WASHINGTON, Missouri - Mercy recently opened a new family medicine office in Washington – Mercy Family Medicine – Washington Ste. 316 – on the main hospital campus. Dr. Matthew Tiefenbrunn and family nurse practitioner Miranda Pickens began seeing patients on July 10.
Dr. Tiefenbrunn has been with Mercy since 2012 and caring for patients in region since 1999 when he returned to his hometown of Sullivan to develop and grow a medical practice.
“I’ve known I wanted to be a physician since late junior high,” Dr. Tiefenbrunn said. “I was drawn to family medicine because of the ongoing connection that I am able to develop with my patients and their extended family.”
Pickens, a Washington native and graduate of Washington High School, joined Mercy in 2010 as an intensive care unit nurse at Mercy Hospital Washington after graduating from East Central College. Through the years, she has worked in different Mercy primary care clinics while she furthered her education earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
“I knew from early on in my nursing career I would continue my education and become a nurse practitioner,” Pickens said. “I have always enjoyed people of all ages so family practice was where I wanted to be.”
Mercy Family Medicine – Washington Ste. 316 is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, visit mercy.net or call 636-861-7838.