KINGFISHER, Okla. – For Dr. Erin Balzer, a new family medicine physician at Mercy Clinic in Kingfisher, a passion for medicine runs in the family.
Her father is a family medicine physician in Edmond, her mother and stepmother are both nurses and several other family members are also in the medical field.
“I spent time as a child volunteering at nursing homes where my mother worked and hanging out in my dad’s office and going on rounds with him,” said Balzer. “I’ve always enjoyed learning about the way the body functions when someone is healthy and when things go wrong. I chose family medicine because I love to care for people during all stages of life.”
Balzer is excited to build strong relationships with her patients in the Kingfisher area and share her medical knowledge.
“As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, I have been trained to care for the whole patient — body, mind and spirit,” she said. “ I hope patients feel at ease when talking to me. Building strong relationships with my patients will lead to better communication and trust as we work together to achieve their health goals.”
Balzer received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri, and completed her residency in family medicine this June at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Outside of work, she enjoys nature photography, crocheting, gardening and outdoor activities. She also likes spending time with her husband and her 7-year-old stepson. Now that she is done with her residency program, she looks forward to developing new hobbies.
To make an appointment with Dr. Balzer at Mercy Clinic in Kingfisher, located at 1000 Hospital Circle in Kingfisher, call 405-375-6355. She offers the following services to patients:
· Same-day appointments for acute illnesses or injuries
· Diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric conditions
· Flu shots and other immunizations
· Wellness visits for children, adults and the elderly, including gynecological exams
· Sports and occupational physicals
Patients will also have access to MyMercy, a free service so they can connect with their health care team and manage their health online at any time.