Terry Merrifield to close her Health and Healing practice
05/13/2014 11:07 AM
06/25/2014 5:53 PM
WICHITA — Family physician Terry Merrifield is retiring after May 30, but it's not entirely by choice.
"I had hoped to go on a few more years," says the 66-year-old, who owns Health and Healing at 9415 E. Harry.
"Everything about health care has become more and more complex," Merrifield says.
Whether it's the government, insurance companies or large employers, everyone seems to need more and more assurances that they're getting what they need out of her office.
Merrifield says there's "so much complicated paperwork and computer programming that doesn't always work right."
"It has taken more and more time away from my practice," she says. "It's just worn me out."
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