Providers at Mercer Health

100+ Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers

Mercer Health offers one of the most comprehensive networks of primary care and medical specialists in West Central Ohio. More than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers are located in convenient locations throughout Mercer County and the surrounding areas, including offices in Celina, Coldwater, Ft. Recovery, Maria Stein, Mendon, New Bremen and St. Henry.

Mercer Health Medical Group

Mercer Health Medical Group (MHMG) is a network of offices owned and operated by Mercer Health, providing primary care and specialty services to the community.  Specialties include OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Pulmonology and Urology. Mercer Health Medical Group also has a team providing care in long-term centers throughout the Mercer County and surrounding areas.

For the past two years, MHMG has been recognized as a “Better Performer” from MGMA (Medical Group Management Association).


MHMG Primary Care Locations

More Mercer Health Provider Practices

Mercer Health collaboratively manages several practices with Grand Lake Health System.

Auglaize+Mercer General Surgery - Dr. Bryant
Auglaize+Mercer General Surgery, the office of Dr. Lance Bryant and his team members, Brittany Schlarman, NP and Krista Huber, PA, have offices in both Coldwater and St. Marys. To contact the Auglaize+Mercer General Surgery office, call 419-394-9595.

Coldwater Office: Mercer Health West Campus, 830 W. Main St. Ste. 1, Coldwater, Ohio

St. Marys Office: 1140 S. Knoxville Ave. Suite C, St. Marys, Ohio

Auglaize+Mercer General and Bariatric Surgery - Dr. Reichert
Auglaize+Mercer General Surgery, the office of Dr. James Reichert and Nurse Practitioners Kevin Dirksen, Lindsey Moeller and Deanna Bruggeman, have offices in both Coldwater and Celina. To contact the Auglaize+Mercer General and Bariatric Surgery office, call 419-586-6480.

Coldwater Office: Mercer Health West Campus, 830 W. Main St., Ste. 1, Coldwater, Ohio

Celina Office: 801 Pro Drive, Celina, Ohio

Vanan ENT + Sinus Center
The Vanan ENT + Sinus Center specializes in ear, nose, throat (ENT) and sinus disorders in children and adults. To contact the Vanan ENT + Sinus Center, call 419-586-6480.

Office: 801 Pro Drive, Celina, Ohio

Medical Staff Hall of Honor

The Medical Staff Hall of Honor acknowledges physicians who have tirelessly demonstrated a commitment to improve the health and well-being of our community.

Paul L. Quinter, MD

Medical Practice: 1979 – 2009

Dr. Paul L. Quinter grew up on his family’s farm in Minster, the youngest of four siblings. He decided to become a doctor after a life-changing incident when he was a teenager. He graduated from Minster High School in 1966, then earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and his medical degree from The Ohio State University.

While in medical school he met his wife, Carol. They were married in 1976, raising eight children on land across the street from where Dr. Quinter grew up in Minster, eventually naming their home, Ten Oaks Farm, after both the oak tree – which symbolized strength and longevity – and the size of the family they created together. Farming was one of Dr. Quinter’s true passions and he was known for the emphasis he placed on hard work and self-sufficiency, values he passed on to each of his children. He would return from work each day, feed the cows and then join his family around the homemade wooden table that seated them all. Dr. Quinter started St. Marys Surgical Associates Inc. in 1979 and was a board certified general surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Though he worked as a general surgeon, his skills were often relied on to treat traumatic injuries. His colleagues valued his commitment and knowledge and he was recognized for his passion in providing high-quality care to small communities. He is fondly remembered for bringing the qualities of “a big city surgeon to a small town”.

Donald J. Schwieterman, MD

Medical Practice: 1959 – 1997

Donald J. Schwieterman, M.D., was a physician in Maria Stein for more than 37 years. Dr. Schwieterman’s devotion to his patients and personal interest in their lives made him a revered figure in the community. His interest in the medical profession was formed during his childhood, when his family lived in an apartment directly above his father Urban’s pharmacy, Schwieterman’s Drug Store, in New Bremen.

In his youth, Dr. Schwieterman spent several summers working the drug store’s soda fountain before following his father’s path to the University of Cincinnati’s College of Pharmacy, sometimes hitchhiking to school down Route 66 with his brother. He graduated in 1953 and enrolled at Xavier University to fulfill his liberal arts requirements for medical school. In 1954, he entered the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, graduating in 1958. In 1952, Dr. Schwieterman met Marilyn Willke, the daughter of Edgar J. Willke, M.D., from Maria Stein. The couple wed in 1955, and four years later, Dr. Schwieterman joined Dr. Willke’s medical practice on State Route 119 in Maria Stein. In those early years, “Doc” Schwieterman made house calls, carrying his leather bag with medicines, bandages, and instruments to patient’s homes in surrounding communities. He delivered more than 5,000 babies at “Coldwater Hospital” and is fondly remembered by nurses for singing “How Great Thou Art” during deliveries. Often, he found himself delivering two or three babies in a single evening, an obligation he cherished. During office visits, he was known to tell children that there were ‘mice in their ears’. Dr. Schwieterman and his wife Marilyn had six children. Their third son, Jim, joined the practice in 1991, as did his fifth son, Tom, in 1996. Dr. Schwieterman retired in 1997 but has been fondly remembered for his lively sense of humor that entertained generations of children at the doctor’s office.

Robert W. Albers, MD

Medical Practice: 1960 – 1997

Robert W. Albers, M.D. was born and raised in Ft. Loramie, Ohio. His interest in medicine started after encouragement from his oldest brother, one of five siblings. Dr. Albers earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Dayton and graduated from the University of Cincinnati Medical School in 1959.

During medical school he married Viola Bertke of Minster, and together they have five children. The immediate day after completing his internship at Miami Valley Hospital, he joined a medical practice with Drs. Harnick and Pennington in Coldwater. He practiced at the same location for 37 years, delivering thousands of babies, assisting on thousands of surgeries, and seeing tens of thousands of patients in the office. Early in his career there were no emergency room physicians or obstetricians; living across the street from Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, he dedicated himself to making frequent night visits for deliveries or emergencies. He also enjoyed making house calls. His contributions to the hospital were extremely significant, having been one of only five full time Medical Staff members at one point, as well as serving as Chief of Staff and serving on the Board of Governors. He was instrumental in starting cardiac monitoring at the hospital. He also served as the physician for the priests and brothers at St. Charles Center for 37 years. He was able to care for second and third generation patients before retiring in 1997.

Donald R. Fox, MD

Medical Practice: 1954 – 1989

Donal R. Fox, MD a Cincinnati native, attended the University of Chattanooga for two years on a football scholarship until he was drafted into the Army Medical Corp during World War II. Returning home, Dr. Fox received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and went on to graduate from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia.

He met his wife, Kathleen, a registered nurse, while at Temple, and together they have four daughters. He began his Family Medicine practice in Celina in 1954. He served as Mercer County Coroner for 30 years, was a member of the Mercer County Medical Society, The Ohio State Medical Society and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. Throughout his years of active medical staff status for Mercer County Community Hospital, he served on many committees, served as Chief of Staff and sat on the Board of Governors. Having practiced in the proclaimed “golden age” of family medicine, Don did routine hospital rounds on all his patients, assisted on numerous surgeries, delivered multiple babies and managed many orthopedic conditions, while remaining on call for his patients at all hours of day and night. He was respected by his peers and was a champion for better patient care.