Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Gynecologist Nathan Ratchford, MD, to the PCRMC Medical Group. Dr. Ratchford is accepting new patients at the PCRMC Women’s Health Center.
He graduated from medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia in 2004. He then completed a four-year residency program at Mercy (formerly St. John’s Mercy) in St. Louis.
Dr. Ratchford says he decided to major in medicine in college. “I thought I was going to be a general surgeon, but during the end of my third year of medical school, I did an OB/GYN rotation, and I thought that was a better fit for me,” he says.
He has 10 years of experience practicing medicine in Rolla. He decided to join the PCRMC team after seeing how the organization works. “PCRMC is a leader in providing care to the community, and I want to be a part of that,” he says.
Dr. Ratchford has had prior experience with PCRMC. For two years, he served as vice chief of staff followed by a year and a half as chief of staff at PCRMC.
He also is the new chief medical officer at PCRMC, a position he started on June 18, 2018. “I’m excited to be a part of the administration here,” he says.
Dr. Ratchford says one aspect he enjoys about being a physician is helping patients walk through their choices of making care plans and making sense of all of their medical options.
To learn more about Dr. Ratchford, or to make an appointment, call 573-426-2229 or visit pcrmc.com.