Two doctors join Mercy Clinic in the Fort Smith area

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Drs. Mark McCoy and Kelli Rippy have joined Mercy Clinic in the Fort Smith area.

McCoy joined Mercy Clinic Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery as a cardiovascular surgeon. He brings more than 25 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery to the post. His areas of work will include aortic surgery, heart surgery, heart valve repair and replacement, lung surgery and vascular surgery.

He earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville College of Medicine, and completed a five-year residency in general surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine and a three-year fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Most recently, McCoy practiced with the St. Francis Medical Group in Monroe, La. His previous experience includes work at Mercy Northwest Arkansas in Rogers 2008-2014; Western Arkansas Heart, Lung and Vascular Surgical Associates in Fort Smith 2001-2008; and Cooper Clinic in Fort Smith 1993-2000.

He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and was recertified in 2015.

Rippy joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-Ozark as a family practice physician who will see patients of all ages, infants to elderly. It is a return for Rippy, who is a native of Ozark, and practiced family medicine there from 2007 to 2010. Since 2011, Rippy has been a family medicine physician at River Valley Primary Care Services in Mulberry, where she also served as medical director from 2013 to 2017.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She earned her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, and completed a family medicine residency at UAMS Area Health Education Center in Fort Smith.

Rippy is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.