Dr. Lina Mitchell has journeyed far to find herself back in Cincinnati, poised to be a community leader in the battle against diabetes as the lead phys ician at the new Mercy Diabetes Center in West Chester. And she relishes the challenge.

"It's a great asset," she says with enthusiasm about the center. "It's very exciting for me to be part of this."
Dr. Mitchell was a young cardiologist in the early 1990s, practicing in her native Lithuania, when she first thought about pursuing a different professional path. "As a cardiologist, I saw a lot of patients with diabetes," she recalls. "I wanted to help them, and I found I could combine my knowledge of cardiology with the problems that people with diabetes have to deal with."

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