2011-09-29 / Health

Surgeon/oncologist joins Mercy Physician Network


Dr. Cynthia Rubert Dr. Cynthia Rubert As part of an on-going initiative to expand services throughout the Mercy Hospital Grayling healthcare system, Orthopedic Surgeon and Orthopedic Oncologist Dr. Cynthia Rubert has joined the Mercy Physician Network Orthopedics team which consists of Syed Habib, MD, Kent Kirkland, MD and Bill Crook, PA-C.

Dr. Rubert will begin seeing patients in October at the Mercy Community Health Center in Prudenville.

Dr. Rubert attended medical school and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and her orthopedic oncology fellowship at the Washington Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of her training she returned to Michigan to be closer to family. She and her husband are committed to the northern Michigan communities as Dr. Rubert is from Cadillac and her husband is from West Branch.

She has been working in solo practice for 12 years in the West Branch community. Many of Dr. Rubert’s patients are from Roscommon and Prudenville/ Houghton Lake areas, where Mercy has outpatient clinics, and she attracts orthopedic oncology patients from all over northern Michigan. She is one of only five orthopedic oncologists in the state of Michigan.

“I am extremely dedicated to my patients,” said Dr. Rubert. “My husband jokes that I practically tuck them into bed at night.”

A patient-centered focus is a priority for the Mercy Hospital Grayling healthcare system and Dr. Rubert’s devotion to achieving excellence in patient care reflects this vision.

“She is a phenomenal addition to our already exceptional orthopedics team. Dr. Rubert is able to offer new procedures that will broaden our scope of orthopedic services, providing Mercy Hospital Grayling with a more comprehensive orthopedics program that is focused on the patient,” said Mike Zdrodowski, chief practice administrator.

“I am very impressed with the other orthopedic providers in the Mercy Physician Network. Their philosophy of care and patient commitment aligns with my own and I am eager to work with them,” Dr. Rubert said. “Working within the Mercy Physician Network affords me access to more resources, which translates into better care for my patients. “

Dr. Rubert will see patients at Mercy Community Health Center in Prudenville beginning in October. Her new location is just 18 miles away from her current practice so her existing patients will not have to travel much farther for an appointment.

“I am looking forward to working in the communities and providing the best patient care possible. At the end of the day, exceptional patient care is my passion.”

Mercy Community Health Center in Prudenville can be reached at 366-2900.

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