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Three providers join Mercy Westown Internal Medicine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Mercy Westown Internal Medicine is excited to welcome three new providers to the practice. Thomas Luft, D.O., and Charleen Ostrem, ARNP, joined the Mercy team in April, and Shauna Basener, D.O., joined the team in August. All three providers join Dr. Valerie Stratton, who began seeing patients at the clinic when it opened in October 2013.

Dr. Luft received his medical degree from Des Moines University in 2003. He completed his internal medicine residency in 2010 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Prior to joining Mercy, Dr. Luft was a physician at Excellence in Adult Healthcare, a private practice in West Des Moines.

Charleen received her masters of science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2013. Prior to joining Mercy, Charleen worked with Dr. Luft at Excellence in Adult Healthcare. 

Dr. Basener received her medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., in 2008 and completed her internal medicine residency at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Mich., in 2011. Prior to joining Mercy, Dr. Basener worked as a hospitalist at St. Francis Medical Center with Allina Health, in Shakopee, Minn.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with any of these providers, call Mercy Westown Internal Medicine at (515) 358-7750. 


About Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

Mercy operates two hospital campuses, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is an 802-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state – with more than 6,900 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates.  Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo.  The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 86 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services. 


Contact:
Allison Hay
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
(515) 643-8388

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