Getting to Know Mercy Pediatrician Dr. Alexandria Caldwell

March 15, 2022

Dr. Alexandria Caldwell sees patients at Mercy Clinic Primary Care - Edmond Santa Fe as a pediatrician. She is accepting new patients and loves to see pediatric patients of all ages from newborns to teenagers. Dr. Caldwell grew up in Oklahoma City and completed all her studies and work experience in her home state at University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. 

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Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor?
Yes! For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a doctor, and specifically a pediatrician. It was my dream as a little girl to grow up to become a pediatrician and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to realize that dream. Being a pediatrician is truly my vocational calling in life!

What drew you to pediatrics?
I love caring for children and supporting their families. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than helping partner with parents to raise their children to be happy and healthy individuals. It is such an honor to be a pediatrician for my patients.

What made you want to join Mercy?
I love Mercy's mission and values and found them very in line with my own personal mission and values of serving my patients through the healing ministry of Jesus, providing excellent clinical care, putting the needs of my patients first, and advocating for my patients and their families.

What do you want parents to know about you and the kind of care you provide?
I want parents to know I am empathetic, compassionate, and thorough. I really see myself as a partner with parents. As an osteopathic pediatrician, I am focused on providing care not just for a specific illness or injury but really seeing my patient as a whole person as a part of a whole family and being sure to address all aspects of what make up a child's health, including physical health, mental health, emotional and spiritual health.

Fun facts about Dr. Alexandria Coleman:
I grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Christ the King Catholic School and Bishop McGuinness High School. I went on to attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman for my undergraduate studies and then attended Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. I returned to Oklahoma City to complete my Pediatric Residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City and completed a General Academic Pediatric Fellowship there as well. I was an Assistant Professor at OUHSC before joining Mercy and was engaged in teaching and research during that time as well as clinical care to patients. I have had several peer-reviewed publications and my area of research interest included positive parenting practices. I feel very passionate about helping to foster positive parent-child interactions. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons and a third on the way!