EDMOND, Okla. – Kristy Schaefer, a nurse practitioner, joins Mercy Clinic Primary Care on Memorial Road in Edmond, where she is excited to care for patients of all ages with varying medical needs.
Schaefer chose a career in medicine because of the Prayer of Saint Francis, which calls for a modest life focused on helping others.
“I want to be a blessing to my patients by making them well,” said Schaefer. “I believe it is my duty to empower patients to care for themselves through education and preventive care.”
Schaeffer received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, and completed her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma’s Nurse Practitioner Program. She has previous experience working as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit and a coronary care unit.
Outside of caring for patients while at work, Schaeffer has served as a volunteer nurse with Crossing Community Clinic and King’s Klinic. She is married and lives in Edmond.
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.
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.