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5 physicians join Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (Sept. 10, 2013) – Saint Thomas Health is pleased to announce the addition of several physicians to the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital medical staff: Brannon Mangus, M.D., Brendan O’Hare, M.D., Marcus Owen, M.D., Kristen Lee Salter, M.D., and John Whitfield, M.D.

“These new physicians will be valuable additions to our already impressive roster of physicians at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital,” said Dr. Scott Corlew, Chief Medical Officer. “We are fortunate to have them join us and know each will provide patients in this community with exceptional care.”

Brannon Mangus, M.D.

Dr. Mangus, an otolaryngologist (ENT), specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head and neck including ear and hearing problems for both adults and pediatric patients, with a special interest in otology, Cochlear implants and head and neck surgery.

Dr. Mangus attended medical school at the University of Louisville, and completed his otolaryngology training at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Mangus is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Mangus’s office is located at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, 1272 Garrison Drive in Murfreesboro. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mangus, please call 615-867-8110.

Brendan O’Hare, M.D. 

Dr. O’Hare, a gastroenterologist, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment for diseases and disorders of the esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, pancreas and bile ducts.

Dr. O’Hare attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology. Dr. O’Hare is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. O’Hare’s office is located 1115 B Dow Street in Murfreesboro. To schedule an appointment with Dr. O’Hare, please call 615-896-6996.

Marcus Owen, M.D.

Dr. Owen, a rheumatologist, specializes in many immune system-related clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues and autoimmune diseases.   

Dr. Owen attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and completed both his internal medicine internship and his residency at the same facility.  Following residency, Owen completed a Fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Rheumatology.

Dr. Owen’s office is located at 1800 Medical Center Parkway, DePaul Building Suite 410 in Murfreesboro. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Owen, please call 615-962-8258. 

Kristen Lee Salter, M.D.

Dr. Salter specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and has conducted research on the effects of obesity during pregnancy.

Dr. Salter attended medical school at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine- Chattanooga, where she served as Chief Resident of Erlanger Hospital. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Salter is practicing with Women’s Health Specialist at 1800 Medical Center Parkway, DePaul Building Suite 350 in Murfreesboro. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Salter, please call 615-907-2040.

John Whitfield, M.D.

Dr. Whitefield specializes in colon and rectal problems, including the diagnosis, management and surgical treatment of chronic bowel issues, diseases of the small intestine and cancer.

Dr. Whitfield attended medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed residency programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans and Carolinas Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Whitfield is practicing with Murfreesboro Surgical Specialist at 1800 Medical Center Parkway, DePaul Building Suite 440 in Murfreesboro. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitfield, please call 615-867-1940.

All five physicians are accepting new patients.

About Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health, Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under the common mission of one healing community. With more than 7,000 associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, please visit www.sths.com or www.strutherford.com.

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