Monday, March 12, 2018

MOORE—Norman Regional added two new family medicine physicians to Primary Care—Moore to better serve the community.

Rosemary Ayitey, MD, and Casey Peters, MD, are both board certified family medicine physicians who are excited to be serving Moore.

Dr. Ayitey’s goal with Norman Regional is working with her team to provide excellent, holistic healthcare to their patients.

She said she wants all her patients walking away knowing she has heard and addressed the reason they came in, to the best of her abilities. She wants all her patients to walk away with a smile on their face.

Dr. Ayitey is originally from Ghana, West Africa. She moved to the United States in 2001. She lives in Edmond with her husband and four children.

Dr. Ayitey chose to become a healthcare provider because she enjoys caring for people.

“I remember carrying a first aid kit to school when I was in the third grade just to care for my friends,” she said. “Medicine is a tool to reach out to people. It is fulfilling and rewarding.”

Aside from medicine, Dr. Ayitey loves to dance, entertain, shop, garden, read and play scrabble or word search puzzles. She also enjoys doing health or motivational talks.

Dr. Peters said she chose to work in Moore because she felt connected to the community.

“Ever since volunteering at the medical center after the tornado, I have felt that this is a very special community,” Dr. Peters, who is originally from Woodward, Oklahoma, said of Moore.

She said she wants her patients to feel that they can come to her about anything and that they have control of their own care.

“I want my patients to feel comfortable talking to me about any of their concerns. I am here to advise them about options and treatments. My approach is usually shared decision making with the patient,” she said.

One piece of advice Dr. Peters leaves her patients with is to stay active both physically and mentally.

Dr. Peters also got into medicine because she wanted to care for people, but for different reasoning.

Dr. Peters chose to become a healthcare professional after her husband died while he was in medical school. His death led her to an interest in medicine and healing.

“It is my life’s work to help others through adversity and illness,” she said.

Dr. Peters’s children are also in the field of medicine. She has a son who is a paramedic, and a daughter who is in the Physician Assistant program at Oklahoma City University.

Aside from medicine, she is great at knitting ugly sweaters and her favorite food is tacos.

Drs. Ayitey and Peters are accepting walk-in patients from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Primary Care—Moore, located at 701 S. Telephone Rd., Suite 201. Stop by for a visit or call 405-912-3120 to make an appointment.