Mercy has entered Midwest City with a new clinic and a pair of well known physicians. Grace Ruidera, M.D., and Patrick Morgan, M.D., will combine their existing practices and join the new Mercy Midwest City clinic.
“Dr. Ruidera and I have been in Midwest City for some time and we’re very familiar with the local community,” said Dr. Morgan. “Mercy is a quality organization with a very good reputation. I think it’s a positive move and a very good marriage.”
Dr. Morgan, a board-certified internal medicine specialist, has had a Midwest City practice since 1977. Dr. Ruidera, also board certified in internal medicine, has been in the area since 1997. The two even shared an office for four years.
The Mercy affiliation and new facility will allow Drs. Morgan and Ruidera to provide even better service to their patients.
“The new clinic will include an in-house lab, so we won’t have to send patients to different areas to get things like blood work done,” Dr. Morgan said. “We’ll also have access to Mercy’s extensive resources, including their electronic health record. I look forward to putting it into play.”
Mercy is among only 4 percent of hospitals nationwide with an integrated electronic health record sophisticated enough to access and share medical records among multiple Mercy facilities in a four-state area. Serving more than 3 million people each year, connectivity between 29 hospitals and more than 200 outpatient facilities is critical.
In addition, MyMercy – a free online service – will give Midwest City patients the ability to check lab results, request appointments and prescription refills, and leave messages for their doctors – all from a computer or smartphone.
The surroundings and technology might be different, but the quality care patients have come to expect from Drs. Morgan and Ruidera will remain unchanged.
Dr. Morgan earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and completed his internship at Tulane University’s Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, La. His residency was conducted at Oklahoma City’s former University Hospital.
Earning her medical degree from Far Eastern University in Quezon City, Philippines, Dr. Ruidera completed her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. She also completed an internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
“I want to provide the best care for my patients and help them live a better life,” Dr. Ruidera said. “This arrangement allows us to do that.”
It also allows space for a veteran obstetrician and gynecologist to join the team in Midwest City. Joe King, M.D., treated Midwest City patients for five years before coming to Mercy and he’s looking forward to serving the community once again.
“As a third-generation medical professional, I have a passion for women’s health,” Dr. King said. “I want people to know how much I value the patient/physician relationship.”
Mercy Midwest City is located at 111 N. Post Road, Suite C. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (405) 455-4342.