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Husband and Wife Enjoy Practicing as Primary Care Providers Together

Mar 30 2021
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Anthony and Hillary Carnell are not only husband as wife, they are also coworkers! These Mercy Health physicians love practicing together at their Cincinnati, OH location.

“Medicine has been a huge part of our lives since the first time we met,” Anthony shares. “Throughout medical school and residency, we were there to support and challenge one another. The practice we are growing together has been exciting and fun for both of us, and seemingly our patients as well.”

Anthony and Hillary first met on a sand volleyball court at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to moving to Cincinnati, they worked at separate practices. It was then they realized how much they missed interacting with each other throughout the day.

In addition to their love for each other and working together, Anthony and Hillary also love being primary care providers.

“Being in family medicine, there is always someone and something new that challenges me personally, emotionally and academically. I truly enjoy becoming a part of my patients’ lives. Hillary and I do our best to better their health in the short and long term,” Anthony shares.

Like everyone else this past year, COVID-19 turned the lives of the Carnell family upside down.

Hillary is using Doctor’s Day this year as an opportunity to reflect. She feels it is a great reminder to physicians of the great opportunity they have to make an impact in the lives of their patients on a daily basis.

“The increasing amount of non-clinical duties that physicians face can often times obscure the purpose of why we all got into medicine in the first place,” Hillary says, “Taking the time to honor physicians in the community on Doctors’ Day is a fantastic way to encourage them to continue striving for excellence and to embrace the privilege we all possess of getting to care for those in need.”

For Anthony, this year’s Doctor’s Day weighs heavier.

“With the pandemic, we have all endured a difficult year and I can’t help but think about my friends and colleagues that have been facing this head on in our various health care settings. I applaud all of unwavering work my physician friends and colleagues have, and continue to, put in every day.”

The Carnell’s are excited to announce that they are expecting their second little girl in April! And as for their future with Mercy Health, Anthony and Hillary both feel that the sky’s the limit.

“I am most excited about the continued growth in our practice and the hospital system as a whole, which will hopefully continue to offer many opportunities for increased outreach and resources for our patients,” says Hillary.

Has a Mercy Health provider made a difference in your life? Help us celebrate Doctors’ Day today by sending your provider a message of thanks.


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