Specialty Hospitalist Language(s) Spoken English; Spanish Joined Kelsey-Seybold February 1998 Accepting New Patients? Current patients only BiographyProfessional BackgroundAfter earning his medical degree from Michigan State University, Hector Rodriguez, M.D, completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. He decided to pursue a career in medicine as a means to help other people. His decision to work in Internal Medicine was inspired by a physician he knew during residency. “I really gained an appreciation for working with older patients by observing this doctor address each patient’s concerns with sincere compassion.”Hobbies and InterestsDr. Rodriguez also enjoys working with his hands outside his medical practice. He spends a great deal of time gardening and is especially fond of the planting and care of flowers. Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez takes pleasure in woodworking and refinishing antique furniture.