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Dr. Earlexia Norwood

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Service Chief of Family Medicine
"Find solutions, not excuses" is the mantra of Dr. Earlexia M. Norwood. Dr. Norwood is a board certified Family Medicine physician, who has practiced at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) since 1993. She seeks partnerships and alliances to make Detroit the healthiest city in the country, as well as opportunities to educate communities and organizations on health and wellness. She is currently the Service Chief of Family Medicine for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Director of Practice Development and Community Health Education, Ambassador for Healthcare Equity, and Global Health Ambassador for the Breaking Walls organization.
In addition to presenting to various national conferences and serving as preceptor and mentor at multiple colleges, she speaks regularly to community groups and organizations throughout metro Detroit.
She is a graduate of the W.E.B DuBois Honors College of Jackson State University and the University of Iowa Medical School, completing her Family Medicine residency at St. John Hospital in Detroit.
She has earned many recognitions throughout her career, including:
  • Robert E. Birk Award for Excellence in Research
  • Featured physician on Henry Ford Health System’s “Minds of Medicine” television program
  • 2017 Diversity Hero
  • 2014 Legacy of Leaders
  • Metro Detroit Hour Magazine's "Top Doc" from 2008 to 2016
  • Michigan Chronicle’s “Women of Excellence 2016”
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