Mercy Health welcomes McLaren St. Luke’s providers


TOLEDO – Mercy Health’s commitment to offer a smooth transition for patients and providers of McLaren St. Luke’s continues, most recently as we welcome 23 providers from the WellCare Physicians Group to the ministry. The providers will transition to Mercy Health effective June 1.

As part of the transition, Mercy Health is introducing new names for the practices. At this time, each practice will remain at its current location to continue caring for area patients.

“Mercy Health is excited to welcome several of our area’s finest physicians to our ministry. We understand that they have entrusted us with their future, and it is a privilege that we don’t take lightly,” said Bob Baxter, president, Mercy Health – Toledo. “These past few months have been difficult for many as we have had to say goodbye to a trusted health care partner in our community. Mercy Health is committed to filling that gap with compassionate, efficient, and high-quality care.”

“Our goal is to provide a seamless transition not only for area patients but also for the providers who have served as health care leaders in our community,” added Dr. James Tita, chief clinical officer, Mercy Health – Toledo. “The Mercy Health medical community is pleased to welcome these providers to our ministry and we look forward to continuing to build access to top-quality care throughout the region.”

Providers that are joining Mercy Health include:

McLaren St. Luke’s Brain and Spine to become Mercy Health – The Neuroscience Institute, St. Luke’s:

Jennifer Fender; PA

Brian Hoeflinger, MD

David Lewis, MD

McLaren St. Luke’s West Side Orthopedics to become Mercy Health – Fallen Timbers Orthopedics and Sports Medicine:

James Lyions, MD

Douglas Olson, MD

McLaren St. Luke’s Internal Medicine to become Mercy Health – St. Luke’s Internal Medicine:

Laura Graham, PA

Richard Paat, MD

McLaren St. Luke’s Waterville Family Physicians to become Mercy Health – Waterville Family Medicine:

Nathan Balusik, MD

Stephen Bazeley, MD

Lindsey Bostelman, MD

Mark Bruss, MD

Andrea Bruss, MD

Zachary Dooley, MD

Rebecca Siders, DO

McLaren St. Luke’s Family Medicine Center to become Mercy Health – Lighthouse Way Family Medicine:

Megan Cranor, DO

John Hanna, MD

Virginia Hiltner, CNP

Mark Krautheim, PhD

Jeffrey Lewis, MD

Anna Nelson, MD

David Oram, MD

Chris Zona, MD

Suchitra Nair, MD

Mercy Health is further pleased to announce that transfer of sponsorship for the McLaren St. Luke’s residency program (formerly known as McLaren St. Luke’s Family Medicine Center) has received full approval by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

This program joins 13 residency and fellowship programs already established at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center. Started in 1896, the Mercy Health – St. Vincent Graduate Medical Education program has a proven record of building the medical field within the community as about 25 percent of graduates of our medical education programs remain in the region to care for patients.

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