A longtime staple in the Ada community, the Carpenter Clinic on Monte Vista Street in Ada has joined Mercy in an effort to continue the legacy of Dr. Jo Ann Carpenter, who passed away in May.
Current patients of the clinic should not notice any disruptions in the care they receive and will continue to see the same clinic employees, including Claudette Wilson, a nurse practitioner. Mercy is also actively recruiting for a physician to join Wilson in the clinic.
“The Carpenter Clinic has always provided the best care to the citizens of Ada and the surrounding communities,” said Amanda Carpenter, Jo Ann Carpenter’s daughter-in-law. “Dr. Carpenter and Claudette Wilson have served the patients with warmth and kindness and Mercy's mission of care and compassion is consistent with the mission of the Carpenter Clinic.”
Carpenter was a family medicine physician for 40 years and spent 37 of those years in Ada. She operated the Carpenter Clinic for 34 years and enjoyed building lasting relationships while caring for the whole family.
She was a member of several boards and associations, including the board at Mercy (formerly Valley View Regional Hospital) since 2004. She was also an active volunteer with several organizations in the community, including the Compassion Outreach Center in Ada.
“She was a very selfless person and always wanted to help other people,” said Dr. Kim Misamore, Jo Ann Carpenter’s daughter. “If somebody needed something, she would gladly give it to them and never think twice.”
In fact, Misamore, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Texas, decided to practice medicine because of the generous care she saw her mom provide in Ada and abroad through medical missions to Central America.
“Dr. Carpenter dedicated her life to her community and patients and will be dearly missed,” said Marc McComas, director of operations for Mercy Clinic of Ada. “We will work tirelessly to honor her legacy while ensuring her patients have access to excellent medical care.”
The Carpenter Clinic, now called Mercy Clinic Primary Care - Ada 201 Monta Vista Suite A, is accepting new patients. To make an appointment call 580-332-4418.