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Francis Mercado, MDParticipates in Pierce County Project Access, which provides no cost medical care to uninsured, low-income citizens in Pierce County

Dr. Mercado is a board-certified internist specializing in adult medicine. His medical interests include diabetic education, hypertension, wound care and geriatric medicine. He believes that excellent patient care is achieved through effective communication and health education, and therefore encourages his patients to be partners and co-decision makers in their health care.

Dr. Mercado is an active member of the American Diabetes Association and fluent in English and Tagalog.

In his spare time he likes singing; playing guitar and piano; boating; and playing basketball, soccer, and golf. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a physician, and their children.

Dr. Mercado is not accepting new patients at this time.

Specialties:Internal Medicine
Hospital: • St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor
Year Began Practice:2003
Interests: • Adult Diabetes
• Diabetes
• Geriatric Medicine
• Health Maintenance
• Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
• Internal Medicine
• Preventive Medicine
• Primary Care
Gender:Male
Languages spoken in addition to English :Tagalog (Filipino)
Medical School:University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
Residencies:Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH


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