EDMOND, Okla. – Edmondites have been curious about the temporary Mercy building on Interstate 35 since it went up earlier this month. Mystery solved. It’s Mercy Clinic I-35, and it’s open to serve patients. The clinic is home to primary care physicians David Johnson, M.D., Jason Hart, M.D., and G. Bob Fraley, M.D.
Fraley and Hart come to Mercy Clinic I-35 from other Mercy facilities. Johnson, an Oklahoma native, joined Mercy Clinic in August. The three physicians will serve Edmond residents’ primary care needs in the Mercy modular building until summer 2013, when Johnson, Fraley and Hart will join a team of health care professionals in Mercy Edmond I-35 – the $88 million facility currently under construction at East 15th Street and I-35.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to return to my hometown of Edmond,” said Johnson. “As a family doctor, my daily life is dedicated to serving the individual needs of my patients and fostering long-lasting relationships. My goal is to deliver a straightforward, common sense approach to healthcare that focuses on staying healthy in a manner they understand and trust. I will also be their biggest advocate when navigating the health care community. God has blessed me with this amazing opportunity, and it is an honor to be a part of my patients’ lives.”
Johnson received his bachelor’s in biology from Oklahoma Christian University, earned his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Oklahoma, and completed his residency at Great Plains Family Medicine, in Oklahoma City. He comes to Mercy from Cushing Regional Hospital, where he was an ER physician.
Mercy Edmond I-35 is scheduled to open next summer.
“Mercy’s I-35 facility will house an innovative way of conducting health care,” said David Tew, Mercy chief operating officer. “The goal is partner with patients to keep them healthy. And when they do need care for illness or injury, the goal is to return them to an even healthier lifestyle quickly.”
The 200,000-square-foot building will house the primary care clinic, a fitness center, lap swimming pool, retail pharmacy, sports rehabilitation facility, outpatient surgical center, walk-in clinic, child care center for patients and fitness center members, OB-GYN center, orthopedics, cardiology and more.
The Mercy I-35 facility will also serve the community’s education needs, providing classes such as diabetes education, heart health, joint health and prenatal yoga.
Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of medical providers across the four states Mercy serves. In Oklahoma, Mercy Clinic has nearly 300 providers and 64 clinics statewide. With access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine equipment and each other, Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient’s location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more information, visit MyMercy.
Appointments with Dr. Johnson, Dr. Hart or Dr. Fraley can be made by calling Mercy Clinic I-35 at 405-509-2800.
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit mercy.net.