Community Physicians Group recently announced arrival of Dr. Terry Wooldridge, M.D., to the Sager Creek Pediatrics and Family Care clinic in Siloam Springs, Ark.
Wooldridge holds a master's in pathology and microbiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska's Medical Center and 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.
Wooldridge said he entered the field of health care, largely due to his mother.
"My mother passed away when I was 14," Wooldridge 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."
Wooldridge's awards include the Patients' Choice Award (2012). Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed on physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
He also received the Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2011, and 2010). Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
"I accepted the job with Community Physicians Group because of what they stand for," he said. "The initial correspondence with their physicians and administration had a big impact on me, he explained. I believe we share the same values and ethics."
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.General News on 10/10/2018
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