OKLAHOMA CITY – Dr. John Kingrey, a new Mercy Clinic specialist focused on pulmonology and critical care medicine, hopes patients will describe him as thorough, honest and approachable.
“I love people,” said Kingrey. “Medicine provides a unique opportunity to form close, meaningful, trusting relationships, frequently in a matter of just a few minutes.”
Kingrey cares for patients suffering from severe illness and lung conditions at the Mercy Clinic Pulmonology office on North Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City, but has also established a pulmonary hypertension center at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. The center will provide specialized, state-of-the-art care for patients with pulmonary hypertension, which is a form of high blood pressure that impacts the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart.
He received his medical school training from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, where he also served as chief resident. Kingrey then completed his pulmonary/critical care fellowship and a pulmonary hypertension fellowship at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Kingrey recently moved from Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and three daughters, ages 12, 9 and 6. In his spare time, he loves watching and playing sports, and is an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeye football team. He also enjoys teaching nursery-aged children Sunday school lessons at church.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology, North Meridian office is located at 13313 N. Meridian Ave., Building D in Oklahoma City and can be reached at (405) 755-4290.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 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.