New Doctors Join Mercy Clinic

December 14, 2012

Just a few of the doctors who recently joined Mercy Clinic.

In order of appearance:Heather Bechtel, MD; Amy S. Beck, DO;

Jose Derdoy, MD; Heather Joyce, MD; and James Temprano, MD.

ST. LOUIS - Mercy Clinic, the multi-specialty physician group affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Children’s Hospital, recently added new doctors.

Ejaz Alam, MD, internist, joined Mercy Clinic Adult Hospitalists and will see patients hospitalized at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and at JFK Clinic. He most recently served as a hospitalist at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., and prior had been in private practice.

 

Heather Bechtel, MD, pediatric oncologist and hematologist, will see patients at Mercy Clinic Children’s Cancer and Hematology at Mercy Children’s Hospital Cardinals Kids Cancer Center, 607 S. New Ballas Rd. She earned her medical degree at Ohio State University and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Kentucky. Bechtel completed her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Amy S. Beck, DO, internist, will see patients at Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine Old Tesson, 12348 Old Tesson Rd., Ste. 240. A major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, Beck most recently served as medical director of internal medicine at San Antonio Military Medical Center South and Wilford Hall Medical Center. She also was assistant professor at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

Michael Curtis, MD, plastic surgeon with emphasis on breast reconstruction surgery, will see patients at Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery located at 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste. 7003B. He most recently served as assistant professor of surgery and staff physician at SUNY Upstate Medical University and plastic surgeon at Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital.

Jose Derdoy, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist, will see patients at Mercy Clinic Kids GI at Mercy Children’s Hospital, 615 S. New Ballas Rd, Ste. YG220. He most recently served as associate professor of clinical pediatrics and medical director of liver transplant program at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

Dayton Dmello, MD, critical care and pulmonologist, will see patients at Mercy Clinic Pulmonology, located at 621 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste. 228A. He most recently served as critical care and pulmonologist at The Medical Center of Aurora and Skyridge Medical Center in Aurora, Co. He earned his medical degree at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospital in India. He completed his internal medicine residency at North Shore University Hospital in New York, critical care residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and pulmonology residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Mikael Garri, MD, internist, joined Mercy Clinic Adult Hospitalists St. Louis and will see patients hospitalized at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He earned his medical degree at Gondar College of Medical Sciences in Ethiopia and completed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. Garri most recently served as staff physician at Mizrak Arbegnoch Hospital in Ethiopia.

Heather Joyce, MD, pediatrician, will see patients at the new Mercy Clinic St. Charles County Pediatrics – Wentzville, 1502 West Meyer Rd. Joyce most recently served as a pediatric hospitalist at Mercy Children’s Hospital. She earned her medical degree at University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Joseph Pantelis, MD, internist, joined Mercy Clinic Adult Hospitalists St. Louis and will see patients hospitalized at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He most recently worked as a hospitalist at the Ohio State University. Pantelis earned his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his residency at University of Cincinnati.

Anthony Sado, MD, critical care physician, will see patients virtually through Mercy SafeWatch, Mercy’s e-ICU. He most recently served as critical care physician at Banner Gateway MD Anderson Hospital in Gilbert, Ariz., and Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz.
 

James Temprano, MD, adult and pediatric allergist, will see patients at Mercy Clinic Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 10024 Watson Rd., in Crestwood. He most recently served as assistant professor at St. Louis University School of Medicine and practiced with SLUCare.

Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of 1,700 medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. With access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine 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 www.mymercy.net.

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, 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.  In Mercy’s east Missouri region, Mercy’s services include a 979-bed hospital in St. Louis, 187-bed hospital in Washington, and Mercy Clinic, a 575-member multispecialty physician organization.  For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.

 

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