Get to Know Tracy Southern, FNP-C

December 21, 2023

Q. Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor/health care provider?

A. I have known I wanted to be a health care provider since I was in my early twenties. I was an X-ray tech and loved healthvcare but felt like I needed and wanted to do more for people. It was almost like a burning inside of me that I had to do this.

Q. What drew you to primary care?

A. I love helping people with just about anything so Family Practice has been a great fit. I really enjoy the variety and also getting to build long-term relationships with people.

Southern_Tracy_FNP_1740726660_Preferred_ Tracy Southern, FNP-C

Q. Why did you choose SWMO/SEK for your practice?

A. I grew up in this area and have family here so it just made sense to stay in the area. Also knowing that I am helping the community that has always served me is a bonus!

Q. What is your favorite thing about your job?

A. My patients are my favorite thing about my job. I really like building relationships and working together to come up with a long-term plan for people’s health care.

Q. What made you want to join Mercy?

A. Mercy’s mission correlates with my personal beliefs. I love working in an environment that supports my spiritual beliefs.