St. Louis Orthopedic Institute Joins Mercy Clinic

June 3, 2015

The physicians of Mercy Clinic Orthopedics (left to right):

Dr. Sandra Tate, Dr. Husam Nawas, Dr. Ryan Couchman,
Dr. Donald Pruitt, Dr. Keith Odegard, Dr. Meghan Arnold,
Dr. Julienne Lippe, Dr. Bernard Randolph
and Dr. James Strickland.

ST. LOUIS – Mercy is proud to announce St. Louis Orthopedic Institute has officially joined Mercy Clinic becoming Mercy Clinic Orthopedics, effective June 3. The group consists of nine physicians, an advanced practitioner and 30-plus employees. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The doctors joining Mercy Clinic include: Ryan W. Couchman, MD; Julienne Lippe, MD; Husam T. Nawas, MD; Keith J. Odegard, MD; Donald Pruitt, MD; Bernard C. Randolph, Jr., MD; James Strickland, MD; Sandra Tate, MD; and Meghan M. Arnold, DPM. Working closely with the physicians is advanced nurse practitioner Sarah E. Kessen.

“With the addition of Mercy Clinic Orthopedics, patients will now have access to quality orthopedic care with the added benefits of a multi-specialty team and integrated electronic health records,” Dr. John Hubert, Mercy Clinic president, said.

Mercy Clinic Orthopedics has practice locations in Town and Country and Sunset Hills.  

Mercy Clinic is a multi-specialty, physician-led group affiliated with Mercy hospitals in St. Louis, Crystal City, Troy and Washington, Mo. In Mercy’s east Missouri region, it consists of more than 625 primary care and specialty physicians, 75 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and covers more than 50 clinical specialties with 100 practice sites. For more information or to find a physician, please visit

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