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Dr. Wilburn H. Weddington Sr.

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Emeritus Trustee

Phone: (614) ***-****  HQ Phone
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
4075 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214
United States

Company Description: The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is a statewide professional association of approximately 4,400 members, including practicing physicians, residents and...   more
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  • MD
  • M.D.
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OAFP: OAFP Foundation : Contact Us
www.ohioafp.org, 25 Nov 2014 [cached]
Wilburn H. Weddington, M.D. - New Albany
Board of Trustees & Committees | Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
www.ohioafp.org, 16 Mar 2014 [cached]
Wilburn H. Weddington, MD, FAAFP - New Albany
An evening with Dr. Wilburn H. ...
1580thepraise.com, 1 July 2014 [cached]
An evening with Dr. Wilburn H. Weddington, OSU professor emeritus of clinical family medicine. In the MLK Lounge, at the Q. Hale Jr. Black Culture Center, 154 W. 12th Ave., Columbus. Dr. Weddington will be introducing his book "Salt of the Earth, Georgia Boy". Read More >
Dr. Wilburn H. Weddington ...
www.dispatch.com, 2 May 2010 [cached]
Dr. Wilburn H. Weddington Sr., professor emeritus of clinical family medicine at Ohio State University, finds the current trend in general practice troubling.
He opened his first practice in Marietta, Ga., in 1950, where he treated patients in mostly rural areas and delivered babies by lamplight. He started his second practice in the Mount Vernon Avenue area here in Columbus, after being discharged as a captain in the U.S. Air Force in 1957. Weddington mainly cared for inner-city residents before joining the OSU College of Medicine in 1971.
During the beginning of his career, primary-care physicians comprised well over half of American doctors, and Weddington remembers his field being highly respected, as medical students were excited about going into family care.
"As a young doctor in the '50s, there was dignity in practicing family medicine, and I always put the needs of my patients first," he recalls. "Even back then I did not make a huge salary, but I absolutely enjoyed my work."
As Weddington saw the numbers of family doctors beginning to decrease in the 1960s, he also experienced some of the difficulties that family physicians currently face, such as heavier patient loads, but he did his best to accommodate as many people as he could, and he never turned anyone away who could not pay. He credits the 1965 passage of Medicare and Medicaid for enabling him to continue to provide treatment, since most of his patients were elderly and low-income.
Weddington believes that to draw more young doctors into primary care, there must be incentives, and he thinks the Obama administration is on the right track with measures in the health-reform law that include higher payments to primary-care physicians who treat both Medicare and Medicaid patients. Weddington also is optimistic about increased federal funding in the bill that will repay a portion of loans for medical students who opt to practice family medicine in underserved areas.
Weddington maintains that now is the critical time to address the dwindling numbers of general practitioners, since more patients are in need of the care they provide.
"Family physicians are the front line of defense in diagnosing diseases before they become fatal," he says.
Dr. Wilburn H. Weddington ...
www.onlineathens.com, 26 April 2010 [cached]
Dr. Wilburn H. Weddington Sr., professor emeritus of family medicine at Ohio State University, finds the current trend in general practice troubling. Weddington considers himself a "different breed from a different time," having practiced family medicine for more than 40 years. He opened his first practice in Marietta in 1950, and started a second practice in Columbus, Ohio, after being discharged as a captain in the Air Force in 1957.
Weddington cared mainly for inner-city residents before joining the OSU College of Medicine in 1971. During the beginning of his career in general practice, primary-care physicians comprised well over half of American doctors, and Weddington remembers his field being highly respected as medical students were excited about going into family care.
"As a young doctor in the '50s, there was dignity in practicing family medicine and I always put the needs of my patients first," he recalls. "Even back then I did not make a huge salary, but I absolutely enjoyed my work."
As Weddington saw the number of family doctors beginning to drop off in the '60s, he also experienced some of the difficulties that family physicians currently face, such as heavier patient loads, but he did his best to accommodate as many people as he could. He credits the 1965 passage of Medicare and Medicaid as enabling him to continue to provide treatment, since most of his patients were elderly and low-income.
Weddington believes there must be incentives to draw more young doctors into primary care, and thinks the Obama administration is on the right track with provisions in the health reform law that include higher payments to primary-care physicians who treat patients on Medicare and Medicaid.
Weddington also is optimistic about increased federal funding to repay a portion of loans for medical students who opt to practice family medicine in underserved areas.
Because it takes at least 10 years to train a doctor, by no means will the downward trend in family medicine be a quick fix, and salary disparities will continue to be a huge challenge. Yet Weddington maintains that now is the critical time to address the dwindling numbers of general practitioners, as more patients are in need of their services.
"Family physicians are the front line of defense in diagnosing diseases before they become fatal," he says.
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