|3 Time on The Line||November 15, 1997|
Continued from Cover.
The life and Times of Dr. Mercer.
We look back to June of 1967 to Dr. Mercer's first position of relieving Dr. Charles LeGrow of Port aux Basques. Today, he is a private practitioner in Holyrood with close to twenty years of experience servicing the area residences.
In July of 1967 Dr. Mercer accepted a one-year position in surgery at the General Hospital in St. Johns, Newfoundland. After this position, he became the Senior Medical Officer at the Harbour Breton Cottage Hospital, a position he held until 1969.
Dr. Mercer took a leave of absence from the Newfoundland medical community and went to McGill University in Montreal where he specialized in Neurosurgery.
In July of 1973 he came back to Newfoundland and joined the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. He practised Neurourgery and was a professor at Memorials Medical School until 1976.
In July of 1976 he accepted a position as the Senior Medical Officer at the Old Perlican Cottage Hospital. He maintained this position until 1979 and during this same year he moved to Holyrood and opened his own private clinic. It is our privilege to have, at S.C.l., the services of such a fine medical doctor. He brings a delightful sense of humour to his visits and some of the conversations that I have personally shared with him has been both inspirational and educational.
Dr. Mercer understands that a patients expectations are sometimes high but he is a man of extreme understanding and care.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish Dr. Mercer continued success and a joyful future.
By: D. M.