For Immediate Release                                    Doctors Express, Creve Coeur

Oct. 18, 2011                                                  Contact: Dana Hukel, Marketing Director



Dr. Rachael Mergenmeier will be recognized by the American Osteopathic Association


Creve Coeur, MO –Rachael Mergenmeier, D.O., is one of five physicians from across the country being recognized by the American Osteopathic Association as a Mentor of the Year finalist. The Mentor of the Year winner for 2011 will be announced later this month at the Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Fla.


The AOA announced in September that Dr. Mergenmeier was among five physicians selected as finalists from a pool of 150 nominees demonstrating outstanding qualities for future and young doctors of osteopathic medicine. As part of the recognition, she will attend the AOA’s annual Distinguished Mentor Reception as an honored guest.


“I chose to become a doctor so I could help others. Mentoring physicians in training allows me to help guide future colleagues along that same path in life,” said Mergenmeier, who is in practice at Doctors Express in Creve Coeur, Mo. “This is an excellent opportunity for me to promote osteopathic medicine and I am honored to be nominated for this award.”


Mergenmeier graduated with her medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed a residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH.  She has been practicing osteopathic medicine in family practice for 13 years and is board-certified in family practice.


About AOA: Representing more than 78,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) around the world, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) serves as the professional family for all DOs and osteopathic medical students. In addition to serving as the primary certifying body for DOs, the AOA is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities


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Doctors Express in Creve Coeur: Doctors Express is a walk-in urgent care center, open every day of the week with extended hours. Experienced physicians provide treatment for illness and injury, from the flu or an earache, to cuts, broken bones and much more. On-site services such as lab and x-ray bring patients a higher level of convenience and care. 




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