KINGFISHER, Okla. – Jerry Braziel’s career in medicine started nearly two decades ago under the watchful eye of his late uncle, who worked as a surgical assistant in Arlington, Texas.
“He was a large influence in my life,” Braziel said. “He is really the one who got me started and showed me the focus and compassion it takes to be a trusted medical provider.”
Over the next 18 years, Braziel worked as an operating room technician and surgical technologist in Texas and Oklahoma. Today, Braziel’s specialty is in emergency medicine, and he is proud to join Mercy Clinic Kingfisher as a certified physician assistant. Braziel describes his style of care as laid back and personable.
“My hope is that the community and surrounding rural areas will count on me to provide compassionate care during their time of need,” said Braziel. “People think of a hospital as this big, scary place, and I want to let folks know that it can actually be a very warm and positive environment.”
Braziel received an associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, before receiving a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. Braziel later received his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City.
Braziel lives in Enid with his wife Alissa, and together they have three young boys; Logan, 7, Connor, 5, and Aiden, 3.
Mercy Hospital Kingfisher is at 1000 Hospital Drive. For more information, call 405-375-7800.