Mercy expands into Washington County with new clinic association

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Mercy announced its first family clinic in Washington County with the new alliance of Dr. Lawrence Schemel, and the Northwest Arkansas Clinic for Families in Springdale. The health care partnership marries the patient care of Schemel and his team with Mercy’s resources and signifies further fulfillment of Mercy’s promise to increase access to health care in the NWA community.

“I knew I wanted to make this type of move with my practice and felt Mercy provides the strongest combination of primary care, specialty care, and hospital care in Northwest Arkansas,” Schemel said. “I am proud to join them and know the patients and families who have relied on me for their health advice will benefit from this new association.”  

Dr. Steve Goss, Mercy Clinic president, recognizes the importance of Mercy forging relationships with providers like Dr. Schemel.

“We are seeing an increasing number of patients from Washington County accessing our hospital, emergency room, clinics, and specialists. We are thrilled that it is with Dr. Schemel that we are partnering to expand our services and footprint closer to home for these patients and their families.” Goss added, “Dr. Schemel has had a busy and vibrant practice for many years and is a natural fit for the Mercy family.”

The Springdale Clinic provides a broad range of primary care including well and sick child care, adult medicine, geriatric care and Federal Aviation Administration physicals. It’s the sixth clinic Mercy has opened or integrated within the past year. Mercy has also added 34 new providers, introduced the area’s first freestanding Emergency Department and launched a new mobile health unit.

Schemel’s clinic will remain in its current location at the corner of West Robinson and Pleasant.