Welcome to Professional Medical Center
Founded by Chief (Dr.) Augustine Kole-James in 1984, Professional Medical Center (PMC) has provided access to quality and affordable health care services for residents of the city of Detroit and throughout southeast Michigan.
From the PMC’s four strategically positioned office locations throughout the City of Detroit, our board certified physicians and our health care providers, the multi-specialty and fully-equipped practice offers services including Internal Medicine, Family Practice, OB-GYN and Pediatrics. Additionally, the practice offers various ancillary services, including radiology, laboratory and drug screening, genenic drugs, immunizations and well-child care, pre-natal, and a pharmacy.
Our board-certified physicians are on staff at the Detroit Medical Center and the St. John Providence Health System.
Chief (Dr.) Augustine Kole-James was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. At ten years old, Augustine was diagnosed with double pneumonia that almost killed him. Watching Dr. Olumide treat him, motivated Augustine to study medicine, become a doctor and care for people just as he was. Dr. Olumide became his guide and mentor and showed him the way to go. Augustine Kole-James was the first in his family to pursue a career in medicine. Determination was his rule and he read so much, other children called him a bookworm.
Augustine was educated in Nigeria, Augustine attended the University of Ibadan and graduated with honors with a BS degree in Physiology. He then relocated to the United States of America in 1971 to continue his studies. Augustine then applied and was accepted into Columbia University, majoring in Pharmacy and graduated as one of the top students in three years instead of four. With a full scholarship to Wayne State University, he graduated with honors as a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1976.
He applied and was accepted to five medical schools. He decided to attend New York Suny Downstate University, receiving his MD Degree in 1981. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal medicine, American Board of Clinical Internal Medicine, American Board of Managed Care Medicine, Fellow Royal College of Physicians (USA), and the Fellow American College of Physicians.
The determination and business background given to him by his father and his educational training pushed Dr. Augustine Kole-James to begin his private medical practice in 1981 and by God’s grace, he opened Professional Medical Centers in 1984. His practice consists of five multi-specialty clinics in Detroit, Michigan. His staff, though small in number, has taken on the spirit of their leader and one equally committed to excellent patient care. Dr. Augustine Kole-James was more than a physician and employer. He was a friend to many, and even though his practice grew, he kept a personal relationship with many of his patients. Although there were several very capable doctors on his staff, some of his patients would only see Dr. Augustine Kole-James and he would always make time to see them.