The following is a press release from PCMS originally distributed on July 9, 2018:
(Philadelphia, PA – 7/9/18) Max E. Mercado, MD, a board-certified internal medicine specialist, was elected by his peers to serve as President of The Philadelphia County Medical Society from June 2018 – June 2019. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he received his medical degree from Central del Caribe University School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and completed his medical residency training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Mercado has helped to fill the void for the need of medical care for the Spanish speaking population in Philadelphia and has created a welcoming and culturally sensitive medical home for all his patients through Mercado Medical Practice. Dr. Mercado enjoys hospital privileges at Jeanes Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. In addition, he helped establish the Gianna Center, a women’s health and fertility clinic, which opened at Jeanes Hospital in May, 2018.
Dr. Mercado has served on the Philadelphia County Medical Society Board of Directors and Executive Committee as past Treasurer, Secretary and President Elect. In addition, he has also served as Delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates; past Director of the Community Outreach Program though Temple University Heath System. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Medical Society; College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Catholic Medical Association; Society Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals; and the American College of Physicians.
“To understand and respect our patients’ values and needs, while providing exceptional medical care with empathy and efficiency,” said Max Mercado, MD. His goals are to continue to abide by his practice motto and mission statement and to serve the Philadelphia medical community using a new model of physician leadership. A model that adjusts quickly and efficiently with the ever-evolving changes in health care yet remains dedicated to advocating for the patient as the first priority.
The Philadelphia County Medical Society was founded in 1849 and enjoys direct affiliation with the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Its membership includes Philadelphia physicians, medical students, practice managers and hospital medical staff administrators.