Physician Earle G. Woodman
The roads were often muddy and full of ruts, but young Earle Greenleaf Woodman
was happy to ride with his
uncle, a Maine surgeon, as he
visited the homes of patients to check on their post-operative recoveries.His
uncle's dedication to his
patients, and the good he
was doing, were not lost on the youngster.It was on one of those rides he decided to become a doctor. Recently, after almost a half century as an internal medicine physician, Earle Greenleaf Woodman, M.D., stopped seeing patients on a regular basis.
continues to share his
experience and knowledge as an administrative physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
At its zenith, Dr. Woodman's
patient panel was more than 10% of the total population of Needham.Now, most of those patients are arranging to transfer their care to other members of the rapidly expanding BID-Needham medical staff. A native of Haverhill, Dr. Woodman began his undergraduate education at Northeastern University.
reflected on the many changes he
has seen in medicine over the decades.