We have some news about changes in laboratory and phlebotomy services (blood drawing) in our office. For the last several years Mercy Hospital has provided a phlebotomist (Cedric) for blood tests done in my office prior to each comprehensive wellness physical. Sadly, Cedric will no longer be available to us effective June 10, 2021. Mercy does not have enough phlebotomists and they need him more in the hospital and other areas.
So, while we can no longer provide you with Cedric’s smiling face and banter, we have made an arrangement with LabCorp for blood drawing. They have several convenient drawing sites and will have an electronic connection to our electronic medical record. In addition, we can send the lab orders electronically so you will not need a lab slip. All you need to do is go to the lab 2 weeks before your physical. Please remember to keep your pretesting appointment here which is already scheduled. This applies to your yearly physical. Any other routine labs may be drawn at the Mercy lab downstairs, LabCorp or any lab that is convenient for you.