childhood Obesity Seminar-Ford Field, July 2011

  74. Invited Speaker at Community wide Alzheimer’s Workshop Royal Oak-August 2011

  75. Abcnews.com expert Panel-Health and Wellness 2011

  76. Best Doctors in Metro Detroit-Styleline-February 2012

  77. Member Health and Wellness Board-School District of Royal Oak-2015/2016/17

  78. Professor on call-Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine-2021

I do have other passions beside practice management and consulting , so here is a shameless recruitment plug from me to you.  Besides my erratic golf and baseball participation in my spare time, Over the last fifteen years, I have a love for community preventative health. In 2016, As a culmination of that effort, I created  a program entitled HEALTHYTOWN EVERYWHERE (HTE)  which is a physician led, community based,  health and wellness program which is presently being replicated throughout the State of Michigan.

It has reconnected me to my practice community and my  profession and hope you will champion the same and consider adopting a HTE program in your own town.

If you are interested in more information please contact me through the contact page and I will send you a Powerpoint overview. 

     As of 2020,  on Covid hiatus until                                    further notice