GUTHRIE, Okla. – As a Mercy physician, Dr. Stephanie Husen enjoys being involved in a patient’s whole health care experience — from preventative health maintenance to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
It was this passion that led her away from her previous career as a physical therapist into her career as a physician.
“I was working with patients on the recovery end of things” as a physical therapist, said Husen. “I wanted to impact their health throughout the stages of illness.”
Husen joins Mercy Clinic’s Guthrie Academy primary care office in Guthrie. She previously served as the primary provider for the Mercy Clinic located on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. This Ponca City native believes in a team-centered approach to health care.
“I think patients do better when they know we’re health care partners,” she said. “Open communication between the patient, physician and health care team is the key to determining the best treatment plan to meet the specific needs of each patient.”
Husen received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine degree from Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. She then completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine through the Greenville Hospital System at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville.
Husen devotes much of her time outside the clinic to community service projects through the Junior League of Oklahoma City, Habitat for Humanity and a local student mentoring program. She also enjoys running, water sports and tennis.
To make an appointment at Mercy Clinic Primary Care – Guthrie Academy, call (405) 282-9449. The clinic is located at 205 S. Academy Road in Guthrie.
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.