Physician joins staff at St. Luke hospital

Physician Paige Hatcher has joined the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. She will begin her practice at the St. Luke Physician Clinic in October.

Hatcher practices full-scope family medicine, including pediatrics, women?s health, mental health, injury care, management of chronic disease, preventative medicine and geriatrics.

?We?re extremely pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Hatcher,? said Jeremy Armstrong, chief executive officer. ?Her training in both family practice and preventative medicine is not only a great fit for our patients, but also for St. Luke. She will offer an invaluable perspective as we plan and prepare for the future of health care.?

Originally from Haven, Hatcher graduated from medical school at the University of Kan?sas. She is board certified in family medicine and will complete specialty training in preventive medicine and a master?s degree in public health in 2013 at Portland State University.

While completing her residency in Portland, Ore., she taught, did research and worked on health policy related to health care workforce issues, prescription drug abuse, quality improve?ment, and innovative delivery systems including the patient-centered medical home.

Her past clinical practice was an urban clinic in Portland, where she served uninsured and underinsured patients.

Hatcher described herself as an active gardener, a ?foodie? and casual hiker. She is moving to Marion with husband Jeff, who is a graphic artist and computer technician.

?Jeff and I are excited to be joining the community of Marion in the fall,? Hatcher said.

?It?s my goal to provide compassionate high quality care for families in Marion County. Being a family doctor is a special opportunity to be a part of people?s lives, and I look forward to getting to know the community and its residents.?

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