Dr. Whitmer retires from family practice

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare announces Mary Whitmer, DO has retired from OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group – Gladstone. Dr. Whitmer’s last day serving patients in the Gladstone practice was Wednesday, May 1. Dr. Whitmer will remain on the OSF St. Francis Hospital Medical Staff and continue to provide care to residents of our local nursing home facilities.

Dr. Whitmer began her career in 1988 as a private practice physician in Gladstone. In 1995, the practice merged with OSF and today is OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group – Gladstone. She spent her entire career serving patients out of the OSF Gladstone Clinic on Michigan Avenue until 2017 when OSF HealthCare built the existing building on 4th Avenue NE.

“We have been blessed to have Dr. Whitmer serve the Gladstone community for so many years. She has been a mainstay in the health care community, providing expertise and serving her patients with great compassion. As Dr. Whitmer shifts focus, we are thankful the residents of the local nursing homes will remain under her exceptional care,” said Dave Lord, president of OSF St. Francis Hospital.

Patients of Dr. Whitmer will not need to do anything, as they will automatically be enrolled with Dr. Keirsten Smith, a family medicine and sports medicine physician who joined OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group – Gladstone in January. If patients wish to transfer their care to any other OSF HealthCare provider or have additional questions, they may call (906) 428-3273.