Mercy Hospital Hot Springs continues to add new services with the addition of Jonathan Stringer, M.D., to the Mercy Clinic lineup.
Dr. Stringer is an Endocrinologist, specializing in diseases of the glands.
A hormone is a chemical messenger from one cell (or a group of cells) to another. Hormones are released (secreted) in the body and have an effect on other parts of the body. The effect is to communicate with the possibly distant parts of the body. Problems with hormones and the way they work contribute to major diseases such as diabetes, thyroid conditions, pituitary conditions, some sexual problems, some neurological problems, appetite, obesity, bone problems and cancer.
“I wanted to be a physician as far back as high school,” Dr. Stringer said. “After watching family members struggle to manage their diabetes, I knew there had to be different treatment options. I wanted to learn them all.”
Dr. Stringer comes to Mercy Hot Springs from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. He was an Internal Medicine resident before completing a two-year Endocrinology fellowship.
He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville before attending UAMS.
“I believe that every patient is important regardless of what disease I am treating them for. Every patient deserves to be heard,” Dr. Stringer said. “I want to treat every patient like I would want my family members to be treated by their physicians.”
Dr. Stringer is seeing patients at the Mercy Hospital South Campus (formerly HealthPark Hospital) located in Suite 230 at 1662 Higdon Ferry in Hot Springs. His office can be reached at (501) 623-9581.
“I am looking forward to getting to know my colleagues and become part of this wonderful community,” he said. “I am also looking forward to saving patients a trip to Little Rock so they can be seen by an Endocrinologist in Hot Springs.”