MIDWEST CITY – Dr. Castel Santana always loved teaching and science, but it wasn’t until his AP anatomy teacher in high school encouraged him to pursue medicine that he decided to go to medical school.
Now, a few years into his career as a doctor, Santana can’t thank that teacher enough for the encouragement.
“I have found a passion in medicine that makes it enjoyable to get up every morning and come to work,” he said. “As a Mercy provider, I hope to educate the local population about living a healthy and productive life.”
Santana, a family medicine physician, joins Mercy Clinic in Midwest City. He said he looks forward to having honest relationships with his new patients by sharing all the information he has and together formulating a reasonable plan for treatment.
He received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy, St. Maarten. He completed his residency in family medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. For the last year, he practiced medicine at a large medical center in North Bend, Oregon.
Originally from Alaska, Santana recently moved to Oklahoma City with his fiancée and their two rescue dogs. This former all-American wrestler enjoys going to auctions and buying antiques with his fiancée — his latest find was a 1901 Edison phonograph. He also enjoys glassblowing and making household furniture, including dog beds, headboards and tables.
Mercy Clinic Midwest City is located at 111 N. Post Road, Suite C, in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 405-455-4342.
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.