Mercy Hospital Fort Smith recently welcomed four new providers to the community to care for patients needing emergency care or during their hospital stay.
Dr. Aaron Lawrence is an emergency medicine physician. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Central Michigan University in Saginaw, Michigan. He is also a U.S. Army veteran.
Dr. Osborne received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his internal medicine residency at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri.
Dr. Wilson received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith. She earned her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. She completed her internal medicine residency from OU’s School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.
Dr. Patil is board certified in critical care medicine, pulmonology and internal medicine. She has a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. She received her medical training from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals in Mumbai, India. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems from 2016 to 2019 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.