Wooldridge joins Sager Creek Pe­di­atrics and Fam­ily Care clinic

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SILOAM SPRINGS — Com­mu­nity Physi­cians Group an­nounced the ar­rival of Terry Wooldridge, M.D., to the Sager Creek Pe­di­atrics and Fam­ily Care clinic in Siloam Springs.

Dr. Wooldridge holds a mas­ter’s de­gree in pathol­ogy and mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy and re­ceived his med­i­cal de­gree from the Univer­sity of Ne­braska’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He com­pleted his res­i­dency through the Creighton-Ne­braska Univer­sity Health Foun­da­tion Pe­di­atrics Res­i­dency pro­gram, where he grad­u­ated Summa Cum Laude in Kearney, Neb. He has cared for chil­dren for more than 21 years and en­tered the field of health­care largely due to his mother.

“My mother passed away when I was 14,” he said. “She had been ill from the time I was born. It was very dif­fi­cult. I wanted a ca­reer where I could help oth­ers, and medicine ful­filled that. I en­joy kids and help­ing par­ents. I like to be­lieve that I am here to share my knowl­edge of pe­di­atrics (all facets) with par­ents, establish a trust be­tween the child, par­ents and my­self.”

Dr. Wooldridge’s awards in­clude the Pa­tients’ Choice Award in 2012. Pa­tients’ Choice recog­ni­tion re­flects the dif­fer­ence a par­tic­u­lar physi­cian has made in the lives of his or her pa­tients. The honor is be­stowed to physi­cians who have re­ceived near per­fect scores in vot­ing by pa­tients. He also re­ceived the Com­pas­sion­ate Doc­tor Recog­ni­tion in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Com­pas­sion­ate Doc­tor cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is granted to physi­cians who treat their pa­tients with the ut­most kind­ness, and the honor is given based on a physi­cian’s over­all and bed­side man­ner scores.

“I ac­cepted the job with Com­mu­nity Physi­cians Group be­cause of what they stand for. The ini­tial cor­re­spon­dence with the group’s physi­cians and ad­min­is­tra­tion had a big im­pact on me,” he ex­plained. “I be­lieve we share the same val­ues and ethics.”

Dr. Wooldridge be­gan see­ing pa­tients Oct. 1 and is ac­cept­ing new pa­tients. For an ap­point­ment, call the Sager Creek Pe­di­atric and Fam­ily Care clinic at 479-549-4228.

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