YUKON, Okla. – Amanda Oblander’s curiosity about medicine started as a young child at her local doctor’s office.
“I was fortunate to have a primary care physician who really inspired me,” she said. “He took care of my entire family as if it was his own. He watched me grow up, met me in the emergency room when I was injured, diagnosed my grandfather’s cancer and cried with us when my grandfather passed away. I want to care for patients and their families throughout their lives with that same dedication, intelligence and compassion.”
Her childhood curiosity for medicine blossomed into a job shadowing experience at her local hospital, a job as a medical assistant during college, a registered nurse position for six years after college and now her new role as a nurse practitioner at Mercy Clinic in Yukon.
“I am excited to start this new journey of providing care to patients and building trusting relationships as I help them meet their health care goals,” she said. “Each person is unique and I feel it is important to tailor your care to meet each patient’s individual needs.”
Oblander received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. In May, she received her master’s degree in nursing, with a family nurse practitioner concentration from Graceland University in Independence, Missouri.
Oblander is originally from northwest Oklahoma and has been married for five years. She and her husband are avid Oklahoma City Thunder fans.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 2,000 medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, Mercy Clinic is more than 300 providers and 65 clinics statewide. 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.